UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, International Criminal Court Prosecutor, International Court of Justice President: Investigate the Possibility that Israel is Committing the Crime of Genocide Against the Indigenous Palestinian People.
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.
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.”