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Must Read: The real ‘intersectionality’ – European and Arab oppression and persecution of Jews and Africans, by Micha Danzig (TOI)

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Aug. 22, 2016

Recently, I watched a show on Al-Jazeera where the show’s hosts were moderating a debate among 4 people regarding the propriety of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement’s new platform, and its disgusting assertions that Israel is committing “genocide” against “Palestinians” and is an “apartheid” state.

Setting aside the absurdity of calling one of the freest and most democratic countries in the world an “apartheid” state (where all of its citizens, irrespective of race, ethnicity or religion can vote and fully participate in local, regional and national politics) or debating the crazy blood libel that Israel is committing “genocide” (when the population of Arabs who today identify as “Palestinians” has gone from around 1.1 million in 1948 to over 12 million[i]), one of the more troubling and ironic arguments put forth by the BLM representatives during this Al Jazeera panel was the notion that there is an “intersectionality” between the oppression and persecution of people of African heritage in the USA and the purported oppression of “Palestinians” in Israel.

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