Crime,  Politica

Genocide in Gaza (II) – Requiem

 

 

 

 

For anyone who wants a clear, concise and comprehensive overview of what is currently happening on the ground in Gaza they can do no better than listen intently to the Pulitzer Prize-winning-author and journalist Chris Hedges, who was a foreign journalist for the New York Times and served as its Middle East Bureau Chief for fifteen years.

 

 

 

https://www.globalresearch.ca/truth-about-how-israel-zionism-began-led-genocide-palestinians-gaza/5844770

 

 

Genocide in Gaza  ( 6 parts ) :

 

1 :    Genocide in Gaza    ” year  75 

https://www.nedersteetage.com/genocide-in-gaza/

2 :    Genocide in Gaza    requiem

https://www.nedersteetage.com/genocide-in-gaza-2/

3 :    Genocide in Gaza    a voice from Jerusalem  2024.12.23

https://www.nedersteetage.com/genocide-in-gaza-iii/

4 :    Genocide in Gaza    the irish testament ( Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh, ICJ 2024 )

https://www.nedersteetage.com/genocide-in-gaza-iv/

5 :    Genocide in Gaza    the judgment ( ICJ )

https://www.nedersteetage.com/genocide-in-gaza-v/

6 :    Genocide in Gaza    ” exodus II “

https://www.nedersteetage.com/genocide-in-gaza-vi-hunger/

 

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” Map of the Middle East – cut to the bone ”  Designed by  Sykes-Picot

 

 

 

 

 

For anyone who wants a clear, concise and comprehensive overview of what is currently happening on the ground in Gaza they can do no better than listen intently to the Pulitzer Prize-winning-author and journalist Chris Hedges, who was a foreign journalist for the New York Times and served as its Middle East Bureau Chief for fifteen years.

Hedges was a close friend of Alina Margolis-Edelman, who was part of the armed resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in WWII when the Nazi had sealed 400,000 Polish Jews inside the Warsaw Ghetto, not unlike Hamas and the Palestinians sealed in Gaza. Here husband, Marek Edelman, was the deputy commander of the uprising and the only leader to survive the war.

The trapped Jews died by the thousands, like the Palestinians, from starvation, disease and Nazi violence. When the Jews began to be transported to the extermination places, the resistance fighters fought back as Hamas now is doing in Gaza. None ever expected to survive either in Warsaw or in Gaza.

Edelman, after the war condemned Zionism as a racist ideology, used to justify the theft of Palestinian land. He sided with the Palestinians and supported their armed resistance.

Like Edelman who thundered against Israel’s appropriation of the Holocaust to justify its reprisals of the Palestinians, Chris Hedges thunders against the Zionist’s false claim that they, too, have the same right to exist on their stolen lands of the Palestinians as do the Palestinians, themselves.

Hedges points out that the war in Gaza isn’t against Hamas per se, but against every Palestinians man, women, child, infant and new born because the intent of Zionism is to erase the very idea of Palestine, as well as the idea of Palestinians, themselves, as a people. Hedges points to the fact that its coded within the very DNA of Zionism and White Western Imperialism. 

Zionism, from its inception, was intended to be a pure state of ideological Zionism, with no One State or Two State Solution ever intended, other than a Third State Solution where the Palestinians, en masse, were to be shipped off somewhere in the Sinai Desert to Jordan, Lebanon or Egypt.

 

 

( transscript below )

 

 

The United Nations General Assembly, in 1948, passed UN Resolution 194 that resolved the right of Palestinians to return to their traditional homes and live in peace with their neighbors. The forcibly evicted Palestinians, and their descendants ever since have held, among their most prized possessions, the sacred keys that once opened the doors to all their homes from which they were originally evicted by the Global Zionist Jewry.

Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the National Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, has vowed Islam will ultimately save the West from slavery to global Zionism.

But it’s long past any remote notion of a ‘high time’ coming, since the Zionist Jewish citizenry of Israel and the collective world should already have long since woken up to the unvarnished truths about the hideous nature of Global Zionism that, since 1948, has become one of the main suppliers of weapons of mass destruction that has encouraged other nations, throughout all the hemispheres of the earth, who’ve since ‘been poisoned, corrupted and encouraged by Israel’s war armaments industry to use against their own people and neighbors. 

One could argue that Global Zionist Israel, like its main ally the United States of America, and their war armament offsprings, like Israel Weapon Industries, Israel Aerospace Industries, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Technologies, since their inceptions, have all been drug pushers of war and hate that, since their earliest inceptions, have served as constant banes on humanity that have turned the entire planet and its human denizens into a veritable hell-hole.

One especially-critical, pressing, still unresolved world matter, in particular; is: how and why Palestine originally was allowed to be illegally occupied by Zionist Israeli’s terrorist forces seventy-five years ago, and; how and why world leaders, the United States in particular, collectively avoided doing anything to prevent or resist it from happening; only incentivize and financially enable it to continue to do so for their own global goals of conquest and domination. 

Another still unanswered question is: how and why the non-stop occupation by ever-greater numbers of anti-Palestinian Zionist settler-colonist Jewry have-been allowed to continue, in spite of one UN resolution after another to the contrary, to push the Palestinian people into every smaller Bantustans of their former homelands, that has now led to the existing life and death war in Gaza for both Palestinians and Israeli Jews that since has turned into an unspeakable mass genocide against the Palestinians. 

It’s patently clear that unless the genocide is soon stopped, it will most assuredly lead to either the complete extermination of the Palestinian peoples or their complete eviction from their original homelands; with Israel’s crystal-clear intent that once the Palestinians leave, they will never again have any right to ever return; with the additional outrage that many capitalistic governments in the world, led by the woeful, despicable leadership of the United States and its allies in the United Nations will, no doubt, refuse to support any type of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) Movement to stop the genocide of innocent Palestinian men, women, children and infants; even at the risk of allowing the war to turn into a regional or worldwide conflict between the entire Arab and Western Worlds, with unknown and unpredictable implications.

 

 

Zionism from the beginning has been about creating a fascist state :

 

To learn some of the unvarnished truths about the real insidious origins of Israel’s Zionism and how this cancerous travesty against humanity first began, one can do no better than choose as a starting point, if the world is to avoid the impending tragedy that awaits, by listening to Asa Winstanley and Norma Barrows-Friedman’s interview of Tony Greenstein, author of “Zionism During the Holocaust”.

Greenstein extensively documents the historical collaboration of the Zionists on a continuum spanning early 20th century Nazism to Winston Churchill and England’s Labor Party; while revealing the reality that Zionism never had a problem with anti-semitism because its main goal was primarily to build a 100% fascist Zionist state in Palestine 

Greenstein points out how Zionist Israel continued this dialectic by actively collaborating after WWII with far-right fascist regimes in the Southern Hemisphere like: Guatemala; Nicaragua, Paraguay, Chile and Argentina, as well as elsewhere throughout the world-. Greenstein exposes in the process the fact that the goal of Zionist Israel all along has unequivocally been to create a 100% Zionist Jewish State that never intended to include the Palestinians.

 

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Edward Said:  Orientalism   (1977)

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Transscript to Chris Hedges lecture ( above )

 

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the Skies over Gaza are filled with projectiles of

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death attack helicopters drones artillery shells tank shells mortars

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bombs missiles Gaza is a cacophony of

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explosions and forlorn screams and cries for help beneath collapsed buildings

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fear after the 7-Day truce is coiling itself again around every heart in the

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gazen concentration camp over 16,000 Palestinians in Gaza including over

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6,000 children have been killed since October 7th with another 42,000 wounded

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more than 1.8 million people over 80% of gaza’s population have been driven from

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their homes thousands are missing buried under the rubble more

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than 300 families have lost 10 or more members nearly 300 Palestinians at the

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same time have been killed in the West Bank and over 3,000

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wounded Israel will not be deterred it plans to finish the job to

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obliterate what is left in the north of Gaza and decimate what remains in the

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South to render Gaza uninhabitable to see its 2.3 million

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people driven out in a massive campaign of ethnic cleansing via starvation

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Terror Slaughter and infectious diseases the aid convoys bring in token

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amounts of food and Medicine the first batch during the pause was shrouds and coronis virus

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Corona virus tests the Biden Administration refuses to set conditions

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that will disrupt the $3.8 billion Israel receives in annual milit AR

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assistance and the $ 14.3 billion in supplemental

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Aid it mutters useless bromides about surgical

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strikes while Israel spins its roulette wheel of

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Death By the time Israel is done the 1948 nakaba or catastrophe where

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thousands of Palestinians were massacred in dozens of villages and

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750,000 were ethnically cleansed by Zionist militias will look like a quaint

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relic of a more civilized era nothing is off

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limits hospitals ambulances mosques churches Homes apartment blocks refugee

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camps schools universities media offices sewer systems

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telecommunications infrastructure water treatment plants libraries wheat Mills bakeries markets entire

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neighborhoods Israel’s intent is to destroy gaza’s infrastructure to make

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Gaza A Wasteland a dead zone that will be incapable of sustaining

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life a leaked 10-page document from the Israeli Ministry of intelligence dated

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October 13 2013 calls for the forcible and permanent trans transfer of

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the gaza’s 2.3 million Palestinian residents to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

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once Palestinians cross the border into Egypt which the Egyptian government and

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Arab leaders are seeking to prevent despite pressure from the US

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Palestinians will never return this is not a war against

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Hamas it is a war against Palestinians Israeli strikes are

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generated at a dizzying rate many of them from a system called habsa The

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Gospel which is built on artificial intelligence that selects 100 targets a

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day the AI system is described on the Israeli

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sites plus 972 magazine and local call as facilitating I quote a mass

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assassination Factory Israel once it locates what it assumes to be a Hamas

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operative from a cell phone for example bombs and shells a wide area around the

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target killing and wounding dozens sometimes hundreds of

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people Israel has abandoned its tactic of roof knocking where a rocket without

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a warhead lands on top of a building to warn those inside to evacuate it has

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also ended its phone calls warning of an impending attack now dozens of families in an apartment

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block or a neighborhood are killed without

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notice during The Siege in Saro when I was reporting for the New

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York Times we never endured the level of

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saturation bombing and near total blockage of food water fuel and medicine

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that Israel has imposed on Gaza we never endured hundreds of dead a

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day and wounded a day we never endured the complicity of the International

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Community in the Serbian campaign of genocide we never endured Washington

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intervening to block a ceasefire resolution we never endured massive arms

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shipments from the US and other Western countries to sustain The

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Siege we never endured press reports from Saro that were routinely routinely

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discredited and dismissed by the International Community although 25 journalists were killed in the war by

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the besieging Serbian forces we never endured Western governments justifying The Siege as the

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right of the serbs to defend themselves although un peacekeepers sent to Bosnia

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were largely a public relations gesture ineffective in halting the slaughter

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until forced to to respond following the massacres of 8,000 bosniac men and boys

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at shanit I don’t mean to minimize the horror of the siege in

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Saro which gives me nightmares nearly three decades later but what we suffered

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3 to 400 shells a day four to five dead a day two dozen wounded a

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day is a tiny fraction of the wholesale death and destruction in

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Gaza the Israeli Siege of Gaza more resembles the vermo assault on

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Stalingrad where over 90% of the city’s buildings were destroyed than

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Saro Israel’s goal is to erase not only a people but the idea of

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Palestine it is a carbon copy of the massive campaigns of racial Iz Slaughter

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by other settler colonial projects that believe that indiscriminate and wholesale violence

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could make the aspirations of an oppressed people whose land they stole

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go away and like other perpetrators of genocide Israel intends to keep it

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hidden locking out foreign reporters and photographers cutting phone and internet

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service and it has targeted pales inian reporters my colleagues for

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assassination killing over 50 Israel has dropped more than 25,000

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tons of explosives on Gaza nearly the equivalent of the atomic bombs dropped

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on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Gaza by the end of Israel’s

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scorched Earth campaign will be uninhabitable a tactic the Nazis

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regularly employed when facing armed resistance including in the Warsaw Ghetto and later Warsaw itself Gaza or

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at least Gaza as we knew it will not exist not only are the tactics the same

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but so is the rhetoric Palestinians are referred to as animals beasts they have no right to

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exist their children have no right to exist they must be cleansed from the

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earth the extermination of those whose land we steal whose

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resources we plunder and whose labor we exploit is coded within the DNA of

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industrialized nations ask Native Americans ask

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Indians ask the congales ask the kikuyu in

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Kenya ask the herero in Namibia who like the Palestinians in Gaza were gunned

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down and driven into desert concentration camps where they died of

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starvation and disease 880,000 of them ask Iraqis ask

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Afghans ask syrians ask Kurds ask

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libyans ask indigenous peoples across the globe they know who we

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are Israel’s distorted settler Colonial Visage is our own we

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pretend otherwise we ascribe to ourselves virtues and civilizing qualities that

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are as in Israel flimsy justifications for stripping and occupied and besieged

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people of their rights seizing their land and using prolonged imprisonment torture humiliation enforced poverty and

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murder to keep them subjugated our past including our recent

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past in the Middle East is built on the idea of subduing or wiping out the

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inferior races of the earth we give these inferior races names that embody

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evil Isis Al-Qaeda Hezbollah

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Hamas we used racist slurs to dehumanize them sand the n-word camel jockey

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Alibaba dung shoveler and then because they embody evil

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because they are less than human we feel licensed as nissam vaturi a me member of

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the Israeli Parliament for the ruling lud party said to erase the Gaza Strip

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from the face of the Earth Natali Bennett Israel’s former

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prime minister said quote we’re fighting Nazis in other words absolute evil not

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to be outdone prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu described Hamas in a press conference

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with the German Chancellor as the new Nazis think about

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that a people imprisoned in the world’s largest concentration camp for 16 years

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denied food water fuel and Medicine lacking an Army Air Force Navy

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mechanized units artillery command and control and missile batteries as being butchered and starved by one of the most

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advanced militaries on the planet and they are the

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Nazis there is an historical analogy here but it is not one that Bennett

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Netanyahu or any other Israeli leader wants to acknowledge when those who are occupied

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refuse to submit when they continue to resist we drop all pretense of our

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civilizing Mission and unleash as in Gaza an orgy of Slaughter and

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destruction we become drunk on violence we kill with Reckless ferocity we become

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the beasts we accuse the oppressed of bean we expose the LIE of our vaunted

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moral superiority we expose the fundamental truth about Western

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Civilization we are the most ruthless and efficient killers on the planet this

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alone is why we dominate The Wretched of the earth it has nothing to do with

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democracy or Freedom or Liberty these are rights we never intend to Grant to

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the oppressed honor Justice compassion and freedom are ideas that have no converts

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Joseph Conrad reminds us there are only people without

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knowing understanding or feelings who intoxicate themselves with words repeat

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words shout them out imagining they believe them without believing in

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anything else but profit personal advantage and their own

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satisfaction genocide lies at the core of Western imperialism it is not unique

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to Israel it is not unique to the Nazis it is the building block of Western

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domination the humanitarian interventionists who insist we should bomb and occupy other

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nations because we embody goodness although they promote military intervention only when it is perceived

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to be in our national interest our youths are the useful idiots of the War

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Machine and Global imperialists they live in an Alice in Wonderland fairy tale where the rivers

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of blood we spawn make the world a happier and better place they are the smiley faces of genocide you can watch

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them on your screens you can listen to them spout their pseudo Morality In the

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White House and in Congress they are always wrong and they

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never go away Israel like all settler colonial projects including our own was founded

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on lies the lie that Palestinian land was unoccupied the lie that 750 ,000

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Palestinians fled their homes and Villages during the ethnic cleansing by Zionist militias in 1948 because they

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were told to do so by their leaders the lie that it was Arab armies that started

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the 1948 war that saw Israel seize 78%

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of historic Palestine the lie that Israel faced annihilation in

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1967 forcing it to invade and occupy the remaining 22% of Palestine as well as

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land belonging to Egypt and Syria Israel is sustained by lies the

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lie that Israel wants a just and Equitable peace and will support an independent Palestinian State the lie

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that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East the lie that Israel is an outpost of Western civilization in a sea

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of barbarism the lie that Israel respects the rule of law and human

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rights the bra Ness of Israeli lies stunned those of us who reported from

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Gaza it did not matter if we had seen the Israeli attack including the shooting of unarmed Palestinians it did

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not matter how many witnesses we interviewed it did not matter what photographic and forensic evidence we

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obtained Israel lied small lies big lies

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huge lies these lies came reflexively and instantly ly from the Israeli

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military Israeli politicians and Israeli media they were Amplified by Israel’s

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well-oiled propaganda machine and repeated with a Clin sincerity on

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international news outlets Israel engages in the kinds of

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jawdropping lies that characterize despotic regimes it does not deform the

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truth it inverts it it paints a picture that is diametrically opposed to reality

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those of us who have covered the occupied territories have run into Israel’s Alice and Wonderland narratives

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which we dutifully insert into our stories required under the rules of American journalism although we know

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they are untrue Israel has invented an orwellian

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lexicon children killed by Israelis become children caught in the crossfire

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the bombing of residential districts with dozens of dead and wounded becomes

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a surgical strike on a bomb making factory the destruction of Palestinian

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homes becomes the demolition of the homes of terrorists the big lie feeds

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the two reactions Israel seeks to elicit racism among its supporters and

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Terror among its victims the big lie Fosters the myth of a clash of

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civilizations a war between democracy decency and Honor on one side and

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Islamic terrorism barbarism and medievalism on the other the big lie

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abolishes nuances ambiguities and contradictions that can plague conscience it is designed to create

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cognitive dissidence it permits no gry zones the world is black and white good

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and evil righteous and unrighteous the big lie allows Believers to take comfort

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a comfort Fort they are Desperately Seeking in their own moral superiority

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it feeds what Edward Beres is called the logic proof compartment of dogmatic

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adherence all effective propaganda Bern’s rights targets and bills upon

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these irrational psychological habits Israel’s supporters do not want

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to know the truth the truth would force them to examine their racism self-

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delusion and complicity in oppression murder and

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genocide most important the big lie sends an ominous message to the

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Palestinians the big lie states that Israel will wage a campaign of mass Terror and genocide and never take

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responsibility for its crimes the big lie obliterates the truth it obliterates

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the Dignity of human thought and Human Action it obliterates fact facts it

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obliterates history it obliterates comprehension it obliterates

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hope it reduces all communication to the language of

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violence when oppressors speak to the oppressed exclusively through indiscriminate

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violence the oppressed answer through indiscriminate

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violence I and the public know what all school children learn wh Ain wrote those

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to whom evil is done do evil in

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return the cartoonist Joe Sako and I watched Israeli soldiers taunt and shoot

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small boys and hunis in Gaza we interviewed the boys and their parents

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afterwards in the hospital in a few cases we attended the funerals we had

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their names we had the dates we had the locations of the SHO shootings Israel’s

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response was to say that we were not in Gaza we had made it up the Israel prime

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minister foreign minister defense minister and IDF spokesman immediately

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blamed the killing of my Al jazer colleague Shireen Abu akla in

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2022 on Palestinian gunman Israel disseminated footage of a

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Palestinian fighter they said shot and kill the journalist who was wearing a flack jacket and helmet marked press the

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lie was pedal until video footage examined by bed selum the Israeli Center

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for human rights in the occupied territories identifi the location of the Palestinian gunman depicted in the video

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the video the human rights organization found was taken in a different location

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from where Shireen was killed when Israel is caught line as it was with the

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murder of Shireen it promises an investigation but these investigations

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are a sham impartial investigations into the thousands of

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killings by soldiers and Jewish Settlers of Palestinians are rarely carried out

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perpetrators are almost never brought to trial or held accountable the pattern of

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Israeli obfuscation is predictable and so is the collusion of nearly all the

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corporate media along with Republican and Democratic politicians us politicians decried the

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murder of Shireen and dutifully repated the old Mantra calling for a thorough

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investigation by the army that carried out the crime a few months later Israel

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admitted that there was a quote high possibility that an Israeli soldier killed Shireen by accident but by then

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the eruption of Street protests in the West Bank and rage over the killing of the journalist was over and her murder

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largely forgotten there is dramatic footage captured in September 2000 at The netsim

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Junction in Gaza where I saw a 19-year-old boy shot and killed by an

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Israeli sniper by France du of a father trying to Shield his traumatized

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12-year-old son Muhammad Alder from Israeli gunfire that ultimately killed

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him the killing of the boy resulted in the typical propaganda campaign by Israel Israeli officials spent years

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lying about the killing first blaming the Palestinians for the shooting later suggesting the scene was faked and

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finally insisting the boy was still alive when an Israeli soldier in 2003

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murdered the 23-year-old student an American activist Rachel Corey by

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crushing her to death with a bulldozzer as she tried to prevent the illegal demolition of a pales inian doctor’s

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home the Israeli Army said it was an accident for which Karine was

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responsible Israel blocks the work of independent human rights organizations into atrocities and war crimes it

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commits in Gaza and the West Bank it refuses to cooperate with the international criminal court it does not

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cooperate with the UN Human Rights Council it prohibits the UN special rapiture on the situation of human

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rights in pal Palestinian territories occupied from 1967 from entering the

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country Israel revoked the work permit for Omar Shakir the Director of Human

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Rights Watch in 2018 and expelled him in May 2018

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Israeli Ministry of strategic Affairs and public diplomacy published a report

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calling on the European Union and European states to Halt their direct and indirect financial support and funding

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to Palestinian and international human rights organizations that quote have ties to Terror and promote boycotts

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against Israel and Israel refused A few days ago to renew a Visa for Lynn Hastings the

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top un humanitarian Aid official for Gaza and the West Bank the longer the genocide continues

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the more absurd the lies become there are big lies the

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obliteration of Gaza and one killing of thousands of Palestinians Israel insists

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as a targeted effort to get rid of Hamas and there are small lies 40

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beheaded Babies alifa Hospital is a Hamas Command Center a calender and

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Arabic on the wall according to the IDF spokesman is a guard list where every

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terrorist writes his name and every terrorist has his own shift guarding the people that were here an Israeli actor

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dressed up as a nurse and speaking heavily accented Arabic claims to be a

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Palestinian in and to have seen Hamas use civilians as human Shields she says

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of Hamas that they attacked alifa hospital and stole the fuel and

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Medicine Palestinian militants rather than Israeli tanks Israel claims are

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responsible for the shelling of alifa an Israeli car or Israel struck a car full

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of terrorists in southern Lebanon terrorists who turn turned out to be three girls their mother and grandmother

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the explosion at Al AI hospital was the result of an errant rocket fired by the

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Palestinians a claim even the New York Times questioned uh when it discredited

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the video based on an analysis of its timestamp Israel said it responded to

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the request of the director of shifa hospital to allow gazen citizens were Sheltering in the hospital and a wish to

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evacuate from shifa hospital towards the humanity Arian Crossing in Gaza Strip via a secure act access this was a

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statement that Muhammad zakut the director of the hospitals in Gada said was categorically false add adding quote

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we were forced to leave by gunpoint the lies will be written into

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Israeli school books the lies will be repeated by Israeli politicians

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historians and journalists the lies will be told on Israeli television and in Israeli films and books is Israelis are

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the Eternal victims Palestinians are absolute evil there was no

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genocide turkey a century later still denies what happened to the

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Armenians the lies create cognitive dissidence where fact becomes fiction

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fiction becomes truth the lies make any discussion of genocide and ultimately

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reconciliation impossible in Israel like the perpetrators of past genocides will

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pretend it never happened but the lies used by Israel to

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absolve itself of responsibility will eat away at Israeli Society they will

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corrode its moral religious Civic intellectual and political life the lies

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will Elevate war criminals to heroic status and demonize those with a conscience Israel’s genocide as with the

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1965 mass killings and Indonesia will be mythologized an epic battle against the

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forces of evil just as we mythologize the genocide of Native Americans and

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turned our own settlers and murderous Cavalry units into

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Heroes I covered the birth of Jewish fascism in Israel I

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reported on the extremist Mar Kahana who was barred from running for office and

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whose party was out outlawed in 1994 and declared a terrorist organization by Israel and the United

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States I attended political rallies by Netanyahu who received lavish funding

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from right-wing Americans when he ran against yitzak Rabin who was negotiating

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a peace settlement with the Palestinians netanyahu’s supporters chanted death to Rabin they burned an

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effigy of rabine dressed in a Nazi uniform netan who marched in front of a

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mock funeral for Rabin rabine was assassinated on

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November 4th 1995 by a Jewish fanatic and rabin’s

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Widow Leia blamed Netanyahu and his supporters for her husband’s

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murder Netanyahu first became prime minister in 1996 has spent his political career

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nurturing Jewish extremists including avidor liberman Gideon SAR naftali Bennett

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netanyahu’s father benzon who worked as an assistant to the Zionist Pioneer

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Vladimir jabotinski who Bonito musolini referred to as a good fascist was a

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leader in the herut party that called on the Jewish state to seize all the land

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of historic Palestine many of those who formed the herud party carried out terrorist

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attacks during the 1948 war that established the state of Israel Albert

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Einstein Hannah erant Sydney hook and other Jewish intellectuals described the

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herud party in a statement published in the New York Times as quote a political

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party closely Akin in its organization methods political

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philosophy and social appeal to Nazi and fascist

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parties there was always been a strain of Jewish fascism within the Zionist

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project now it has taken control of the state of Israel the left is no longer capable of

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overcoming the toxic Ultra nationalism that has evolved here Zev Stern Hill a

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holocaust Survivor and Israel’s foremost authority on fascism warned in

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2018 the kind whose European strain almost wiped out a majority of the

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Jewish people people sternal added we see not just a growing Israeli fascism

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but racism akin to Nazism in its early

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stages the decision to obliterate Gaza has long been the dream of Israel’s

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crypto fascist Heirs of kahana’s movement they Champion the iconography

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and language of their homegrown fascism Jewish identity and Jewish nationalism

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are the Zionist versions of blood and soil Jewish Supremacy is Sanctified by

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God as is the slaughter of Palestinians who Netanyahu compared to the biblical

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ammonites massacred by the

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Israelites it is a grave mistake not to take the blood curdling

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calls for the wholesale eradication and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians

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seriously this rhetoric is not hyperbolic it is a literal

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prescription Palestinians for the Israeli State function as little more

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than human laboratory Rats the Israeli military intelligence

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Services arms and Technology Industries and Israel’s drones and

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surveillance technology including spy wear facial recognition software where biometric Gathering infrastructure along

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with smart fences experimental bombs AI Control machine guns they’re all tried

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out on the captive population in Gaza often with lethal results these weapons

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and Technologies are then certified as quote battle tested and sold around the

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world Israel is the 10th biggest arms dealer on the planet it sells its

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technology and weapons to an estimated 130 Nations including military

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dictatorships in Asia and Latin America Israeli weapon sales toted total $ 12.5

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billion last year its close relationship with these military internal security

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surveillance and intelligence gathering and laws law enforcement agencies explains the fullsome support Israeli

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Israel’s allies give to the genocide in Gaza when Colombian president Gustavo

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Pro refused to condemn the October 7th attack by Palestinian resistant groups

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as a terrorist attack and said quote terrorism is killing innocent children

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in Palestine Israel immediately halted all sales of defense and security equipment to Colombia This Global cabal

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dedicated to permanent war and keeping its populations monitored and controlled

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has hundreds of billions of dollars a year in sales these Technologies are cement into place a Supra National

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corporate totalitarianism a world where populations are enslaved in ways that

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past totalitarian regimes could only

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imagine the genocide in Gaza is another chapter in the

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century-long ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians by the Israeli settler

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Colonial project it is accompanied as is true for all settler colonial

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projects by the theft of Natural Resources land water and the natural gas

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in the Gaza Marine Fields 20 nautical miles off the coast of Gaza which could

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contain up to 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in a world of diminishing

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resources especially water in the Middle East and the dislocations caused by the

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climate crisis Gaza is the Prelude to a frighten new world order as democracies wither

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and die as economic inequality expands as poverty and Desperation mounts the

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global ruling class will increasingly do to us once we become restive or attempt

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to Rebel what they are doing to the Palestinians it is not a far cry from

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Gaza to the camps and detention centers set up for migrants fleeing to Europe

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from Africa in the Middle East or from the global South to the United States it

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is not a far cry from the carpet bombing in Gaza to the endless wars in the Middle East and the global South it is

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not a far cry from the anti-terrorism laws used to criminalize

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descent in Israel to the anti-terrorism laws introduced in Europe and the

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US Israel has long supplied some of the most heinous regimes on the planet with

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Weaponry including the apartheid government of South Africa and Myanmar

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India is Israel’s largest purchaser of military drones Israel provided uavs

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missiles and mortars to azerbajan for its Invasion and occupation of nagoro

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kabah which displaced 100,000 people more than 80% of the enclaves ethnic

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Armenians Israel sold Napal and weapons to the salv Vador and Military as well

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as the murderous regime of Rios mon in Guatemala when I covered the wars in the

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1980s in Central America Israeli made Uzi submachine guns were the weapons of

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choice for Central American death squads Israel also sold weapons to the Bosnian

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serbs despite International sanctions when I covered the war in Bosnia in the

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1990s elbet systems Israel’s largest private weapons firm Supply US Customs

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and Border Protection with high-tech surveillance Towers which it uses along

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the border with Mexico it also supplied the

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CBP with its Hermes drones in 2004 in order test the feasibility of using them

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on the border with Mexico Pegasus a phone hacking tool produced by the Israeli NSO group a cyber intelligence

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agency has been used by Mexican drug cartels to Target Journal and track down the Saudi journalist

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Jamal kogi who was a friend of mine and then was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October

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2018 Pegasus transforms a cellular phone into a mobile surveillance device with

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microphones and cameras activated without the user’s knowledge skunk waterer a putrid smelling liquid was

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tested on Palestinians often with Israeli film Crews recording

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the attacks to show potential clients including us police departments the effectiveness of the chemical Israel

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created a sophisticated facial recognition system Red Wolf to document

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every Palestinian in the occupied territories Israel trains and equips us police forces teaching a aggressive

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tactics backed up by heavy military hardware and vehicles which were used in

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Ferguson and Atlanta during the police confrontations with activists who are

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protesting cop City this new world begins in Gaza but it ends at

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home the zealots in power in Israel could have exchanged the hostages held

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by Hamas for the thousands of Palestinian hostages held in Israeli

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prisons which is why the Israeli hostages were seized and there is

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evidence that in the chaotic fighting that took place once Hamas militant entered Israel the Israeli military

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decided to Target not only Hamas Fighters but the Israeli captives with them several new testimonies by Israeli

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witnesses to the October 7th Hamas attack on Southern Israel adds to the

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growing evidence that the Israeli military killed its own citizens as they fought to neutralize Palestinian gunmen

39.49

Max blumen All rights in the gry zone tuval escapa a member of the security

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team for kabud Bara set up a hotline to coordinate between kabut residents and the Israeli

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Army he told the Israeli newspaper arits that his desperation began to set in

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quote the commanders in the field made difficult decisions including shelling houses on their occupants in order to

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eliminate the terrorists along with the hostages the newspaper reported that

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Israeli commanders were quote compelled to request an air strike against its own

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facility inside the areas Crossing to Gaza in quote in order to repulse the

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terrorists who had seized control the base housed Israeli civil Administration

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officers and soldiers Israel in 1986 introduced a military policy called

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the Hannibal doc directive apparently named for the carthaginian general who poisoned himself rather than be captured

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by the Romans following the capture of two isra Soldiers by his Bella the

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directive is designed to prevent Israeli troops from falling into enemy hands

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through the maximum use of force even at the cost of killing the captured soldiers and civilians the directive was

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executed during the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza known as operation protective

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Edge Hamas fighters on August 1st 2014 captured an Israeli officer

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Lieutenant Hadar golden in response Israel dropped more than 2,000 bombs

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missiles and shells on the area where he was being held golden was killed along

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with over 100 Palestinian civilians the directive was supposedly

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rescinded in 2016 but I’m nearly certain it is being applied to the 138 remaining Israeli

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hostages in Gaza I returned a a few days ago from

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Egypt on the flight I wrote a letter to the children

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of Gaza and I would like to close my talk with this

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letter dear child it is past

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midnight I am flying at hundreds of miles an hour in the darkness thousands of feet over the

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Atlantic Ocean I’m traveling to Egypt I will go to the border of Gaza at

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Rafa I go because of you you have never been in a

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plane you have never left Gaza you know only the densely packed

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streets and alleys the concrete HS you know only the security barriers

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and fences patrolled by soldiers that surround

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Gaza planes for you are terrifying fighter jets Attack

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Helicopters drones they Circle above you they drop

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missiles and bombs deafening explosions the ground

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shakes buildings fall the Dead the screams

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the muffled calls for help from beneath the rubble it does not

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stop night and day trapped under the piles of smashed

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concrete your Playmates your schoolmates your

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neighbors gone in seconds you see the chalky faces and

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Limp bodies when they are dug out I am a

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reporter it is my job to see this you are a child you should never see

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this the stench of death rotting corpses under the broken

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concrete you hold your breath you cover your mouth with a cloth you walk

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faster your neighborhood has become a graveyard all that was familiar is gone

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you stare in amazement you wonder where you are you are

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afraid explosion after explosion you cry

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you cling to your mother or father you cover your ears you see the white light

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of the missile and wait for the blast why do they kill

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children what did you do why can’t anyone protect you will you be

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wounded will you lose a leg or an arm will you go blind or be in a

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wheelchair why were you born was it for something

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good or was it for this will you grow

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up will you be happy what will it be like without your

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friends who will die next your mother your

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father your brothers and sisters someone you know will be injured

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soon someone you know will die

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soon at night you lie in the dark on the cold cement floor the phones are cut the

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internet is off you do not know what is happening there are flashes of light

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there are waves of blast concussions there are screams it does not

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stop when your father or mother hunts for food or water you wait that terrible feeling in your

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stomach will they come back will you see them again will your

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tiny home be next will the bombs find you are these your last moments on Earth

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you drink salty dirty water it makes you very sick your stomach hurts you are

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hungry the bakeries are destroyed there is no bread you eat one meal a day pasta a

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cucumber soon this will seem like a feast you do not play with your soccer

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ball made of Rags you do not fly your kite made from old

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newspapers you have seen foreign reporters we wear Flack jackets with the

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word press written on them we have helmets we have cameras we drive Jeeps

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we appear after a bombing or a shooting we sit over a coffee for a long time and

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talk to the adults then we disappear we do not usually interview

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children but I have done interviews when groups of you crowded around us laughing

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pointing asking us to take your picture I have been bombed by jets in

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Gaza I have been bombed in other Wars wars that happened before you were

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born I too was very very

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scared I still have dreams about it when I see the picture pictures of

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Gaza these Wars Return to me with a force of thunder and

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lightning I think of you all of us who’ve been to War Hate

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War most of all because of what it does to

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children I tried to tell your story I tried to tell the world that

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when you are cruel to people week after week month after month year after year

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decade after decade when you deny people freedom and

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dignity when you humiliate and trap them in an open air prison when you kill them

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as if they were beasts they become very angry they do to others what was done to

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them I told it over and over I told it

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for seven years few listened and now

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this there are very brave Palestinian journalists 50 of them have been killed

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since this bombing began they are heroes so are the doctors and nurses in

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your hospitals so are the UN workers almost a hundred of whom have been

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killed so are the ambulance drivers and Medics so are the rescue parties that

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lift up the slabs of concrete with their hands so are the mothers and fathers who

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Shield you from the bombs but we are not there not this time

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we cannot get in we are locked out reporters from all over the world

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are going to the border crossing at Rafa we are going because because we

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cannot watch this slaughtering and do nothing we are going because hundreds of

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people are dying a day including over a hundred children we are going because this

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genocide must stop we are going because we have children like you precious

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innocent loved we are going because we want you

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to live I hope one day we will meet you

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will be an adult I will be an old man although to

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you I am already very old in my dream for you I will find you

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free and safe and happy no one will be trying to kill you

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you will fly in airplanes filled with people not bombs you will not be trapped in a

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concentration camp you will see the world you will grow up up and have

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children you will become old you will remember this

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suffering but you will know it means you must help others who suffer this is my

51.09

hope my prayer we have failed

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you this is the awful guilt we carry we

51.24

tried but we did not try hard enough we we go to

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Rafa many of us reporters we will stand outside the

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border with Gaza and protest we will write and film this is

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what we do it is not much but it is something you will tell your story

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again maybe it will be enough to earn the right to ask for your

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forgiveness thank [Applause]

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you I want to thank you on behalf of all of

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us um it was deeply moving and profoundly

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revealing and to look at not only what Israel is doing in Palestine but to

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expose the global Network that’s at work and understand the consequences for our own

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lives so here’s a question um Al summarize it uh the bottom line is did

52.58

Netanyahu at all allow this to happen October 7th there were news reports

53.04

stated that Israel that Egypt had warn Israel that something was going to happen this combined with recent New

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York Times articles about Israeli intelligence having observed and reported on Hamas training exercises

53.15

begs the question did Netanyahu and the government allow this to happen I don’t think

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Netanyahu allowed it to happen because it’s it’s it’s political death for

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Netanyahu once the war is over I don’t see him continuing in power I think it was like 9/11 and intelligence Fair we

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also had pretty serious warnings I covered after 9911 I covered Al-Qaeda for the New York Times based in Paris in

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the Middle East and Europe uh but I think it was a a glaring intelligence

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failure remember the Israeli political situation has not been stable um

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Netanyahu is on up for three counts of corruption and I I just think they

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weren’t uh obviously heeding there were several warnings including the women who were spotters seeing activity as the New

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York Times you said that they had a blue published a story that they had a

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blueprint um you’re right that the Egyptian intelligence which is no friend of Hamas uh warned Israel but I think it

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was it was a failure of the the Netanyahu government is pretty

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incompetent thank you

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um can you explain or unpack the syndrome or interest sets that have so

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many of our leaders refusing to support of all things a ceasefire yeah

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so it’s because we we live in a system

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where uh I’m actually teaching uh democracy

54.59

Incorporated in my prison class I teach through the degree program Ruckers offers in the New Jersey prison system

55.06

uh and so Sheldon Wen it describes our system as inverted totalitarianism where

55.11

you have the facade of a democracy but internally the oligarchs corporations

55.17

essentially hold all of the levers of power uh so you have this bizarre moment

55.23

where I think it’s what 80% % or something of Democrats want to ceasefire or something like that and not only is

55.30

Netanyahu not not Netanyahu Biden not feeling that he has to respond but they’re actually insulting and in the

55.37

case of Jewish voices or peace a fantastic group which I admire very much when they were protesting outside the

55.44

DNC they were using violence against them um so it it’s because we don’t

55.50

count we don’t matter what matters are the people with the money and AAC has a lot of money uh and I think it also is

55.58

the fact as I mentioned in my talk that Israel is uh deeply embedded in This

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Global Cal of surveillance and arms manufacturing um and and those are the

56.10

new mandarins those are the people who will are inheriting power at our expense

56.15

uh so they’re not beholden to us they’re utterly toned deaf um uh they we the

56.21

super apac’s not allowed to give money to campaigns but it has pack and the report is that it’s going to spend $100

56.28

million to take down AOC and the other especially Rashida Talib who was spoken

56.33

quite courageously on this issue but it it’s really you know we live in a system of legalized bribery it’s um and and

56.41

whatever issue it is we don’t

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matter couple of I’m grouping some of these questions um is the UN powerless

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will the recent invocation of article 99 make any difference yeah it’s power it’s I think

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it’s important what the Secretary General is doing I

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think he and it’s important that that uh that voices are raised but uh Israel is

57.13

not going to you you hear the Biden Administration and blinkin they they want more surgical strikes they want

57.19

protection of civilians but there’s no red line they’re they’re they’re never going to hold is is to account and I

57.26

covered the war in Lebanon uh and uh Israel promised the United States they

57.31

wouldn’t bomb West beut and then they bombed West Beirut into Rubble so the

57.38

the relationship between Israel and the United States is one where uh the Israeli government can really operate

57.45

with impunity because of the Israel Lobby if you have not seen the lobby the documentary by Al jazer uh the the heavy

57.53

pressure was put on Al jaer not to broadcast they broadcast the portion in uh the UK but not the one that was done

58.00

in the US and it was an uh a Jewish kid from Oxford undercover with a hidden

58.06

camera and mic that went inside the lobby groups it’s quite revealing um so I mean you saw Netanyahu

58.14

defy Obama when Obama was trying to do the Iran nuclear deal which Netanyahu tried to sabotage uh he bypassed the

58.22

White House went and addressed Congress and denounced the president policy uh Biden when he was vice president was in

58.28

Jerusalem and the US had called for limiting settlement development in the West Bank and the day Biden was in

58.34

Jerusalem just to humiliate him they announced an expansion of settlement buildings so Israel is uh because of the

58.42

power of the Israel Lobby um is able but essentially both political parties are

58.48

completely captive I mean I think there is a difference between Biden and Trump in the sense that in terms of if you’re

58.54

Palestinian there’s no difference but the difference is rhetorical where Trump would have full-throated bloodthirsty

59.00

calls to kill Biden is essentially talking about protecting civilians but doing the same thing it’s a difference

59.06

of rhetoric not not policy so I have several questions about

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um the rest of the Arab world do you think other Arab governments UAE Saudi

59.18

Egypt are encouraging Israel to finish Hamas off that’s in quotes I’ve seen that reported uh

59.25

so so I was just came from Egypt um now the CCE government which does hates amas

59.31

and and and uh because Hamas is born out of the Muslim Brotherhood and CeCe

59.37

overthrew a Muslim Brotherhood government um but Egypt’s big fear is

59.44

that the eventually the the humanitarian crisis will become so extreme that Palestinians are pushed

59.51

over the border of Rafa into uh the Egyptian Sinai now that

59.57

creates tremendous problems for Egypt not only in terms of the logistics of having to care for a refugee population

1.00.04

of that size but also because inevitably there would be crossborder incursions I

1.00.10

mean you have now created in a whole new generation of brutalized traumatized

1.00.17

young Palestinians uh who are going to react the way any of us would if we were

1.00.22

brutalized and traumatized like that so uh uh they don’t want crossborder uh

1.00.29

raids by Israel uh you know jet strike they understand they’re fighting very

1.00.35

hard to stop that from happening Israel is pushing very hard to make it happen

1.00.41

um there have been reports that Israel may you know they’ve cut off like there’s no water there’s no it’s uh the

1.00.48

situation is becoming truly catastrophic c will start whipping through the these

1.00.54

people are living out in the open with no sanitation so there’s reports that Israel may just put an armada of boats

1.01.01

and put them on boats uh there’s been a there’s a bill before Congress by Israel

1.01.07

supporters saying that foreign aid in the Arab world will depend on the relocation of Palestinian refugees

1.01.13

who’ve been ethnically cleansed they actually have numbers 1 million in Egypt I don’t know 700,000 in Iraq whatever it

1.01.20

is so we know what Israel’s intent is that’s not that’s not in dispute what

1.01.26

they can achieve because there is remember blinkin on his first trip to the Middle East was essentially trying

1.01.33

to get lobbying Arab governments to take Palestinians and they all shut the door

1.01.39

in his face um but Israel’s economy I mean excuse me Egypt’s economy is a

1.01.45

disaster I think they’re 161 billion dollar in debt um you know they can hold

1.01.50

all sorts of incentives but that’s the goal where it goes I I think I think at

1.01.56

this stage we can say that clearly what they’re creating in

1.02.01

southern Gaza remember Gaza is only 20 mil long and 5 miles wide it’s tiny uh

1.02.07

is is a humanitarian crisis where uh soon more people will begin to die of

1.02.12

infectious diseases than from the bombs which is quite a bit uh and uh that

1.02.18

that’s being orchestrated by Israel in an intentional crisis uh which they hope will put

1.02.25

leverage or pressure on the rest of the world to push the Palestinians out what

1.02.30

happens I don’t know but that’s what they’re trying to do I have several other questions about

1.02.39

uh other countries in the Middle East but I think that you’ve you’ve you’ve responded to them so here’s a broader

1.02.45

question uh with Zionism being born out of colonialism looking how um India is

1.02.51

oh looking at how it obliterated its native populations is the darkness going to be long with

1.02.56

essentially countries like India following a similar hyper nationalist approach yes I mean so what what you’re

1.03.04

seeing is an alliance of netan I mean some of these people like orbon or rabbit antisemites the Christian right

1.03.12

or they’re all anti-semites here I wrote a book about them called American fascists the Christian right and the war

1.03.18

in America was trying to reach out to him uh

1.03.25

but they have built an alliance built I think around this common ideology this

1.03.31

common crypto fascism uh that’s the commonality

1.03.36

and uh so Netanyahu has stated that he he he

1.03.43

doesn’t see the world and he’s probably right as moving towards democracy and Liberty and freedom but one that is

1.03.50

moving towards a kind of species of total it arianism and that he sees

1.03.56

Israel for that reason in the

1.04.04

mainstream here’s a great question do the people of Gaza know that millions of people on the ground throughout the

1.04.10

world support them and are trying to stop Israeli genocide yes do they know about the demonstrations of hundreds of

1.04.16

thousand so important to them so don’t ever think that what you do and I know there are people here does not matter it

1.04.23

matters matters so much because these people feel forgotten and erased and

1.04.29

every time they see you blocking an entrance holding up a Palestinian flag fighting for their human rights that

1.04.35

gives them hope it is so important what you do and I salute everyone in this room who has stood up for the

1.04.51

Palestinians well these are follow-up questions Chris thank you for coming what can we do to make real meaningful change happen

1.04.59

thank you I think they’re doing it I mean I went to the demonstration in Washington and what

1.05.05

was so heartening about it was that they were all young so I’ve done a lot of the anti-war stuff everyone’s my age or

1.05.11

older but these are kids and they they even the speakers kids you know they’re

1.05.16

in their 20s but they were wonderful uh and uh I think it’s because they realize

1.05.23

they can’t trust the corporate media I think they’re educated in terms of the

1.05.28

nature of settler or colonial projects and racism because remember uh imperialism is just the external face of

1.05.36

white supremacy that’s what it is um and they get it uh

1.05.42

so you know that is the only thing we can do I think these groups that have been following there was one in Boston

1.05.48

you know when Biden’s sitting down at these I don’t know how much they pay to have lunch with Biden $50,000 you know

1.05.54

all the rich donors and they’re out right outside the window and I can tell you that it rattles the hell out of them

1.06.00

it’s great so that’s what we got to keep doing I mean there’s a wonderful and wonderful

1.06.05

Kissinger unfortunately Escape justice but in his Memoirs which please don’t go

1.06.10

out and buy he uh he talks about a moment I think it was 71 or something

1.06.16

there are tens of thousands of of uh anti war demonstrators surrounding the

1.06.22

White House and as protection uh they had put empty city buses in a ring around the White House

1.06.29

and Nixon’s freaking out and he’s looking out the window he’s going Henry they’re going to break

1.06.35

through the barricades and get us and and that’s just that’s our job that’s just where we want people in power to be

1.06.42

but it isn’t going to be there they aren’t going to feel that heat if we’re not in the street I think many of us have watched

1.06.48

these young protesters in the last few months and think see this is their

1.06.53

Vietnam well it’s a little different they’re not Vietnam was they were coming home in

1.06.59

body bags here so it’s not quite their Vietnam but I think it’s it shows their

1.07.04

High sophisticated understanding of global politics and I mean I’m very heartened

1.07.12

but I loved occupy I couldn’t go to zacati park enough uh just I got energy

1.07.17

from it you I just sit around the people’s library with all the retired New York City

1.07.22

Librarians um so yeah I mean I I I just went to the demonstration at Princeton University

1.07.29

outside NASA Hall where the students were calling for a boycott investment and sanction by the way I’m a very

1.07.35

strong supporter of BDS and has have been since its Inception

1.07.43

um so uh and what was remarkable is I watched uh one faculty only one faculty

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member showed up Max Vice who teaches history and stood up and spoke it was

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quite moving because they’re going to go for him um just you know Colombia has banned uh Jewish voices for peace and

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students trusted in Palestine but if you go back and look at what they did to the students who are protesting apartheid

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what the student in South Africa what the students were doing when they were protesting the Vietnam war is the same I

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mean it exposes how the heads of these universities do not work for the

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universities they certainly don’t work for the students they work for a bunch of

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trogloditas uh because they have a lot of money that’s it that’s who they work for and there’s no difference between

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the way they have reacted and the way uh University pres presidents in the

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Vietnam War reacted expose exposes who they

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are I don’t think hezb is going to enter the war I think Iran they don’t you so

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you have uh you know you have a significant presence Naval presence in the Persian Gulf off of the coast of

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Iran um now Netanyahu would love to draw us into a conflict especially with

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Iran he’s been trying to do that for a long time um he’s the one who the is

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Israel Lobby and all his courtiers Elliot Abrams and Paul

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wolitz and they were the ones who pushed us into Iraq

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so yeah uh I don’t think I think jbella from all I can see they have they have

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done I would call it symbolic attacks you know they have quite an arsenal of

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sophisticated missiles about 7,000 or something that could do serious damage to Israel and they haven’t used those I

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I think I think they don’t I mean this traditionally the Palestinians have been

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friendless because they’re powerless you know and not just in the wider world but

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within the Arab world as well I andan if you look at I would re you know want a good summary of the conflict Reed

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Rasheed H’s H’s uh 100-year war in Palestine but you know there are several

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patterns Israeli deception being one of the big ones but one of the other ones is just the perid of the Arab Rimes who

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have paid lip service to Palestinian rights but not done very in in many cases as in the case right now of Egypt

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conspired with Israel to sell the Palestinians out here’s a couple of questions um who

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should we trust to give us reliable information and then a follow-up question uh Center for constitutional

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rights the Palestine project do you consider this a reliable source yes they’re great so um there’s a few of us

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who coover spent a lot of time covering the Middle East you can sign up for my substack Chris edges. substack do.com

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that’s all I’ve done since October 7th is right about the conflict Jonathan Cook who also covered the conflict he’s

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also on substack electronic inata I I look at Al jazer every day usually

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several times a day I know a lot of the reporters there um they’re doing the best coverage by far uh of anyone out of

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Gaza um but you have Mundo Weiss electronic in Def um uh Middle East eye there’s a few

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uh that are but but the journalists who such as myself that are writing I think

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with any honesty about this we’re not we we’re not in the mainstream anymore we we I couldn’t write what I write and

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still be at the New York Times I mean I actually was banned from the Middle East because I got sick of the propaganda and

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I went with Joe Sako the great cartoonist and you should all get footnotes in Gaza it’s one of the great

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books on the Middle East um he and I went for Harper’s magazine and spent 10

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days in hunis called a Gaza diary just Day byday writing about what was life

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was like and I so I took my vacation time to do it and printed it and the times went berserk and said you you will

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never write on the Middle East for us again I’m not sure you’d want to be

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writing for them in the Middle East right now given what they’re putting out but here’s here’s a here’s an interesting question uh what do you

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think a legitimate response by Israel to the Hamas attack would be

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or would have been so just as Trump is a symptom of our

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decayed an anemic democracy the attack on October 7th is a

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reaction you can’t isolated uh far more Palestinian children have been killed by Israel uh

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in fact I don’t believe there were any children killed by remember we had the

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50 babies and that vanished and all that kind of stuff so you know if you look at any Uprising

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against a colonial project anyone any of them um they lash out with a kind of

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incoh Fury I mean what did Nat Turner do Nat Turner killed every white person he saw now I’m not defending

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it you to understand it is not to condone it but we you can’t isolate it

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and so if you look at Reed CLR James’s great history of Black jabin of the

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Haitian slave revolt the only successful slave revolt in human history and

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Haiti’s been paying for it ever since um Jack and and uh James is very

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sympathetic but he doesn’t whitewash the torture and atrocities that were

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committed against the French planner class has a wonderful line you know these are the I’m going to butcher it

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but it’s something like these are the momentary eruptions of an oppressed people rather than the

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institutionalized torture and atrocity of the state um even in the French

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Revolution you had the clergy and Aristocrats had their heads severed and

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were Carri around on Pikes through the streets of Paris this is what happens when you brutalize a people over a long

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period of time which I’m not defending it um you know there’s two things that

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one you know those who carry out atrocities should be held accountable whoever they are and not murdering 6,000

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children who had nothing to do with it most of the people killed in Gaza very few as far as we can tell very few hos

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Fighters have been killed why is Israel flattening Gaza

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because they don’t want to go into the tunnels so they just kill all the palestin they won’t go into those

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tunnels uh and of course there it’s a a conscious effort to destroy an

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infrastructure which makes life sustainable that’s why they destroyed the hospitals uh

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so an appropriate response should have been uh you know done decades

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ago uh and and you know this sadly is where We’ve Ended up uh but you you you can’t as Pope

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Francis said you can’t uh commit Terror in response to Terror but that’s been

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this kind of cycle of violence that has been perpetuated since before Israel’s

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founding I mean I I just want to say that you know when the problem with without context is that you

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see a reaction that’s brutal but you don’t see the long slow

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drip of Oppression that created it and so to those who don’t understand that

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oppression and haven’t covered it which is most of the media uh what they see is incomprehensible and

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therefore they certify those people who carried out that action as

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incomprehensible and uh and that comes essentially with uh the conscious

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decision on the part of the major media not to tell the truth they don’t use the word apartheid they don’t use the word

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genocide I mean they they sanitize the vocabulary in such a way as to obscure the reality

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and so when something like this happens it’s a shock because nobody has been paying attention to Gaza and this is the

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frustration that I and other reporters had reporting week after week month

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after month after we saw it we knew what was going to happen it wasn’t a

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surprise um but the world wasn’t listening certainly those those in power were not

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listening so here’s a shout out to Ireland as the only Western nation that has openly spoken out in support of

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Palestine do you think there’s anything else that Ireland can do at this point well of course you know I mean

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what’s interesting is is that the tactics that were used by the British uh

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and the Jewish militias that they armed in pre-state Israel were all perfected

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on the Irish uh so I mean all of

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it uh uh including taking suspected Irish Rebels because they were British

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were sick of having the trains blown up and tying them with a rope to the front of the

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locomotive uh so um I I I I think most people or you know

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there’s certainly poll numbers suggest that a large number of people are just

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disgusted by this and this is just another another example of how disconnected

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uh the corporate indentured political class is from the rest of

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us but yeah the Irish have been great and given their history you know uh it

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would be kind of sad if they weren’t so here’s two questions about um

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going to the international criminal court uh one is

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um uh you believe that Israel has been targeting journalist intentionally and maliciously is there sufficient evidence

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to prosecute the Israelis for this in the international criminal court and the other is

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um uh why countries who want to hold Israel accountable are approaching the international criminal court rather than

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making the genocide convention making a genocide convention treaty well Israel doesn’t recognize like we don’t they

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don’t recognize the jurisdiction of the court because you know if we recog

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recogniz the jurisdiction of the Court we’d fill a lot of those

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cells uh or a lot of those cells would be full uh

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so uh and that you know one of the things I I lived overseas for 20 years live in the United States for two

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decades and the you know the countries like the United States and

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Israel uh in the global South and much of Asia the Muslim world are Pariah

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States we’re parias uh you know we we we have very

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little credibility especially after the two decades of

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military fiascos that we orchestrated in the Middle East all of which

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were uh indefensible so I think when you when you are outside

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the United States you realize how isolated countries like the United States and Israel are and deserve to

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be I travel on my Swiss passport I do in Gaza that’s for

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sure so couple specific questions um you mentioned uh Rashida TB um anything else

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to comment on the cent of her or what can be done to support her well I she’s the one person who

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spoken truth I mean she has not held back and with great

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courage um so you know they target all of these voices uh people forget nater

1.20.38

Ralph nater Ralph nater is of Lebanese descent Ralph speaks fluent Arabic and I

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were I was a Ralph speech writer and one of the things that frustrated me was that you know even with George W bush

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and people weren’t supporting the most important Arab leader in our country who

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was always great on Palestine always and I think you know when I heard Obama give

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that AP speech to APAC I said forget it I don’t care if I’m the only one I’m not

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betraying the Palestinian people and I think we have to begin to say that um I

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I’ve always been third party so I’m going to vote for Biden anyway but Biden has to pay a price for this it’s not

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[Applause]

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excusable so I have several questions that basically boil down

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to uh what have you seen to be effective at intervening at this or other

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onslaughts how can an enduring peace based on mutual respect and security happen if we have a republic

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um how do we get our politicians be responsible to us rather than to those

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who uh you know they’ve been sold to the highest bidder um well the short answer is that

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we have to organize that the only Power we have is in numbers and the only effective weapon we have against Power

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is the strike and that’s what we have to spend this is what my friend shamas saan

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is working on now that is the only weapon we have and that’s what we must

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build and that’s what they’re working very hard to prevent us from building um in terms of

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Palestine uh from The River To The Sea a secular state where everybody has equal

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rights

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period that that language would get you banned from the local library

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well won’t be the first time I’m banned I mean it’s sad for me coming out

1.22.59

of you know Legacy Media like the times this is where I’ve ended up and I’ve

1.23.04

only ended up here because I’m honest I’m not a flaming radical look at

1.23.09

me uh my kids make fun of me because I still listen to earthwind

1.23.16

and fire uh but it you know it if you look at Matt taiii

1.23.23

who’s a friend of mine Glenn Greenwell all of us were mainstream once and as the walls have closed in but

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we wouldn’t sell out and this is where We’ve Ended up it’s where if Stone ended up in McCarthy

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IDE ER in the 50s but it’s you know some with someone

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like myself I’m I’ve been around so long that I have a kind of recognizable name

1.23.47

and my books do well and but I see these young younger journalists who won’t sell

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out and I’m I’m terrified for them it’s really hard for them uh and it it you

1.23.59

know it doesn’t make me angry because I’ve not particularly suffered from it

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but it makes me sad that that’s what’s happened to you know our media

1.24.10

landscape and of course the same people who run the universities who sit on the

1.24.16

corporate boards run the media they run the country and and

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that’s why the the media has about a credibility rating about equal to Congress I don’t know what it maybe less

1.24.29

than Congress and they deserve it I mean it’s awful it’s awful I don’t think actually

1.24.35

think of myself as being I gave a lecture at the University of Alberta and

1.24.40

was going on and on and when I finished there was turns out there was the entire

1.24.46

economics Department was seated in the back row and one of the professors stood up and said before he answers any

1.24.52

question questions I just want all the students in here to be clear that he’s just a radical

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Keynesian and it turns out they were all marxists only in Canada so yeah but it’s

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really the emotion I have is sadness I mean uh and

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this you know and we’ve sold out this next Generation these younger generation

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sold them out and you know we we I think I you know I it’s why

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I’ve taken part in demonstrations been arrested and I you know going to jails more time than I care to donate to the

1.25.32

US government but I do it because I got kids I I want them to say well at least

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he tried and I think all of us especially those in the room or my age

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we got to try we owe it you know we we not to try is to be complicit it’s not

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pleasant I don’t like it but it’s got to be

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[Applause]

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done so two more quick questions and then we’re approaching our our end

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um uh this is a rather optimistic question in my opinion some anticipate that the culmination of this conflict

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will be a Palestinian State at least according to 1967 because of international pressure what are your

1.26.24

thoughts on the possibility of this I don’t see it I don’t see it I wish that was true but I don’t see

1.26.32

it I I’m really really scared I’m really scared partly because I know like I know some of the I know

1.26.39

Netanyahu he was the deputy foreign minister when I first went to Jerusalem and these people are fascists

1.26.47

and they are ruthless and this has long been their dream and and they saw

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October 7th as the moment that would allow them to realize their dream I mean

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plans to totally depopulate Gaza have been part of the Israeli military for 50

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years so there and they and I I don’t think M I think the only way to stop

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them is if Washington if the Biden but the Biden ministrator going to stop them

1.27.21

I mean you know look at the people around Biden blinkin I mean who are these people you know the blinkin Who

1.27.28

Sold us the Iraq War Biden Who Sold us the Iraq War I don’t see I I wish that

1.27.34

was true but I don’t see it okay finally what would you say what

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would you like to say to Palestinian organizers who may still be trying to go back but who are here at this point any

1.27.47

comments well I think it’s really given

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the tenor of the racist rhetoric towards

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Palestinians it’s really important that we stand with them um and that’s why I’m such a fan of

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Jewish voices for peace

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um and I you know I graduated from Harvard Divinity School so you know Netanyahu does not in any

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way represent for me Judaism he’s not Martin Boer or Abraham hesel or these

1.28.30

great Jewish prophets and I look at groups like

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Jewish voices for peace as authentic upholders because Judaism like

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Christianity were religions that were written by oppressed peoples and their

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primary concern was with the oppressed read Isaiah read

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Jeremiah and so what you’re doing any members here is so important not only

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for the Palestinians but for holding up the flame of athentic

1.29.08

Judaism you know when uh when and Abraham hesel who was not beloved at the

1.29.14

Jewish Theological Seminary still to this day there’s no picture of him there

1.29.19

and the other rabbis he was marching with King I think in Selma and it was on

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Shabbat and they said how can you march uh on Shabbat and hesel said I pray with

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my

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feet well I think with that well thank you so much for coming thank you so

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much

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you

 

 

 

 

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