PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah 370 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman)
Fewer assumptions guide those who sympathize squarely with the Palestinian cause more than the core belief that they are weak and powerless.Brian Walt, a retired rabbi from Philadelphia, exemplified this well in an article he wrote for Tikkun Magazine: "Israel has immense power and the Palestinians are powerless; Israel is the oppressor and the Palestinians are oppressed. Our religious tradition is clear that God calls us to be on the side of the oppressed."
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