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The Genocide of the Palestinian People by Peace Action Cleveland

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 …Cleveland Peace Action (CPA) condemns, without reservation, the acts of violence and repression committed by Israel against the people of Palestine. Many of those who  wish to defend  the actions of the Israeli government contend that the term “genocide” only refers to mass killing and therefore does not apply. CPA points to the fact that the term “genocide” was first used in 1944 by Professor Raphael Lemkin, a Polish Jewish legal scholar who wrote in 1945, Genocide: A Modern Crime. In his book, Professor Lemkin writes: “Genocide does not necessarily signify mass killing. More often it refers to a coordinated plan aimed at destruction of the essential foundations of the life of national groups so that these groups wither and die like plants that have suffered a blight.”

Continue reading at https://www.peaceactioncleveland.org/2020/11/18/the-genocide-of-the-palestinian-people/

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Shohini Ghosh on Love Queer Cinema. Hate Apartheid. hosted by Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Movement

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As is known across the world, the government of Israel has, over the decades, carried out systematic and genocidal violence against the people of Palestine, whose land they illegally occupy. The Israeli government has established a regime that is brazenly discriminatory, majoritarian, racist, and Islamophobic. I see such an opposition to be urgent, because people and governments across the world are beginning to find acceptable the absolute violation of the rights and liberties of certain citizens, and the decimation of social and cultural fabrics…

Watch at at https://www.facebook.com/BDSNationalCommittee/videos/357924045481913

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ICC under Biden – a revolutionary shift in policy from Trump – analysis by Yonah Jeremy Bob

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 … it is hard to argue that general support by Biden for the ICC to continue to prosecute genocide is not a good thing.But the next big question becomes whether the Biden administration will continue to try to protect Israel from ICC scrutiny and whether it will put any teeth behind that backing as the Trump administration did with sanctions…. The hope in Israel is that the world’s gain in greater support for combating genocide does not come in parallel to efforts to reduce the complex Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a one-sided criminal case.

Continue reading at https://www.jpost.com/international/icc-under-biden-a-revolutionary-shift-in-policy-from-trump-analysis-648678

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Escalating The Demographic War: The Strategic Goal Of Israeli Racism In Palestine by Ramzy Baroud

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Since outright ethnic cleansing – which Israel practiced during and after the wars of 1948 and 1967 – is not an option, at least not for now, Israel is finding other ways to ensure a Jewish majority in Israel itself, in Jerusalem, in Area C within the occupied West Bank and, by extension, everywhere else in Palestine.

Israeli dissident historian, Professor Ilan Pappe, refers to this as ‘incremental genocide’. This slow-paced ethnic cleansing includes the expansion of the illegal Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and the proposed annexation of nearly a third of the Occupied Territories.

Continue reading at https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL2011/S00047/escalating-the-demographic-war-the-strategic-goal-of-israeli-racism-in-palestine.htm

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Iain Macwhirter: Keir the killer has asserted truly bold authority by banishing the Magic Grandpa on The Herald

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… insisting that it is anti-Semitic to say that Israel is committing genocide in the Palestinian-occupied territories, or that it is behaving like the Nazis. That is one of the cases of anti-Semitism cited as racism by the Equalities Commission report. Yet it is surely debatable whether this is expressing hatred of Jewish people or merely criticising Israeli foreign policy.
… After all, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, Richard Falk, accused the Israeli government of “ethnic cleansing and genocide” in the Palestinian territories.
… Many Labour activists feel very strongly about this. They regard the Palestinian cause as the great moral issue of the age. Many believe that claims of genocide are reasonable and that they are being denied the right to criticise Israel. Jeremy Corbyn is now their martyr-in-chief.

Continue reading at https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18837825.iain-macwhirter-keir-killer-asserted-truly-bold-authority-banishing-magic-grandpa/

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In the belly of Israel’s Holocaust ‘memory monster’ by Steve France

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The narrator does not define the monster but what the death-camp trauma-drama has done to the students’ minds is monstrous: Despite their acting out rituals of grief and mourning, they come away from his tours repulsed by their ancestors, the victims of a horrific genocide, whose murderers they are pumped up to emulate, as they confront the Arabs, whom they see as their enemy.

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2020/10/in-the-belly-of-israels-holocaust-memory-monster/

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Genocide supporter may get top job at Israel Holocaust memorial by Ali Abunimah

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The UN Genocide Convention defines genocide as any of a number of inhuman acts “committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.”
Under the convention, the crime of genocide includes “direct and public incitement to commit genocide.”
If anything fits this description it is Eitam’s record of dehumanizing Palestinians as “evil” and as “animals” and calling for their mass killing and expulsion from their homeland.
Thus, we will soon find out if Israel will be putting a genocidaire in charge of its Holocaust memorial.

Continue reading at https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/genocide-supporter-may-get-top-job-israel-holocaust-memorial

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Israel Unbounded by Judith Deutsch

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Haim Bresheeth-Zabner, in his 2020 history of the Zionist project as military violence, writes that the “pretence of an equality of claims between a militarized settler-colonial illegal administration and the indigenous population has been the mainstay of liberal Zionism, providing cover for every war crime in the book.” The claim of “enlightened occupation” is used to justify continued atrocities, allowing the perpetrators and their supporters to “smear as traitor anyone who voices the slightest criticism.” He documents a genocidal intent against Palestinians from the outset and quotes the secret orders given by the political/military leadership.

Continue reading at https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/10/23/israel-unbounded/

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