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On Haaretz: Can Settler Colonialism Be Liberal and Apartheid Be Progressive? by Ilan Pappe

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Even the worst atrocity can be tolerated and explained, if it is de-contextualized – namely is not related to an ideology – and, thus, the discreet dots of Israeli criminality are not connected together to provide the full and truthful picture of the real intent of the settler-colonial project of Zionism that will not end until it is stopped – which is to eliminate the Palestinians and Palestine. I am sure we all understand that elimination can take more than one form: it could be genocide, it could be incremental ethnic cleansing, sieges, closures, blockades and starvation, as well the erasure of heritage, history and culture. It can take place in dramatic operations or on a daily basis and can be directed towards the individual or the society, as a whole.

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/on-haaretz-can-settler-colonialism-be-liberal-and-apartheid-be-progressive/

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The unexceptional roots of Zionist fragility by Omar Zahzah

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When revelations of the latest instance of Zionist brutality previously came to dominate the media—such as the exposure of the Israeli Occupation Forces’ involvement in the genocidal Sabra and Shatila camp massacres in Lebanon of 1982, or the grotesquely asymmetrical death toll of assaults upon Palestinians in the Gaza strip such as in the summer of 2014—predictions that we had finally reached the point where the political mainstream must finally set firm limits upon Israeli military and colonial aggression usually proved unfounded.

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2021/10/the-unexceptional-roots-of-zionist-fragility/

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Mizrahi Jews Speak in Support of the California Ethnic Studies Curriculum by Michal David and Shahar Zaken

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The JIMENA statement also ignores the crimes of Zionism towards Mizrahi Jews. The most striking example is the institutional kidnapping of thousands of Mizrahi (mostly Yemeni) babies from their families. Other examples abound. When Jews from Muslim countries arrived in the nascent Israeli state in the 1950s, they encountered the racism of the Zionist institutions that established an Ashkenazi hegemony. Mizrahi migrants were treated differently than their Ashkenazi counterparts. After the Nakba (نكبة), which means “catastrophe” in Arabic and refers to the destruction of the Palestinian villages and cities and displacement and genocide of Palestinian people in what became the State of Israel, the now-vacant land was in the hands of the Israeli state. While European Jewish migrants were settled in central metropolitan areas and given housing by the state with the prospect of ownership, Mizrahi Jewish migrants were settled on frontier border areas, in underfunded public housing, in order to bolster the Zionist claim to the land of dispossessed Palestinians, and secure the border against invasion. 

Continue reading at http://jocsm.org/mizrahi-jews-speak-in-support-of-the-ca-ethnic-studies-curriculum/

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Leonard Cohen and the Concert That Never Was on The MIT Press Reader

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For me, somebody who in 2009 had already been a signatory of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) for three years, and had been critical of Zionism as an ideology that purports to speak for world Jewry and as an ideal to which we are supposed to adhere, the Zionist ideology of people like Sharon was something that I had long ago divested myself from. So, seeing my newfound idol sitting next to Sharon, who is like the symbol of everything that has gone wrong (in terms of Jewish nationalism, the displacement of people, and the genocide being waged against the Palestinian people), on the receiving end of Cohen’s art put me into a state of panic. 

Continue reading at https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/leonard-cohen-and-the-concert-that-never-was/

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Zionism Has Truly Lost the Debate by Ustadh Abu Haneefah Sohail

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The tide is turning against the Zionist propoganda machine. A debate in central London in June 2019 tabled the motion that, ‘Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism’.[17] The two speakers for the motion were Pro-Israel journalist, broadcaster and author Melanie Phillips, and former Israeli politician and member of the Knesset, Einat Wilf. The two speakers against the motion were Israeli historian, anti-Zionist activist, and Professor at the University of Exeter, Ilan Pappé,[18] and journalist, broadcaster and prominent critic of Israel, Mehdi Hasan. The motion was comprehensively defeated but what is more significant is that there was a 7% swing against the motion from attendees who were former supporters of Zionism. These are the small battles in auditoriums, university campuses and radio stations which must be won, and it is Jewish intellectuals who are most vociferous in exposing the Zionist movement as a deeply racist, colonial movement intent on the genocide or ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinian people.

Continue reading at https://www.islam21c.com/opinion/zionism-has-truly-lost-the-debate/

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Anti-Zionism is a Rejection of Racism and Imperialism, not Just Criticism of Israel by Eyad Kishawi, Liliana Cordova-Kaczerginski, Max Ajl

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… ever since the general strike of 1936 and the great Palestinian revoltagainst the British mandate, anti-Zionism has been defined as the rejection of Jewish-only colonies, created on Palestinian land through expropriation and forced expulsion of indigenous Palestinians for the purpose of building the economic and demographic conditions for establishing a colonial nation-state in Palestine. It was only natural that massacres, genocide, and eventually apartheid would inevitably ensue where the colonizer has sought to establish dominance over the colonized.

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By leaving UNESCO, the US is trying to rewrite history by Wilson Dizard

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Israeli nationalism relies on interpretations of history that occurred both in the 20th century and thousands of years ago, and the supposed ‘anti-Israel’ bias of UNESCO shows how important these events are to Israel’s national story. No one wants to live in a country responsible for genocide. How can one have pride in a place like that? It would be easier to imagine it didn’t happen, rather than come to terms with it. In the US, for instance, some high school textbooks still treat the Civil War as a matter of ‘states’ rights’ and not slavery.

Continue reading at https://www.trtworld.com/opinion/by-leaving-unesco-the-us-is-trying-to-rewrite-history-23087

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