Israel's Efforts to Hide Palestinians From View No Longer Fools Young American Jews

Cook, Jonathan

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  28/06/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21042

The denial of Palestinian history by Israel is no longer accepted by many young American Jews, a community that is increasingly polarized by the issue.


Excerpt: Israelis have been only too happy to make the Palestinians vanish. Who needs to feel guilty about the dispossession of hundreds of thousands of "Arabs" in 1948, or about Israel’s brutal domination of millions more for half a century in the occupied territories, if they had no right to be there in the first place?

The Brand Israel Group found that the more US college students knew about Israel, the less they liked it. In the six years to 2016, support for Israel among the next generation of Jewish leaders dropped precipitously, by 27 percentage points.

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