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The “Great Return March” and Another Massacre in Gaza on Muftah

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For this year’s anniversary, Palestinians in Gaza organized a collective, anti-colonial demonstration. It not only addressed Israel’s failure to respect and honor the right of return for Palestinians refugees (as promulgated by UN Resolution 194), but also the increasing humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza. Due to Israel’s decade-long sea, land, and air siege, Gazans have been suffering from shortages of food, water, and electricity, while collectively ghettoized and incarcerated in the world’s most densely populated territory. On top of that, Israel has regularly bombarded Gaza – including during its genocidal 2014 war– and used it as a testing ground for its military technology.

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The Fear of Palestinian Existence by Denijal Jegić

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Fear has consistently shaped Zionism’s approach towards the indigenous Palestinians. As Palestinians have been blamed for merely standing in the way of the colonizer, their removal which has entailed multidimensional policies of ethnic cleansing and genocide, has been rhetorically rationalized through Orientalist transformations of Palestinians from the original owners of the land into “Islamist” terrorists. While Palestinians face a multitude of structural and physical violence, reoccurring culminations of Israeli aggressions resulting in the mass production of Palestinian death have repeatedly highlighted the always-already dehumanized position of Palestinians in the Western political and public sphere.

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Pro-Palestine activists reject ‘threatening’ behaviour accusation on Middle East Monitor

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Regev, explained human rights activists, “has a long history of excusing, apologising and justifying [Israel’s] murder, torture and genocide as well as land theft from the indigenous population of Palestine.” They accused the library — which appears only to have disclosed Regev’s attendance after the event, fearing public outrage — of going “against everything the Linen Hall has stood for” and demanded an investigation into how the Israeli Ambassador was allowed to address the community in Belfast in such an “underhanded” way.

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We must end the manipulation of history by Lillian Rosengarten

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The obsessive propaganda reference to Jews as victims has colored many in the older generation of Jews who maintain a strong allegiance to Zionism.  In this way, references to the Nazi Holocaust are used to imprint and inflame the fear of a second Holocaust. The identification is as eternal victims destined to be wiped out. This time the perpetrators are  “Arabs,” hated would-be destroyers of Israel, sub-human monsters who must be countered or destroyed in order for a Jewish state to be born.  Yes, Zionism an ideology of Nationalism and racism has managed to keep the lies alive through domestic intimidation that obscures the violent agenda of genocide that continues to reign.

Continue reading at http://mondoweiss.net/2018/03/must-manipulation-history/

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Jerusalem: Gradually, then suddenly, Zionism ceases by Hatem Bazian

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As a settler-colonialist project, Zionism sought the land but not the people in it. Consequently, the preconceived plan for Palestinians was set in motion before the Zionist movement arrived, with Theodor Herzl himself theorizing the need to “spirit the penniless Arab population” across the borders while making sure to strike an alliance with the property owners. Settler colonialist projects pursue either genocide or the transfer of the local population, so Zionism is not unique, nor is it an exception to the norm.

Continue reading at https://www.dailysabah.com/columns/hatem-bazian/2018/03/15/jerusalem-gradually-then-suddenly-zionism-ceases

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Various groups protest at Luskin center as UC Regents meeting takes place on Daily Bruin

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Protesters from various campus groups demonstrated in front of a meeting of the governing board of the University of California on Wednesday. The UC Board of Regents is meeting at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center this week to discuss issues such as nonresident tuition increases and the University’s financial operations.

…Mariam Alkhalili, a third-year political science and international affairs student at UC Riverside, said the UC is funding violations of Palestinian human rights by investing in some companies that do business in Israel. “Our tuition dollars should not be used to fund an occupation,” she said. “(There) are victims of genocide; innocent people are getting killed every day.”

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GOLDSTEIN: On Jerusalem Scheer’s right, Trudeau’s wrong by Lorrie Goldstein

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In his article on the Toronto Sun, supporting Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Lorrie Goldstein charges Israel with genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people, using colonialism and genocide against the indigenous peoples of Canada as justification:

Just as Israel has been condemned by the United Nations for inhumane treatment of the Palestinians, so Canada has been condemned by the UN for inhumane treatment of Canada’s First Nations.

Just as Israel has been accused of ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide of the Palestinians, so Canada has been accused of ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide of its First Nations through its residential school policy and other historic wrongs.

Just as Israel has been criticized for confining the Palestinians to small, barren pockets of land through the incursion of settlers, so Canada has been criticized for confining its First Nations to small, barren pockets of land through the incursion of settlers.

And yet Canada’s right to call Ottawa its capital is unchallenged, while Israel’s right to call Jerusalem its capital is rejected by the international community, with the recent exception of the U.S. under President Donald Trump.

Such is the double standard which Israel constantly faces.

Continue reading at http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/goldstein-on-jerusalem-scheers-right-trudeaus-wrong

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