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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Paralysing International Criminal Justice by Farhad Malekian

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Even though the injustices occurring against the Palestinians are alarming, no government is assisting the victims. The gavel of lady justice has been stolen by the permanent members of the Security Council, and thus, no state has spoken out against the injustices. The judges and prosecutors of the international courts are threatened by the dialogues of the powerful authorities, and they even celebrate the mourning of the broken dreams of the innocent children. The Palestinian population has been subjected to genocide, annihilation, banishment, and terror at the hands of the grandchildren of those who themselves greatly suffered from the genocide in Europe

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Welcome to the Nakba: notes from the epicentre of an apocalypse by Micaela Sahhar

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Palestinians are not people ‘of Palestinian heritage’. That is to misunderstand the meaning of our diaspora. That is to misunderstand the nature of ethnic cleansing, forcible removal, spaciocide, genocide, the weaponising of language that would have us disappear in plain sight. Palestinians are not ghosts. Although it is true that we have the power of haunting (what criminal is not haunted by the flesh and blood evidence of their crime?). When a Palestinian tells you they are a Palestinian, this is not an opinion.

Continue reading at https://overland.org.au/previous-issues/issue-238/feature-welcome-to-the-nakba-notes-from-the-epicentre-of-an-apocalypse/

Genocide in Gaza: Physical Destruction and Beyond by Mohammed Nijim

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Recently, the United Nations has warned of the implications of the Israeli siege and emphasized that Gaza could
soon be unlivable. Using data collected through semi-structured interviews with six Palestinian students from Gaza who are currently studying in the US, the present study adopts a sociological perspective to examine whether Israel is committing a slow-motion genocide in Gaza. The findings indicate that Israel uses direct but more often indirect methods to inflict the utmost destruction upon Gazans as a social group.

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The Gaza blockade is entering its fourteenth year by La Via Campesina

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La Via Campesina’s Arab and North African region considers the continuation of the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip to be in and of itself a crime against humanity, one to which can be applied the terms of apartheid, war crimes, and genocide.

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A Postcolonial Analysis of the Genocide Convention With Reference to the Lived experiences of the Palestinian People Under Settler Colonial Rule by Claudia Laurel Bell

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Native people under colonial rule have suffered a multitude of human rights abuses throughout history. The human rights community has attempted to address this by granting colonised peoples self-determination, in addition to creating international laws that seek to prevent and punish the mistreatment of vulnerable people more broadly. However, a growing number of scholars have argued that international human rights law not only fails to sufficiently account for abuses that continue to be perpetrated against native peoples, but also, by doing so, actively contributes to their marginalisation. I will follow this academic trajectory, and will argue that the Genocide Convention specifically, was constructed in accordance with the vested interests of colonial powers. The resulting definition of genocide omitted acts occuring to native people, such as ethnic cleansing and forced assimilation, as it suited the political agendas of colonial countries. I will challenge this position and assert that if genocide is to be understood as the destruction of the group, rather than its individual constituent parts, then any action designed to intentionally decimate the group, (as a metaphysical entity existing beyond its human participants), should be considered genocidal. More specifically, non-lethal methods, often referred to as cultural genocide, should be included in the Genocide Convention. I will contextualise this argument within Palestine and apply a settler-colonial lens to the engagement between the Israeli State and the Palestinian people. I will argue that settler-colonisation has an intrinsically genocidal dimension; it follows therefore that the treatment of the Palestinians by the Israeli State can be plausibly considered. It will be concluded that if international human rights law is to effectively protect vulnerable communities from human rights abuses, such as genocide, it needs to be consistently evaluated and reconsidered from a multitude of perspectives.  


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Press release on UN-released list of companies having ties with Israeli settlements by Hamas Islamic Resistance Movement

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Hamas movement welcomes the report released by the UN human rights office that lists companies that have relations with Israeli settlements located in the West Bank. The movement thinks that such a move is a step in the right track to isolate the Israeli occupation and hold it accountable for its crimes committed against the Palestinian people, the foremost of them is genocide and displacing the Palestinian people from their land to establish Israeli settlements.

Continue reading at https://hamas.ps/en/post/2597/Press-release-on-UN-released-list-of-companies-having-ties-with-Israeli-settlements

Los Angeles Palestinians and supporters reject Trump and Netanyahu’s ‘Joke of the Century’ by Chakib Mouzaoui

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Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb, an attendee of the rally, the director of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at CSU San Bernardino, and co-director/executive producer of “1948: Creation & Catastrophe,” was unsurprised by the announcement of what she and Al-Awda Coalition called the “Joke of the Century.” Muhtaseb explained to Liberation News:

“I mean it was nothing out of what we expected from the alliance of Trump and Netanyahu. It just confirmed what we knew already: a continuation of land appropriation and theft, continuous genocide against the Palestinians in the form of more settlements and endorsement of settlements, more chunking of Palestinian land, where there is no room for a ‘Palestinian state,’ as they claim. Other problems with the plan are that it denies the Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their ancestral homeland, it allows for more land grab, and it totally erases Palestinian existence as a negotiator, as a part of whatever kind of peace deal that has to be made.”

Continue reading at https://www.liberationnews.org/los-angeles-palestineans-and-supporters-reject-trump-and-netanyahus-joke-of-the-century/

Remembering the Sabra and Shatila massacre by Nasim Ahmed

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Thirty-seven years ago this week, one of the bloodiest chapters in Palestinian history unfolded in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Surrounded by Israeli forces from all sides, thousands of refugees, bereft of leadership and protection from the international community, were slaughtered during a two day killing spree in the Shatila refugee camp and the adjacent Sabra neighbourhood of Beirut by the Christian Phalangist militia, Israel’s paramilitary ally in Lebanon… Shock and outrage followed. The UN Security Council passed Resolution 521 unanimously, condemning the massacre. On 16 December 1982, the UN General Assembly declared the massacre to be an “act of genocide”.

Continue reading at https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190916-remembering-the-sabra-and-shatila-massacre/

Why indigenous Canadians should stand with Palestinians by Ahmad Moussa

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One key tactic used by pro-Zionists to contribute to the ongoing memoricide against Palestinians is perpetuating a claim that they have indigenous rights to the historic land of Palestine. The aliyah, or right of Jews to immigrate to this land, is what distinguishes the settler-colonialism in Palestine from the broader global indigenous context. 

Zionists have made such claims through religious justifications similar to those embraced by the Puritans in North America: that Palestine, known as the “promised land”, was ordained to any person who identifies as Jewish. Zionists have exploited genuine Jewish suffering to advance an incremental genocide against the Palestinians, with memoricide continuing at a steady pace.

Continue reading at https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/why-indigenous-canadians-should-stand-palestinians