Israel’s Bennett urges citizens to carry guns, says ‘this is the time’ on Middle East Eye

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Bennett said in a video statement from his home on Wednesday where he is quarantined after testing positive for Covid-19. “What is expected of you, Israeli citizens? Vigilance and responsibility. Whoever has a gun licence, this is the time to carry a gun. We are also currently evaluating a larger framework to involve civilian volunteers who want to help and be of assistance.”

… Meanwhile, requests for arms purchases by Israeli citizens have been on the rise… According to data from the ministry of public security, requests increased three and a half times from the same period last year… More than a thousand gun purchase applications have been submitted since the beginning of March, and the number of applications has doubled in the past two weeks. 

… Late on Tuesday, Uzi Dayan, a former Israeli army general and member of Israel’s parliament, warned the Palestinians of another Nakba. “The thing we need to tell the Arab community, even those who didn’t participate in the attacks, is to be careful,” he said. “If we reach a civil war situation, things will end in one word and a situation you know, which is Nakba,” he added. “This is what will happen in the end.” 

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Palestinian Labour, Unconquered by Salvage Editorial Collective

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When Israel conquered Gaza and the West Bank in 1967, one of their first moves was to ban the Palestinian flag and to ban books evoking Palestine’s existence. The attempted eradication of historical memory is part of a process that Israeli historian Baruch Kimmerling once called ‘politicide’. To destroy the idea of Palestine need not entail the physical destruction of the Palestinians. However, as the increasingly overt calls for genocide from Israeli politicians suggest, it need not entail their survival either.

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Israel: Knesset member calls for murder of people in mixed marriages on Middle East Eye

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David Sheen, an Israeli journalist, who wrote about Pindrus’s remarks on Twitter and shared his speech, said: “Like most eliminationist lawmakers, Yitzhak Pindrus doesn’t have a Twitter account, but apparently he has a private account, because he immediately noted that his incitement to genocide all Israelis ‘who contribute to miscegenation’ was reported on that.”

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The Israel hasbara machine is attempting to sanitize Naftali Bennett’s “I killed many Arabs” quote by Jonathan Ofir

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Israel just got its most right-wing Prime Minister ever, in the form of Naftali Bennett. We have already seen the signs that Israeli pundits were trying to sanitize his racist history, to make him a better sell than Netanyahu. But what do you do with phrases such as “I’ve killed many Arabs in my life, and there’s no problem with that”? I mean, that’s one of the singularly most racist things he’s said, it’s often quoted, and it’s not only racist but has a genocidal hint to it?

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Israeli mob chants for genocide in Jerusalem by Tamara Nassar

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Thousands of Israeli Jewish nationalists marched through Jerusalem chanting racist and genocidal slogans against Palestinians on Tuesday. This was part of an annual “March of the Flags” by far-right Israeli Jews to celebrate Israel’s occupation and colonization of East Jerusalem. Like in previous years, the mob waving Israeli flags spewed racist and genocidal slogans against Palestinians and denigrated the Prophet Muhammad.

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“Today we are Nazis,” says member of Israeli Jewish extremist group by Ali Abunimah and Tamara Nassar

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In screenshots from the groups posted by Fake Reporter, members talked about types of weapons and made plans for where to meet up in order to attack Palestinians and burn mosques. They engaged in virulent racism and incitement against Palestinians.
The messages were released in the context of recent attacks by extremist Jewish Israelis on Palestinians, their homes and businesses as Israel escalated its attacks on the occupied West Bank and Gaza over the last week.
“We are no longer Jews today,” one user wrote in a Telegram group titled “People from Holon, Bat Yam and Rishon Lezion go out to bring war.”
“Today we are Nazis.”

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Teshuvah: A Jewish Case for Palestinian Refugee Return by Peter Beinart

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“We are what we remember,” wrote the late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. “As with an individual suffering from dementia, so with a culture as a whole: the loss of memory is experienced as a loss of identity.” For a stateless people, collective memory is key to national survival. That’s why for centuries diaspora Jews asked to be buried with soil from the land of Israel. And it’s why Palestinians gather soil from the villages from which their parents or grandparents were expelled. For Jews to tell Palestinians that peace requires them to forget the Nakba is grotesque. In our bones, Jews know that when you tell a people to forget its past you are not proposing peace. You are proposing extinction.

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Ces Israéliens qui se battent aux côtés des Palestiniens / These Israelis who fight alongside the Palestinians by Hassina Mechaï

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Que pensez-vous du champ politique israélien actuel? Semble-t-il capable de proposer une solution?
Le champ politique israélien actuel ne semble capable que de proposer un génocide. Ce n’est pas une hyperbole. Les élections se situent entre Nétanyhaou, l’initiateur du plan d’annexion Trump-Kushner et Benny Ganz qui se vante d’avoir «ramené Gaza à l’âge de pierre,» comme si c’était un mérite politique. Je ne pense pas qu’il faille leur demander de trouver des solutions au problème de la violence qu’ils commettent. La seule solution est l’arrêt immédiat de la violence et le retrait du pouvoir aux auteurs de ces actes. Bien qu’il y ait des forces opposées, principalement les partis palestiniens, c’est peu; c’est comme tenir d’un doigt un barrage qui s’écroule. Mais ce n’est qu’à cette condition qu’on pourra commencer à envisager des actes de réparation et de responsabilisation. Tout cela devrait être mené par les victimes et encouragé par la communauté internationale.

What do you think of the current Israeli political field? Does it seem capable of proposing a solution?
The current Israeli political field is only capable of proposing genocide. I’m not being hyperbolic, the elections are between Netanyahu, the originator of the Trump-Kushner annexation plan, and Benny Gantz, who boasts of “returning Gaza to the stone age” as a political merit badge. While there are opposing forces, mostly expressed in the Palestinian parties, it’s like a finger in a broken down dam. I don’t think perpetrators of violence should be asked for solutions to the problem of them perpetrating violence. I think the only solution is the immediate stop to violence and a stripping of power from the perpetrators. After that, modes of reparations and accountability can begin to be discussed. And all of this must be led by the victims and shouldered by the rest of the community- in this case, the international community. 

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Chief Justice must apologise for anti-Palestine comments by Ahmed Jazbhay

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… it sends out a clear message that the Zionist lobby and its sympathisers cannot use members of the judiciary to further its global propaganda campaign to justify and normalise its genocide, epistemicide, ethnic cleansing and colonisation of Palestine.

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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.

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