If you follow the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, you’ve probably come across the term, “violent loop.”
Al Jazeera America, Amnesty International, CNN, The New York Times, and numerous other news agency use it all the time to describe the current wave of attacks hitting Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and areas across the West Bank.
With both sides constantly escalating the conflict, Western media understandably use the phrase to describe the seemingly-constant assaults. The phenomenon is described in simple terms as an endless and almost-unstoppable cycle of violence—a Palestinian stabs an Israeli, Israeli forces retaliate by shooting the suspect and jailing his or her associates and so on.
But there are actually a lot of problems with this term.
Here are four reasons why.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat