Category Archives: Conditions that amount to genocide

Nerdeen Kiswani on Facebook

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My mothers cousin, Omar Al-Kiswani, is the director of Al-Aqsa mosque and on the front lines of resisting settler violence. So if you claim to be my friend and ignore what’s happening in Palestine, you’re quite literally turning a blind eye to the suffering of my family and my people. I wish nothing more than to be with my people right now, but I’ve been banned from entering my own homeland by Zionist settler scum since 2015. Meanwhile just a couple weeks ago, our village Beit iksa was set ablaze by settlers who chanted “may your village burn” An Israeli fire truck came but didn’t put out the fire, they had to wait for a Palestinian fire truck to put it out. They also smashed several car windows and sprayed racist graffiti in our village, the village where my father and all 4 of my grandparents were born in. This is just a snapshot of the last two weeks, for Palestinians who have family back home, these stories are all too familiar. Yet we are some of the only people constantly living in this trauma, sharing information about the attacks our communities withstand, while our neighbors and friends in the U.S. ignore us. I shouldn’t have to draw out these personal connections, but when you ignore Palestinians sharing footage capturing the ongoing genocide of Palestine, you are literally ignoring our families suffering from and resisting zionist colonial violence.

Continue reading at https://www.facebook.com/NerdeenKiswani/posts/10224163230206793

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American Jews, stop funding Jewish terrorism by Rabbi Jill Jacobs

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But casting the right-wing Jewish rioters as marginalized outsiders erases the
roles of both the Israeli government and American Jewish funders in
enabling and encouraging such violence.
.. It is not enough to issue statements against the violence of the extremists, or
to pretend that they represent a marginal perspective. Those of us committed
to the human rights of both Israelis and Palestinians also must insist that the
institutions to which we are connected do not contribute to the groups that
promote genocide and organize Jews to take part in violent rampages.

Continue reading at https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-american-jews-stop-funding-jewish-terrorism-1.9765063

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The Diplomacy of Genocide by Dirk Moses

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Israel regards the Holocaust as unique, virtually the only genocide in history, meaning it is difficult to recognize the Armenian one, especially as its anniversary falls so close to Holocaust Memorial Day. Israeli and Turkish elites both benefit from this tacit assumption, with the Turkish state brandishing its credentials as an upstanding international citizen that recognizes the Holocaust’s special status while boasting about its generous treatment of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. Unsaid so far is that recognizing mass population expulsion, accompanied by massacres, in the context of a military campaign – i.e., the elements of the Armenian genocide – as genocide could open a pandora’s box of uncomfortable historical comparison.

Continue reading at https://www.aicgs.org/2021/05/the-diplomacy-of-genocide/

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Israel’s denial of vaccines to Palestinians = genocide by Betsey Piette

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Not only is the Israeli state denying vaccines to Palestinians, its forces are deliberately sabotaging testing and treatment programs for them. Israeli forces  destroyed a Palestinian COVID testing center in April of last year. Testing was halted in June due to lack of test kits. A month later, Israeli forces destroyed a quarantine facility in the West Bank. All supporters of the Palestinian people and all who oppose Israel’s denial of lifesaving health care to this besieged people must raise their voices in a loud outcry!

Continue reading at https://www.workers.org/2021/03/54967/

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When It Comes to Israel and Palestine, Germany Needs to Remember Its Commitment: ‘Never Again’ by Agneska Bloch

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On one hand is Germany’s “special relationship” with Israel, rooted in Germany’s “special historical responsibility for Israel’s security,” as German Chancellor Angela Merkel put it in a 2008 speech to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. On the other is the oft-repeated injunction “nie wieder” (never again), a commitment to prevent genocide based on the principles of human rights and the protection of minorities after the Holocaust. Yet the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, which the normalization deals reinforce, and annexation, which they only postpone, are clear violations of this duty.

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Israel’s Genocide in Gaza Goes Uninterrupted, But Is Europe Finally Taking Notice? by Miko Peled

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According to a report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW), the issue of complicity with genocide is quite clear. “Prior jurisprudence has defined the term complicity as aiding and abetting, instigating, and procuring […] Complicity to commit genocide in Article 2(3)(e) refers to all acts of assistance or encouragement that have substantially contributed to, or have had a substantial effect on, the completion of the crime of genocide.”… According to that definition, both the EU states and the United States are complicit in the crime of genocide.

Continue reading at https://www.mintpressnews.com/israels-genocide-gaza-goes-uninterrupted-europe-finally-taking-notice/273837/

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What is to be done: reflections on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by Haidar Eid

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What Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are living through is a process of what Israeli revisionist historian Ilan Pappe has described to be an “incremental genocide.”
…It is the responsibility of citizens of the world to isolate Israel through an intensive boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign until it complies with international law. 
…While the leaders of the official international community stand complicit with Israel, we rely on people of courage and conscience to join us in our struggle…
…The only way we can redeem the blood of those who have been barbarically killed since the 1948 Nakba is to make sure that their surviving families live in a just society where all citizens are equal regardless of gender, color, race, ethnic, sexual background, or religion.

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2020/11/what-is-to-be-done-reflections-on-international-day-of-solidarity-with-the-palestinian-people/

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Honoring Gaza’s Martyrs Eight Years After November 2012 by Within Our Lifetime

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Since the siege and blockade of Gaza began in 2007, the nearly 2 million Palestinians living inside of the world’s largest open air prison have been attacked by the US-backed occupation time and time again. It is in the face of this genocide that Gaza has resisted, and continues to resist. From popular resistance to organized resistance, from the Great Return March to armed struggle, we must defend the right of Palestinians to defend themselves against zionist genocide by any means necessary.

Continue reading at https://www.wolpalestine.com/blog/2020/11/14/honoring-gazas-martyrs-eight-years-after-november-2012

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