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Deconstructing Israeli mythology by Daphna Thier on Socialist Worker

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PAPPE PROVIDES a clear historical overview of the 1948 and 1967 Israeli wars, describing the expulsion and genocide these campaigns were integral to.
Even before 1948, the Zionists aimed “to take over as much of Palestine as possible with as few Palestinians as possible,” Pappe writes… He describes the military regime that controlled the lives of Palestinians in Israel before 1967 and the one that still dominates in the occupied territories today. And within Israel proper, he documents the denial of land and building permits to Palestinians, as well as the discriminatory division of social benefits and employment. When he’s finished, there’s no way anyone could describe Israel as a land offering full civil rights to all its inhabitants. The denial of equal citizenship, says Pappe, is part of the ultimate goal of Zionists to maintain a Jewish state in Palestine, which in a country with so many Palestinians requires “non-democratic means.

Continue reading at https://socialistworker.org/2017/07/24/deconstructing-israelI-mythology

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The Palestine Yearbook 2015: The Genocide the World Ignores by Diana Lodge

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Diana Lodge read history at St Hugh’s College Oxford and spent most of her working life as a non-fiction book editor. She is also a qualified clinical hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner. An NLP proposition that particularly appeals to her is: ‘If what you are doing isn’t working, try something else.’ Having had a lifelong interest in and connection with Palestine, it is by now crystal clear to her that appeasement, favourable trade agreements and friendly diplomatic relations with Israel are enabling, not preventing, the Israeli genocide of the Palestinian people. She hopes that the stark facts outlined in this book will encourage decent people, whether Jewish or gentile, to peaceably but firmly boycott Israel. It is beyond high time that the multi-generational trauma that is being inflicted on ordinary people, and especially children, is stopped. Palestinian gas, oil and water reserves, lands and ancient olive trees can then be used to heal, to restore lost hopes and dreams, and create a peace-filled future for all the inhabitants of a deeply-troubled region.

Continue reading at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Palestine-Yearbook-2015-Genocide-Ignores/dp/1909552127?ie=UTF8&page=18&reader=1

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