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Pro-Palestine Protesters Disrupt Celebration of Israel Independence Day on The Cornell Daily Sun

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Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine protested and held a die-in at an Israeli Independence Day celebration in Anabel Taylor Hall on Monday… four members of SJP held a sign that read “Celebrating 69 years of Genocide” while others handed out fliers. Most members lay silently on the floor, some covered in flags, as part of the die-in protest… Piragash Swargaloganathan, a member of SJP, said the protest did not go according to plan, but said he thinks the group achieved its goal of raising awareness. “It didn’t go as what we were expecting, but our goal is to … bring awareness that we need the people who are celebrating this event to be uncomfortable and to confront that they are celebrating a genocide, and I think we did achieve that,” he said.

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Michigan Radio rejects sponsor’s pro-Israeli message by Ali Harb

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But to Palestinian activists, the day commemorating the establishment of the State of Israel is a painful occasion and it has nothing to do with anti-Semitism… Nawash added that wishing Israel a happy independence day is a harmful message that amounts to advocating for “cultural genocide” against Palestinians. “When I celebrate the birth of Israel, I am celebrating wiping the identity of the history and culture of Palestinians,” he said. He said Israel destroyed the fabric of Palestinian society, both in Israel and the Palestinian territories, because of splintering caused by Nekba.

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