Reframing the Israel-Palestine Conflict

This is a link to an awesome video that discusses the way the Western media frames the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Essentially, this unquestioned narrative states that Israel is always innocent and is merely “responding” to Palestinian “terrorist” attacks. Within this narrative the deaths of Palestinian civilians is considered collateral damage done in the name of “counter-terrorism.”

Reality check:

  • Rockets fired from Gaza into Israel are fired for a reason. Nothing happens in a vacuum. There is a long history between these two people groups that must be incorporated into our narratives. 
  • Dropping bombs or firing rockets on civilians is never OK. Even if Israel is the one dropping the bombs or firing the rockets (or the US for that matter).
  • From a Palestinian perspective (or a non-American one, for that matter) Israel is the aggressor. 

We must stop telling only half of the story.

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