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Zionism Has Truly Lost the Debate by Ustadh Abu Haneefah Sohail

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The tide is turning against the Zionist propoganda machine. A debate in central London in June 2019 tabled the motion that, ‘Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism’.[17] The two speakers for the motion were Pro-Israel journalist, broadcaster and author Melanie Phillips, and former Israeli politician and member of the Knesset, Einat Wilf. The two speakers against the motion were Israeli historian, anti-Zionist activist, and Professor at the University of Exeter, Ilan Pappé,[18] and journalist, broadcaster and prominent critic of Israel, Mehdi Hasan. The motion was comprehensively defeated but what is more significant is that there was a 7% swing against the motion from attendees who were former supporters of Zionism. These are the small battles in auditoriums, university campuses and radio stations which must be won, and it is Jewish intellectuals who are most vociferous in exposing the Zionist movement as a deeply racist, colonial movement intent on the genocide or ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinian people.

Continue reading at https://www.islam21c.com/opinion/zionism-has-truly-lost-the-debate/

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Mandela’s grandson at Palestine Expo: ‘We have a moral duty to support the BDS’ on Middle East Monitor

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My brothers and sisters; Palestine Expo reminds us of the reality of a nation that has now withstood 71 years of the Nakba. It reminds us of homes, farms and villages that was once home to a vibrant community with a proud history, culture, language and cuisine that has been usurped and occupied in gross violation of international law. Seven decades of ethnic cleansing and genocide perpetrated in the name of the myth of a land without people, for a people without land.

Continue reading at https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190707-mandelas-grandson-at-palestine-expo-we-have-a-moral-duty-to-support-the-bds/

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Burying the Nakba: How Israel Systematically Hides Evidence of 1948 Expulsion of Arabs by Hagar Shezaf

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This is one of those rare cases when we archive an article that doesn’t state the word ‘genocide’ in relation to Israel, but the information in it illustrates acts that amount to genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people. It also features a policy of concealment and genocide denial.

Four years ago, historian Tamar Novick was jolted by a document she found in the file of Yosef Vashitz, from the Arab Department of the left-wing Mapam Party, in the Yad Yaari archive at Givat Haviva. The document, which seemed to describe events that took place during the 1948 war, began:
“Safsaf [former Palestinian village near Safed] – 52 men were caught, tied them to one another, dug a pit and shot them. 10 were still twitching. Women came, begged for mercy. Found bodies of 6 elderly men. There were 61 bodies. 3 cases of rape, one east of from Safed, girl of 14, 4 men shot and killed. From one they cut off his fingers with a knife to take the ring.”
The writer goes on to describe additional massacres, looting and abuse perpetrated by Israeli forces in Israel’s War of Independence. 

Continue reading at https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-how-israel-systematically-hides-evidence-of-1948-expulsion-of-arabs-1.7435103

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‘Judaism Is an Adjective That Modifies My Arabness’ by Tzach Yoked

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“If Israel was in earnest concerned with the well-being of international Jews, it would do much more to ensure that the climate of hatred that continues to assault Jewish people internationally has no room to exist, instead of fueling it in the form of [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s administration’s policies and allegiances with [U.S. President Donald] Trump, [Brazilian President Jair] Bolsonaro, and company. Israel and the world owe us genuine, painstaking efforts to stamp out genocide and systematic dehumanization, wherever it is emerging, including in the case of the Palestinians.”

Continue reading at https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/.premium.MAGAZINE-judaism-is-an-adjective-that-modifies-my-arabness-1.7432126

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Bahrain conference is a stab in the back to every Palestinian by Aya Al Ghazzawi

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This conference, in fact, is one step in the continual dehumanization of the Palestinian people. It says that the Palestinian cause costs as much as 50 billion dollars as distributed to Palestine ($28 billion) and surrounding countries like Egypt ($12 billion), Jordan ($7 billion) and Lebanon ($6 billion) within the next 10 years. It says that the blood of the Palestinian martyrs and the people’s long suffering can be bargained upon. That money can make up to Palestinians for the ongoing ethnic cleansing which began in 1948. That the incremental genocide inflicted by Israel on Palestinians can be forgotten for crumbs of bread and a trivial sum of money. And most importantly, that the unquestionable right of Palestinians to return to their usurped homelands and compensation as guaranteed in Resolution 94 can be alienated.

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2019/06/bahrain-conference-palestinian/

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Has India abandoned Palestine? by Askiah Adam

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INDIA has recently voted in support of Israel at the United Nations for the first time in its post-independence history. At the UN’s Economic and Social Council on June 6 she voted with Israel to deny a Palestinian non-governmental organisation, the Shahed, an observer status.
To many this may appear innocuous. Israel has persuaded India that Shahed is a terrorist organisation and not, as it claims to be, an NGO fighting for the human rights of Palestinians. But under threat of genocide is not survival contingent upon resistance? Why not give Shahed an observer status? How dangerous can that be?

Continue reading at http://www.newagebd.net/article/76310/has-india-abandoned-palestine

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What’s Wrong With Palestinian Surrender? by Danny Danon on The New York Times

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With this national ethos, negotiating without the explicit endorsement of a Palestinian state is seen as a rejection of the Palestinian national identity, and an acknowledgment that Israel and the Jewish people are here to stay. In short, for Mr. Abbas and Mr. Erekat, this approach is akin to national suicide.

Yet a national suicide of the Palestinians’ current political and cultural ethos is precisely what is needed for peace. The belief that the Jews have no right to the land and Israel is to be destroyed, which engenders a culture of hate and incitement, needs to end.

Continue reading at https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/opinion/palestinian-peace-bahrain-conference.html

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Israeli security, peace cannot be built on injustice of Palestinians on The Star Kenya

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What is happening in occupied Palestine is incremental genocide – not self-defence. Israel is asking the Palestinian people to let their freedom die, so that the Israeli people can live.
Submit or fight. These were the two choices facing Kenyans during your anti-colonial struggle. Like you, we Palestinians have also chosen to fight for our dignity – for ourselves and our children. We will not let our dream of freedom die.

Continue reading at https://www.the-star.co.ke/siasa/2019-06-22-israeli-security-peace-cannot-be-built-on-injustice-of-palestinians/

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Israeli channel airs call to expel all Palestinians by Ali Abunimah

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“There will not be peace in Israel until you remove the people who don’t belong there,” Hopkins asserted.
.. Shek asked: “You mean 50 percent of the population will have to go?”
“Yes, they will have to go,” Hopkins affirmed. “If some of their population still stab you with knives, then I would say yes, the rest have to go.”
Palestinians constitute half – and likely a slight majority – of the approximately 13 million people who live in what is today Israel, the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Hopkins’ call for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians may even meet the international legal definitionof genocide.
The Genocide Convention defines numerous acts as genocide if they are committed “with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.”

.. That Shek challenged Hopkins’ call for the ethnic cleansing of millions of people in no way mitigates i24 News’ responsibility for airing dangerous racist incitement.

Continue reading at https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israeli-channel-airs-call-expel-all-palestinians

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