There Are Intifadas And There Are Intifadas

by
Abby Zimet

It is difficult not to notice the vast differences in U.S. press coverage between the heroic resistance of Iranians to repression and brutality, and the heroic resistance of Palestinians to repression and brutality. Despite the similarities of both the resistance movements and the excessive military response to them, a piece in Mondoweiss asks the pertinent question: Have you ever seen positive coverage of a Palestinian rock-thrower?

"This is in no way to take away from the outrage or solidarity people
feel when watching incredibly brave people taking to the streets in
Iran. But there are brave examples in other places as well. And in the
case of Palestine, the US is funding the repressive regime putting the
protests down with over $3 billion a year."

 

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