A crucial point to keep in mind about the creation of a Zionist state in Palestine is not that Palestine was symbolically the ancient Jewish homeland but that its 20th century creation required, according to Theodore Herzl — the founder of “political Zionism” — an alliance with a European imperialist state in order to insure Israel’s survival.
By Sara Jane Olson Al Nakba Protest: Say Yes to Palestinians’ Right of Return
May 15, 2018
Today, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel and, for the Palestinians — the observance of the Nakba or “the catastrophe — the world sees the colonizing and punitive aspects of the Zionist government of Israel as it was 70 years ago when it massacred itself into existence with the forcible takeover of land, and as it is today, mowing down peaceful protesters with live ammunition, demonstrating policies of…
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