the intellectual foundation for Zionism, relies on you believing the lie that Palestine was a "land without people for a people without land"

every day since the Nakba (the forced expulsion over 80% of arab Palestinian inhabitants), the zionist settler colonial state works to erase the Palestinian people, to starve them out, to make it as if they were never there

@SeanAloysiusOBrien there's a book I always keep meaning to read, The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon, that's set in an Israel that was established in Alaska instead of Palestine. I doubt they would have been much better to the natives, but perhaps not being surrounded by hostile nations at least would have led to less militarism

@robotcarsley @SeanAloysiusOBrien it’s been a while since I read it, but it was pretty good. I think it had a subtle pro-Palestine theme to it, but honestly it’s been over a decade.

@RustedKitsune @SeanAloysiusOBrien fortunately this jog of my memory inspired me to check my library app, and I was able to borrow it. Got a couple others to finish first but I'll get to it in a week or so

@SeanAloysiusOBrien @binchicken the fact is, a lot of the Israeli government decided to go “so what’s the level of genocide that is just not Nazi enough to trigger international outrage?” And then got told “oh, you can do anything as long it leads to the end of the world and the ascension of Bad People For Jesus followed by the eternal damnation of your people” and honestly, I can understand Netanyahu taking the crazy genocidal Christians money.

@SeanAloysiusOBrien @binchicken After all, getting paid by the same people who were convinced that the US should’ve supported hitler to create a space where we can run from the inevitable second Shoah? And all we have to do is just inflict the same trauma on a different group? Why yes, Great Western World, we will establish and hold this beachhead.

Some of my rabbis were a bit bitter at what started happening down there after the war.

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