Barghouti to U.S. Jews: I know you don’t like the word apartheid, but what do you call a system that gives a settler 50 times more water than a Palestinian?

Mustafa Barghouti
Mustafa Barghouti

On March 26, at the J Street conference in Washington, D.C., Palestinian leader Mustafa Barghouti described apartheid in Palestine to a largely-Jewish audience. As he spoke, you could have heard a pin drop in a room jammed with 500 people hearing about the one-state option. His comments have resonated in the weeks since. It is a marvel, and a tragedy, that this description of Palestinian conditions has not been published in America. Here is a substantial portion of his remarks. Halfway down is his description of apartheid and segregation. At the end is his explanation of why nonviolent resistance and international solidarity are the Palestinians’ only weapon today.

Let me remind you that back in the 40s, the Palestinians wanted a one-state solution. It was under lots of Israeli pressure and international pressure that the Palestinian national movement decided in 1988 to accept a compromise, and that compromise was, two state solution. When we agreed on that, we accepted to have a state in 22 percent of the land of historic Palestine instead of 44 percent which we should have had according to the Partition plan of 47. So this was a very painful compromise.

During the last 30 years maybe, or 25 years, what we’ve witnessed is a process where Israeli governments have been … compromising the compromise. And that’s why we find ourselves in a very difficult position today. To many Palestinians, after signing the Oslo agreement, today they feel that they have discovered that they were living in an act of deceit. That the two states option was not really meant to produce a two states option but to produce a system of segregation and apartheid.

The main factor that is destroying the two states option has always been there, which was the continuation of settlement activity. If Palestinians have made a mistake, their biggest mistake was to agree to sign an agreement in Oslo without insisting first on freezing all settlement activity. This was a mistake and should not have been done. [Applause.]

Today to ask Palestinians to go back to the table of negotiations again while settlements continue to happen is like asking two people to sit down around a table, negotiate over a piece of cheese, and one side is stuck behind bars and walls, that is the Palestinian side, and the other side is eating the cheese. At the end of the day there will be nothing left to negotiate about, that is the reality.

In one way or another, their Israeli government, their United States government, their majority of people in this game– are putting in the hands of the settlements the right to decide the future. That is the problem. With the continuation of settlements, the whole solution of two states becomes impossible.

What we are witnessing today is a creation, or a consolidation to be precise, of a system of segregation and Bantustans. The proposals to Palestinians to stick together in what is called an interim solution in less than 37 percent of the West Bank in the form of separate ghettos from each other– and having that as a solution.

Some people might not like the word apartheid, when we say that we live in a system of apartheid and segregation, and I understand why you wouldn’t like it. Because there is nothing to be proud about having a system of apartheid and segregation in the 21st century. But as Menachem [Klein] said, we actually live in that system. It’s one regime.

What is apartheid? Apartheid is a system where you have two laws, two different laws, for two people living in the same area. If you don’t like the word apartheid, give me an alternative to a situation where a Palestinian citizen is allowed to use no more than 50 cubic meters of water per capital year, while an Israeli illegal settler from the West Bank is allowed to use 2400. How would you classify a situation where the Israeli gdp per capita is about $30,000 while a Palestinian’s gdp per capita is less than $1400?

Yet we are obliged to pay the same prices for products as Israelis do. More than that: We are obliged to pay double the price for electricity and water that Israelis do though they make 30 times more than we do.

Segregation of roads is another issue. This is the last place on earth, actually the first place on earth where people have been segregated with roads. I’m talking about roads in the West Bank, major roads are exclusive to Israeli settlers or army or Israeli citizens.

I cannot describe to you to the level of violation of human rights.. we’ve left to see Israeli army using dogs against our nonviolent settlers in the most vicious way. Which reminds us of what happened during the Segregation system here in the United States.

So the problem is very clear. Of course it is either two states or one state. But the reality is, What we are witnessing today with the passage of time is that people will be [left] with one or two alternatives. Either it’s a segregation apartheid system, or one democratic state system,. This is the choice we will all face unless some kind of a miracle happens and I don’t know what that miracle is.

The two state solution will not happen because the balance of power is so skewed in the interest of one side. That’s why were opting today for nonviolent resistance and opting for a strong international solidarity movement, because we want to change the balance of power.

When do we decide that the two state solution is over? What is the time point at which we both decide that it is over and say, two state solution cannot work anymore? I don’t know. Maybe we’ve crossed the line already. Maybe we’re about to cross it.

But the fact that you’re having this discussion at this conference this day in DC is an indicator that we have either crossed the line or are about to cross it.

Second, There is no way you can have a Jewish democratic state and keep occupation and oppression of another people. [applause] It’s impossible. We cannot have this operation. Not only because from a moral point of view it is inconsistent with your history and Jewish tradition, but because we as Palestinians, as people, will never accept to remain slaves of occupation. That has to be understood.

…If the two state option is dead, please understand me, this time it will not be Palestinian responsibility. As many of you would say, the Palestinians were responsible in 1947 for not having the two state option. This time it is an Israeli responsibility and no one can avoid that.

About Philip Weiss

Philip Weiss is Founder and Co-Editor of Mondoweiss.net.
Posted in Activism, American Jewish Community, Israel Lobby, Israel/Palestine, Israeli Government, Occupation, One state/Two states, Settlers/Colonists, US Politics

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  1. Henry Norr says:

    rsy = responsibility? (third from last and last lines)

  2. Henry Norr says:

    For more from Barghouti, particularly about the nonviolent grassroots resistance, including the recent Land Day/Global March to Jerusalem demonstrations, see Elsa Rassbach’s interview with him here.

  3. seafoid says:

    Typo – “this time it will not be palestiian rsy” Is that responsibility?

    “In one way or another, their Israeli government, their United States government, their majority of people in this game– are putting in the hands of the settlements the right to decide the future.”

    It’s in black and white at Hostage’s comment
    Hostage April 17, 2012 at 4:17 am

    The americans and the Europeans have delivered the coup de grace to the 2SS under instruction and following 45 years of activity from the ziobots.

    I think Mustafa Barghouti should go for the jugular and bring up to the complete and utter capitulation of Judaism in the face of Zionism . Because above all the case of Israel today is a severe collective moral failure involving at least 70% of the adherents (I am being very generous ) of one of the great world religions.
    Land has been fetishised and values have been abandoned and it is going to be very difficult to rescue the values when it all goes tits up.

    And there is also this
    link to nybooks.com

    “More to the point, quite apart from the theological objections to political Zionism held by most rabbis in Herzl’s day, very many proud and pious Jews—not mere “arrivistes”—entirely rejected the idea of the “nationalization” of the Jews”

    Only connect

    • FreddyV says:

      I’ve been visiting a few Zio sites recently and throwing down questions regarding the occupation. It’s amazing how many are unaware of the situation and simply reply with the standard Hasbara of ’3000 years’, ‘ancestral homeland’ etc in complete ignorance of what’s happened in order to achieve their ‘Golden Calf’ state.

      ‘Land has been fetishised and values have been abandoned and it is going to be very difficult to rescue the values when it all goes tits up.’

      Honestly, I feel quite sorry for those who have been complicit in all this. I think they’re going to be a great number of people in Jewish, Christian Zionist and Israeli quarters who will have a very rude awakening when this subject goes mainstream.

      • chet says:

        Genuinely unaware or wilfully blind?

        • Matt Giwer says:

          One can not claim to speak about a subject if ignorant of the subject.

          The only legitimate assumption is they know the subject and are deliberately lying about it.

        • Winnica says:

          I believe the Mondoweiss community is at least partly sincere in its perspective. When you focus like a laser on every possible blemish, including the ones that are misconstrued; and you resolutely block out any and all other parts of the story; and you spend lots of time in echo chambers where everyone agrees with you; well, eventually you construct yourself a narrative of reality which is extraordinary compelling to you, but radically odd to everyone else. So then, to explain everyone else, you’ve got to take the next step and construct explanations about how all the others are blind, or have been hijacked by the evil forces you’re railing against, and of course your convictions build on themselves and look like the only possible explanation for reality.

          Most of the Palestinians I know – and I dare say I know more of them than most people in the Mondoweiss community – don’t ascribe to the narrative routinely presented here, and have a far more nuanced understanding of the Israelis. Even the Palestinians. Of course, I may know only Uncle Tom Palestinians, but that would be a rather surprising statistical circumstance.

          The reality presented at Mondoweiss isn’t totally wrong, only mostly wrong.

        • FreddyV says:

          Both. I know Christian Zios who tell me how much their hearts go out to the poor Palestinian children and in the next breath argue why Israel must exist.

        • lysias says:

          Genuinely unaware or wilfully blind?

          A question that was asked a lot about the Germans after World War Two.

          Mind you, there’s an awful lot that most Americans, including myself, have been willfully blind about.

        • seafoid says:

          “Most of the Palestinians I know – and I dare say I know more of them than most people in the Mondoweiss community – don’t ascribe to the narrative routinely presented here, and have a far more nuanced understanding of the Israelis”

          Most Palestinians of course love living under the Israeli heel and understand that they are not Chosen and welcome the destruction of the Dome of the Rock which will bring G-d closer to His people. There are just a few uppity troublemakers who ruin it for everyone else and they deserve their whuppin’.
          And slavery was subject to a brutal PR campaign. Most slaves were never happier. And AIDS is a blessing. And there’s nothing wrong with asbestos.

        • Woody Tanaka says:

          “Most of the Palestinians I know – and I dare say I know more of them than most people in the Mondoweiss community – don’t ascribe to the narrative routinely presented here, and have a far more nuanced understanding of the Israelis. Even the Palestinians. Of course, I may know only Uncle Tom Palestinians, but that would be a rather surprising statistical circumstance.”

          Yeah, and most slave owners in the American South were shocked — SHOCKED — when one of their slaves ran away. After all, those slave owners knew many slaves and knew that the slaves had a far more nuanced understanding of the slaveholders than those “mostly wrong” abolitionists.

        • libra says:

          Winnica: “The reality presented at Mondoweiss isn’t totally wrong, only mostly wrong.”

          Then why not write a post describing the “correct reality”? I’m sure it would be so interesting that Phil and Adam would be willing to publish it.

        • Shingo says:

          Most of the Palestinians I know – and I dare say I know more of them than most people in the Mondoweiss community – don’t ascribe to the narrative routinely presented here, and have a far more nuanced understanding of the Israelis. Even the Palestinians.

          Most of the Jews I know are eithe is gusted with Israel or too ashamed to discuss the topic at all.

          Of course, I may know only self hating Jews, but that would be a rather surprising statistical circumstance.

          The reality presented at Mondoweiss isn’t totally wrong, only mostly wrong.

          Everything you’ve posted here has been farcical at best, or Hasbra to he nth degree. Do you think anyone takes you seriously?

        • ToivoS says:

          Winnie wants us to know: Most of the Palestinians I know – and I dare say I know more of them than most people in the Mondoweiss community – don’t ascribe to the narrative routinely presented here, and have a far more nuanced understanding

          Well I have known perhaps a dozen or so Palestinians that live in the US over the last 30 years and have yet to hear one say anything positive about Israel.

          I have to say Winnie, you are just not believable.

        • Dutch says:

          Insha’llah. So be it, Winnica. But after twenty-five years of debating these kind of objectives, we’re kind of in a hurry now. How about discussing your points over a coffee in East Jerusalem, as soon as it’s the proud capital of Palestine – say, coming Christmas?

        • lyn117 says:

          @Winnica, I have no idea what “narrative” you’re talking about, or which blemishes are misconstrued. Are you speaking about the deliberate ethnic cleansing carried out by Israel’s founders, including a number of incidents where zionists ordered villagers to line up and then gunned them down in mass, or threatened them with mass murder if they didn’t leave the land Israel claimed?

          If not, please be more specific.

        • The reality presented at Mondoweiss isn’t totally wrong, only mostly wrong.

          okay, aside from your ad hominem diversions and your alleged so called palestinian acquaintances do you have anything to say about barghouti’s speech?

        • Winnica says:

          I’ve repeatedly suggested similar things, but have never even recieved a response. I even suggested doing it using my real name. There was no interest, for whatever reason.

      • seafoid says:

        The Christian Zionists are the dregs of Christianity

        Rose guide to the end times

        link to roseguidetoendtimesprophecy.com
        Page 212

        “Wherever there is a carcass there the vultures will gather (Matthew 24:28)

        View 1 fulfilment in the end times only

        The carcass represents Jews who refuse to recognise Jesus as the Messiah. they are dead in their sins”

        This is vile antisemitism.

        • FreddyV says:

          This is a classic case of Christian Zionist’s plucking passages from a 2,000 year old document and applying it to a modern day situation.

          One of the best guides of understanding scripture is to look at when it was written and, who was it written to and why was it written.

          In this passage, Jesus was talking about the destruction of the temple and effectively the destruction of Torah Judaism. There are those who want to ignore the events of AD70 and apply it to a future time, but if you read it in context, it’s a Jewish prophet (Messiah / King) warning the Jewish people of an impending destruction. There’s no antisemitism there. It’s internal within the Jews of the time.

        • Ellen says:

          “This is vile antisemitism”

          You mean vile anti Jewish, or anti Judaism.

          Semitism means nothing and surely does not mean Judaism. Why Zionists cling to the semantics and language of a mid 19th century bigot’s pamphlet for Jewish self identity is bizzare.

  4. rensanceman says:

    This is a very important point implicit in his remarks that Zionist goals-establishing a Jewish nation on the backs of the indiginous people desecrates the moral and ethical principles of Judaism. A nation-state that rationalizes Operation Cast Lead, the Nakba, Jewish only roads, murderous pre-emptive wars, killing Americans on the USS Liberty et al is a rogue, pariah state shunned by the world community(except for freedom-lovin America.). It is insult to the spirit of America after WW2 when we purportedly fought the bad guys. Now, arguably–we are now “them”

    • FreddyV says:

      We are the bad guys. There isn’t a question in my mind. US, UK and Israel. It’s no wonder the world hates us.

      Isn’t that a terrible thing to say?

      • Sumud says:

        Isn’t that a terrible thing to say?

        It sure is FreddyV, disgusting. But it’s true, and I add my country Australia also.

        It’s most heinous that the US and Australia, and Canada – the western ‘new world’ countries – are so complicit with Israel’s crimes. Of all the countries in the world *we* are nations of immigrants, *we* have colonial pasts which we understand and which *we* are supposedly trying to make amends for, but our politician support colonial Israel almost without reservation.

        I think our countries, as post-colonial nations, have a greater responsibility than any other to stand up and fight for the rights of indigenous peoples. The fact our politicians don’t makes a mockery of other actions they may make domestically.

        • Djinn says:

          Well said Sumud. We’re also fond of excusing Indonesia’s occupation of West Papua. After Indonesian police shut down the recent peaceful People’s Congress, killing three people, injuring 100 and arresting hundreds more, our esteemed Ambassador to Indonesia was quoted as saying that the actions of the Congress leaders, in hoisting the flag & holding the Congress were “illegal, provocative, and counterproductive”. Wonder if he feels the same way about those criminal provocateurs of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This is why (to the great dissapointment of anti BDS Hasbaratchiks everywhere) there are also boycott activities targeting Indonesia.

    • seafoid says:

      “It is insult to the spirit of America after WW2 when we purportedly fought the bad guys. ”

      The Americans in the aftermath of the war promoted the Atlantic Charter which was
      link to en.wikipedia.org
      “a pivotal policy statement first issued in August 1941 that early in World War II defined the Allied goals for the post-war world. It was drafted by Britain and the United States, and later agreed to by all the Allies. The Charter stated the ideal goals of the war: no territorial aggrandizement; no territorial changes made against the wishes of the people; restoration of self-government to those deprived of it; free access to raw materials; reduction of trade restrictions; global cooperation to secure better economic and social conditions for all; freedom from fear and want; freedom of the seas; and abandonment of the use of force, as well as disarmament of aggressor nations. In the “Declaration by United Nations” of 1 January 1942, the Allies of World War II pledged adherence to the charter’s principles.”

      The Americans used it post war to end colonisation across the Middle East , Africa and Asia . The UK had to give up its empire in India. France eventually gave up Algeria.

      There was only one place where the process worked in reverse.

      The Iraqis, Lebanese and Egyptians exposed the hypocrisy of the US position through 1944. Supporting freedom for Indians while sponsoring the colonisation of
      Palestine.

      link to images.library.wisc.edu

  5. Dan Crowther says:

    My version: I know you don’t like the word apartheid…….but too friggin bad, go blow it out your ass.

    I find it amazing that even still guys like Barghouti feel the need to make mitigating statements to assuage the (fears? sensibilities?) of american jews.

    seems to me, if you’re one of these american jews obsessed with israel because you think it provides you a potential safe haven etc – thats on you. keep your baggage to yourselves, please. and the non jewish friends of zionist american jews should be calling them out on it. so much of the arguments for israel and zionism have been internalized, i dont think that many (young) jews actually know what they’re saying when they say things like “its necessary” or “its there as an insurance” etc. Ive done it, and was surprised by the reactions I got – I actually had jewish guys trying to assuage MY hurt feelings when I said “Oh, so you think I hate you, underneath it all?” Part of being friends with people is calling them on their bullshit, it strengthens ties, it doesnt break them.

    • Matt Giwer says:

      To cite from memory what Benjamin D’Israeli said regarding zionism and loyalty, If there are citizens whose devout wish is to return to Palestine it is best they leave now.

    • Sumud says:

      I find it amazing that even still guys like Barghouti feel the need to make mitigating statements to assuage the (fears? sensibilities?) of american jews.

      Amazing, but someone has to do it, and Barghouti is the guy. He has the same smarts as Omar Barghouti but the more pointed rhetoric of a politician. Check out this great DN interview he did last month with Rabbi Arthur Waskow:

      link to democracynow.org

      Outta the ball park.

  6. RE: “…what do you call a system that gives a settler 50 times more water than a Palestinian?”

    Gimme an ‘A’!
    Gimme a ‘P’!
    Gimme another ‘A’!
    Gimme a ‘R’!
    Gimme a ‘T’!
    Gimme a ‘H’!
    Gimme an ‘E’!
    Gimme an ‘I’!
    Lastly, gimme a ‘D’!
    Now, what have you got? [Hint: It’s not “constructive engagement”!

    P.S. Can I spell, or what? If only I could have been a cheerleader at Yale back in the 1960s. And a member of Skull and Bones, of course!

  7. Fredblogs says:

    I don’t know what the people he was asking call it. I call it different countries having different standards of living. Take the net amount of water shipped across the Green Line, subtract all the water that goes to the settlers, you still have extra water going to the Palestinians from Israel. It is the Palestinian Authority’s responsibility to provide water to its people, and not Israel’s fault if they don’t.

    • Woody Tanaka says:

      ” I call it different countries having different standards of living. ”

      It’s all one country, dimwit. And one part is being oppressed by the other based on a fascist ideology. Your statement is like saying that the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto shouldn’t have complained about the Germans, it was the Judenrat’s responsibility to provide food and water.

    • seafoid says:

      Fred

      Do you have kids? Do they take the toys of the neighbors? Are they armed ?

    • Shingo says:

      Take the net amount of water shipped across the Green Line, subtract all the water that goes to the settlers, you still have extra water going to the Palestinians from Israel

      Where did you learn arithmetic Fred? By counting to 20 every time you inhaled a joint?

      Israel steals water from the West Bank and pimps it into Israel. The allocation given to the Palestinians is not what’s left over, it’s based on whatnIsrael feels like giving them.

      How can the Palestinian Authority be responsibile for providing water to its people when it doesn’t control the water?

    • ritzl says:

      Israel takes about 200MCM of water from the WB aquifers (more if you include the Jordan valley resources). Palestinians use about 200MCM per year, of which about 160MCM is from WB ground and surface water, and the balance (40MCM) is from the 200MCM of WB ground water, extracted for Israel, sent back via Mekerot. The water stolen from the WB is done at gunpoint. The water returned is sold back to the Palestinians at 2x or 3x the price Israelis pay.

      The Palestinians in this way (and so many others) are being forcibly coerced into paying for their own subjugation. I would call that (and the rest of the resource theft, random checkpoints, solar panel and house demolitions, total forced reliance on Israeli banking system, olive tree destruction, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.) a mild hinderance to Palestinian economic development. “Different standards of living,” what a sick frickin joke.

      The fact that you have to so blatantly lie about easily verifiable geology, or are so completely devoid of any sense of what is actually going on, yet feel so compelled to lay out a simply and purely delusional version is why, as seafoid says so often, this whole settlement/apartheid/hafrada/colonial fantasy that has become (and maybe always was) Israel as you know it is going to come to a crashing end.

      Someone once said (Lincoln?): You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. The world doesn’t operate on pure fantasy for very long stretches.

      Nice try.

    • Hostage says:

      I call it different countries having different standards of living. Take the net amount of water shipped across the Green Line, subtract all the water that goes to the settlers, you still have extra water going to the Palestinians from Israel.

      I’d call you a dishonest troll. Please provide your citations to reliable sources which show that Israel is providing more water to the territories than it steals from them. In any event the settlers, aren’t living in a different country. Here are some reports on the situation:
      *BBC World News Israel stealing water from Palestine, link to thewe.cc
      *Amnesty: Israel withholds water from Palestinians – Rights group accuses Israel of consuming more than its fair share of water in West Bank link to ynetnews.com
      *French parliament report accuses Israel of water ‘apartheid’ in West Bank link to haaretz.com

      For years the UN and other sources have reported that Israel diverts or exports water from Arab territories and that settlers and soldiers steal and destroy private springs and cisterns in Palestine, e.g.
      *“How Dispossession Happens: The Humanitarian Impact of the Takeover of Palestinian Water Springs by Israeli Settlers link to ochaopt.org
      *Israel’s Appropriation of Arab Water: An Obstacle to Peace link to desip.igc.org
      *Diakonia The destruction of cisterns due to the lack of building permit in the Area C of the West Bank link to diakonia.se

  8. Fredblogs says:

    As to the rest of his talk, not very honest. The Palestinians wanted one state in the 40s, with the Jews kicked out of it. The reason they aren’t being offered 44% is that that was the offer in exchange for peace then. They rejected the offer, so it is off the table. They never agreed to take 22%, they demanded more so that offer was taken off the table.

    The cheese analogy is one I’ve heard before with pizza or cake. It’s a bad analogy. Once you eat something, you can’t give it to the person you are negotiating with. As the Israelis proved in Gaza, you can build on land and then give it to the enemy.

    • Matt Giwer says:

      Pardon but could you or anyone explain why they should agree to give up any land to a bunch of foreigners from Europe?

    • Shingo says:

      The Palestinians wanted one state in the 40s, with the Jews kicked out of it.

      If they wanted the Zhews kicked out of it, then wh did they wait until 1940? They ad centuries to kick them out.

      The reason they aren’t being offered 44% is that that was the offer in exchange for peace then.

      Rubbish. Thy din’t have 44% because as Ben Gurion said, the partition was only temporary in his mind and would not stand UN the way of Israel reclaiming all of Palsrine.

      There was never an offer on the table.

      Once you eat something, you can’t give it to the person you are negotiating with.

      Duh, that’s the argument he is making dufus. That explains why Israel refuses to stop building settlements, while pretending to be interested in peace.

    • Matt Giwer says:

      The land was not the UN’s to give.

    • RoHa says:

      For most of the run-=up to 1948, the Palestinians wanted one state with everyone given equal rights and an end to Jewish immigration.

      If, in the 1940s, they decided they wanted to kick out the European Jews, it was probably because they finally recognized that the Zionists were insatiable monsters determined to take the land away from them, and there was no way of coming to an agreement with them.

  9. HarryLaw says:

    Barghouti said the Palestinians signed an agreement in Oslo without insisting first on freezing all settlement activity this was a mistake and should not have been done, I disagree when one signs an agreement in good faith, you should not expect the other side to commit grave war crimes [ Geneva Conventions 1949 article 49.6] everyday and for the past almost 20 years, of course the Israelis should be condemned for it, but so should the aggrieved party who have allowed it to happen. Forgive me if you have heard this before but, an agreement is only as good as its first breach, once the Israelis got away with that first settler going into occupied territory in breach of Geneva with no response from the PA leadership[ like a threat to cancel the agreement] the floodgates where open.

  10. eljay says:

    >> The cheese analogy is one I’ve heard before with pizza or cake. It’s a bad analogy.

    Yes, it’s a poor analogy that fails to describe the sheer immorality and injustice of the Jewish state’s terrorism, ethnic cleansing and 60+ years, ON-GOING and offensive (i.e., not defensive) campaign of aggression, oppression, theft, colonization, destruction and murder.

  11. wonderful, LOVE the photo, adore the man and his message rocks. thank you phil.

  12. notatall says:

    Didn’t the term “ethnic cleansing” originate in the Bosnian War as a euphemism for “population transfer,” which was a euphemism for forcibly expelling people from their land, which was a euphemism for …. ?

  13. “we’ve left to see Israeli army using dogs against our nonviolent settlers in the most vicious way. ”

    …nonviolent demonstrators…

    For video of the session with Barghouti:
    link to youtube.com

    For all videos of the conference:
    link to conference.jstreet.org