Yad Vashem has gradually become, at times reluctantly, an agent of influence for the “universal” worldview, which is alien to most Israeli Jews. And the road from this perception of genocide as a universal phenomenon that can occur anywhere and anytime to the supposed atrocities of the Israeli “occupation” has been short.
Continue reading at https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/yad-vashem-crossroads/
The UN Genocide Convention defines genocide as any of a number of inhuman acts “committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.”
Under the convention, the crime of genocide includes “direct and public incitement to commit genocide.”
If anything fits this description it is Eitam’s record of dehumanizing Palestinians as “evil” and as “animals” and calling for their mass killing and expulsion from their homeland.
Thus, we will soon find out if Israel will be putting a genocidaire in charge of its Holocaust memorial.
Continue reading at https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/genocide-supporter-may-get-top-job-israel-holocaust-memorial
Returning to Yad Vashem, the western portion of its current site was the Palestinian site, Hirbat al-Hamama. It was the agricultural fields of the adjacent village of Ayn Karem. All of the Palestinian settlements were occupied by the Palmach in July 1948. Their inhabitants were driven out. The hill immediately adjacent to the current museum site is where Deir Yassin once sat. And on another nearby hill in the Jerusalem Forest, Mohammed Abu Khdeir was brutally murdered in an incident portrayed in the HBO series, Our Boys. As conference-goers discuss weighty subjects of genocide and ethnic cleansing in Europe, they ought not to lose sight of the fact of Israeli Nakba and ethnic cleansing. As the Jewish people recovered from the Holocaust, the Yishuv repeated a similar crime against the Palestinian people.
Continue reading at https://www.richardsilverstein.com/2020/01/27/israeli-holocaust-commemoration-marred-by-political-infighting/
We, Jews Against Genocide, came to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial of the genocide committed against Jews, to honor the Palestinian children who are dying in a genocide committed by Jews.
We brought dolls to symbolise the children of Gaza, and tried to bring a glimpse of the horror that Gazan’s face, to Israel’s doorstep. We hope to show Israel, and the world, the absurd reality of using the memory of one genocide to justify another.
Continue reading at http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/activists-childrens-protest
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