Making the case for Zionism

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settlersPhotographer: Ahmad Gharabli/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images, from the Wall Street Journal‘s "pictures of the week" for the past week. Reports the Journal: "FACING A CROWD: A Palestinian woman whose house has been occupied by Jewish settlers argued with Israelis who came to celebrate Jerusalem Day in the mainly Arab neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Wednesday." Remember that these evictions are underwritten by the Israeli gov’t.

Peter Beinart in the NY Review of Books: "In the American Jewish establishment today, the language of liberal Zionism—with its idioms of human rights, equal citizenship, and territorial compromise—has been drained of meaning."

Why? Because the territorialist-nationalists have won, and from Deir Yassin to Al-Atatra to Sheikh Jarrah, they have uprooted and humiliated Palestinian women. (h/t Annie)

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