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The Double Standard: Israel and Palestine | Counterpunch

The fact that there is a double-standard in effect for all aspects of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, favoring, of course, Israel, is no secret. The mainstream United States media, little more than a pawn for the government, ignores the countless, horrific abuses heaped upon the Palestinians on a daily basis by the U.S.’s sacred cow, Israel.

This double-standard has become so pervasive that the routine atrocities, such as the bulldozing of homes and olive groves, the shooting of unarmed farmers of all ages, etc., barely registers on the collective consciousness. ‘Ho-hum,’ we all seem to say; ‘business as usual in the Middle East.’

It is sometimes hard to judge which atrocity Israel commits against the defenseless Palestinians, all with the consent and financial backing of the United States and some of its more compliant puppets, is the most shocking. We will leave that determination to the individual reader, as we look at one more.

For more on this story, visit: The Double Standard » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names.

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