Category Archives: Culture and Genocide

VIDEO: Silence is the Fuel of Genocide by Palestinian Voices

As Israel’s bombs rained down on them, Palestinian youth advocacy group in Gaza, Palestinian Voices, issued this video, raising awareness to the violence and calling for a boycott of the upcoming Eurovision song contest, hosted this year in Israel.

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Israeli Technion Professor, Yitzhak Birk, incites to genocide against the people of Gaza as Israel bombs for a second day in a row post by Sivan Tal

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Gaza is portrayed as an innocent population, captive of terrorist organisations. However, the root of the Gaza problem is population explosion, those same innocents are responsible for. It’s not from Allah and not from Hamas. UNRWA contributes to this by supplying them with food and basic health services, and in this way prevents nature from balancing excess birth rate with infant mortality. Those are the bull’s horns.

The Gaza problem is population explosion, that stems from a deadly and unsustainable combination of rat level birth rate and UN food and basic health services, preventing the high rate of infant mortality like in Africa and in animals. The responsible parties are the women of Gaza and their husbands. Those are the bull’s horns.

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Zionist Problems with Intersectionality by Denijal Jegic

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In a Tablet piece, Benjamin Gladstoneadvocated for the inclusion of Jews into intersectionality. While the author seems to understand Crenshaw’s theory, he fails to view Jews outside of Zionist frameworks. His argument that “Jewish issues do belong in the intersectional justice movement,” is of course correct. However, by equating anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, he postulates both as “serious intersectional problems,” and thus alleges anti-Jewish racism to be a feature of intersectionality. Even more, the author paints Zionism as a “liberation movement” that “has the potential to not only coexist with but also support and energize other liberation movements, from women’s liberation to Palestinian nationalism.” This attempt to romanticize a genocidal settler-colonial movement overwrites the plight of Palestinians and marginalizes Jewish opposition to Zionism.

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/zionist-problems-with-intersectionality/

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A Heated Fifth Week of Protest at the Whitney Museum Centers Palestinian Liberation on Hyperallergic

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Members of Within Our Lifetime, a youth organization for Palestine, broke the tension in the air with a cheerful Dabka (Palestinian folk dance) flash-mob. The dance was followed by a string of chants including: “Warren Kanders you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide”; “from Brooklyn to Palestine, occupation is a crime”; and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
…“Kanders is art washing through his blood money as a profiteer. We see this normalization in Israel, where they’re trying to attract famous artists to come and perform, while Palestinian women and children are being attacked with rubber bullets and tear gas,” said another member of Within Our Lifetime. “We won’t let those who profit of Israel’s settler colonialism and the genocide of Palestinians hide in the board rooms of museums.”

Continue reading at https://hyperallergic.com/496205/a-heated-fifth-week-of-protest-at-the-whitney-museum-centers-palestinian-liberation/

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The Problem with Apology by Steven Salaita

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Omar has made anti-Israel statements and antagonized AIPAC, but has nothing to say about Zionism.  The distinction matters.  Without analysis of Zionism as a settler colonial ideology central to a capitalist order that fosters massive global iniquity, we end up reifying the notion of a fundamentally decent United States prone to incomprehensible lapses of judgment, a perspective Omar likesto utilize.  In fact, reducing US support for Israel to effective lobbying absolves the architects of genocide on both sides of the Atlantic.  

Continue reading at https://stevesalaita.com/the-problem-with-apology/

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In ‘Zaitoun,’ Yasmin Khan Looks at Palestinian Food With an Activist’s Eye by Cassandra Landry

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To Assil, it’s actually Khan’s perspective as an informed outsider that allowed her to capture nuance and present a clear chorus of voices. “Obviously, the Palestinian community is one of many that has experienced war and genocide and imperialism. Khan is in a unique position to understand how all those struggles are connected,” she says. “It’s important to evaluate those intersections and see that it’s not just one microcosm or one group of people. She comes from that history. She understands the root causes.”

Continue reading at https://www.bonappetit.com/story/yasmin-khan

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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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