Beehive: Volume 2, Issue 7, July 2014

The articles in the current issue are all devoted to developments in the discourse on Arab, Turkish and Iranian SNS surrounding Operation Protective Edge. The opening article reviews the main Palestinian discourse from the abduction of the three boys on June 12 to date, revealing both expressions of hostility toward Israel and the problematic status of Hamas in the Arab world. The second article deals with the Turkish presidential campaign, including how the conflict between Israel and Hamas has become an integral part of Erdoğan’s race for the presidency. The final article covers the internal debate among the reformists in Iran about participation in the annual processions marking Jerusalem Day, against the background of images from Gaza.