Chris Hayes has brilliantly articulated in clear, unmistakable terms how U.S. policy toward the Palestinians has punished nonviolence and rewarded violent resistance.

It is a dynamic and a disparity those who follow the conflict have known for some time, but a dynamic few casual observers realize.

I implore you to spend three minutes and watch this segment, which begins 40 seconds into the clip. For it is a piece of pure genius from an expository point of view:

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As the Palestinian Authority and Mahmoud Abbas prepare for their vote in the U.N. on Thursday to gain a non-member state observer status – an effort the U.S. tried to thwart – remember this clip from Hayes.

Originally posted to Writing by David Harris Gershon on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 09:50 AM PST.

Also republished by Adalah — A Just Middle East.

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