On its 27th Anniversary: Defeat Oslo, Confront Normalization, Escalate the Boycott

From Samidoun 27 Years of Oslo Devastation For 27 years, the devastation wrought by Oslo has included the dismemberment of the Palestinian national liberation movement, its unions and its institutions; the degradation of Palestinian refugees in the camps and in diaspora and exile and repeated attempts to confiscate their voice and decision; the creation of a Palestinian Authority subjected to […]

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What Kind of Jew Is Shlomo Sand?’

Documentary by Bruce Robbins, Posted on YouTube, by  Mondoweiss, April 28, 2020 Bruce Robbins, an English literature professor and political theorist at Columbia University, has long been active in the effort to bring democracy to Israel and Palestine. His latest effort is a documentary titled, “What Kind of Jew Is Shlomo Sand?” that he publishes today and that is embedded […]

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Hebrew, Arabic and Apartheid

by Jonathan Ofir, published on Mondoweiss, April 20, 2020 The creation of the modern Hebrew language around the end of the 19th century sought to resurrect an ancient language which had hardly been spoken colloquially among Jews, to become the new unifying ‘national language’ of the ‘Jewish nation’. This effort built upon romantic and messianic concepts of ‘return’ to the […]

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When a Whole Society Supports a Terrorist Organization

by Jonathan Ofir, Published On Mondoweiss, November 12, 2019 After the 2008-9 Israeli onslaught on Gaza that took 1500 lives, a UN fact-finding mission concluded that the three-week campaign was “a deliberately disproportionate attack, designed to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population.” Note the word “terrorize.”  But was this an isolated incident? Not at all. Israel has a long […]

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The Antisemitic Card

by Finian Cunningham, published on Information Clearing House, November 17, 2019 It is a ludicrous situation when anyone criticizing Israeli state violations against Palestinians or neighboring countries is then instantly discredited as being “antisemitic”. We see this in Britain and the United States all the time. Congresswomen like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have been denounced for being “anti-Jewish”, including […]

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The Myth of the U.N. Creation of Israel

The popular belief that Israel was established by the United Nations is rooted in falsehood and prejudice against the rights of the Palestinians. By Jeremy R. Hammond Published on Foreign Policy Journal| Oct 26, 2010 There is a widely accepted belief that United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181 “created” Israel, based upon an understanding that this resolution partitioned Palestine or otherwise […]

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Why One Democratic State of Palestine

The colonial entity and its imperial patrons have brought the people of Palestine to a historic juncture.  We, the people of historic Palestine, must dismantle the terms of our collective extermination so as to set up relations that reject racial segregation and mutual negation.  We must dismantle the closed structure and replace it with an open, non-imperial and humane system.  […]

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