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To the IARPP Board: what did Gaza mean to you? by Martin Kemp and Samah Jabr

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Group analyst Farhad Dalal has written of the way that manners, and social gossip, is generated by hegemonic groups to rationalise and police social relations of domination and subordination. His interest was primarily in the subtle devaluing of black people in white societies, but his insights are applicable in this context. While within Israel/Palestine, the protection and extension of Jewish privilege is ugly in the extreme, in the West it has been made impolite to say so. Acting in accordance with the universalist values that Western societies claim to champion, in relation to Israel/Palestine, has been rendered grounds for social exclusion. Etiquette is breached when someone steps out of line. Passively standing by in the face of an Apartheid social structure shorn up by an increasingly fascistic political culture appears more dignified than actions taken to challenge militarism or promote ethnic equality. It becomes offensive to point out how many of the components of a truly genocidal situation are active in the profoundly asymmetrical relationship between the Israeli State and the Palestinian people.

Continue reading at https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180601-to-the-iarpp-board-what-did-gaza-mean-to-you/

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Colonial Slow Genocide: Palestinian Leader Abbas asks Britain for “Balfour” Apology by Juan Cole

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On the occasion of this entirely justified demand by Palestine, I’ll share a couple of my posts that delve into the significance of that declaration, which led to settler-colonialism in the British Mandate of Palestine and to the current Apartheid state in Israel-Palestine and the statelessness and oppression at the hands of Israelis of millions of Palestinians. This extended colonialism is unparalleled in the whole world: no other colonial power now existing is keeping millions stateless and without the right to have rights.

Continue reading at http://www.juancole.com/2016/09/colonial-genocide-palestinian.html

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Pepe Escobar: Israel-Turkey’s “diplomatic victory” leads to incremental genocide on Ahlul Bayt News Agency

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Turkish leaders describe it as a “diplomatic victory”, and announced 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid is being shipped to Gaza on Friday; what’s your take on that?

P.E. – Whatever deal has been struck still leaves Palestine under a horrendous, medieval siege. Israeli historian Ilan Pappe was not far off the mark when he qualified it as “incremental genocide.” It’s like this was a post-modern normalization of relations with apartheid South Africa.

Continue reading at http://en.abna24.com/cultural/archive/2016/07/05/764216/story.html

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Hospital apartheid up for debate in Israel by Ramzy Baroud

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The danger of impunity which is championed by the government/army, society and religious institutions, is not merely the lack of legal accountability, but the fact that it is the very foundation of most violent crimes against humanity, including genocide. This impunity began seven decades ago and it will not end without international intervention, with concerted efforts to hold Israel accountable in order to bring the agony of Palestinians to a halt.

Continue reading at http://gulfnews.com/opinion/thinkers/hospital-apartheid-up-for-debate-in-israel-1.1716825

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Genocide, Apartheid, Occupation and the Truth! by Faces of Palestine

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There is no mistaking at all what is taking place in Palestine daily is genocide at the hands of a Zionist Regime that holds Palestine contained by Apartheid and controlled by Occupation.

Genocide: the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

At the time of writing, three more young Palestinians have been gunned down, slaughtered in the streets in less than 24 hours.  Young men with bright futures; futures that have extinguished by Occupation bullets.

Continue reading at http://facesofpalestine.com/2016/03/02/genocide-apartheid-occupation-and-the-truth/

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Hunger Striker Al-Qiq Held Without Trial, Justice by Bettejo Indelicato

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Emotional, mental, spiritual and physical Solidarity. This, for the man, the individual willing to suffer to the end for an ideal greater than himself. That ideal is freedom from brutal foreign domination, Occupation, Apartheid and Genocide of his land and his people. It is a simple ideal, one that many of us enjoy and most of us would strive for if we didn’t.

Continue reading at http://thearabdailynews.com/2016/02/23/hunger-striker-al-qiq-without-trial/

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Eleven years of protesting Israel’s occupation in Al Jazeera

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Hamdi Abu Rahmah has worked as a photojournalist in the village since the weekly demonstrations began in 2005. Every Friday, he dons a bulletproof vest, helmet and gas mask and documents the protests with his camera. Over the years, he has been invited to European countries to speak about nonviolent resistance in Bilin and other parts of the occupied West Bank.

“In Europe, many people don’t really know about what is happening here. Many people think it’s a war, but it’s not really a war. It’s more like genocide. Taking people’s land, demolishing people’s homes, step-by-step to try and stop the world from noticing what’s happening. Also, many people don’t really understand our problem. Our problem is not with the Jewish people. The problem is with the occupation. That’s why we accept Israelis and Jews to take part in our demonstration.”

Continue reading at http://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2016/bilin-israeli-occupation-separation-wall/

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Israel Isn’t an “Apartheid State.” It’s Worse Than That. by Dr. Craig Considine

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Certainly, there is a strong case for Apartheid here. But perhaps we are downplaying the true severity of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians… So if Israel is not – in theory – an Apartheid state, what kind of state is it? Let us consider Israel as a Genocidal state. As defined by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article 2, genocide consists of “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group as such”…

Continue reading at http://craigconsidinetcd.com/2016/01/19/israel-isnt-an-apartheid-state-its-worse-than-that/

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