The lack of action over the fate of Palestinians in Syria suggests the death and suffering of Palestinians is not enough to get people onto the streets.
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The scale of the tragedy requires a much greater response than the callous and disinterested one shown by the government.
The two mainstream positions on what is happening in Iraq – that everything is ‘our fault’ either for going into Iraq or for leaving the country – are simplifications.
While on the face of it sounds as if the coalition is doing its international and humanitarian duty in offering a safe haven for Syrian refugees, the proposal to accept just a few hundred refugees – and on a temporary basis – smacks of gesture politics.
There are no examples in history of a genocidal regime giving up power peacefully.