What binds American white supremacists and Israel’s brutal assault on Palestinians

Israeli forces attack Palestinians carrying the coffin of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh out of the morgue of the Saint Joseph Hospital in East Jerusalem on May 13, 2022. Israeli police would not allow her body to be carried on foot. (credit: Mostafa Alkharquf / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Political movements and media benefactors are amplifiers working to institutionalize intolerance.

By David Rothkopf | Washington Report on Middle East Affairs | May 30, 2022

The racism and hatemongering of right-wing media in both countries is linked directly to political parties in the U.S. and Israel who have tapped into race hatred and fears to fuel their popularity…

An 18-year old walks into a grocery store in Buffalo, New York and opens fire, killing ten. On the barrel of his gun is written a racist epithet so offensive that most media simply refer to it as the “n-word.”

Israeli police brutally assault mourners at the funeral of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. They rip the Palestinian flag off the hearse carrying Abu Akleh’s coffin.

Two events, worlds apart. What could they possibly have in common?

After all, the Buffalo shooter, Payton S. Gendron, was an avowed anti-Semite who feared that Jews and Blacks and people of color were seeking to “replace” whites. Another symbol on his gun, the number 14, evoked a white supremacist credo, “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” He was a criminal.

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