“Occupation” or “Colonization”?

why do the so-called armchair Zionist critics always try to legitimise the apartheid and genocide actions of the Israeli carpetbaggers? I am always called an antisemite by one ZIONIST BLOG whenever I mention Israel, then decried with vitriolic language, their sensitivity is getting to the extreme their aim is to have total control, censorship of thought word or deed. Believe me, his posts often contain statements directed against your good self.

لماذا غزة؟ Why Gaza?

Professor and historian Ilan Pappe is well-respected and condemned at the same time. He’s one of the new historians who has brought to light the ugly truth of the Zionists’ cleansing and colonization of Palestine.  His book, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, is a must read for anyone who truly wants to learn about the history of Israel / Palestine.

Unfortunately, I must disagree with Professor Pappe’s current call to jettison the term “occupation” in favor of “colonization”.  Listen to his explanation here.

He’s absolutely correct …. an occupation should be considered a short-term, temporary state of affairs, and Israel’s 50-year occupation of Palestine has far-exceeded the limits of a lawful occupation.

But jettisoning the term “occupation” is not the answer. Under international law, the occupier has responsibilities and duties to those subjected to his occupation. Under international law, the victims of occupation have rights and claims against the…

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