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What Are the Boundaries of Criticizing an Oppressed Society?

Amira Hass
Amira Hass
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Is it permissible to criticize a social group that has suffered prolonged oppression and exploitation? Does someone who belongs to the oppressors’ group have a right to participate in such criticism?

These are questions that trouble me every day, as a reporter on the Israeli occupation. These are also two of the vital questions that weren’t asked in the recent storm du jour over the unleashed language of television journalist Yaron London, but they emerge from between the lines of his statements about Arab culture.