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Sunday, December 24, 2017
Ahed Tamimi: Israeli Refusnik Counters the Zionist Propaganda
There are times I feel there is no hope for the situation in Israel/Palestine, the Zionists regime is an entrenched, racist entity one feels with US backing, money and weapons there is no taming it. The struggle of the Palestinian civilian population against one of the most well equipped armies in the world is nothing less than heroic.
The young girl confronting the IDF soldiers in occupied Palestine has been seen all over the world. We have it on our Facebook page as well. This is Israeli television reporting on it. It's nauseating listening to the official Zionist line here, propaganda that would give Leni Riefenstahl a run for her money.
On with the propagandists is Jonathan (Yonatan) Pollak, an Israeli who refused to serve in what he refers to in this video as "your" army rather than "my" or "our". He's a brave and decent man please listen to it all Pollak comes in at 3.44 but listen to the mouthpieces of Zionism to get a sense of their thinking and the lies they offer the Israeli and world public. The video is part of an article from 972 Magazine written Lisa Goldman. Thank you to people like Ms Goldman, and 972 for their work.
By the time I began going to Nabi Saleh, I had spent about four years reporting on what I saw in the West Bank and Gaza, watching detachedly as my politics moved ever leftward. What I witnessed in that small West Bank village was the last straw.
A short video of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi slapping an Israeli soldier has dominated the Israeli media for the past week, and received prominent coverage internationally as well. Ahed, a Palestinian girl from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, makes a big impression with her eye-catching mane of blonde hair, the fierce, intelligent expression in her blue eyes — and her fearlessness.
One of the most striking aspects of the immense discussion generated by the video is the near-binary contrast between what Israelis and their advocates see, and what everyone else sees.
For Israelis, one of their soldiers was provoked, almost unbearably, but still managed to rise above the situation. For almost everyone else, the video shows an unarmed adolescent — who could easily, based on her appearance, be an Israeli teenager shopping at the mall — bravely confronting an armed soldier in her own village. Even without knowing the circumstances, a fully-grown man in combat gear and carrying a powerful weapon refraining from hitting a much smaller, unarmed adolescent girl, seems not remarkably praiseworthy but rather a response predicated on basic humanity and ethics.
Read the entire aerticle: https://972mag.com/nabi-saleh-is-where-i-lost-my-zionism/131818/