Hasbara (Hebrew for “explanation” or “propaganda”) is a tactic used mostly on campuses to disseminate misinformation hiding or distracting from the crimes committed by the apartheid State of Israel. Hasbara seeks to influence mass audiences explaining these actions and policies, despite the fact that many are violations of international law, UN Resolution and are ethically unjustifiable.
This is a safe space for all people: actively working against expressions of sexism, racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, ableism, Islamophobia or other forms of oppressive behaviour. That said, this is a bullshit free space and I have no illusions about or interest in “tolerating” crap.Anti-Hasbara
If you stick a knife in my back nine inches and pull it out six inches, there’s no progress. If you pull it all the way out, that’s not progress. The progress comes from healing the wound that the blow made and they haven’t even begun to pull the knife out much less try and heal the wound. They won’t even admit the knife is there.
Hey, so remember how Israel always falls over itself reminding us how much it cares about the well-being of the LGBTQ community? How it’s the “only safe haven for queer people in the middle east”? How it benevolently cares for injured Palestinians even though we’re all undeserving savages”?
Well, in a statement released by IDF intel officers refusing to serve, it was revealed that the IDF and Israeli intelligence in general blackmail sick and queer Palestinians into becoming collaborators and informants.
This is part of the testimonies of these officers:
"If you’re homosexual and know someone who knows a wanted person – and we need to know about it – Israel will make your life miserable. If you need emergency medical treatment in Israel, the West Bank or abroad – we searched for you. The state of Israel will allow you to die before we let you leave for treatment without giving information on your wanted cousin. If you interest Unit 8200 as a technological unit, and don’t have anything to do with any hostile activity, you’re an objective."
This is standard operating procedure. This is nothing out of the ordinary, this is not a special case. This is the logic of Israel, this is the logic of a colonial state, one built on ethnic supremacy, built on genocide.
At this point, any person saying that the IDF is a moral army, or that Israel cares in the slightest about human rights, then they need to do a 5 second google search, because this information is everywhere.
To keep repeating this lie means you’re either incredibly ignorant/being misled in an age where information is at your fingertips, or you’re an imperialist bigot.
A boy sleeps amid the rubble of his destroyed house in Gaza Strip on Sept. 1, 2014.
20,000 tons of explosives dropped on 1.8M Gazan
11 KG of TNT per living individual…
let that sink in
Could they be any more freaking obvious?
There’s power in language, and Western Media doesn’t give [not has it ever given] two shits about Palestinians or Palestinian lives.
So rather than call the incident for what it was, and use a more appropriate title along the lines of “Israeli cop charged over brutal beating of Palestinian-American”, they label him a “hurt” Palestinian-American
"hurt" is what I’d consider stubbing a toe or something
This is just utter bullshit
Two Palestinians aged 23 and 22-years-old were arrested last night in Bab Al-Baladiya in the H2 [under full Israeli military control] area of Hebron (al-Khalil). The men were arrested by a group of approximately seven soldiers. ISM volunteers arrived and tried to question why the two men were body searched, blindfolded, handcuffed, and arrested, but the soldiers refused to answer.
One soldier seeming willing to talk about the arrested men, but was told to be quiet by another soldier, stating that none of them spoke English. The men were then marched through a gate into an area where Palestinians can not walk, and ISM volunteers were unable to follow. A local Palestinian stated that the men had been sitting outside a friend’s house when the soldiers arrived and took them.
No further information is available about where the men are, or if they are still being held by the Israeli military. via ISM
One of 400 Expelled Palestinians with his daughter after His Return Home, Deir El-Balah Camp, Gaza, Palestine, 1995.