by Leslie S. Lebl in AC Democracy
Many Westerners interpret Hamas’ hatred of Israel as the result of a struggle over land or the alleged cruelty and debasement of Israel’s occupation of Gaza (even though Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005). However, an important driver of this hostility is the Islamist ideology and strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood, of which Hamas is the Palestinian chapter. Although its antisemitism is rarely mentioned, it plays a crucial role in the Brotherhood’s ideology and strategy.
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