The First Anti-Apartheid Palestinian National Conference Call Towards A Global Front To Dismantle Israel’s Regime Of Settler-Colonialism And Apartheid by Anti-Apartheid Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, Palestinian NGO Network, Palestinian Ministry of Justice, and Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC)

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After 74 years, Israel’s gradual ethnic cleansing of Palestinians continues, through the continuous “Judaization” operations in the Galilee and the Negev, and settlement operations and annexation of Palestinian lands in the West Bank, especially in Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley, which confirms that the Nakba continues.
…Zionism, which arose in the context of European imperialist and colonial expansion, is the intellectual and ideological basis of settler-colonialism in Palestine. It is a racist, genocidal ideology that encourages terrorism and fascism, as our people has witnessed for 74 years.

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Israeli Military Off Our Campus! by University of Chicago Students for Justice in Palestine on The Chicago Maroon

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Elran’s lecture materials pay virtually no attention to the horrific violence that Israel’s so-called security regime inflicts daily and systematically on the millions of Palestinians Israel occupies. Elran’s lectures display no serious concern, for example, regarding Israel’s programmatic theft of Palestinian land, its demolition of Palestinian homes, its collective punishment of Palestinian communities, its biological warfare against Palestinian civilians, its mass destruction of Palestinian olive groves, or its torture of Palestinian children—to say nothing of its “strategy” of periodically massacring the Palestinians it holds captive in the Gaza Strip. All this and more apparently passes, in Elran’s worldview, for so many forms of “counter-terrorism,” while the various means by which Palestinians fight to resist these genocidal practices are broadly dismissed throughout his lectures as emotional, hostile, or “terrorist[ic]” in nature. 

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Stop Israel’s racist genocide! Free Palestine! by Otis Grotewohl

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Israeli occupiers killed at least 171 Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in 2022. At least 9,000 more Palestinians were reported injured that year. (Al Jazeera, Jan. 2)… As the ultrarightist coalition government of Israel is doubling down on its attack against the Palestinian people, it is important for anti-imperialists in the U.S. to express solidarity with the struggle for their liberation. Now is the time for activists to help organize protests for Palestine and encourage boycotts, divestments and other actions against the Zionist, colonial settler state.

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‘Love in organizing’: A tribute to a queer Jew for Palestine by Theo Rehm

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For many years, Shatzi’s commitment to social justice movements coexisted with Zionism, another inheritance from her family. Her politics changed because she never considered the process of getting into alignment with her values to be finished: she decided that if she was going to figure out her place in the women’s movement as a Jewish lesbian, she ought to “learn more about the Middle East.” In doing so, she arrived at the position that Israel, which purported to speak in the name of Jews, was enacting a slow genocide against Palestinians on Palestinian land. In a 2020 conversation with JVP-NYC, Shatzi said that this realization “just broke my heart”… Two of the now-iconic signs she carried with her to actions read “Jewish dyke standing with Palestinian queers,” and “This 90 year old Jew says Zionism is genocide,” and she went nowhere without her rainbow flag. She made it clear that the struggles to which she devoted her life were not only interconnected, but inseparable.

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Killing and land taking has nothing to do with anti-semitism. It is genocide by Jamie Zahlaway Belsito

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Mick Wallace: Prospects for the Two-State Solution at the European Parliament

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UN Special Rapporteur facing smear campaign for calling out Israeli settler-colonialism and apartheid by Jonathan Ofir

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What else angers the Times of Israel?

“She has also said Israel may be guilty of alleged major crimes including genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

We don’t need to really scrutinize ethnic cleansing, war crimes, and crimes against humanity because this is a fairly mainstream understanding… So, that leaves the charge of genocide. Tress links to Albanese’s post promoting a Jadaliyya interview with Israeli historian Ilan Pappe, author of the outstanding book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (2006), on the concept of “incremental genocide.” Pappe’s immediate context is the 2014 Gaza onslaught, and it is certainly worth following his logic of how policies that may, in isolation, seem ad hoc policies amount to the strangulation of a civilian population. Indeed, Gaza has become officially “uninhabitable” by UN criteria. So there’s definitely something to consider there. It’s not at all antisemitic. 

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2022/12/un-special-rapporteur-facing-smear-campaign-for-calling-out-israeli-settler-colonialism-and-apartheid/

The Tantura massacre’s perpetrators confessed. Its survivors have this to say by Baker Zoubi

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Though not using the word ‘genocide’, Tantura massacre survivors and descendants describe Zionist militia crimes, framed by the collective Palestinian experience of the Nakba.

“Apart from Tantura’s former prosperity, the most striking thing my father remembered was seeing people being killed before his eyes, and how they spent the first days after the Nakba in hardship and poverty, without shelter.”
… “Our parents carefully told us about what happened, how my uncle and grandfather were martyrs,” Masri said. “How they forced people to dig their graves. How they put dozens of people in mass graves. My grandfather on my mother’s side said that the number of dead reached 150 and that he buried them. He said that not only is the parking lot over graves but there are several more mass graves.

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Why the ‘second Nakba’ government wants to remake the Israeli state by Meron Rapoport and Ameer Fakhoury

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Both politicians seek to force the Palestinians to kneel by giving them two options: either a complete surrender and the acceptance of Jewish supremacy throughout Greater Israel, or emigration. Smotrich’s detailed plan for Palestinian surrender, published in 2017, includes a clause for Israeli security forces to treat anyone who opposes those two options “with greater force than we use today and under more favorable conditions for us.” In short, a new Nakba.

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Netflix’s “Farha” is a mild depiction of the Nakba by Jonathan Ofir

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And the Nazi-associations? They come from actual perpetrators and other Israelis. Shlomo Ambar, one of the perpetrators of the Tantura massacre, compared his own unit to Nazi soldiers… Such massacres seemed to invoke very real Nazi-comparisons in Israeli ministers, no less. Referring probably to the Dawaymeh massacre of October 29, Agriculture Minister Aharon Zisling told the Israeli parliament on November 17th that “Jews too have behaved like Nazis and my entire being has been shaken.” 
… But now the Israel apologists are trying to claim that all this is just outrageous, it didn’t happen, it smacks of blood libels. Yet even if it is just one person’s memory, this memory joins up with the myriad others who have the same account — from both victims and perpetrators. It paints an undeniable picture of a barbaric ethnic cleansing. 

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