Tag Archives: Palestinian Genocide

Let’s Talk About Genocide: Words Matter by Tali Shapiro

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Since I’ve started the Let’s Talk About Genocide series, over four years ago, the discussion around Israel in the context of the crime of genocide has grown substantially. And while many scholars, journalists, and human rights defenders have embarked on the arduous task of examining the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide(12345678910111213141516); many others have dedicated many words to the various, very partial definitions found in most English language dictionaries (123456). Based on these inaccurate definitions- that no genocide scholar in either the Political Science or the legal field would agree on- inevitably the authors reach the conclusion that Israel is not committing genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people.

Continue reading at https://pulsemedia.org/2019/02/12/lets-talk-about-genocide-words-matter/

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The Right Yearns to Oust the Palestinians. The Left Must Stop It by Amira Hass

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The outspoken style embraced by Cassif will not prevent me from voting again for the Joint List, just as it did not affect our friendly chats in the past. However, there is one thing I cannot dismiss as just another angry Facebook outburst: His flippant statement that genocide, or a creeping genocide, is taking place here, followed by a glib reversal of that statement, when he told Hecht: “You know what, leave out the genocide – call it ethnic cleansing.” If there is a genocide taking place – creeping or not – it’s not something you dismiss, not in an interview and not in private or public life. It’s not something you say is happening, and then, due to a change in your personal circumstances – being voted in as a political representative – you drop. 

… The DNA of Jewish colonialism has not included genocide, but the mass expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland and homes (I avoid the trendy term ethnic cleansing since it relies on the invader’s aggressive term – cleansing – which manipulates the positive connotations of this term). The forgotten Palestinian enclaves Israel has created on both sides of the Green Line (the 1967 border) are a compromise between the half-concealed yearning to empty the land of its Palestinian inhabitants and the recognition that this is impossible for geopolitical reasons. 

Continue reading at https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-the-right-yearns-to-oust-the-palestinians-the-left-must-stop-it-1.6919983

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Intersectionality and Israel’s transnational violence by Denijal Jegić

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The intersectional focus on a plurality of struggles stands in stark contrast to Zionist propagations of an Israeli exceptionalism that singles out Israel and envisages Zionist settler-colonialism, apartheid, and genocidal policies as a freedom struggle that by definition cannot be related to other realizations of these phenomena. Such views are embedded in Western liberalism, as alleged progressiveness and commitment to human rights can well include support for Zionist atrocities and, hence, deny Palestinians their right to exist.

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The incurable parochialism of American intellectuals by Hamid Dabashi

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Michelle Alexander is a justly celebrated civil rights lawyer, legal scholar, and the author of the widely acclaimed 2010 book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. She has recently been appointed a columnist for the New York Times, a mixed blessing, for it places her on par with some notorious Hasbara propaganda officers daily at work in that fine institution of American liberal imperialism.


What is Ms Alexander’s debut opinion about one of the gravest injustices in the world? Some 70 years of an armed robbery of a people’s homeland and the incremental genocide of its inhabitants, now this sudden “wake-up call” and a bashful request to talk about the facts. 


The New York Times and the Zionist propaganda machinery it best represents have set the bar of talking about the Israeli settler colony so low that this open and honest confession of moral cowardice passes for courage and conviction.

Continue reading at https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/incurable-parochialism-american-intellectuals-190204110140887.html

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Gantz Is Running – to The Hague by Odeh Bisharat

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It could be that Gantz made a mistake, so it’s important to remind him that we’re talking about running for the prime minister’s seat, and not a mass murder’s competition that lands one a place at The Hague.

… Many other regimes have carried out ethnic cleansing and even genocide, and the world remained silent, because those regimes did not boast about their actions. They killed huge numbers of people, but in their propaganda videos they would display happy children playing in pastoral settings. ISIS, on the other hand, chose to show off. That’s the only difference. And that’s how ISIS managed to unite the entire world against it. 

Continue reading at https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-gantz-is-running-to-the-hague-1.6876820

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Son of Nazi concentration camp victims warns Israel is planning Palestine genocide By 5Pillars

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Academic and filmmaker Professor Haim Bresheeth told the Genocide Memorial Day conference in London yesterday that the sons and daughters of the victims of the Nazi genocide are now committing a genocide against the Palestinians.


He said: “A genocide is planned by the extreme Israeli government and if we don’t act to stop it, it will happen at a moment of their choice. And it happens in instalments – it happened in Gaza, it happened in Lebanon and they are now planning for a total decimation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine.”

Continue reading at https://5pillarsuk.com/2019/01/21/son-of-nazi-concentration-camp-victims-warns-israel-is-planning-palestine-genocide/

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What the ‘Irish famine’ genocide teaches us about Palestine by Avigail Abarbanel

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Dehumanization is a common tactic all colonizers and settler-colonizers have been using throughout human history. All colonizers and genocidal regimes convince themselves (and all the bystanders out there) that they are not committing any crime, that in killing millions of their fellow human beings they are in fact doing something virtuous, essential and even godly. It is necessary to dehumanize victims so the job of harming, killing and displacing them is not only made easier but is in fact possible at all. Most people would not harm one another when they feel empathy and relate to each other’s experience… We see one such case unfolding in Palestine right in front of our noses and no one is doing anything about it. 

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2019/01/genocide-teaches-palestine/

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