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Israel-Palestine responses by Carl Strock

In response to Gregg M. Mashberg’s letter, in which he contends ‘there is no Israeli ideology, policy or plan to persecute, expel or exterminate the Palestinian population,’ I submit there is indeed such an ideology. It’s called Zionism, the doctrine that Jews anywhere in the world have the right to occupy historic Palestine and establish there a Jewish-supremacist state at the expense of the local people, who, over the years they have indeed persecuted, expelled and on more than one occasion massacred, which is how Israel came into being. That the effort has not attained the horrific dimensions of the Nazi genocide of World War II does not mean that it’s essentially different.

Continue reading at http://blog.timesunion.com/carlstrock/israel-palestine-responses/623/

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Palestinian Mufti condemns death of Palestinian official

Hussein also said during a visit to a Srebrenica genocide memorial that Israeli soldiers had caused Abu Ein’s death by not allowing him medical treatment… He said: “There is a relentless genocide in Palestine and, in the recent attacks by Israel on Gaza, 2,200 Palestinians were killed while more than 11,000 people were wounded…” Hussein also visited Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial and Cemetery for the Victims of the 1995 Genocide where he met relatives of the victims. Praying for the victims of the genocide at the memorial, he wished that what happened in Srebrenica would never be repeated.

Continue reading at http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/150501/palestinian-mufti-condemns-death-of-palestinian-official

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Cape Town: Pro-Palestinian Group & Woolies to Meet by Nomsa Mdhluli

A group of pro-Palestine demonstrators have gathered outside of Woolworths in Cape Town’s CBD on 26 November 2014. Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN
Picture: Regan Thaw/EWN

A pro-Palestine NGO and Woolworths are expected to meet within the next two weeks to resolve their differences over the retail giant doing business with Israeli companies.

Demonstrators staged a protest outside Woolworths’ Cape Town head offices on Wednesday where the company was holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Demonstrators are part of the National Coalition for Palestine (NC4P), which is spearheading a campaign calling on the retail giant to stop trading with Israeli companies. As a demonstrator read out the names of Palestinians killed in fighting to Israeli forces, others spontaneously shouted ‘Woolworths supports genocide’.

Continue reading at http://ewn.co.za/2014/11/27/Pro-Palestine-group-and-Woolworths-to-meet

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Sexual Violence, Women’s Bodies, and Israeli Settler Colonialism by Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Sarah Ihmoud and Suhad Dahir-Nashif

Sexual Violence and Palestinian Genocide Since the Nakba

Understanding the intensified attacks on Palestinian women’s bodies in times of heightened attacks by the settler colonial regime requires a feminist analysis. Such an analysis takes the Nakba as its analytical point of departure. Israel was built on the ruins of the Palestinian homeland, on its land, pain, and displacement.  It was built on the destruction of our communal social ties, the violation and invasion of our homes and bodies.

Rape and killing of Palestinian women was a central aspect of Israeli troops’ systematic massacres and evictions during the destruction of Palestinian villages in 1948. During the Deir Yassin massacre, for instance:

All the inhabitants were ordered into the village square. Here, they were lined up against a wall and shot.  One eyewitness said her sister, who was nine months pregnant, was shot in the back of the neck. Her assailants then cut open her stomach with a butcher’s knife and extracted the unborn baby. When an Arab woman tried to take the baby, she was shot…Women were raped before the eyes of their children before being murdered and dumped down the well…

Thus our struggle for indigenous sovereignty within anti-colonial activism as feminists is necessarily situated in the protection of Palestinian women’s bodily safety and sexuality, family, and communal right to life. It is a struggle against the hypermasculine Zionist military and settler apparatuses that frame Palestinian women as inherently threatening racialized Others whose bodies must be violated and destroyed as the internal enemy and “reproducers of Palestinians.” This logic is inseparable from the settler colonial logic of elimination.

Continue reading at http://profiles.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/19992/sexual-violence-women%E2%80%99s-bodies-and-israeli-settler

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The children of Gaza and the profit being made from their genocide by Heathcote Williams

As Israel violates its own ‘ceasefire’ to murder yet another child in Gaza City, the poet Heathcote Williams delves into aspects of Israel, Palestine and the lethal war now under way that rarely surface in the mainstream discourse – and amid the horror, cruelty and rising tide of fascism, finds grounds for long term hope… Israel’s soldiers’ strength is misused to produce genocide, as well as a scorched policy whereby 800,000 olive trees in Occupied Palestine are destroyed to drive Palestinian farmers from their land, and whereby their homes are bombed to smithereens.

Continue reading at http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2501830/the_children_of_gaza_and_the_profit_being_made_from_their_genocide.html

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