Saturday Night Live just took a dig at Israeli apartheid: #SNL
This 👆 is their 2nd best dig since the un-aired Chuck Hagel confirmation parody where they skewered US politicians for over-the-top pandering to Israel:
& as the replies show a concerted effort to deny Israeli apartheid, here is a mountain of evidence proving it:
And then on the vaccine bit in particular:
On a technical note, the vaccine apartheid affects the occupied territories specifically, where, for example, Israel vaccinates Jewish settlers in the West Bank but not Palestinians in the same territory. Palestinian citizens of Israel face different forms of discrimination.
Jokes, by definition, are parodies of reality. The hysteria with fact-checking whether it's literally "the Jewish half" is ridiculous. The REALITY is: Israel does discriminates against non-Jewish citizens, & imposes Jim Crow-segregation on Palestinians under occupation. The end!

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9 Feb
THREAD: Biden's Secretary of State Antony Blinken has made several awful remarks on CNN tonight, making abundantly clear how infuriatingly biased towards Israel the admin's policy will be. Here are 3 quick video highlights:
Blinken explicitly endorses Israel's unlawful & widely-condemned declaration of Jerusalem as its capital. Asked whether he'd support a Palestinian capital in occupied East Jerusalem (from which Israel is obligated to withdraw under int'l law), Blinken becomes non-committal:
When asked about Israel's illegal annexation of the Syrian Golan Heights, Blinken again provides cover for land theft, refusing to criticize Trump's endorsement of such annexation & using security as a pretext to excuse it:
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13 Aug 20
QUICK THREAD on the Israel/UAE normalization of relations: 1) There is nothing "historic" or "groundbreaking" about this agreement: Israel & the UAE have been strong allies under the table for many years! This is merely making that friendship public (which is still interesting).
2) Israel didn't "halt" the annexation for the West Bank (annexation is ALREADY a de facto reality on the ground). Israel merely "suspended" its announcement of a reality it has already illegally imposed on Palestinians. It is FALSE to say Israel suspended it at the UAE's request
3) Israel suspended (put off) its annexation announcement after realizing it was going to be costly to Israel, with many US Democrats threatening for the first time to cut off military aid to Israel. The suspension came long before this UAE deal was reached.
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15 May 20
THREAD: This is Burin, my father’s hometown in Palestine. My father remembers what that place was like before Israel’s occupation. Today, this town is known for being one of the most targeted by Israeli settler violence. #MyPalestineStory #Nakba72
There are people over 50 in this town who have known nothing but brutal foreign military rule for their entire lives. Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine is the longest in modern history, with no end in sight (Israel's illegal annexation is about to declare it permanent).
Today marks 72 years of the Nakba, which is often mistook for a historical event whose memory needs to be kept alive.
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15 Aug 19
THREAD: Israel's decision to bar US Congresswomen Ilhan Omar & Rashida Tlaib from entering (on account of their political views) should permanently put to rest several delusions:

1) The delusion that Israel is a democracy that respects freedom of thought (it isn't & doesn't)...
2) The delusion that Israel respects the American people's representatives. Israel is the single largest recipient of U.S. aid (nearly $40 BILLION this decade), & this is how they treat U.S. officials they disagree with. This is our "greatest ally"?...
3) Rashida Tlaib's inability to visit her family in the West Bank (not in Israel) b/c of Israel's ban puts to rest the delusional myth that Palestinians living in the Palestinian territories are free from Israeli domination & control...
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5 May 19
A quick thread on Gaza.

4 Palestinian protesters killed in Gaza by Israel on Friday, BEFORE rocket fire out of Gaza. But what are today's headlines?

CNN: "430 rockets fired from Gaza, Israel responds with airstrikes"

BBC: "Gaza rocket barrage prompts Israel strikes" (1/?)
Fox News: "Israel strikes Gaza targets in response to Palestinian heavy rocket fire"

Despite available evidence to the contrary, they always see Palestinian violence as provocation, & Israeli violence as a "response" (2/?).
This happened in 2014: The murder of 3 teenage settlers in the West Bank was allegedly the start of that monstrous Israeli attack on Gaza (which killed 500+ children), but no mention of the 10-year old Palestinian child killed the day before the settlers were kidnapped. (3/?)
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5 Mar 19
Quick thread on the Congressional effort against @IlhanMN, which should be insulting to your intelligence, if you are paying attention. (1/?)
Tomorrow, Congress is expected to vote on a measure condemning anti-Semitism "in response" to Ilhan Omar's critique of the Israel lobby, which (a) facilitates US enablement of Israeli crimes & (b) undermines the First Amendment in an effort to shield Israel from criticism. (2/?)
If u remember anything, let it be this: The Israel lobby is NOT the American Jewish community. The American Jewish community is diverse & includes opponents of Israeli policy: big constituencies for liberal centrist 'J street' & progressive 'Jewish Voice for Peace', etc. (3/?)
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