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How the Discourse on Zionism Has Been Rendered Perilous

Thread by @degendering, 2020-10-17

Twitter has - for some reason unknown to us - suspended @degendering’s account (before 2021-01-09).

Decades of coordinated political work by American, israel-, and European political, diplomatic, and military elite have rendered the discursive terrain so perilous as to make it impossible to speak plainly about zionism.

Here are some explanatory examples:

The Campus Free Speech Battle You're Not Seeing

Peter Moskowitz, 2/13/17

“Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent by prominent conservative Americans on monitoring and attacking professors and students critical of israel-.”



San Francisco (Jewish Community) Federation Funds Far-Right U.S. Groups, Not Just Canary Mission

Allison Kaplan Sommer/HaaretzOctober 10, 2018

The Forward actually ran a series in 2018 exposing the vast networks of supporting organizations behind Canary Mission and other right wing groups dedicated to harassing Palestinians and their allies. There are links throughout.



D.C.-Based Pro-israel- Group Secretly Ran Misleading Facebook Ads to Target Pro-Palestinian Activist

The well-funded group behind the campaign, the israel- On Campus Coalition, has links to the israel-i government.

by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, and Josh Nathan-Kazis, The Forward Sept. 12, 2018 Republican donors, israel- government contacts, and US military strategies




The Essential Terrorist

By Edward W. Said, AUGUST 15, 2006

In this 1986 book review, Edward Said traces the coordination of israel-i, American, and European elites in constructing a discourse of terrorism premised upon racist western exceptionalism



How An App Funded By Sheldon Adelson Is Covertly Influencing The Online Conversation About israel-

Ishmael N. Daro, September 20, 2018

One of many online initiatives to spread pro-israel- propaganda, with undeclared connections to the israel-i government through individuals and institutions



Tax-Exempt Funds Aid Settlements in West Bank

By Jim Rutenberg, Mike McIntire and Ethan Bronner, July 5, 2010

2010 NYT article exposing the funding channels keeping illegal israel- settlements afloat



Meet the U.S. Nonprofit That Funds the israel-i Guards Who Terrorize Palestinians


Another example of US dollars “charitably” supporting far right militants in illegal settlements



How (and How Not) to Talk About the israel- Lobby

BY STEPHEN M. WALT | FEBRUARY 15, 2019, 12:11 PM

Ignore the unfortunate Ilhan Omar news peg — here’s Stephen Walt talking about the israel- lobby (a term he coined with John Mearsheimer in 2007) and its overlap with existing American policy interests



Pro-israel- Lobby Caught on Tape Boasting That Its Money Influences Washington

An undercover Al Jazeera investigation informs the conversation about the israel- lobby’s influence in Washington kicked off by Rep. Ilhan Omar’s tweets.

Ryan Grim

February 12 2019

The amount of money involved here is dizzying, and it’s lifted directly from long-standing counterinsurgency doctrine theintercept



Logistics, Counterinsurgency and the War on Terror: An Interview with Laleh Khalili

by George Souvlis and Laleh Khalili | March 16, 2017

In this interview, Dr Laleh Khalili explains some of the connections between contemporary US and israel- policies and historical colonial practices of rule and domination.




There’s so much more to be said about this. this thread is literally the tip of the iceberg. but I hope it’s been illustrative of how deeply and dangerously connected, and well mobilized, zionist messaging and organizing truly is.

another note:

Although much of this work is somewhat clandestine, none of this is the function of conspiracy, and it has been largely produced through institutions & practices devised by non-jews. this is not ~~~jewish conspiracy. that shit does not exist.

It is pure, simple capitalism.

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