Category Archives: Genocide denial

People are accusing Israel of genocide. These human rights lawyers beg to differ. by Ben Sales

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According to an analysis provided to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency by the Network Contagion Research Institute, which studies the spread of hate online, tweets including the words “Israel” and “genocide” were posted hundreds of times per hour throughout the fighting. At one point on May 14, tweets with those two words were shared more than 2,000 times per hour. One tweet about “the ongoing Israeli genocide in Palestine” was shared more than 3,700 times.

Continue reading at https://www.jta.org/2021/05/26/israel/people-are-accusing-israel-of-genocide-these-human-rights-lawyers-beg-to-differ

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Sheikh Jarrah: Western media outlets are whitewashing Israeli colonialism by Denijal Jegic

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The terms “Jews” and “Israelis” as well as “Palestinians” and “Arabs” are used as interchangeable synonyms. As a consequence, the colonial dimensions are obscured because Palestinians are not referred to as indigenous people and Israel is not identified as a colonial power. 

…The latest Israeli airstrikes on Gaza were as well portrayed as a “response” to Hamas which is depicted as “an Islamic group sworn to Israel’s destruction.” That Israel is sworn to the destruction of Hamas and to Palestine as such is not part of the discourse. In fact, settler-colonial expansion is genocidal as such and necessitates the removal of the indigenous people. 

Continue reading at https://www.trtworld.com/opinion/sheikh-jarrah-western-media-outlets-are-whitewashing-israeli-colonialism-46593

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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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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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Weaponizing Anti-Semitism: IHRA and Ending the Palestine Exception on USACBI (Raymond Deane)

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In 1887, Arthur Balfour became the colonial overlord in Ireland. And quickly earned the nicknamed “bloody Balfour”. 1917, as we all know, he signed the infamous declaration, earmarking Palestine as the national home of the Jewish people, referring to the indigenous Palestinian Arab majority as “non-jewish communities”. I propose the term ‘discursive genocide’ for this exclusion from mention of those who he intends to exclude from their inalienable rights, and children, perhaps, the right to life.

Continue reading at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQH4DW_GNoY

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Palestinians condemn Pompeo’s visit to settlement winery on Mondoweiss

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Despite having the deeds to the land, landowners like Abdel Jawab Saleh, the former mayor of al-Bireh, have been unable to access their lands on Jabal al-Taweel for decades… “I remember when I was a child, I would go to the mountain with my mother and play in the local spring.”

… Saleh said he was living in exile when the settlement was established in 1981, and upon his return in the 1990’s to Palestine, he was devastated to find that the land of his parents was totally inaccessible to him.

Saleh said it was an “insult” to him and his family, that Pompeo was visiting an illegal settlement, whose “existence is a war crime,” all while him, his family, and neighbors are unable to go to the land.

“This visit is a symbol of the Israelis plan to one day forcibly expel all Palestinians from this land, and America’s partnership in this genocide,” he said.

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2020/11/palestinians-condemn-pompeos-visit-to-settlement-winery/

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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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Welcome to the Nakba: notes from the epicentre of an apocalypse by Micaela Sahhar

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Palestinians are not people ‘of Palestinian heritage’. That is to misunderstand the meaning of our diaspora. That is to misunderstand the nature of ethnic cleansing, forcible removal, spaciocide, genocide, the weaponising of language that would have us disappear in plain sight. Palestinians are not ghosts. Although it is true that we have the power of haunting (what criminal is not haunted by the flesh and blood evidence of their crime?). When a Palestinian tells you they are a Palestinian, this is not an opinion.

Continue reading at https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-238/feature-welcome-to-the-nakba-notes-from-the-epicentre-of-an-apocalypse/

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