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Haithem and Anna

Anti-racism means opposition to a Jewish state

Groups and persons that oppose Israeli abuse of Palestinian rights have historically been accused of anti-Semitism.  Although this is a form of mudslinging, many such groups have made a special effort to assure that there is no substance to this charge within their organization.  Thus, a statement of principles that includes anti-racism is a common […]

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Judaization = Racism? Really?

  On Sunday, January 20, 2013, the “progressive” Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a short editorial titled “‘Judaization’ is racism”.[i] Before you get your hopes up, let me tell you that the editorial is a criticism of Shimon Gapso, the Jewish mayor of Upper Nazareth, a community intended to diminish the Arab character of Nazareth, the […]

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BDS, Arab Land and the Custodian of Absentee Property

The 2005 call by more than 170 Palestinian organizations, both within Palestine and without, to boycott Israeli products and services, divest from companies that support and sustain Israel and sanction the Israeli state and its agencies is one of the most important and potentially one of the most effective strategies to end the injustices perpetrated […]

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Demolish al-Aqsa

How al-Aqsa Mosque Became a Refugee from Jerusalem

Once upon a time, some people wanted to destroy al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. So the mosque asked its friends, “Will you help save al-Aqsa?”  We’re over a thousand years old and need your help. “Not us,” said the Palestinians still living in Jerusalem.  “We’re trying to keep our own houses and land.” “Not us,” said […]

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Blind Reading the Blind: Review of Beinart’s “Crisis of Zionism”

With apologies to those who are reading this as braille or audio, Beinart’s entire thesis depends upon overlooking the fact that Israel is a product of one of the great ethnic cleansing projects (or if you prefer, genocides) of its century. Beinart’s case is therefore that if the initial ethnic cleansing in 1948 was relatively […]

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Determination of Palestinians to stand up for their rights endures. (Activestills)

Uniting the Global Movement for Palestine

http://palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=19406 The old will die and the young will forget. – David Ben Gurion, 1948 (1) When I first went to Palestine in 1965, Ben Gurion’s prediction seemed plausible.  Palestinians and the Palestine solidarity movement were nearly invisible outside the Middle East.  The Palestinian narrative was not commonly heard, except among academics and specialists who […]

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