1. What does it matter? Nothing matters anymore.

  2. Posted on July 18th with 5,120 notesViasource
  3. stay-human:

    going55ina54:

    Do you guys realize ISRAEL BOUGHT THEIR LAND LIKE WITH REAL MONEY AND WHEN PALESTINE ATTACKED THEM THEY ATTACKED BACK AND THE REASON MORE PALESTINIANS ARE DYING IS BECAUSE ISRAEL HAS BETTER WEAPONS THAT THEY WERE PROVOKED TO USE BY PALESTINE AND ISRAELIS ARE ALSO DYING?????? BOTH SIDES FIGHTING FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN. DO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW THAT WORKS? LIKE A WAR….

    just making sure you guys are awake

    Let’s go over this for the hundredth fucking time then.

    1. Yes, it’s true that the Zionist movement encouraged buying as much Arab land as possible before the creation of the state of Israel. And yet by 1947 only about 7% of historic Palestine was under Jewish ownership (I say Jewish and not Zionist because the census of the time refuses to distinguish between the existing Arab Jews and land bought up by incoming immigrants). Here’s a lovely map provided by the UN that quite clearly shows that not only was Jewish land ownership minimal overall but that they did not posses a majority of the land in any one district either:

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    So please explain to me how the UN allocation of 55% of Palestine to a minority population that owned only 7% of the land did not constitute a theft. That other 48% didn’t come from no where, it had to be taken, and taken very violently, from those that already lived there. 

    And Israel’s theft of Palestinian land did not stop there. During the process of the creation of the state of Israel, Zionist forces carried out a systemic ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people in order to control more land without having to deal with the people of the land. During this process Israel expanded its so-called territory from the 55% of the partition plan to 77% of all of historic Palestine. Land theft seems to be a defining feature of the state of Israel through all times and at all stages of its existence. Israel has, over the years, engaged in various different land grabbing tactics such as, but not limited to, the building of the apartheid wall which went over the Green Line putting Palestinian land on the Israeli side of the wall. Furthermore, in direct violation of the 4th Geneva Convention which states “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” Israel repeatedly steals Palestinian land that is meant for the future Palestinian state according to the so-called two-state solution that Israel is so committed to and builds Jewish only settlements on these tracts of stolen land.

    2. “Palestine attacked them.” Ignoring the fact that at the time there existed no sovereign state of Palestine with an army that was capable of ‘attacking’ Israel:

    "To revisit one of the most important of these myths about the infant state of Israel, the number of Arab armies that invaded Israel after it’s establishment is described in a range of standard accounts as ranging from five to seven. However, there were only seven independent Arab states in 1948 (some hardly independent, and some hardly sates in any meaningful sense of the word), two of which, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, did not even have regular armies and no means of getting any armed forces they might have had to Palestine. Beyond this, of the five Arab regular armies, one (that of Lebanon) never crossed the international frontier with Palestine, two (those of Iraq and Transjordan) scrupulously refrained from crossing the frontiers of the Jewish state laid down in the United Nation plan as per secret Jordanian understandings with both Britain and the Zionist leadership and thus never "invaded" Israel, and one (that of Syria) made only minor inroads across the new Israeli state’s frontiers.The only serious and long lasting incursion into the territory of the Jewish state as laid under the partition plan was that of the Egyptian army. Meanwhile the fiercest fighting during the 1948 war took place with the Jordanian army during multiple Israeli offensives into areas assigned by the UN to the Arab state, or into the U.N. prescribed corpus separatum around Jerusalem. This story of an invasion by multiple, massive Arab armies, and other legends, is not just an important element of the Israeli myth of origin: it is nearly a universal myth…

    Rashid Khalidi

    3. Not a single Israeli has been reported dead. I want to know what the fuck goes on in your head when you talk out of your ass like this, like do you just make up news and convince yourself it’s true?

    4. Finally, this is not a war. A war consists of two sides with armies that fight each other. Two sides equal in nature if not in power. You cannot equate occupier and occupied; colonizer and colonized. The bombing of a population that has no means of defending itself, in any meaningful sense of the term, is nothing but massacre. If Israel is fighting for ‘what they believe in’ that belief is the ethnic supremacy of Self and extermination of the Other: in other words, the ideology of genocide.

  4. Posted on July 18th with 501 notesViasource
  5. peaceinthecrease:

    This is not fucking funny.

    She’s Armenian. And she’s trying to help recognize the genocide like MANY others. It’s not right to make fun of it.

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  9. There’s a couple of things he knows a lot about: the art— I think he really thinks of it as art— of war. The art of making love. But on the other hand, has he really loved and felt love? We don’t know yet. We’ll have to find that out. (x)

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  14. foxmouth:

    Norway; 2014 | by Atle Rønningen
  15. Posted on July 16th with 41,504 notesViasource
  16. loveusphilly:

#IAmJada This young woman is so remarkable. Her bravery inspires. While we continue the fight to end rape, right now we can create a world where survivors know they are safe, that they are believed, and that their lives need not be consumed with shame. If you don’t know Jada’s story, catch up here:http://www.forharriet.com/2014/07/in-defense-of-jada-danger-of-being.html
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    loveusphilly:

    #IAmJada This young woman is so remarkable. Her bravery inspires. While we continue the fight to end rape, right now we can create a world where survivors know they are safe, that they are believed, and that their lives need not be consumed with shame. 

    If you don’t know Jada’s story, catch up here:http://www.forharriet.com/2014/07/in-defense-of-jada-danger-of-being.html

    (via forharriet)

  17. Posted on July 16th with 191 notesViasource
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