'Palestinians versus Tibetans - a double standard'

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By Hugo Foster

"Citizens of a country that is entirely tainted by the occupation - a national, ongoing project that involves all sectors of the population to some extent, directly or indirectly - cannot wash their hands and fight another occupation, when a half-hour from their homes, horrors no less terrible are taking place for which they have much greater responsibility."

Israeli journalist Gideon Levy speaks (in Haaretz) of the hypocrisy of Israelis calling for an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet whilst ignoring the problem on their own doorstep, and the difference between 'fashionable' causes and less fashionable ones. Well worth a read in full.