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Israel lobby’s “Death to the Arabs” damage control by Ali Abunimah

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“Every evening this week, dozens of young Jews walked around Jerusalem’s city center, chanting ‘Death to Arabs’ and attacking passersby with stones and tear gas,” Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported on Wednesday. The situation escalated further on Thursday, when more than 100 Palestinians were injured as a result of mob violence provoked by the far-right Jewish group Lehava.

… Cries of “Death to the Arabs” are sadly an all too common phenomenon in Israel. And far from being the sole responsibility of a few fringe extremists, they are the direct result of years of anti-Palestinian incitement and dehumanizing rhetoric by Israeli leaders, from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s top rabbis to other senior politicians and even comedians and pop singers.

Extreme racist and even genocidal hatred of Palestinians is pervasive in Israeli Jewish society, where there exists no significant popular movement to end decades of Israeli military occupation, apartheid and abuse against Palestinians.

Continue reading at https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-lobbys-death-arabs-damage-control

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An Argument against Ronen Bergman’s ‘The Secret War with Iran’ – by Abbas Salimi Namin

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Another key reason that kept the Zionists from focusing upon the Iranian people’s daily-growing abhorrence of the despotic ruling system lay in their indescribable reliance on suppression. They imagined they can extend their wrong impression of the occupation of Palestinian territories to each and every other nation. That is while shattering the Palestinian nation was nothing but a false dream. Incarceration, torture, assassination and genocide among other crimes would never keep a nation from exercising its rights.

Continue reading at https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2021/04/10/2480448/an-argument-against-ronen-bergman-s-the-secret-war-with-iran-2
For part I of the article go to https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2021/04/07/2479735/an-argument-against-ronen-bergman-s-the-secret-war-with-iran-1

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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.

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Palestine Solidarity: Why the NDP Convention Matters on The Canadian Foreign Policy Institute

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“Now these two examples are extremely problematic, because if Im going to talk about our own dispossession, our own Nakba; the overall intent of this resolution is to silence me. Because people will be afraid to listen to even what I have to say in the fear of being labeled antisemitic. Because it is a really horrific charge to be labeled antisemitic. Rightfully so, and we shouldn’t be combatting that. However this definition, the intent that it is coming out with is to conflate the criticism of the state of Israel and its policies with being antisemitic. So by me mentioning Nakba; mentioning the racist laws that Israel is implementing on Palestinians; by me mentioning the genocide and what Israel did to Palestinians; I will be labeled antisemitic, and I won’t be able to speak it. If we follow this definition.”

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LETTER: Israel will reach its tipping point by Gunvant Govindjee

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Notwithstanding Israeli propaganda, there is a growing international awareness of Israel’s destruction of more than 500 Palestinian villages over a period of two years (1947-1949), its cruel expulsion of the majority of people of historical Palestine, its refusal to grant them the right of return, its blatant violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, its brutal occupation of Palestinian territories since 1967, its acquiescence of the continued theft of Palestinian property by settlers, its connivance in the destruction of Palestinian crops and property, its incremental genocide, and its extreme and questionable methods to achieve the Zionification of East Jerusalem.

Continue reading at https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2021-03-29-letter-israel-will-reach-its-tipping-point/

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South Africa: New Bill Wants SA to Halt Trade With Israel on All Africa

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The Implementation and Protection of Palestinian Solidarity Rights Bill is a citizen’s bill, written by human rights attorney Ziyaad Patel and endorsed by Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s grandson, who is one of the ruling party’s parliamentarians. The bill was discussed at an online seminar on 20 March organised by the South African Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Coalition as part of Israeli Apartheid Week. 
… “We know that the Palestinian cause is at a tipping point where Palestinians are undergoing an incremental genocide. South Africa sits with a huge responsibility and we need to be taking the Palestinian cause to the next level,” said Patel.

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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. 

Continue reading at https://orientxxi.info/magazine/ces-israeliens-qui-se-battent-aux-cotes-des-palestiniens,4560

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