Europe and the Palestinians

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #3

No city hosts bigger Palestinian solidarity protests than London. Given the UK’s imperial history, you can understand why.

Family outing. Solidarity protest, Torino.

No country is more responsible for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict than the United Kingdom. Saturday’s Armistice Day protests are a perfect example.

With over 300,000 participants, the Sukkot War has clearly touched a nerve. Not just among Muslims and Jews but Britons of Anglo-Saxon background too.

The British are not alone in their responsibility. Germany and Russia are similarly complicit. The difference is how these histories get translated.

Home to the most multicultural society in Europe, of course, it’d get more heated. Especially if you recognise that British diversity is a consequence of empire.

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Photograph courtesy of Joel Schalit. All rights reserved.