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The Movement for Black Lives, the Palestinian Struggle, and a Creeping Genocide by Zeina Azzam

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.

Perhaps the most hard-hitting sentence in this section of the M4BL platform is, “The US justifies and advances the global war on terror via its alliance with Israel and is complicit in the genocide taking place against the Palestinian people.”.. Many American mainstream Jewish organizations have seized on the sobering term “genocide,” indignantly refusing to acknowledge its applicability to the Palestinian situation. Some of them ask if its use makes the platform anti-Semitic or anti-Israel. In response, others maintain that Israel’s policies toward the Palestinian population should be seen for what they are: racist, discriminatory, and destructive with the aim of destroying Palestinian culture and identity—and ultimately, large numbers of the Palestinian population.

Continue reading at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/08/15/movement-black-lives-palestinian-struggle-and-creeping-genocide

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The Jerusalem Fund and Palestine Center: Building the BDS Movement for Justice in Palestine with Chris Hedges

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.

 


“We have seen, physically, huge seizures of land. East Jerusalem is unrecognisable because of the building by the Israeli government and the mass evictions. Forty percent of the West Bank is gone. The aquifers have bean seized… If you look at the map of the West Bank, they have just created half or more dozen isolated pods- ghettos, completely surrounded by ring-roads and closed zones, that at the flick of a switch create little Gazas. There’s been an Africanisation of the Palestinian[s] on purpose, so that those with means flee and the rest of the Palestinian population- especially in Gaza, but also in the West Bank- are forced to put all of their energy into survival. Into subsistance level. It is- as Ilan Pappe​ has said- a slow motion genocide. And at this point, all restraints on this slow motion genocide are lifted.”

Continue watching at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFZGiiVMkHE

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