Al Jazeera published this article by Shenila Khoja-Moolji titled “Why is the West praising Malala, but ignoring Ahed?” The article is useful except for two whopping problems. The first is that it doesn’t place the lack of political support for Ahed within the framework of Zionist influence & Israel’s role in world politics as a fortress against democracy in the Middle East. The problem is not an abstraction rooted in the psychology of Western supremacy, but in the realities of Zionist realpolitik.

The second problem is its tiresome attempt to stick it to Western feminism & portray it as preoccupied with “commodities & sex” rather than politics. It’s a cheap trick because there is no Western feminist movement–not to mention that feminist groups in non-Western countries have also not come to Ahed’s defense. Feminist bloggers do not constitute a social movement. What needs to be examined is the influence of Zionism on many leading feminists, at least in the remnants of the US movement, & the growing support for Palestinians among feminists around the world which was reflected strongly in the Women’s March of January 2017.

{Mondoweiss has a similar article titled “Where is the #MeToo movement for Ahed Tamimi” but that is a foolish reproach since that isn’t the nature of the MeToo movement. It’s not a political movement per se but personal attestation by women who have been sexually assaulted.}