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Iran attack widens rift between activist left and Dem moderates

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
From The Left
Foreign Policy, Iran, Democratic Party
Vahid Salemi/AP

Moments after Iran launched an attack on Israel, around 400 pro-Palestinian protesters in Chicago broke out in chants of “Hands off Iran!” The head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization, claimed Iran “is responding in self-defense.”

And the young pro-Palestinian group IfNotNow called both Iran and Israel “authoritarian governments” that were putting citizens in danger, adding that “further escalation only serves these warmongering, corrupt politicians’ interests.”

In the immediate aftermath of Iran’s attack on Israel, the positions of progressive and pro-Palestinian groups are...

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