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More on the issue of “antisemitism” by Mazin Qumsiyeh

More on the issue of “antisemitism”: définition sioniste de la lutte contre l’antisémitisme avalisée par leParlement Européen : les notes d’un Palestinien Par Mazin Qumsiyeh years, 50 stories: This week marks 50 years since Israel began itsoccupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.Israel’s occupation is a key cause of humanitarian needs, to which theinternational community responds. At the 50 year mark, OCHA (UN Office ofCoordinator for Humanitarian Affairs) has compiled a broad spectrum of casestudies featured in recent years in a dedicated portal, “50 Years: 50stories of Palestinian life under occupation.” These stories provide aglimpse of the Palestinian experience of occupation and its humanitarianimpacts. We ask you to take a few minutes, read some of the stories andshare the site. a report on Human Rights violations on the 50 year anniversary Back, Looking Ahead: Anthropologists Reflect on the Struggle forBoycott and a Half-Century of Israeli Occupation Ways to act for peace with justice for a documentary: Hala Gabriel, sets out to meet her family's oldneighbors from Tantura, Palestine to discover why she, like them, became arefugee. to UK law didn't protect Tzipi LivniA London judge ordered a former Israeli foreign minister's arrest, but theUK is preventing this. is what Theresa May refused to tell you in her schoolyard sermon onterror. The Prime Minister is going to have her 'embarrassingconversations' with Britain’s Muslims, who have no power to switch off theevil ideology which Wahhabism represents. She does have that power – butshe won’t use it. By Robert Fisk.  Was that really the best Theresa Maycould do? It was the same old tosh about "values" and "democracy" and "evilideology", without the slightest reference to the nation to whom she fawns– Saudi Arabia, whose Wahhabist "ideology" has seeped into the bloodstreamof Isis, al-Qaeda and the Taliban. Reflection by Jessie Light on50th Anniversary of the OccupationWhen fences become walls become concrete prisonsWhen tents become houses become tear gas test-sitesWhen days become years become decades andthe oppression swelters, endlessly.When a stone is met with a bullet,When righteous anger is met with murder,When protest is met with a militarized Caterpillar andthe tears shed could fill the Dead Sea.What do we call this period of time? This suffocating, asphyxiating fiftyyears ofBombs tear gas violence repression checkpoints surveillancemicroaggressions machine gunsracial profiling settlements innocent deaths cultural appropriationbulldozing brutalityWe name it apartheid,We name it injustice,We name it occupation.Fifty years of making an occupation out of violence,Fifty years of preoccupation with “security,”Fifty years of military occupation of Palestine.When will it end? When will life begin anew? When will children walk safelyto school?This holy land,this wholly divided, wholly splintered, wholly oppressed landneeds our voices, our hands, our righteous anger, our protests, ourboycotts, our endlessobjection-rejection-opposition-confrontationof a fifty-year oppressive occupationof a so-called holy land.Enough is more than enough.============Stay HumanMazin QumsiyehA bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at homeProfessor and (volunteer) DirectorPalestine Museum of Natural HistoryPalestine Institute of Biodiversity and SustainabilityBethlehem UniversityOccupied Palestinehttp://qumsiyeh.orghttp://palestinenature.orgJoin me on facebook