The BDS movement calls on Palestine solidarity activists in the US and elsewhere to stand with the Movement for Black Lives and other Black-led organizations in their righteous struggle for justice.
Dr Reem Khamis-Dakwar reflects as a Palestinian from Israel currently living in the United States, that it is startling to realize the many commonalities between our two systems of oppression: limited access to health care for marginalized communities, the stereotyping of people of color as disease-spreaders, and the increased impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these populations.
If you want a metaphor for Israel don’t think of Spartan farmer-soldiers, as the Zionist myth would have it — a better metaphor would be 1950s Alabama, with an air force. “The average Israeli is xenophobic and racist on a level which would make a Trump rally go pale,” Yossi Gurvitz writes.
In classical racist literature and discourse, black/brown natives are portrayed as lazy groups who cannot run their own affairs; they belong to backward entities that are in conflict/clash with other modern entities. Haider Eid says this is the best way to understand Jared Kushner’s recent remarks about Palestinians.
Meet May Golan, the new Likud Knesset member who declared she is “proud to be a racist!” to the crowd of anti-African refugee protesters in 2012. She’s the new darling of mainstream Likud leaders despite, or perhaps because of, her racism.
The shocking teachings of Israeli state military preparatory school rabbis: Hitler had it “100 percent correct” except his supremacy was directed against the wrong people, Jews ought to have Palestinians as slaves for genetic reasons, and the real Holocaust is humanism and pluralism threatening the Jewish state.
“Disney BDS’d me,” Roseanne Barr said on a tour of Israel, where she repeatedly attacked the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign aimed at Israel as the second coming of Nazis. She also said ABC tried to kill her when they canceled her show, and she’d make a good prime minister.
Haider Eid reflects on Amos Oz, the Israeli writer who died at age 79: “Through his glorification of the kibbutz regardless of the fact that it is built on a stolen land belonging to native Palestinians, he became an active participant in, and defender of, the aggressive colonialist politics of his country. In his work Palestinians are (mis)reprepresnted as marginalized and passive characters, they are never active agents. Oz’s literary work was truly a fusion of literature and Israeli ideology.”