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No More Genocide! New Haven marches for Palestine

People expressed their disgust with the state-sponsored terrorism of Israel, the unanimous support of the genocide by US politicians and the billions of dollars of annual aid to Israel. Norman Clement, an ANSWER organizer, spoke about the link between the genocide in Palestine and the extermination of Native populations in the US. “It’s the same thing; the same push for colonization, to steal land and wipe out the people on that land.”

Continue reading at http://www.liberationnews.org/no-more-genocide-new-haven-marches-for-palestine/

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Are the Palestinians Israel’s Native Americans?

A few months ago I wrote a post titled The Problem With BDS where I argued that the comparison of Israel with with South Africa may not be appropriate and perhaps counterproductive to the interests of the Palestinians. My position in not an original one and is primarily derived from Chomsky’s assessment of the circumstances. Since then, Chomsky has published an essay in The Nation explaining his position in detail. Predictably, Chomsky’s essay has been selectively quoted by the likes of Fred Lazin who, in a recent appearance on CrossTalk, conveniently omitted the fact that Chomsky’s criticism of the analogy between Israel and South Africa is due to the fact that, in his view, “the road ahead is not toward South Africa, as commonly alleged, but toward something much worse.”

The “much worse” is the slow and steady elimination, as Chomsky puts it, of Israel’s “Palestinian burden.” As he explains, unlike South Africa – where the black population was the white’s workforce –  Israel doesn’t need the Palestinians. It is for this reason that, in my opinion, the genocide of Native Americans by European settlers seems a more apt comparison.

Continue reading at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/17/1314701/-Are-the-Palestinians-Israel-s-Native-Americans#

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