GroundUp, 8 June 2021


Map of the West Bank, the Israeli occupied Palestinian territory. Palestinian areas are green. Blue areas are Israeli-controlled. Image supplied

Sharon expressed great interest in South Africa’s bantustan project [....]

The bantustans of South Africa under the apartheid regime and the map of the occupied Palestinian territories today are predicated on the same idea of concentrating the “undesirable” population in as small an area as possible, in a series of non-contiguous enclaves. By gradually driving these populations from their land and concentrating them into dense and fractured pockets, both South Africa then and Israel today worked to thwart political autonomy and true democracy.

The Electronic Intifada, 19 May 2021

Protesters wave Israeli flags during the night

Israeli Jewish extremists wave Israeli flags amid a night-time curfew in the central city of Lydd.

Oren Ziv Picture-Alliance/DPA

Israeli Jewish extremists used instant messaging services to organize armed militias to attack Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Assawra, mai 31, 2021

Gaza City, le 21 mai. Des Palestiniens découvrent leur habitation détruite par les bombardements israéliens. © Mohammed Abed/AFP

une image faisait le tour du monde : Arafat tendant la main à Rabin sous l’égide de Clinton. On connaît la suite : au moment des accords d’Oslo, on comptait environ 120 000 colons en Cisjordanie ; deux décennies plus tard, ils ont plus que triplé.

Haaretz, May 25, 2021

This piece is being written on the assumption that they are not stupid. That the leaders of this most Jewish state know and mean what they are doing when they torture Gaza’s Palestinians, thus turning Mohammed Deif and Abu Obeida into national heroes. Even before the pitiable victory rejoicing had subsided in Gaza, Defense Minister Benny Gantz promised its residents more suffering of the kind that Israel excels in causing, no less than it excels in post-modern military attacks.

Jacobin, 26.05.2021

 

The Western media discourse gets it all wrong. Israel is not at risk of becoming an apartheid state — it already is one.

Palestinian children and family members attend a candlelight vigil among the rubble of homes destroyed by Israeli military strikes in Gaza City on May 25, 2021. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times via Getty)

Israel’s “peace camp” does not call for Israel to ensure full equality for all its citizens but rather sees peace — defined as separation from Palestinians — as a means to preserve Israel as a Jewish ethnocratic state.