American concern for civilian victims in Gaza is driven by “dual” morality
By Ray Hanania
No word defines the American approach to policy, violence or peace in the Middle East more than the word “dual.” That’s because America long ago decided to support Israel no matter what it does and with what it demands.
America’s “Special Relationship with Israel” is one based on hypocrisy and exceptions. Hypocrisy on violence and exceptions that benefit Israel over other.
This “dual” policy is most apparent in the ongoing brutal Israeli assault on the 2 million civilians in the Gaza Strip where Hamas militants on Oct. 7 launched a horrendous assault on Israeli targets that not only surprised the world but also surprised Israel.
Regardless of the exaggerations detailing the attack, many innocent civilians and off-duty Israeli soldiers were killed, wounded or kidnapped.
Since Israel’s military tightly controls and censors media coverage of everything involving its conduct towards Palestinians, it’s difficult to know where truth and lies separate.
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(Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter. A political analyst and CEO of Urban Strategies Group, Hanania’s opinion columns on mainstream issues are published in the Southwest News Newspaper Group in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers. His Middle East columns are published in the Arab News. For more information on Ray Hanania visit www.Hanania.com or email him at [email protected].)
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