Netflix and Israel: A special relationship by Belen Fernandez

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The film ends with the reminder that “there are currently more than 65 million displaced refugees around the world”; to hell with the fact that, thanks to Israel, there are well over seven million Palestinian ones.
And while a male agent in the film alleges that there’s “another bloody genocide” transpiring in Ethiopia but that “nobody gives a shit because it’s in Africa”, Israel’s genocidal quest to wipe out Palestinian identity is evidently of no similar concern.

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The One Where the IDF’s ‘Friends’ Tweet Backfires, Exposing the Horrors of Israeli Occupation by Emma Fiala

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In their latest attempt to make the internet laugh while their forces simultaneously wreak havoc on occupied Palestine, the IDF tweeted out a video coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the American sitcom Friends. The 15 second tweet, which can be summarized as an epic backfire, shows a group of young and seemingly attractive soldiers happen upon each other in front of a fountain, much like the intro to Friends, which was first broadcast on September 22, 1994.

..Unfortunately for Israel, concealing the crimes of an apartheid state actively engaged in unchecked genocide through crafty social media campaigns doesn’t seem easy—or possible.

Continue reading at https://themindunleashed.com/2019/09/the-one-where-idf-friends-tweet-backfires-exposing-israeli-occupation.html

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Canada’s Betrayal of the Palestinian Refugees by Hanna Kawas

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Israel not only blocks Palestinian refugees from returning but according to a recent report, studied how to push them out in the first place (otherwise known as planned ethnic cleansing):
“Newly-uncovered documents reveal how Israel established the ‘Professors Committee’ in the days following the occupation to devise policies to pacify the Palestinians and make them leave the West Bank and Gaza permanently.”
I expect such arrogant flaunting of UN resolutions from the supremacist regime Israel that uprooted my people and committed genocide against my nation. But far more upsetting and dehumanizing are the positions of Canada, that played and continues to play a pivotal role in Palestinian dispossession.

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A new perspective reveals our weird Middle East policy by Craig Murray

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No matter how relentlessly Israel, abetted by the United States, persists in the slow genocide of the Palestinian people, Saudi will always remain a firm US and Israeli ally, because the biggest coward always hides behind the biggest bully. From that position Saudi Arabia will use all its money and influence to promote military action against Iran – by others.

Continue reading at https://fabiusmaximus.com/2019/09/21/murray-american-middle-east-policy/

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OPINION: Students react to visit from Rashida Tlaib, call for Democratic accountability by Cliff Soloway, Jewell Prim, and Lauren Allen

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Congresswoman Tlaib advocates for the end of US imperialism and the end of state-sanctioned genocide against the Palestinian people. This is paradoxical, since she operates as an official representative of the same government that is complicit in this violence. She cannot operate alone. The United States must deconstruct white supremacy, both domestically and internationally, so that young women of color in future generations can determine for themselves what their freedom will look like.

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Haaretz editor: ‘for the Palestinians murder is a type of sport, perhaps a substitute for erotica’ by Sivan Tal

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The next statement is not less striking, as it actually calls for genocide or ethnic cleansing: “Regarding this evil and undignified people living among us, we can only yearn for the land to vomit it out, because it isn’t worthy of this land”. As we know from the past 100 years of history in Palestine, Zionists are big believers in the execution and fulfillment of their aspirations, making things happen rather than yearning. 

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2019/09/haaretz-palestinians-substitute/

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Uninhabitable: Gaza Faces Moment of Truth by Jonathan Cook

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“Genocide” is an emotive term, and one few people wish to use in relation to Israel, given the extermination of many millions of European Jews at the hands of the Nazis. But it is a term that exists outside of, and apart from, the Holocaust. It has a meaning clearly defined in international law, and one that is key to analysing and evaluating political situations and their likely future trajectories. The term was coined precisely to offer tools for early detection so that genocides could be prevented from taking place, not simply labeled once the atrocity was over. To preclude genocide as a possible explanation for Israel’s behavior in Gaza is to prioritize the historic sensitivities of some Jews over the current, urgent and existential threats to a substantial part of the Palestinian people.

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Guarding against genocide on The News

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Genocide Watch, a global NGO set up in 1999 to predict, prevent, stop and punish genocide as defined in the Genocide Convention, has issued a warning that there may be plans in place for genocide in Kashmir… This is not a situation the world can afford to take lightly. It is obvious that Kashmiris face very real danger. Analysts have been comparing their conditions of life to those of the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza strip. It would be unforgivable if the world did not act to save the people of Kashmir and prevent any kind of violence being directed against them in the name of an anti-terrorist operation or under some other pretext.

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Anti-Israel protesters urge Ann Arbor council to approve 7-word resolution on MLive

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Blaine Coleman and Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, who have appeared before council with “Boycott Israel” signs for years to protest the killing of Palestinians, returned Monday night, Aug. 19. They urged council to adopt a seven-word resolution stating: “We are against military aid to Israel.”.. Savabieasfahani compared the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians to European colonizers killing Native Americans and building a new country “on their dead bodies.”
“Genocide is bad. Killing people who are living in their homes and not bothering you is bad,” she said.

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Empires Start by Moving Outward…and Finish by Moving Inward by Rainer Shea

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Such examples of how capitalism and empire create genocide represent just a few of the ways that these systems entail the mass killing and collective traumatization of the people who the power structure sees as disposable. This death machine works in cycles, with the atrocities that Leeche listed being only a few of the steps that the cycles include.

… These methods of violently enforcing global capitalism around the world, whether the method is economic sanctions or direct warfare, are done with the goal of causing bodily and mental harm to the people of the disobedient countries. This is how Israel operates in its campaign to terrorize the Palestinian people into ceding their land to the Zionist project; deliberately killing Palestinian children and civilians, tightly policing Palestinian political speech, demolishing Palestinian homes, and keeping Palestinians within Israel’s territory under apartheid are Israel’s tools for trying to make the Palestinian people accept being colonized and their land monetized for the benefit of the more powerful nation.

As the collapse of capitalism and the U.S. empire continues, it will become increasingly apparent that Gaza may be functioning as an experimenting ground for the more extreme measures that the global oligarchs will likely use to maintain their control over the system.

Continue reading at https://ghionjournal.com/empires-start-by-moving-outward-and-finish-by-moving-inward/

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