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The PR campaign about Israel's victimhood has not only distorted thinking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the West, especially in America, but in Israel as well.

In Israel above all, I suspect. In Europe at least, the theme is pretty frayed and threadbare. People seem more broadly aware of Palestinian victimhood than they used to be, while the psychodrama of the threat to Israel doesn't go over as it did, twenty years ago, say, with the schoolchildren in gas masks at the time of the first Gulf War.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Oct 6th, 2010 at 10:54:44 AM EST
It begins in Israel with schoolbooks and teachings that somehow lead many Israeli children, when they become adults, to see "Arabs (Palestinians)" as inferior. How else could denying pregnant Palestinian women free access to hospitals take place?

by shergald on Wed Oct 6th, 2010 at 10:59:03 AM EST
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PS: Israeli propaganda services are well aware of the ignorance of Europe in the past and are attempting to resolve the problem. One advocate of Israeli victimhood, the ADL, for example, now has offices in several major European cities, and as in America, will let people know how criticism of Israel stimulates anti-Semitism.

by shergald on Wed Oct 6th, 2010 at 11:02:27 AM EST
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