Abby Martin cuts through the media narratives on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, going over the different ways Israel targets international audiences with “Hasbara”, a narrative that gives legitimacy to policies that have killed and displaced millions of Palestinian Arabs.
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Hanan Ashrawi is a member of the PLO executive committee and she did an excellent job explaining why Israel is responsible for war crimes.
Muslims throughout the world are marking International Quds Day. It’s traditionally used to express solidarity with the Palestinian people — and this year, most of the banners in the streets are denouncing Israeli aggression in Gaza. Protesters in Iran were chanting anti-Israeli slogans and burning the country’s flag.
Yet another land-grab disguised as a “resettlement” programme. A plan to resettle thousands of Bedouins is causing controversy in Israel. More than 40,000 Palestinian Israelis will be evicted if the plan goes ahead.
Most of the Israelis believe that Muslims do not want to live in peace with Jews and are opposed to the idea of a Jewish homeland, but neither of those two misconceptions is true. Palestinian Muslims are ready to live in peace with Jews in Palestine, as long as everyone has equal rights, including the right to vote, which is not the case today. And Muslims are not opposed to the idea of a Jewish homeland. They just believe that a Jewish homeland should be in Khazaria or somewhere else but not in Palestine.
Everyone is talking about a two-state solution for Palestine, but a one-state solution through a referendum with the participation of all the people living in Palestine — Muslims, Christians, Jews, and people with other belief systems — would be the best solution. However, all of the disenfranchised Palestinians would have to be given the right to vote for it to be a valid referendum.
And for that to happen, all of the 5.8 million Palestinians in the diaspora would have to be granted the right of return and the right to vote in the referendum. If that happened, the plebiscite could be organized. However, most of the Jewish Israelis are opposed to this proposal because they would then be in the minority. Continue reading ‘Live in peace or go back to Khazaria’