Zionists will always call us antisemitic by Nicki Kattoura

PLEASE TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW AND SEND YOUR LETTER TO THE UN OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ADVISER ON THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PROSECUTOR.

If we recognize that these Zionist accusations cannot be appeased, why do we continue to respond to baseless, racist accusations?

The year 2023 is on track to be the deadliest in Palestine, with over 200 Palestinians having been murdered by Israel since the end of August. The United Nations has declared that the Gaza Strip has been uninhabitable since 2020. Last year Israel committed a war crime by assassinating journalist Shireen Abu Akleh when she was covering a raid at the Jenin refugee camp. A year later they raided that same refugee camp killing over 12 people, including three minors. 

Israel has been forcing Palestinians to destroy their own homes and then charging them demolition fees. Recently, a story dropped that 16 Israeli soldiers beat up and branded a Star of David on a Palestinian man’s face. Ceaseless violence, a ruthless military occupation and ongoing genocide are the daily reality for Palestinians.

No matter how many times I highlight these atrocities or how often I have written and rewritten these above sentences, the dominating discourse remains being about responding to accusations of antisemitism, so I am disengaging, and I urge you to disengage as well.

Continue reading at https://www.workers.org/2023/09/73683/

Silence is Zionism’s only defense by Nicki Kattoura

PLEASE TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW AND SEND YOUR LETTER TO THE UN OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ADVISER ON THE PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE AND THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT PROSECUTOR.

The discourse around Palestine and Zionism has changed dramatically in the last year as a result—no doubt a product of Israel’s barbarous siege and assault on Gaza that murdered over 250 Palestinians, 67 of which were children. Palestinians were quite literally using their last living moments documenting the carnage, the massacre, and violence that the Israeli military that receives close to four billion dollars of U.S. tax dollars a year unleashed against a stateless, open-air prison.  It was in these moments that people started questioning: how are we seeing a genocide occur in real-time but still centering the personal injury of Zionists crying “antisemitism”? 

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2022/05/silence-is-zionisms-only-defense/