Category Archives: Culture and Genocide

The Writing on the Wall by Amira Hass

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Such graffiti, including its variations, such as “Kahane was right” appear on walls at bus stations for Israelis or on cement blocks positioned alongside West Bank roads. They are hard to miss. The writing on the wall inside the IDF checkpoint is almost hidden… Whoever wrote “Death to the Arabs” in very small print letters did not intend to provoke the passersby. 

… But there’s a connection between the natural way a wish for genocide was scribbled on the wall of a military installation, and the automatic responses of soldiers when a Palestinian vehicle struck them. The soldiers shot immediately at the vehicle, deciding on the spot that the driver and the passengers merit the same fate – death. The IDF spokesperson also issued an automatic response: Terror attack. Automatically all the Israeli media report in unison that these were terrorists… The values of the army, the state and Israeli society clearly say here: First thing you do is kill the Arab.

Continue reading at https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-the-writing-on-the-wall-1.6995559

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Nos sumamos a la campaña internacional contra la celebración de Eurovisión en Tel Aviv / We join the international campaign against the Eurovision celebration in Tel Aviv by Confederación General del Trabajo/General Confederation of Labor (CGT)

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Desde la Confederación General del Trabajo seguimos denunciando el genocidio del Pueblo Palestino por parte del Estado Israelí. A pesar de todos los intentos de lavado de imagen, la memoria histórica así como la realidad de los ataques a la clase obrera palestina por parte del Estado sionista son una constante diaria.

From the General Confederation of Labor we continue to denounce the genocide of the Palestinian People by the Israeli State. 
Despite all attempts at whitewashing, the historical memory as well as the reality of the attacks on the Palestinian working class by the Zionist State are a daily constant.

Continue reading at http://cgt.org.es/noticias-cgt/comunicados/nos-sumamos-la-campana-internacional-contra-la-celebracion-de-eurovision-en

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End EU funding to Israel – Ní Riada call on Palestine News Network

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Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called for the ending of all EU funding to Israel. “Israel must be completely excluded from receiving any funding for research and development,” she said. “Every penny that they have received under the research and development scheme, which they have egregiously abused, makes the EU complicit in each and every murder Israel has carried out since 2000. That’s over 10,000 Palestinians. More than 2000 of them children. The EU’s Horizon 2020 is the biggest research and development programme in the world, with €80billion dedicated to it since 2014. Israel is allowed to take part in the programme on the basis of the EU-Israel association agreement, signed in 2000. An outrageous agreement that we warned two decades would only give legitimacy to Israel’s campaign of genocide.

Continue reading at http://english.pnn.ps/2019/02/15/end-eu-funding-to-israel-ni-riada-call/

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Let’s Talk About Genocide: Words Matter by Tali Shapiro

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Since I’ve started the Let’s Talk About Genocide series, over four years ago, the discussion around Israel in the context of the crime of genocide has grown substantially. And while many scholars, journalists, and human rights defenders have embarked on the arduous task of examining the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide(12345678910111213141516); many others have dedicated many words to the various, very partial definitions found in most English language dictionaries (123456). Based on these inaccurate definitions- that no genocide scholar in either the Political Science or the legal field would agree on- inevitably the authors reach the conclusion that Israel is not committing genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people.

Continue reading at https://pulsemedia.org/2019/02/12/lets-talk-about-genocide-words-matter/

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The incurable parochialism of American intellectuals by Hamid Dabashi

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Michelle Alexander is a justly celebrated civil rights lawyer, legal scholar, and the author of the widely acclaimed 2010 book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. She has recently been appointed a columnist for the New York Times, a mixed blessing, for it places her on par with some notorious Hasbara propaganda officers daily at work in that fine institution of American liberal imperialism.


What is Ms Alexander’s debut opinion about one of the gravest injustices in the world? Some 70 years of an armed robbery of a people’s homeland and the incremental genocide of its inhabitants, now this sudden “wake-up call” and a bashful request to talk about the facts. 


The New York Times and the Zionist propaganda machinery it best represents have set the bar of talking about the Israeli settler colony so low that this open and honest confession of moral cowardice passes for courage and conviction.

Continue reading at https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/incurable-parochialism-american-intellectuals-190204110140887.html

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Gantz Is Running – to The Hague by Odeh Bisharat

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It could be that Gantz made a mistake, so it’s important to remind him that we’re talking about running for the prime minister’s seat, and not a mass murder’s competition that lands one a place at The Hague.

… Many other regimes have carried out ethnic cleansing and even genocide, and the world remained silent, because those regimes did not boast about their actions. They killed huge numbers of people, but in their propaganda videos they would display happy children playing in pastoral settings. ISIS, on the other hand, chose to show off. That’s the only difference. And that’s how ISIS managed to unite the entire world against it. 

Continue reading at https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-gantz-is-running-to-the-hague-1.6876820

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The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center must apologize to Angela Davis by Hatim Kanaaneh

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The ethics of educating the world about the Holocaust obligates, prima facie, respecting the rights of all human beings, especially the rights of the downtrodden and the subjugated minorities who are targeted for displacement and genocide. Needless to say, the Holocaust’s logic of “never again” is universal and not the property of any specific ethnicity. It is not any group’s proprietary slogan. I hereby declare to the offending group that we, the Palestinian common folk, share in the rebellious outrage of “never again” as much as any other downtrodden human group. It is yours, ours and the Rohingyas’ equally. 

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2019/01/birmingham-holocaust-education/

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