Tagged: Zionism

Israel Celebrates Its Independence, We Mourn Our Loss Op-Eds & Analysis
Ayman Odeh, New York Times

Israel Celebrates Its Independence, We Mourn Our Loss

Seventy years ago, the world changed around my family. The establishment of the state of Israel represented self-determination for Jews, but a catastrophe — “nakba” in Arabic — for Palestinians. In the area around the Mediterranean city of Haifa, where my family has lived for six generations, only 2,000 Palestinians of a population of 70,000 remained.

on April 18, 2018
No, You Can’t Be A Feminist And A Zionist Op-Eds & Analysis
Mariam Barghouti, Forward

No, You Can’t Be A Feminist And A Zionist

Near Qalandia checkpoint in the West Bank, I watch as two female Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at a crowd of protesting Palestinian youths. One canister ricochets, hitting a young boy in the arm. The soldier who was shooting begins to laugh. Her colleague proudly pats her shoulder as they both reach to refill their weapons.

on November 27, 2017
Balfour Declaration of Support for Jewish Homeland Still Divisive at 100 News Roundup
David M. Halbfinger, New York Times

Balfour Declaration of Support for Jewish Homeland Still Divisive at 100

It was the moment of conception of what would become the State of Israel — or it was the original sin in which Israel was conceived. The Balfour Declaration, the pivotal, 67-word assurance by the British foreign secretary that promised support for “the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people,” turned 100 on Thursday, meeting with tributes in Jerusalem and London, and tear gas in Bethlehem.

on November 2, 2017
Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre Op-Eds & Analysis
Ilan Pappe, The Electronic Intifada

Jenin Won’t Forget Israel’s Massacre

Fifteen years ago this month the Israeli army bombarded and assaulted the Jenin refugee camp for more than 10 days. This was part of Israel’s so-called Operation Defensive Shield, during which it sent troops...

on April 18, 2017
What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About The Nakba Op-Eds & Analysis
Donna Nevel, The Forward

What We Talk About When We Don’t Talk About The Nakba

In recent weeks, I have been paying particular attention to the arguments in favor of Zionism from those who call themselves progressive Zionists and call for a two-state solution, support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, and express criticism of some of Israel’s policies and actions.

on March 29, 2017
Don’t Call Us ‘Israeli Arabs’: Palestinians in Israel Speak Out News Roundup
Sam Bahour, Haaretz

Don’t Call Us ‘Israeli Arabs’: Palestinians in Israel Speak Out

When Israel’s founding fathers removed by force the native Palestinian Arab population living where they intended to establish their state, they murdered or displaced more than 80% of that population. This act of ethnic cleansing — to borrow one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly found phrases  — was given a name in Arabic: the Nakba, or catastrophe.

on September 26, 2016
Palestinians, Not Israeli Settlers, Are Victims of Ethnic Cleansing Op-Eds & Analysis
Ahmad Tabi, Haaretz

Palestinians, Not Israeli Settlers, Are Victims of Ethnic Cleansing

Mr. Netanyahu’s recent comparison of Palestinian citizens of Israel with its illegal settlers in Occupied Palestine is not only immoral, but a total departure from rationality, history and Israel’s obligations under international law. He should realize that no matter Israel’s institutionalized system of discrimination...

on September 12, 2016
‘Anti-Semitizing’ Pro-Palestinian Activism Comes at a Price Op-Eds & Analysis
Tom Pessah, +972 Mag.

‘Anti-Semitizing’ Pro-Palestinian Activism Comes at a Price

Things you can see from here, can’t be seen from there, says a famous Israeli song. This is what I feel about pro-Palestinian activism: having been closely involved in pro-Palestine activism as an Israeli student in an American university, I now understand why it is often portrayed in the media as anti-Jewish...

on August 22, 2016
No, Palestinians Don’t Need to Empathize with the Zionist Narrative Op-Eds & Analysis
Peter Eisenstadt and Mira Sucharov, +972

No, Palestinians Don’t Need to Empathize with the Zionist Narrative

If American Jewish historians Hasia Diner and Marjorie Feld’s Haaretz article last week disavowing Zionism was intended to provoke, it has succeeded. Diner called her earlier Zionism a “naïve delusion,” while Feld wrote of her painful rejection of Zionist “propaganda.”...

on August 9, 2016
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