Immediately after the barbaric Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, the Jewish state received considerable sympathy from around the world. That sympathy has steadily diminished as the civilian toll in the Gaza Strip has risen — in large part due to how the conflict has been portrayed in the world’s media. Reports on the war emphasize Gazan casualties but underplay or ignore the fact that Hamas deliberately embeds itself in civilian populations. In addition, anti-Israel misinformation is widely disseminated on social media, either deliberately or without being checked for veracity.
Quote: “Amid cratering international support for Israel’s war, there is little debate over which side is winning the battle for hearts and minds. The number of Americans who want the U.S. to take Israel’s side has dropped from 43% in October to 37% in November, according to a survey conducted by the University of Maryland and Ipsos. After tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets in European capitals, some of the continent’s most prominent leaders dialed back their full-fledged embrace of the Israeli campaign, with French President Emmanuel Macron calling on Israel to halt the hostilities.”
— Time magazine
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