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Ahed’s Generation: Why the Youth in Palestine Must Break Free from Dual Oppression


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Ahed’s Generation: Why the Youth in Palestine Must Break Free from Dual Oppression

Ramzy Baroud

As global voices continue to demand the freedom of 17-year-old teenage Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, Israeli authorities have arrested nine additional members of her family.

Those who were detained on February 26 include Ahed's 15-year-old cousin, Mohammed Tamimi.


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As long as Zionists continue to ignore that the land upon which Israel was forcibly created was NOT empty, as well as the role they played in forcibly imposing “partition” upon the indigenous population of Palestine, they will continue to remain “blind” to the root cause of the conflict.

While intentional blindness might ease consciences, such a mindset actively undermines peace by viewing Palestinian resistance of any sort, even non-violent, as irrational acts of “terrorism.”

If you doubt this, simply review some of the pro-Zionist comments here and elsewhere condescendingly and heartlessly dismissing the legitimate grievances of the dispossessed Palestinians.

The racism and bigotry borne of the Zionist narrative, just 70 years removed from the horrors of the Holocaust without a hint of irony or shame, is breath-taking to behold.


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Why America must break free from Israeli subversion of our sovereignty, politics, and Congress - as well as their state-racism, and terrorism!

The wholesale “meddling” in US elections by Israel, Nuttyyahoo, and the AIPAC traitors has been tolerated and ignored for decades to our great shame!

“The Israeli parliament has passed a law that allows the minister of interior to revoke the residency rights of any Palestinian in Jerusalem on grounds of “breach of loyalty” to Israel” - “Under the new measure, Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, leader of the ultra-Orthodox political party Shas, will be able to strip the residency documents of any Palestinian who he deems a threat.”


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In addition to Israeli subversion of US elections and Congress members, there is the very dangerous subversive influence over US foreign policy decisions to get America into another ME-NA war - Netanyahu meeting with trump and speaking before AIPAC IS subversion of US, far more serious than the allegations against “Russia”…really Russian oligarchs and bankers that manipulate trump and family…the “Russian” meddling…


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Yeah, where is Rachel Corrie when we need her?


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Admittedly, Israel will have some serious karma over this. Do you know of any advocacy groups supporting Palestinians?


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No one would have been displaced if Palestinians had not tried to exterminate the Jews.

The day after the UN Partition Resolution in November 1947, some racist, xenophobic Palestinians started a genocidal war to exterminate the Jews. Haj Amin el-Husseini, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem – “I declare a holy war, my Muslim brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all!”
The war started with Palestinians attacking a Jewish bus driving on the Coastal Plain near Kfar Sirkin killing five and wounding others. Half an hour later they ambushed a second bus from Hadera, killing two more. Arab snipers attacked Jewish buses in Jerusalem and Haifa.

Wars create refugees!


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Many foreign leaders have met with U.S. presidents, but I’ve never heard anyone calling that subversion.


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Imagine you are asked to watch a short video (above) in which six people-three in white shirts and three in black shirts-pass basketballs around. While you watch, you must keep a silent count of the number of passes made by the people in white shirts. At some point, a gorilla strolls into the middle of the action, faces the camera and thumps its chest, and then leaves, spending nine seconds on screen. Would you see the gorilla? Almost everyone has the intuition that the answer is “yes, of course I would.” How could something so obvious go completely unnoticed? But when we did this experiment at Harvard University several years ago, we found that half of the people who watched the video and counted the passes missed the gorilla. It was as though the gorilla was invisible


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Interesting, one of the psychologists I use to work with had to do behavior assessments on the aggressive behavior of the Three Stooges. There are all sorts of things you can learn by trained observation.


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JackGreen,

It is staple of the Zionist narrative to parrot that it was the indigenous Palestinians who started it all (“declared war”), and having lost, must now live with the consequences.

But if I try to “partition” your land without your consent and you resist, who really “started” it? Can it really be said that your resistance legalized or justified my taking because you had the temerity to use violence?

Contrary to the contention that the Palestinian resistance is to blame for the creation/expansion of Israel, it should be noted that most Zionists have always believed that the Jewish people had an inherent and inalienable right to Palestine.

Religious Zionists have stated this in biblical terms, referring to the divine promise of the land to the tribes of Israel. Secular Zionists, on the other hand, have relied more on the argument that Palestine alone could solve the problem of Jewish dispersion and virulent anti-Semitism.

But, let’s be clear here, NEVER was the consent of the native population ever seriously taken into consideration by any of these Zionists, the Europeans or the UN.

To claim that the Palestinians are to blame for their own dispossession, for having the temerity to resist this forcibly-imposed dictum, is simply ludicrous.


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Rubbish! False zionist propaganda and you know it “jack”!

The Zionist forces, including the several terrorist organizations - Haganah, Lehi, Irgun, Stern Gang, were fully armed and trained for over a decade before 1948 - the Palestinians were not, they were and remain victims!

The early Zionist leaders planed to expand territory as soon as possible to take more land by force from a mostly civilian population! That continues - Jerusalem - under the Israeli stooge and fool trump!

Your “history” is hasbara BS propaganda without basis in fact! That MO of taking territory by racist ethnic cleansing by force has been the Israeli zionist model since the 1948 partition and declaration. The 500 or so Palestinian villages emptied and immediately destroyed by Jewish terrorist groups so “there would be no place for Palestinians to come home to” was the premeditated plan as you also know…including the massacre of Palestinians at Deir Yassin! Israel has been very good at lies and deceit - false history and manipulating the press/media especially the lap-dog US media - very bad at speaking any truth!

The Israeli/Zionist plan to “get America into our fight” by any means possible, including the pre-mediated Israeli sneak attack on the USS Liberty killing and wounding over 200 US sailors, was only one example of that depraved indifference for any and all other peoples lives or International Law! There WILL be a high price to pay for the killings/murders of so many innocents and destruction by terrorist Israel!

http://www.gtr5.com/

http://www.ussliberty.org/moorerfindings.htm

BDS! Remember Rachel Corrie and the USS Liberty! NEVER Forget!


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“The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), (IS) the Israeli Fifth Column in the United States,”

AIPAC is An organization (and membership) that holds first loyalty to a foreign power to the detriment of the US and subverts and manipulates US elections and politics!! THAT is the definition of treason! Israel has been manipulating our elections and Congress and foreign policy for decades! AIPAC manipulates R’Cons and DINO Dems - the issue is what coutry do you hold first loyalty to, Israel and Zionist expansionism or your own nation? Again treason to support another nation over the interests of your own cloaked in racist religion!

Israel also subverts other nations like the UK with foreign agents pushing rubbish propaganda and racist excuses for war crimes!

BDS!


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Palestinians were murdering Jews in 1919, 1920, 1921, 1929, 1936, …but Jews had not taken even one square foot of land.


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The Haganah was formed for self-defense. If Palestinians had not been murdering Jews, there would have been no need for the Haganah.


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If your brother is being attacked & you help your brother, that doesn’t mean that you love your brother more than you love your sister. Membership in AIPAC doesn’t mean that you love Israel more than you love the USA. It just means that you see that Israel is under attack & you want to help.


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And the Stern Gang? LEHI? The Irgun? Menachem Begin? Were they also for “self-defense” “jack”, or just religious extremist terrorists to steal the lands of other people? Or ordinary thieves taking what they want using religion as a cloak?

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/professor-hate-israeli-scholar-urges-ethnic-cleansing-bedouins - Israel ethnically cleanses the Negev Bedouin to steal the land!
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/09/2011912151231223454.html

Some early zionist leaders eventually admitted expansion of Israel was a pre-meditated plan. Israeli historians like Benny Morris also write about the truth of extremist expansion and racist ethnic cleansing…

http://ifamericaknew.org/history/origin.html - Origin of the Palestine-israel Conflict

Your lies and selected false history is proven to be fabrications.

http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Famous-Zionist-Quotes/Story649.html

http://ifamericaknew.org/history/origin.html

“Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French…What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct…If they [the Jews] must look to the Palestine of geography as their national home, it is wrong to enter it under the shadow of the British gun. A religious act cannot be performed with the aid of the bayonet or the bomb. They can settle in Palestine only by the goodwill of the Arabs… As it is, they are co-sharers with the British in despoiling a people who have done no wrong to them. I am not defending the Arab excesses. I wish they had chosen the way of non-violence in resisting what they rightly regard as an unacceptable encroachment upon their country. But according to the accepted canons of right and wrong, nothing can be said against the Arab resistance in the face of overwhelming odds.” Mahatma Gandhi

your are an hasbara propagandist and liar…

BDS!


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JackGreen,

You repeat a commonly proffered (but erroneous) myth about Palestinian refusal to live with Jews. The fact of the matter is that Jews had been living alongside Palestinian Arabs (both Christian and Muslim) for a very long time. Your mention of the presence of a sizable Jewish population in Palestine implies that you know this.

And while Zionists like to point to this long-term Jewish presence, this presence was a result of the actions of the Islamic Saladin, who encouraged the Jewish re-population of Jerusalem after capturing it in 1187, and then by the Islamic Ottomans thereafter, notwithstanding Zionists’ often blatant Islamophobia.

What changed all this was Zionist Project of the late 19th and early 20th century, and the “immigrants” it funded openly declaring that they intended to forcibly create a separate religiously exclusivist state in their place of refuge. The Zionist Project did not begin in 1948, and your mention of 1920’s shows that you know this as well.

By continuing to repeat this false narrative, you intentionally seek to obscure the main cause of the conflict with half-truths (myths if you will) like your post about the Palestinians’ alleged refusal to live together with Jews (despite centuries of evidence to the contrary).


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If an African-American family buys a house in a predominantly white town do they deserve to be murdered?


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JackGreen,

That notion that Israel was innocuously created by “buying land” or “immigration” is a commonly proffered Zionist myth. But it’s not true.

First, “immigrants” and “land owners” do not normally openly declare that they intend to forcibly create a separate state in their place of refuge, with or without the consent of its indigenous population as the Zionists did.

Second, according to the census records of both the Ottomans and the British, Palestine in 1882 had a small, native, and migrant religious Jewish community of roughly 24,000 among a Palestinian population of nearly 500,000.

Despite the extensive legal and illegal ideological “immigration” of Jews to Palestine in the 1930’s, it is undisputed that at the time of Israel’s unilateral declaration of statehood, Jews owned just 7 percent of the whole area of the country, and constituted less than 1/3 of its total population.

What Zionists did in Palestine was intentionally and forcibly create a religiously exclusivist state in a land that was ethnically and religiously diverse. Pretending that its creation was innocuous and similar to “immigration” or “buying land” in other countries is simply and demonstrably false.