Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
While your analysis looks quite good when applied to the Israeli side, your point

"Trying to apply those principles to the Palestinian side as it currently stands doesn't quite work"

is a bit odd. It might be true that we hear little Palestinian propaganda here in the West, but the propaganda aimed at Palestinians, and Muslims in general, does very much fit your pattern.

Hamas does claim to defend itself, even when firing rockets at Israel, it very much claims to have a noble and sacred cause (including a lot of antisemitism), they do shout about the damage they do to Israel and claim to suffer little losses themselves.

If we hear little of that here in Europe, that's more because Israeli propaganda is aimed and tuned more at the West than because Hamas has no propaganda...

by GreatZamfir on Thu Jan 15th, 2009 at 07:35:12 AM EST

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