TheRealNews on Mar 2, 2020
The documentary “Solidarity: Five Largely Unknown Truths about Israel, Palestine and the Occupied Territories” debunks the myths that lie at the center of the injustice in the region. We discuss the film with its director, Bob Peck.
Solidarity: Five Largely Unknown Truths about Israel, Palestine and the Occupied Territories
Mind Heart Lens on Jan 17, 2020
#1 Most scholars agree that the beginning of today’s struggle was the displacement of over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs by the Israeli military in 1948, which the Palestinians call “The Nakba”, meaning “catastrophe” in Arabic.
#2 Since the First Intifada, nearly 7x as many Palestinians have been killed by Israelis than Israelis killed by Palestinians, and this disparity is growing over time. Source: VisualizingPalestine.org
#3 The Israeli settlements are illegal under international law. Source: The Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, the United Nations General Assembly, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Court of Justice, and United Nations Security Council resolutions in 1979, 1980, and 2016.
#4 Adjusted for inflation, the US has given Israel over 233 billion dollars since 1949. (And it’s only going up.) Source: Coren, Ora, and Nadan Feldman. “U.S. Aid to Israel Totals $233.7b over Six Decades.” Haaretz.com, March 2013.
#5 Criticizing or resisting the Israeli government and the Israeli military is not anti-Semitic.
Dedicated to the memory of the late great Edward W. Said.
From the archives:
Chris Hedges, Abby Martin and Mike Prysner: The Heroic Aspect Of The Palestinian People Who Just Keep Resisting
The Occupation of the American Mind (must-see)
Palestine 101: Not That Complicated
Abby Martin and Eran Efrati on Institutionalized Israeli War Crimes and Oppression of Palestinians
Abby Martin: The Distortion and Death Behind the Israel-Palestine Coverage
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2004; must-see)
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