The Disparity in Free Speech Standards Regarding the Israel-Palestine Conflict


The ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza is creating a contentious atmosphere in public opinion. While demonstrations in support of Palestinians have occurred worldwide, there are also efforts to suppress critics of Israel’s actions. This suppression is not limited to prominent figures but also extends to ordinary citizens, academics, and commentators who have faced threats and retaliation for expressing their views or showing solidarity with the Palestinian people. This is occurring even in countries that claim to embrace freedom of expression and democracy. On UpFront, Marc Lamont Hill discusses the restrictions on free speech regarding the Israel-Gaza war with Dima Khalidi, director of Palestine Legal, and Ilan Pappe, a respected historian and professor at Exeter University.


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