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BDS Versus Settler-Colonialism

Alan Wald Against the Current
Two books posit the BDS movement fighting Israeli aggression against Palestinians as the worthy extension of more than a century of opposition to white supremacy, colonialism, and the kindred pariah status Jews suffered under European fascism.

The Dangers of Conflating Anti-Zionism With Anti-Semitism

Donna Nevel Truthout
We cannot ignore the structures of oppression within Zionism. A recent article in the Forward that asserts, claiming most Jews support Zionism, if you leave out Zionism from social justice struggles, then you are saying Jews aren’t welcome.

Nine Stops on a Long Road: One Jew’s Journey

Judith Mahoney Pasternak Tikkun
I am the Jewish teenager who wore the Star of David to make sure everyone knew she was a Jew. I am my mother, who taught her children that no one is free unless everyone is free... For all those Jews, for Israeli Jews, for Palestinians, and for the world, I am the anti-Zionist Jew.

The Future of the Nakba

Joseph Massad The Electronic Intifada
The Zionist conquest of Palestine, which began haphazardly in the early 1880s and intensified after the turn of the century, reaching its apogee with British invasion and occupation of the country before the conclusion of World War I, was the inaugural moment of what became known as the Nakba.

Examining "Ten Myths about Israel" by Ilan Pappe

Allan C. Brownfeld Mondoweiss
This review of the book “Ten Myths About Israel’ by Ilan Pappe will appear in the Winter 2018 ISSUES, the quarterly journal of the American Council for Judaism. The book is published by Verso.

This Land Is Our Land

Raja Shehadeh New York Review of Books
Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror

Why a Children’s Book has Zionists Losing Their Minds

Steven Salaita Mondoweiss
In this moment of nuclear proliferation, police brutality, resurgent Nazism, and stunning inequality, the real enemy: is a children’s book. The offending title, P is for Palestine, was recently published by Golbarg Bashi and Golrokh Nafisi after a long crowdfunding campaign. Supporters of Israeli settlements and Zionist organizations have reacted as if it’s the Hamas charter.

Peace and Justice in Palestine

Dina Heisler and Susan Nobel Portside
All people around the world and across time crave similar things. They want the chance to raise their families within a peaceful and fair environment. Also, one that affords a decent quality of life without fear of one’s fellow man. This was the main take away from our voyage into another world: Middle Eastern, Muslim, working class, rural and “occupied.” (If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?" ~ Hillel)

Political Thought and Action to be Outlawed - U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel

Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Grim The Intercept
The criminalization of political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech. 43 senators — 29 Republicans and 14 Democrats — want to pass a law that would make it a felony for Americans to support the international boycott against Israel, which was launched in protest of the decades-old occupation of Palestine. The punishment: a minimum civil penalty of $250,000; a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison.
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