When Zionists tell you who they are, believe ’em




Fig. 1. The ruins of a terminal at the Gaza airport. Image by Said Khatib (Agence France-Presse) on September 9, 2018, via the Times of Israel,[1] fair use.

“God gave us this land” is the age-old cry of the settler-colonist. To accept this claim is to embrace ethnic cleansing and genocide around the world, all in “God’s” name, of course. We saw it in the western hemisphere.[2] We’re seeing it in Palestine.[3]

Yana T. R. Golding, “Tracking lost pro-Palestinian posts,” Columbia Journalism Review, November 27, 2023, https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/excessive-moderation-meta-palestinian-7amleh-nashif.php

Summer Said and Dov Lieber, “Israel, Hamas Agree to Extend Truce by Two Days,” Wall Street Journal, November 27, 2023, https://www.wsj.com/world/middle-east/talks-to-extend-israel-hamas-truce-go-down-to-the-wire-8f1cbba9

Ishaan Tharoor, “How Israel keeps hundreds of Palestinians in detention without charge,” Washington Post, November 27, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/11/27/israel-palestine-detention-adminstrative-prisoners-jail/

Washington Post to 5-Minute Fix list, “The 5-Minute Fix: What’s behind Biden’s steadfast support for Israel?” November 27, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/the-fix/

Henry Bodkin, “Inside the Israeli settlement being turned into a battleground by the hard-Right finance minister,” Telegraph, November 28, 2023, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/11/28/settlement-israels-finance-minister-has-made-a-battleground/

Julia Ioffe, “The Day After the War Ends,” Puck, November 28, 2023, https://puck.news/the-day-after-the-war-ends/

Leigh Ann Caldwell and Theodoric Meyer, “Democrats’ Israel dilemma,” Washington Post, November 29, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/11/29/democrats-israel-dilemma/

Ishaan Tharoor, “Why Christmas is canceled in Bethlehem,” Washington Post, November 29, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/11/29/palestinian-christians-christmas-ceasefire-cancel/

Nidal Al-Mughrabi, Mohammad Salem, and Humeyra Pamuk, “Hamas hands over two female hostages, others expected after truce extended,” Reuters, November 30, 2023, https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/talks-intensify-extend-israel-hamas-truce-after-more-hostages-prisoners-freed-2023-11-30/

Anthony Faiola, Stefano Pitrelli, and Louisa Loveluck, “In undisclosed call, Pope Francis warned Israel against committing ‘terror,’” Washington Post, November 30, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2023/11/30/pope-francis-israel-war-terrorism/

Alon Pinkas, “Netanyahu is stuck as he battles Hamas: he can’t afford to lose, yet can’t find a way to win,” Guardian, November 30, 2023, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/nov/30/netanyahu-hamas-lose-win-israeli-public-us

Stephen Kalin et al., “Israel Resumes Combat Operations in Gaza as Cease-Fire Stalls,” Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2023, https://www.wsj.com/world/middle-east/blinken-returns-to-israel-as-negotiators-race-to-prolong-gaza-cease-fire-24ae6601

Antony Sguazzin and Courtney McBride, “Israel Focuses on Gaza’s South as Cease-Fire Talks Rejected,” Bloomberg, December 2, 2023, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-12-02/israel-recalls-negotiators-from-qatar-steps-up-strikes-on-hamas

Michael Birnbaum, William Booth, and Hazem Balousha, “Who will run Gaza after the war? U.S. searches for best of bad options,” Washington Post, December 3, 2023, https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/12/03/palestinian-authority-gaza/

Ryan Grim, “Netanyahu’s Goal for Gaza: ‘Thin’ Population ‘to a Minimum,’” Intercept, December 3, 2023, https://theintercept.com/2023/12/03/netanyahu-thin-gaza-population/




Alicia A. Caldwell and Elizabeth Findell, “Texas Ordered to Remove Buoy Barrier at Southern Border,” Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2023, https://www.wsj.com/us-news/law/texas-ordered-to-remove-buoy-barrier-at-southern-border-867ca604


Right-wing militias


Fig. 1. Image of unstated origin and unknown date posted to Quora by Karl Burkhalter,[4] fair use.

Military.com has reported that many of those efforts [to make a show of dealing with the problem of extremism among troops] — including the military-wide extremism training stand-down ordered by Austin — were largely symbolic and were widely considered as just another box for commanders to check.[5]

Konstantin Toropin, “Dozens of Troops Suspected of Advocating Overthrow of US Government, New Pentagon Extremism Report Says,” Military.com, December 1, 2023, https://www.military.com/daily-news/2023/12/01/dozens-of-troops-suspected-of-advocating-overthrow-of-us-government-new-pentagon-extremism-report.html

  1. [1]Agence France-Presse and Times of Israel, “20 years after its opening, destroyed Gaza airport embodies grounded peace hopes,” Times of Israel, September 12, 2018, https://www.timesofisrael.com/20-years-after-its-opening-destroyed-gaza-airport-embodies-grounded-peace-hopes/
  2. [2]Bill Chappell, “The Vatican repudiates ‘Doctrine of Discovery,’ which was used to justify colonialism,” National Public Radio, March 30, 2023, https://www.npr.org/2023/03/30/1167056438/vatican-doctrine-of-discovery-colonialism-indigenous
  3. [3]Democracy Now! “Judith Butler on Hamas, Israel’s Collective Punishment of Gaza & Why Biden Must Push for Ceasefire,” October 26, 2023, https://www.democracynow.org/2023/10/26/judith_butler_on_hamas_israels_collective; Democracy Now! “Palestinian Lives Matter Too: Jewish Scholar Judith Butler Condemns Israel’s ‘Genocide’ in Gaza,” October 26, 2023, https://www.democracynow.org/2023/10/26/judith_butler_ceasefire_gaza_israel; Khaleda Rahman, “Israel Committing ‘Textbook Case of Genocide,’ Holocaust Historian Says,” Newsweek, October 17, 2023, https://www.newsweek.com/holocaust-historian-israel-committing-genocide-raz-segal-1835346
  4. [4]Quora, “Do you agree with the Marine Corps’ decision to ban the public display of the Confederate flag?” n.d., https://www.quora.com/Do-you-agree-with-the-Marine-Corps-decision-to-ban-the-public-display-of-the-Confederate-flag
  5. [5]Konstantin Toropin, “Dozens of Troops Suspected of Advocating Overthrow of US Government, New Pentagon Extremism Report Says,” Military.com, December 1, 2023, https://www.military.com/daily-news/2023/12/01/dozens-of-troops-suspected-of-advocating-overthrow-of-us-government-new-pentagon-extremism-report.html

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