Torn apart: how the Israel-Gaza war is dividing Western societies with ‘toxic, weaponised’ narratives

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“It creates a polarised environment which becomes very toxic and thereby we are importing the same toxic, weaponised narratives from the conflict in Gaza … and Israel, and importing them into Western society,” said Andreas Krieg, an associate professor of defence studies at King’s College London. “That is extremely problematic because you’re creating conflict within your own society.”

“What we see is that there’s quite a difference between what Western policymakers are looking at in the Gaza conflict and the plight of Palestinians versus how Western societies are looking at it,” said Krieg of King’s College London.
Period30 Oct 2023
Held atSouth China Morning Post, Hong Kong


  • Israel
  • Gaza