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Joe Biden and the Palestinians: Reflections from an Anti-Zionist Jewish American by Benay Blend

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There are many countries who have done the same or worse than Israel, so why single this issue out as a litmus test for not giving away my vote? In short, those countries are not committing genocide in my name.
Why should other voters who have no personal connection to Palestine care about Biden’s political position? While Israel might not be committing atrocities in their name, Biden claims that Israel and the United States share similar values, a mutual worldview that makes sense of a strong alliance.
Racist, anti-immigrant, neo-liberal economies—alas Biden might be right on this for both countries share similar settler-colonial histories.
In a recent interview, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz puts the recent “reopen” protests into an historical context that makes this very clear. Just as Israel practices a policy of ethnic cleansing, so the procedure of “eliminating people,” she says, is “baked in [America’s] founding, Constitution and military.”
It’s always there “as a possibility,” she says, as it is now for anyone with a compromised immune system, “this idea to just get rid of them,” “cull out” the elderly, the poor so that the economy can re-open.

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/joe-biden-and-the-palestinians-reflections-from-an-anti-zionist-jewish-american/

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The Real Enemy Is Within by Chris Hedges

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If you are not dedicated to the destruction of empire and the dismantling of American militarism, then you cannot count yourself as a member of the left. It is not a side issue. It is the issue. It is why I refuse to give a pass in this presidential election campaign to Bernie Sanders, who refuses to confront the war industry or the crimes of empire, including U.S. support for the slow genocide carried out by Israel against the Palestinians. There will be no genuine democratic, social, economic or political reform until we destroy our permanent war machine.

Continue reading at http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_real_enemy_is_within_20150906

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Israel’s Decimation of Gaza by Norman Pollack

What we see is a miniaturized genocide—nothing less, followed by a dozen years of fruitless litigation and recourse to justice. That by itself reveals the moral emptiness of present-day Israel and, of course, its American-backer… Here is the rather sober comment of a well-known Gazan economist, Omar Shaban, to whom I shall give the final word: “After every war, we say it can’t get worse, but I will say this time is the worst ever. There is no sign of life. Trade. Import. Export. Reconstruction. Aid? Dead. I’m not exaggerating when I tell my friends abroad: Gaza could collapse, maybe soon.”

Continue reading at http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/02/17/israels-decimation-of-gaza/

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Making Thanksgiving Real: Rejoice in Our Ability to Challenge the Pervasive Injustice in American Society by Rabbi Michael Lerner

The greatest injustice to recall on Thanksgiving is the genocide perpetrated by European settlers against the Native Americans, successfully wiping out most of them over the course of some 200 years of ruthless expropriation of their lands, their means of livelihood and food, and their self-respect. At the Thanksgiving dinner it is particularly appropriate to invoke the memory of those natives, and recommit ourselves to doing all we can to ensure that no other people gets similarly treated. Sadly, the Palestinian people may be facing a similar expropriation as Israeli settler daily expand their settlements on Arab lands.

Continue reading at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-michael-lerner/making-thanksgiving-real-_b_6224838.html

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When will the oppression of Palestinians end? by Khaled Almaeena

The American government is not the honest broker that it claims to be. Palestinians are left with no choice but to retaliate and stand up to their barbaric occupiers who are carrying out a policy of genocide to eradicate their very existence. Well, the Palestinian people are here to stay.

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Ignored Root Cause of Occupied Palestine Violence by Stephen Lendman

Israel and America share full responsibility. Partnering in high crimes against peace. Longstanding. Unspeakable. Viciousness writ large. Slow-motion genocide. Washington supporting Israel’s killing machine. Operating unaccountably. Murdering Palestinians in cold blood. In one premeditated war after another. Ruthless collective punishment. Horrific abuse. Ongoing daily. Other forms of mistreatment… John Kerry regurgitating White House rubbish. Calling Tuesday’s attack “pure terror and senseless brutality.” Ignoring Israel’s worst crimes. Longstanding slow-motion genocide. Occupation harshness brutality. Creating an atmosphere for retaliation. Turning a blind eye to its root cause.

Continue reading at http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/ignored-root-cause-occupied-palestine-violence/

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