In todays edition of living while Palestiniqn. Journo interested in IHRA critique asks me if Palestinian protest doesnt risk turning into anti Jewish hate. So here we go #Thread #IHRA
First off, the fact that young Palestinians who have only known Israeli siege and massacre and aerial bombardment & snipers in Gaza distinguish bw Zionists and Jews and rally for a decolonial future for all. THAT is a remarkable example of humanity and what should be the story.
Second, since the only thing that has been hateful has been Israel’s racialized violence, its siege, its shoot to kill policies, its home demolitions - the story is about Zionist settler hate. It is THE primary teacher and exemplar of hate.
Third, as much as we try to distinguish Zionism and Judaism, our adversaries want to collapse the two and obscure the distinction bw a ppl and a state. We are not responsible for this gross reduction & resist it. No state or ideology is beyond critique.
Fourth, the greatest source of antisemitism is white supremacy/ists. Go do interviews w them rather than interrogate Palestinians if they really think they deserve freedom and have the right to comdemn the racist ideology that has marked them for removal. #IHRA

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