How the Discourse on Zionism Has Been Rendered Perilous
Thread by @degendering, 2020-10-17Twitter 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
propublica.org 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
BY ALEX KANE, FEBRUARY 15, 2017
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.
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.
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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