DSA disbands Palestine solidarity working group as furor over Bowman continues by Omar Zahzah

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Fortunately, whatever the majority of the DSA NPC might suggest, there is a wide world of political struggle outside and beyond electoral politics. Palestine cannot be reduced to the patronizing condescension of a leadership body more interested in self-advancement than collective liberation, and the NPC’s autocratic move to disband the WG will undoubtedly continue to have ripple effects that will far outpace the measly self-importance of the censorious body, as more and more individuals realize the inherent injustice of silencing Palestinians on behalf of authorities who vote to fund their ongoing genocide.

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Accusing Israel of ‘genocide’ is equivalent to supporting Al Qaeda and ISIS and should bar a person from government employment — Greenblatt by Philip Weiss

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If we talk about Al Qaeda, we talk about ISIS, we talk about some of the horrific anti-Israel people out there who say the Jewish state is committing genocide, you know Mr. Congressman, I don’t think they belong as interns in your office or any public office for that matter. I feel very strongly about that. That kind of extremism should have no place.

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How to get away with genocide: legal issues arising from the Tantura massacre by Alya Zoabi

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According to international criminal law a war crime is defined as a violation of the laws of war including intentionally killing prisoners of war, torture, take hostages, unnecessarily destroying civilians’ property, deception, rape, pillaging, committing genocide or ethnic cleansing. If you are still unaware that the Israeli military committed all of the above during and after the Nakba, continuing to today, then I’m not sure you’re watching the right channel or reading the right newspaper. 

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The unexceptional roots of Zionist fragility by Omar Zahzah

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When revelations of the latest instance of Zionist brutality previously came to dominate the media—such as the exposure of the Israeli Occupation Forces’ involvement in the genocidal Sabra and Shatila camp massacres in Lebanon of 1982, or the grotesquely asymmetrical death toll of assaults upon Palestinians in the Gaza strip such as in the summer of 2014—predictions that we had finally reached the point where the political mainstream must finally set firm limits upon Israeli military and colonial aggression usually proved unfounded.

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‘Block the Boat’ hits New Jersey on Mondoweiss

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The situation in Palestine remains very urgent so we really need to build on the momentum from the increased solidarity we see and move it toward action that is really going to have an impact on the occupation, on apartheid. Things like the ZIM actions, like labor divesting from Israeli society. We need to be consistent in saying Palestinians have the right to defend themselves from this ongoing genocide from the Israeli state.

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The Israel hasbara machine is attempting to sanitize Naftali Bennett’s “I killed many Arabs” quote by Jonathan Ofir

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Israel just got its most right-wing Prime Minister ever, in the form of Naftali Bennett. We have already seen the signs that Israeli pundits were trying to sanitize his racist history, to make him a better sell than Netanyahu. But what do you do with phrases such as “I’ve killed many Arabs in my life, and there’s no problem with that”? I mean, that’s one of the singularly most racist things he’s said, it’s often quoted, and it’s not only racist but has a genocidal hint to it?

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What is to be done: reflections on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People by Haidar Eid

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What Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are living through is a process of what Israeli revisionist historian Ilan Pappe has described to be an “incremental genocide.”
…It is the responsibility of citizens of the world to isolate Israel through an intensive boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign until it complies with international law. 
…While the leaders of the official international community stand complicit with Israel, we rely on people of courage and conscience to join us in our struggle…
…The only way we can redeem the blood of those who have been barbarically killed since the 1948 Nakba is to make sure that their surviving families live in a just society where all citizens are equal regardless of gender, color, race, ethnic, sexual background, or religion.

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Palestinians condemn Pompeo’s visit to settlement winery on Mondoweiss

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Despite having the deeds to the land, landowners like Abdel Jawab Saleh, the former mayor of al-Bireh, have been unable to access their lands on Jabal al-Taweel for decades… “I remember when I was a child, I would go to the mountain with my mother and play in the local spring.”

… Saleh said he was living in exile when the settlement was established in 1981, and upon his return in the 1990’s to Palestine, he was devastated to find that the land of his parents was totally inaccessible to him.

Saleh said it was an “insult” to him and his family, that Pompeo was visiting an illegal settlement, whose “existence is a war crime,” all while him, his family, and neighbors are unable to go to the land.

“This visit is a symbol of the Israelis plan to one day forcibly expel all Palestinians from this land, and America’s partnership in this genocide,” he said.

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In the belly of Israel’s Holocaust ‘memory monster’ by Steve France

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The narrator does not define the monster but what the death-camp trauma-drama has done to the students’ minds is monstrous: Despite their acting out rituals of grief and mourning, they come away from his tours repulsed by their ancestors, the victims of a horrific genocide, whose murderers they are pumped up to emulate, as they confront the Arabs, whom they see as their enemy.

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