Tag: Israel

Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak on Israel

Drawing on one of the world’s most influential anti-colonial scholars and revolutionaries, Frantz Fanon, Professor Spivak speaks on the root cause of the unceasing waves of violence against and by Israel when she points out that the violence by the colonizer/oppressor violence generates violence by the colonized/oppressed. To end this, the colonial conditions must first end.

/ February 9, 2024

Israel has the right to exist, but not this genocidal, expansionist Israel

Amidst the talk of “the two-state solution”, the United Nations or Nations United Against Evil, must first address the fundamental question: Should this Israel exist, as “the most aggressive, expansionist, overtly racist, Jewish supremacist government in Israel’s history?”

/ February 1, 2024

NOT THIS ISRAEL, NOT THIS JEW: A Jewish Voice for Peace

Uncritical support of Israel is destroying the spiritual core of Judaism itself – a dagger in the Jewish heart. Christians had to reckon with their deeds after the Holocaust. Jews need to do that now. Israel may have a right to exist, but not this Israel. It’s counter-intuitive and difficult to digest but conscience can be seduced and obscured: even our own.  I promised never again. Never again is now.

/ January 22, 2024

“Depopulating” Palestine: Israel Through the Bifocal Lens of Hitler and Lemkin

As a human rights campaigner and a student of genocides, in my attempts to understand Israel’s physical destruction of Gaza in particular, and its foundational Zionist policies in Palestine, I find most helpful to turn to Raphael Lemkin’s grounded and multi-faceted conception of genocide and Hitler’s “blood-based” ideas of “race-state” and racialized land.

/ January 20, 2024

Israel Defends Itself at the International Court of Justice: From Genocide Victims to Perpetrators

Israel's legal team, a member of which is a Holocaust survivor and the country's ex-Attorney General, will likely frontload the politico-legal mantra of Israel’s right to “self-defence” .

/ January 11, 2024