Even before Shireen Abu Akleh’s blood had dried, her death was exploited.
The value of the life of a journalist doesn’t matter very much in a post-truth world. And so the politicians, pundits and activists lined up according to their usual and predictable positions, ready to make political, ideological and rhetorical gains off the death of a woman.
The question of which refugees Israel should admit has quickly evolved into a debate over the meaning of Zionism and the Jewish character of the state.
In mid-July, a majority of justices of Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled that Israel’s Council for Higher Education can continue its gender-segregated education programs for ultra-Orthodox students in publicly funded colleges and universities.
“The incitement and rhetoric did not come from all sides. In Israel, incitement reads from right to left.”