Tag: Ethnic Clensing

The slow but systematic ethnic cleansing of Palestine

Across the world, there has been deep shock over the actions of the Israeli Government’s military aggression towards the Occupied Territories of Palestine, in particular the Gaza Strip. But these actions are part of a deliberate and systematic ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people writes Dr Rashad Seedeen.

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Israel Doesn’t Have a “Right to Exist” — But Israelis and Palestinians Do

We’re often told that creating a single secular democratic state with equal rights for Israelis and Palestinians would violate Israel’s “right to exist.” But no nation-state has an inviolable right to exist — especially not an ethnostate based on exclusion and ethnic cleansing.

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US senators cautiously challenge ethnic cleansing by Israel | The Electronic Intifada

Children in the Palestinian Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, near the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, attend their first day of school in August 2017. US Senators are urging Israel not to demolish the village.

Shadi Hatem APA images

Even worse, the senators express concern that the Israeli government’s actions “endanger Israel’s future as a Jewish democracy.” This coded language effectively endorses the common liberal Zionist view that Palestinians are a “demographic threat” who must be corralled into their own bantustan – a Palestinian state in name only – to head off demands for equal civil and political rights with Israeli Jews in a single state.

A “Jewish democracy” by definition excludes and necessitates violating the rights of millions of Palestinians.

Discriminatory laws and policies aimed at ensuring that Israel remains a “Jewish state” have relegated Palestinians within Israel to second-class status and worse for 70 years, and within the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip for the past 50 years.

Imagine a letter from US senators in the era of South African apartheid that raised concerns about the policies of the white-supremacist government, but did not dare to situate these within the unacceptable context of apartheid. This is what the senators did in failing to name the realit US senators cautiously challenge ethnic cleansing by Israel | The Electronic Intifada

Israeli Right Wing Faction Announces a Plan for Ethnic Cleansing | Informed Comment

– Essentially an offer that says ‘Get Out or We Will Make Your Life a Living Hell, or Worse.’The Platform Provides 3 Choices for Palestinians: Accept Ethnic Cleansing, Bend the Knee to Apartheid or Expect Even More Violence

Source: Israeli Right Wing Faction Announces a Plan for Ethnic Cleansing | Informed Comment