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Oct 17, 2017

Zionism and Imperialism: The Historical Origins

in The "Jewish Question"
Abdul-Wahab KayyaliJournal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Spring, 1977), pp. 98-112 Zionism as a modern political creed arose as a reaction to three interacting challenges or problems facing Europe in the nineteenth century, the heyday of Western imperialism.The first of these was the growth and expansion of European imperialism, which necessitated the search for new… Read full article
Oct 17, 2017

The Balfour Declaration: A study in British duplicity

in Balfour to 1948
Avi ShlaimMiddle East Eye25 August 2017The Balfour Declaration, issued on 2 November 1917, was a short document which changed the course of history. It committed the British government to support the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, provided nothing was done "to prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in… Read full article
Oct 15, 2017

Targeting complicit companies: Israel’s Dead Sea industry - the case for BDS

in Occupied West Bank
Stalls selling Israeli beauty products based on minerals extracted from the Dead Sea are a common sight in shopping centres around the world. There are a huge number of Dead Sea franchises operating, with parent companies marketing under various names. In Scotland, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC) have engaged in BDS campaigns against four such companies - Kedem,… Read full article
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Oct 15, 2017

Zionist objectives and the Balfour Declaration

in A colonial project
Ralph Schoenman: Zionist Objectives Ch 2 of Schoenman's Hidden History of Zionism (1988) "We can reasonably say that should Palestine fall within the British sphere of influence, and should Britain encourage Jewish settlement there, as a British dependency, we could have in twenty to thirty years a million Jews out there, perhaps more; they would develop the country, bring back… Read full article
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Oct 06, 2017

The Fight Goes On: Resisting the attack on support for Palestine

in Legal attacks
On Monday, 11th Sept, at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Sheriff Charlotte Coutts found SPSC member Ally Coutts (no relation) guilty of ‘acting in a racially aggravated manner with intent to cause distress and alarm’ for saying ‘Viva Palestina’ when walking past the Jericho Dead Sea Cosmetic stall in Union Square, Aberdeen. During the course of the trial, evidence was heard from three… Read full article

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Israel and Settler Society by Lorenzo Veracini

The struggle between Israel and the Palestinians is not unique -- whatever the news media may suggest. Lorenzo Veracini argues that the conflict is best understood in terms of colonialism. Like many other societies, Israel is a settler society. Looking in detail at the evolution of other colonial regimes -- apartheid South Africa, French Algeria and Australia -- Veracini presents a thoughtful interpretation of the dynamics of colonialism, offering a clear framework within which to understand the middle east crisis.