If these font sizes don’t speak to the relative value of Palestinian life, I don’t know what does.
In addition to the font size, its also the language surrounding the deaths.
Not only do we know of the two Israelis, but also their occupation (they were soldiers sent to kill) and where they were killed.
Over 300 Palestinians are just referred to as deaths. Anything that was once alive could die. Animals, foliage, etc. They couldn’t even say Palestinians. Even acknowledging the identity of the colonized and allotting them basic humanity is too provocative. No location, no root of cause (because then it’d have to be understood that Israeli aggression is indeed at fault). Just 330 deaths. It all exists in a detached vacuum.
But it does refer back to Hamas. No matter what happens to Palestinians, its implicitly suggested that Hamas is to blame. Everything Israel does is reactionary under the normalization of Zionist brutality. To someone who doesn’t understand the nature of Israeli settler colonialist violence, this could very well be understood as Hamas killing Palestinians. The only mention of Israel is through a victim narrative.
The Science Museum in London being A+
… with different degrees of struggles that we’re implemented by the pale skin via conquests using weapons such as warfare, religion indoctrination, and oppression. And then after pale skin set systems like this into our society, they go around and say things like “We are all human” and confuse “racism” with “prejudice” so that they can keep the system the same way for many years to come.
You totally missed the point of this, didn’t you?
That were all human? No. What you missed is that it’s a dismissive phase that a lot of people like to say at times to dismiss arguments like the one you clearly missed.
Some of us can’t afford to live on fantasy island.
So, there have been mixed reports about this incident in Paris during this pro-Palestine rally on July 13th, 2014 with the synagogues. The one version that is being spread on mainstream medias such as Le Parisien is that pro-Palestine protesters attacked out of the blue two synagogues that day. It is important here to note that mainstream French medias have been instrumentalizing antisemitism for years against French Muslims (particularly of North African descent) and that they often give very biased reports, even outright lies. When you read social medias and eyewitnesses’ accounts, a different picture of the incident appears.
[Note: I’ll only be speaking of the incident at the synagogue Abravanel, rue de la Roquette. Mainstream medias report two synagogues were attacked, the other one being in rue des Tournelles. Not much is said about it but the two synagogues are very close to each other and thus some reports, such as this one on ajib.fr, imply that the two incidents were a continuation of one another.]
I figured I’d just reblog to add the updates related to the incident.
- Another video of the incident was published on YT. If you read French, the description is very racist and islamophobic but according to it, the video was filmed from within the synagogue itself. If it is true, it’s obvious nobody is attacking the synagogue and that the people fighting outside aren’t even concerned/interested in it in the least.
- Another very incriminating video showing the JDL and the police collaborating together against pro-Palestine demonstrators. The French riot police physically attacks pro-Palestine demonstrators. At one point, a policeman says to JDL members: “Les gars si vous allez à l’affrontement, on ne peut rien pour vous” [Guys if you go face them, we can’t do anything for you.] (1:20).
- The CRIF, a Jewish organization that is very heavily pro-Zionist, called the events of Sunday a “pogrom” on TV. Speak about blowing things out of proportion. And meanwhile, all the focus that should have been on what’s happening in Gaza and on France’s shameful pro-Israel stance is being successfully derailed.
- French authorities are trying to ban the pro-Palestine protest scheduled on July 19th in Paris because of the incident that happened last Sunday. I guess the JDL made a good job.
- Unrelated to the synagogue incident itself but a pro-Palestine demonstrator got a 4-month prison sentence for “rebellion” for resisting an identity check during the protest. What apparently happened is that he was with his younger brother and a friend in the protest, their faces hidden in a keffiyeh and thus the identity-check was done under the guise of the anti-niqab law. According to the demonstrator, when he refused that it be done for his own brother, they went out of their car and started hitting them. Policemen claimed the demonstrator punched them, yet medical reports prove that it was the demonstrator that was actually injured and not the other way around. According to the protester, policemen told him: “You don’t belong in France, if you want to fight for Palestine, go to Palestine”. Note that the demonstrator is Maghrebi and that identity checks in France are a rather racist practice. No wonder he resisted for once when, according to his own words, he faces identity checks at least “once a week”.
- Seems like British medias are actually doing a better job at investigating what really happened compared to the incompetence we’re currently seeing in France.
The protest that was supposed to happen in Paris on July 19th has officially been declared illegal. In the words of Michèle Sibony, "there are protests throughout the world. And only one country in the world wants to outlaw those protests of support for Gaza and that is France".
The Synagogue’s own Rabbi confirms that the synagogue was never attacked by pro-Palestine protesters, mentions that at no moment, any projectile was thrown at the synagogue [10:55] and that they never were “physically in danger” [11:20]. I guess now you have it straight out of the mouth of the people concerned by what happened.
NEW YORK — CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she tweeted that Israelis who were cheering the bombing of Gaza, and who had allegedly threatened her, were “scum.”
“After being threatened and harassed before and during a liveshot, Diana reacted angrily on Twitter,” a CNN spokeswoman said in a statement to The Huffington Post.
“She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew,” the spokeswoman continued. “She certainly meant no offense to anyone beyond that group, and she and CNN apologize for any offense that may have been taken.”
The spokeswoman said Magnay has been assigned to Moscow.
Magnay appeared on CNN Thursday from a hill overlooking the Israel-Gaza border. While she reported, Israelis could be heard near her cheering as missiles were fired at Gaza.
After the liveshot, Magnay tweeted: “Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to ‘destroy our car if I say a word wrong’. Scum.” The tweet was quickly removed, but not before it had been retweeted more than 200 times.
The removal of Magnay comes a day after NBC News pulled Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza.
NBC’s decision to remove the widely praised Mohyeldin, and unwillingness to explain why, has been met with anger and frustration from journalists inside and outside the network.
A source with knowledge of the decision told The Huffington Post that NBC executives cited security concerns. But at the same time Moyheldin was pulled, NBC assigned chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel to Gaza.
One of Mohyeldin’s tweets and Facebook posts were recently deleted, a move that has fueled speculation that his social media use could have been the cause for his removal. But the source said the reason given internally by network executives was security.
A co-worker closed the door to the staff room behind him.
It locked automatically
and I started planning what I could use as a weapon:
smash the glass beside the fridge into his eye.
pick up the fork next to me and sink it into his leg.
claw him across the face if I couldn’t get to anything in time.
As I calculated how hard it would be to shove his body weight off of me,
he finished making his lunch, said, “Sup,” and left,
the door automatically locking behind him.
I expect if I told him I was prepared to stab him with the corner of my staff ID if I had to,
he would say what I’ve heard too often, the one we all know
but are getting wearily suspicious of:
Not all men are like That.
When I was eleven, all the girls in my class got sent to self-defence
because they assumed we’d need it one day.
When I was twelve, there was a prostitute’s body dumped in the river next to my house
because someone thought she was disposable.
When I was thirteen, it happened again and this time the man went to jail
and people stood outside the courtroom and held up signs that he did the right thing.
When I was fourteen, my friend showed up to a sleepover late, chest heaving from sobbing
and from running four blocks after getting chased by a man that followed her off the bus.
When I was fifteen, my mother accused me of being a Man Hater
and I said, “No, but god, would you blame me if I was?”
I got catcalled and then got laughed at when I flipped them off.
they pulled up beside me and I clutched my bag tighter,
my hand going in for my keys and my mind going over how their noses would look
if I smashed them in with my elbow.
“What’s the big deal,” the guy at the steering wheel asked. “We’re just complimenting you. We’re not like That.”
Sorry, but I’m not going to trust you in case I end up on a poster labelled ‘MISSING.’
Even if you seem like the nicest guy, I’ll still have one hand holding my keys
as the only knife I’m allowed, because I don’t know how far you’re going to take it:
if you won’t back off when I tell you I don’t want to date you
if you’ll shout BITCH at me when I don’t respond well to your catcall
if you’ll expect my body as a reward for treating me like a human being
if you’ll try to take what you think you’re owed by being a man
if you’ll turn me into another statistic that people shudder away from.
I have been trained to assume that it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing
or face the consequences.
I don’t know if you’ll nod when I reject you
or pump me full of bullets.
Every single woman I’ve talked to has a story where they haven’t felt safe in their own body
because of what a man said or did.
Not all men are like That, but god, it’s enough.