It’s past time for progressives, from anywhere, to clearly and unequivocally decide and declare which side they are on. It’s time for professedly humanitarian, egalitarian, pro-human rights, anti-racist, and free-speech progressives to express their support of the Palestinian struggle—on social media, in real-life conversation, and on the street.
My hat is off to these courageous folks, not just the former Birthrighters but to the Breaking the Silence folks as well. It take moral courage to stand up to these myopic Israeli idiots.
Anyone who doubts that Israel oppresses the indigenous Arab population should spend “just a few hours in Hebron,” a Palestinian city (known in Arabic as al-Khalil) in the occupied West Bank.
Videotapes recording illegal jewish settler squats throwing garbage on Hebron Palestinians does more to stereotype israel to the World than the claims of anti-Semites.
In Hebron, illegal Israeli settlers live in the middle of the city. Palestinians must travel on separate roads, which are patrolled by Israeli soldiers. They often walk under enormous nets that look like cages, and settlers drop objects — and even urinate — on them from their windows above.
In place of Jewish prophetic vision, Israel lives an Orwellian nightmare of double talk, racism, fifth-rate sociological jargon, aimed at proving its racial superiority to the indigenous people it aims to crush.
The solution is simple - when an AIPAC endorsed candidate runs just spell out for the people in that district all the money we give to Israel that could be spent here at home. People understand dollars and cents. Make AIPAC and the people who run on a pro-Israel ticket defend giving 11 millions dollars plus a day to a 'vibrant democracy' when our own are going without. Spell it out for them and shame these pimps for Israel and theseAIPACers. It's long overdue.
It’s time for progressive politicians to put Palestinian rights on the agenda, stop being bullied by AIPAC, and get with the program, or else they are going to lose the support of the constituents they need to get elected- if not today, then tomorrow.
It’s past time for American progressives to clearly and unequivocally decide and declare which side they are on. It’s time for professedly humanitarian, egalitarian, pro-human rights, anti-racist, and free-speech progressives to express their support of the Palestinian struggle—on social media, in real-life conversation, and on the street.
Politically? At a minimum, demand of any politician who seeks your vote:
End the blockade of Gaza, immediately and unconditionally.
Support BDS. Refuse any attempt to criminalize BDS and anti-Zionism.
Stop blocking UN and ICC actions against Israeli crimes.
Restrict arms sales to Israel.
Reject the hypocritical Zionist apologetics.
Refuse any attempt to censor or restrict the internet. (This last is very important. Nothing has threatened Zionist impunity more than the information available on the internet, and nothing is driving the demand to censor the internet more than the Zionists’ need to shut that off.)