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Democrats Say No to Largest Pro-Israeli Lobby on AlBawaba

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The AIPAC conference kicked off on Sunday amid protests by Palestinian rights advocates who waved Palestinian flags outside the Washington Convention Center. “I’m here today because it’s time that the world understands what the reality is in occupied Palestine,” Donna Nassor, an activist, said at the rally. “It’s been 70 plus years of incremental genocide. I’m also here because the American people need to understand what our tax dollars are doing and how it is causing suffering to Palestinians, as we support war criminals in Israel.”

Continue reading at https://www.albawaba.com/news/democrats-say-no-largest-pro-israeli-lobby-1271066

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Irish MP Richard Boyd Barrett Reads Out Genocidal Quotes from Israeli Ministers and Officials on Guerilla Wire

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I found this little video on YouTube of Irish MP Richard Boyd Barrett reading out horrifically vile statements from Israeli ministers from 2014 and 2015. The video was posted in 2015, and comes from the Questions to the Taoiseach in the Dail, the Irish parliament… Barrett makes the point that these are official statements of the-then current government of Israel, including the advocacy of genocide, including children, and calling them snakes. 

Continue reading at http://guerillawire.org/politics/irish-mp-richard-boyd-barrett-reads-out-genocidal-quotes-from-israeli-ministers-and-officials/

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7 Palestinian chefs that are doing it for the culture by Zeina Jhaish

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…food represents so much more than blind consumption. Food is what unites us. It brings us closer to our loved ones through gatherings, and sharing secret recipes that lasted generations. Food is a happy occasion.

Sadly, food is also political, particularly for the Palestinians. This has become abundantly clear as Israel continues its cultural genocide of Palestine through the theft of food culture. 

Continue reading at http://muslimgirl.com/53177/7-palestinian-chefs-that-are-doing-it-for-the-culture/

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Human Rights Council holds general debate on the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

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International-Lawyers.Org called the Council to put an end to human rights abuses occurring in Palestine.  In Gaza, unarmed civilians including children, medical personnel, journalists and persons with disabilities had been victims of live ammunition by soldiers, particularly during the great march protests.  As all actions were taken with the intention to destroy Palestinian people, the Council was urged to investigate whether Israel was committing genocide against the people of Palestine.

Continue reading at https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24354&LangID=E

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WitchHunt

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In the scholarly world we call these movements settler colonialism. We distinguish between them and colonialism, because the settler colonialists are intent on destroying and eliminating the natives. And I think that’s what happened in Palestine.

… It is this story, of Palestinian dispossession, ethnic cleansing, and an ongoing process of what Pappe has termed “incremental genocide”, which for genuine activists, zionism represents. [47:15]

Continue reading at https://witchhuntfilm.org/#watch

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Kahanist Party Leader Allowed to Run in Israeli Election Despite Attorney General’s Objection on Ha’aretz

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The chairman of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party, Michael Ben Ari, received approval to run for the Knesset from the Central Elections Committee on Wednesday.

Prior to deliberations, Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit submitted his opinion to the comittee, stating he was in favor of disqualifying Ben Ari from running for Knesset on the grounds of incitement to racism.

… Zandberg referred to Mendeblit’s opinion, which included quotes from Ben Ari, stating it clearly shows a political agenda that is inherently racist and calls for violence. She quoted Ben Ari, who once said, “Those who only dare to speak against Jews [will] not live,” as an explicit call for violence, and “even incitement to genocide.”

Continue reading at https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/elections/.premium-kahanist-party-leader-allowed-to-run-in-israeli-election-despite-ag-s-objection-1.6999112

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A Lawsuit Could Expose U.S. Organizations’ Involvement in West Bank Settlements by Zaha Hassan at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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The case almost ended abruptly when a judge dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims in August 2017, asserting that the matter was outside the court’s purview. But the appeals court found that not all the issues at stake were political and beyond the court’s jurisdiction. Its ruling came down to two pivotal questions: whether the court would have to determine who held sovereignty over the territory in question, and whether the judges were empowered to hear claims of genocide allegedly committed by Israeli settlers funded by the defendants.

Continue reading at https://carnegieendowment.org/2019/02/27/lawsuit-could-expose-u.s.-organizations-involvement-in-west-bank-settlements-pub-78464

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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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Opinion: Ethical study of genocide should include Palestine on The Register-Guard

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We must also come to grips with the fact that even today, our government strongly supports an ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people by the colonial regime in Tel Aviv.
We must teach our children that their government not only supports this genocide but many are striving to ban protest of that horror by equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism. The aim of that campaign is to conflate protest of the racist Israeli government with racism.

Continue reading at https://www.registerguard.com/opinion/20190227/ethical-study-of-genocide-should-include-palestine

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Letter To The Editor: On Human Rights by the Cornell Students for Justice in Palestine’s divestment campaign

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Since Israel’s origin, the state has dispossessed countless Palestinians through violent means, starting with the 1948 al-Nakba (“The Catastrophe”) in which nearly a million indigenous Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homes or otherwise murdered by Zionist militias. The U.S. shares a common history with Israel as a fellow settler-colonial project rooted in genocide, making the countries’ current close relationship unsurprising.

Continue reading at https://cornellsun.com/2019/02/26/letter-to-the-editor-on-human-rights/

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