“Intense religious nationalism, chauvinistic violence, and law-bounded racial particularism have completely destroyed the carefully cultivated image of a secular, progressive Israel.”
Decades of Palestinian solidarity were subjected to a fierce cultural backlash, particularly in Britain, where it was bundled with centrist efforts to retake the Labour Party.
Source Direct: Israel’s George Floyd Moment?
Photo essay: Glasgow stands with Palestine
Of course, all war-related deaths are tragic. But the discrepancy in casualties highlights the problem of media discourses which present the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as “complex”.
Source Direct: Israel-Palestine: Simplicity & Complexity
Reporting of the Middle East has always been a study in the art of euphemism as propaganda. So perhaps it’s little wonder that people have a jaundiced idea of what’s at stake.
Source Direct: Palestine – Euphemism as Propaganda
“There are of course things that any government, even those lacking many formal foreign policy powers, can do to help the Palestinians.”
Analysis: Palestine, protest and complicity – which way forward in Scotland?
Sadly, our planet is plagued by “humanitarian” disasters. But Palestinians specifically deserve our solidarity because here our complicity is larger, historically but most especially today. And thus our political agency is more meaningful and potentially more effective.
Source Direct: Anti-Racists for Apartheid?
“Political punditry has often castigated Netanyahu over his efforts to give a legal basis to the de facto annexation reality on the ground; but will all this condemnation by the political establishment make any difference or is it just the usual lip-service to satisfy their conscience and to save face?”
John Mitchell: Only effective sanctions can halt Israeli annexation
“The Israeli state intends to continue the attack on Palestinian rights and sovereignty because it wants to and because it can. The Palestinians’ only allies in the world will be those for whom this is no justification at all.”
Analysis: West Bank annexations reinforce the impunity of Israeli action
It’s a sign of the strange and frankly deeply disturbing Twitterisation of political debate in the UK that Robert Jenrick is not sacked as a Minister for a classic case of corruption, while Rebecca Long-Bailey is sacked as a shadow Minister for sub-tweeting The Independent’s interview with an actor who she knows from her constituency, describing her […]