14 July 2016

Miscellaneous Musing #82

People who write or speak nowadays of terror in the Near East are nearly always referring to the ISIS.  Why has the world outside the Holy Land paid so little attention as it has to the latest intifada?  Is a terrorist attack in Israel so common an occurrence that our media do not deem it especially newsworthy, or are we incapable of devoting attention to tragedies other than those that claim the greatest number of lives, or do we not care whether violence is done if it’s done against Israelis? (Perhaps all three of these possible explanations are factors.)