LETTER on SaltWire: Uneven coverage of humanitarian causes by Richard Deaton


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Regrettably, recent events in Ukraine have obscured what is still occurring in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel’s expansionists policies directed against the Palestinians appear to be a co-ordinated policy of apartheid and genocide intended to eliminate Palestinian culture and existence.

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Ottawa students walk out of class in support of Palestinian people on CTV News Ottawa

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“They’ve been through years and years of genocide and I think it’s really good for us as a school to be protesting for Palestine, because they don’t really get a lot of air, like nobody really knows what’s going on in Palestine.”

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Toward Indigenous Ultimate Permanence: Examining Settler Colonialism and Genocidal Elimination in Canada and Israel by Molly Barbara Cop Rasmussen

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This thesis critically compares technologies of settler colonialism and genocidal elimination in Canada and Israel. Keeping with the argument that recognizes settler colonialism as an entity that destroys to replace, genocide is taken up as a theoretical framing device that addresses comparable methods of both the material and discursive elimination of Indigenous peoples in Canada and Palestinians within and outside of Israel. At the same time as the two settler states continue to commit genocide against the original inhabitants of the lands they have stolen, Canada and Israel utilize similar self promotion strategies that present themselves as humanitarian and democratic, a specific tool used to wash away the sins of settler colonialism and genocide. While no two settler regimes are exactly the same, this thesis identifies key structural similarities between the two states and makes the case for an international solidarity movement rooted in principles of anti-colonialism and Indigenous ultimate permanence.

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A protestor proudly waving the Palestinian flag during a rally in solidarity with Palestine in Toronto, Canada on VPalestine


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Banner leading a Toronto march in solidarity with the indigenous Palestinian people reads: “Stop Palestinian Genocide: End Zionist Apartheid.”

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Statement of Solidarity OPIRG Peterborough for Palestinian Liberation by Ontario Public Interest Research Group

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We are calling on the Canadian Government to stop supplying weapons to Israel and recognize human rights abuses. We call for the Government of Israel to end practices that amount to genocide as defined by the United Nations. Until actions are taken, we believe that the Canadian Government should use diplomatic pressure including sanctions, revisiting both the Canadian-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA).

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SFSS BDS motion sees support from Palestinian and Jewish students and opposition from Hillel on The Peak

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On May 19, the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) motion passed a motion in solidarity with Palestinian students. It discusses Israel and its acts of violence against Palestinians, such as attacks on residential grounds and mosques. SFSS’ statement included a call to action to “initiate, support, and amplify” Palestinian calls to join BDS campaigns… Palestinian student Lara Radwan said, “Happy to see the SFSS stand on the right side of history as they stop letting businesses profit off of genocide and ethnic cleansing. We all play a part in making a change, and glad to see the SFSS take theirs.” 

Continue reading at https://the-peak.ca/2021/08/sfss-bds-motion-sees-support-from-palestinian-and-jewish-students-and-opposition-from-hillel/

Nahla Abdo at Challenging the Narrative: Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitic? on Carleton University Students For Scholars at Risk

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Nahla Abdo on Carleton University Students For Scholars at Risk

A cross-examination of Zionism, from Israel, reveals the violent, racist, and even genocidal policies and practices that Israel, as a settler colonial state, has been using against indigenous Palestinians, among others. 

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Israel Admits its Guilt (and Other Arguments) by Jim Miles

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There are two solutions left.  First is the status quo, a slow genocide and ethnic removal of the Palestinian people, preferably to surrounding Arab states (Saudi Arabia, a US-Israeli ally would certainly not welcome them), or less preferably to small islets of apartheid.  The whole process could be sped up by a regional war, say with Iran, under cover of which Israel could attempt to expel masses of Palestinians.

The second solution is what many have demanded of Canada (remember, no double standards):  justice and restoration – of rights, of property, of health and education, of infrastructure, of legal equality as well as full political participation in the governance of the country. Simple solution, but entirely against the beliefs of the current Israeli system.

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Why is an NDP MP Joining a Task Force Seeking to Force Twitter, Facebook to Apply Anti-Palestine Solidarity IHRA Definition? by Aidan Jonah

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New Democratic Party member of parliament Randall Garrison recently joined an unofficial task force which is lobbying Facebook and Twitter to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism, which considers any criticism of Israel or solidarity with Palestine anti-semitic. The NDP is Canada’s social-democratic political party.

… Garrison perplexingly claims that he “opposes Israeli annexation of Palestinian land and “remain[s] committed to getting Canada to work toward a two state solution where both sides can live in peace & security.” Remarkably, Garrison equates genocide against the Palestinian people to minor acts of resistance by Palestinians.

Bueckert called out Garrison for this false equivalence, stating that “if you won’t support Canada taking concrete action to stop Israeli annexation, you don’t really oppose it.”

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