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Are Palestinians gaining in court of world opinion?

Independent observers have noticed a marked difference in public attitudes around the world and especially in the United States regarding the latest violent escalation in Palestine and Israel, changes connected to timing, messaging and the platforms carrying those messages.
Demonstrators take part in a protest in solidarity with the Palestinians over the ongoing conflict with Israel, in Washington, DC on May 15, 2021.

The duality of Israeli shelling and Gazan rockets against Israel are not new. But there is widespread acknowledgment that things are different this time around. Support for Palestinian national aspirations has spiked at unprecedented levels while criticism of Israel has also increased.

It seems that the timing, the message and the platforms communicating the messages have changed in a substantial way for this round of escalations.

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