David Remnick coverage on Gaza
Every episode I listened to in which David Remnick covered Gaza made me physically sick. I am flabbergasted by its one sidedness. Anybody who talks about October 7th without giving any context : blockade in Gaza, constant bombardment (mowing the lawn strategy including during operation cast lead, protective edge…), putting Gaza on a diet or the occupation/ apartheid in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the constant land grabs and settler violence, the kidnapping of children under administrative detention (amnesty and save the children reported on this regularly), the torture and the sexual abuses in those prisons including on minors, the bulldozing of homes, the burning of olive trees, the arbitrary killing etc etc shows that their empathy only extend to one group which can only be qualified as RACISM. If we condemn violence we condemn it universally. October 7th was brutal but Palestinians had 76 years of October 7th and this has been completely erased in all his conversation. There is also genuine misrepresentation of the so called peace attempts like Oslo and Camp David trying to paint Palestinians as uncompromising. It’s a bad faith erroneous argument. Rabin himself said he was offering less than a state. The terms put on the table were simply unacceptable and even stipulated Palestinian won’t be able to control their own water. Edward said called it a “Palestinian Versailles”. I am not even delving in all the details of 48 and the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian after a series of massacres like Tantura and Deir Yassir. The fact that people talk the foundation of the state without talking about how it came to be blows my mind. Israeli historians like Bennie Morris documented all of this and it’s not hard to find books and documentaries so there is zero excuse in omitting this context! I used to trust the show because I thought it had intellectual integrity and now that I am seeing all the cracks, I no longer do.
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