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Zionist Pressure Fails to Stop Overcoming Zionism Book

Joel Kovel, author of Overcoming Zionism:

“The notion of Zionism, as that there is this kind of destiny of the Jewish people to have their own state, is just the wrong idea. And it’s an idea that requires signing onto imperialism. It means signing onto ethnic cleansing. It means — despite everything that has been said about it, it means basically becoming a racist situation, where you’re oppressing an indigenous population and depriving them of their right to existence … I join hands with those people who feel that the time has come to basically think of Israel in the same category as South Africa, as a state that just has gone wrong and needs replacement … the comparison was interesting, because Tutu and other leaders of the freedom struggle in South Africa who visited Palestine have always been asked, well, how does it compare? And he says, well, it’s not the same thing, Israel is actually worse. He actually said, Israel is a worse place than Apartheid South Africa was.”

Thanks Tom Murphy. See also Joel Kovel, Overcoming Zionism video, and a Message From Howard Zinn

2 comments on “Zionist Pressure Fails to Stop Overcoming Zionism Book

  1. Kilroy
    2 November, 2007


    Sabbah’s Blog posted the full length version of Occupation 101.

    Everyone who reads Peoples Geography regularly has probably purchased it and watched it many times by now, but it is a great opportunity to see it for those who haven’t seen it.

    I found it very hard to watch. What makes it hard to watch is knowing that the people of Gaza are being literally strangled at this very moment. This film only provides the history and the context. It cannot convey the reality being experienced by Palestinians right now.

    If you have food to eat and water to drink and heat and electricity and running water and if you are allowed to vote, watch this documentary and ask yourself why.

  2. ali ali
    25 April, 2008

    israil for the last 60years is providing the world withe a real live horror film ,where the tax payers pay and watch a daily live killing episode. unfortunately this is done by the name of the civilized democratic west countries ,

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