Ira Chernus, professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses the dominant narrative of Israel: a vulnerable Western-style democracy in a sea of hostile Arab nations, the destructiveness of race and class based stereotypes, the Israeli and Palestinian peace groups ignored by the media and the lessening stigma of publicly criticizing Israel.
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Ira Chernus is a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of Monsters To Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin. His article “Palestinian Violence Overstated, Jewish Violence Understated” appears on TomDispatch.com.