Category Archives: Education and genocide

Scholars of Genocide, Mass Violence, and Human Rights Statement on Ongoing Developments in Palestine and Israel on Jadaliyya

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As scholars of genocide, mass violence, and human rights, it is our moral and intellectual responsibility to center the voices and perspectives of victims and survivors of state violence. We study and teach about a wide range of processes and cases of mass atrocities and state violence. Unfortunately, Israel—like many other modern states—also commits state violence, and we must not remain silent about it. Indeed, we teach students about the dangers of remaining silent and about the importance of speaking up and taking action. This is particularly significant in this case, as Palestinians, their history, and the ongoing Israeli state violence against them since the Nakba in 1948 have been marginalized in our field for far too long. 

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Jewish Yale Students and Alumni in Solidarity with Yale Students4Palestine to Demand Accountability from Our Institutions and Peers by Yale Jews for Palestine

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We envision a Judaism that is inherently anti-racist and anti-Zionist, and we reject the conflation of Zionism with Judaism that labels anti-Zionism as anti-Semitic. We will not allow our Jewishness and our history of struggle to be weaponized in order to commit pogroms, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. Instead, we offer the concept of doikayt, a Yiddish socialist idea meaning “hereness.” We must fight for our right to thrive right here where we are–a Jewish life that does not legitimize the displacement and ethnic cleansing of any other group in the name of our own “security.” We believe the most secure future for the Jewish people is not through any settler colonial project, but through solidarity with other oppressed groups, fighting to abolish racism and transform our world.

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‘No Thanks, No Giving’ in the Time of the Coronavirus by Benay Blend

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In the year of the coronavirus, when Americans mourn that their celebrations will be missing extended family members and friends, due either to their deaths or restrictions put in place to prevent more deaths, it would be good to remember that the original settlers were uninvited guests, intruding on land which they would steal from its inhabitants.

Refusing to tell the real story of Thanksgiving implies committing genocide again. By erasing the history of Indigenous people—whether Native American or Palestinian—we side with the oppressor who wants to literally remove the people who are native to the land.

“We talk about the history because we must,” said Mahtowin Munro (Wampanoag), a co-organizer for the 50th National Day of Mourning in 2019. 

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/no-thanks-no-giving-in-the-time-of-the-coronavirus/

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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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HTR Summer Fellowship Must Take an Anti-Zionist Stance on Harvard PSC

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[T]he Apartheid Israeli state has demonstrated its gross violation of international law and made a mockery of United Nations Resolutions Zionism as a genocidal and ethnocidal political ideology does not exist in isolation. Zionism as propagated by Theodore Herzl and effectuated by war criminals — and founding fathers of the state of Israel — David Ben Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Menachem Begin, Ariel Sharon, Yossef Nachmmani, Ezra Danin, and many others, is deeply rooted in, and shares theoretical and practicable frameworks with, white supremacy, settler-colonialism, ethnonationalism and fascism. We have a moral obligation to resoundingly reject each of these ideologies of division, hate, and exclusion. 

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The Right to Education Campaign: Resisting Annexation by Stop the Wall

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The fact that the Israeli occupation systematically deprives Palestinians in the Jordan Valley of their right to education creates an entire generation ignorant of their history and cultural identity. Ruining Palestinians’ cultural identity and attempting to erase the collective memory that connects them as a people with other Palestinians is another way, in which Zionism aims to eliminate the native Palestinian people. This amounts to a policy called ‘cultural genocide’. The Right to Education Campaign aims to create facts on the ground to save Palestinians’ cultural identity from obliteration. 

Continue reading at https://www.stopthewall.org/2020/07/01/right-education-campaign-resisting-annexation/

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Petition: Calling for the Expulsion of USC Students and from USC by USC Student

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…a white student at USC, was recently called out for an Islamaphobic TikTok he publically uploaded which mocks Palestinian and Muslim people. In the TikTok, he wears a hijab, mocking and appropriating Muslim religious practices and expression. He also stated in texts that Palestinians are dying because they refuse to “let Israel exist”, blaming Palestinian people for their own displacement and genocide.

Continue reading at https://www.change.org/p/carol-folt-calling-for-the-expulsion-of-usc-students-and-from-usc

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