jewish nationalism

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Kapetanissa Sarika (Sara Yeshua), partisan leader of the women’s platoon of the Greek People’s Liberation Army’s 7th division, posing with fellow EAM fighters and a revolver, October 1944.

Born in the Jewish quarter of Chalkida in 1927, Sara Yeshua belongs to the emblematic figures of the resistance. Before she turned 15, Sara assisted the wounded at the city’s military hospital as a volunteer nurse. From the beginning of the German occupation (October 1943), she got involved with Greece’s National Liberation Front, took her mother and left Chalkida for Steni.

To guard against German incursions against the Jews who had fled to the mountains, the resistance dispersed the Jews in various villages (Paliouras, Theologos, Stropones, Vasiliko) and later organised an escape network by boat to Turkey from Tsakei beach. Sara was well regarded by her fellow resistance fighters as a passionate speaker advocating for armed struggle against the occupation forces, particularly among young women. At 17, after the horrific murder of her cousin, Mendi Moschovitz, by the Security Battalions in Stropones (4 March 1944) and the burning of Kourkouloi, she formed an independent female resistance group that fought and gathered intelligence. Armed with Molotov cocktails, they attacked outlying sites to draw the Germans away from the main target, and aided in the capture of collaborators.  By the end of the war, she was legendary among the partisans of Evia, Greece, as “Kapetanissa Sarika” (Partisan Leader Sara). 

anonymous asked:

Who are the JDL? I'm a Jewish antifascist but I've never heard of them until the post about them and the SOD

Oh these fucking JDL clowns.

You’d hope that a group going by the name “Jewish Defence League” would be dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and neo-nazis.  Sadly, this ain’t the case.  It was founded in 1968 by Rabbi Meir Kahane (aka Martin Kahane) as part of a campaign to incite fear of black and Puerto Rican residents in NYC in the Jewish community.  A few years later the JDL switched their focus to committing terrorist acts against Soviet targets.  Quickly, they expanded their hit list to anyone they considered to be the enemy of Zionism, Israel, or radical-right Jewish nationalism.  This was to include Jews who “weren’t Jewish enough” for the JDL.  For example, in the mid-seventies JDL members stormed the San Francisco Jewish Welfare Foundation offices, beating four staff members, including one that was permanently disabled from their stay in a nazi concentration camp.

In 1994 JDL member  Baruch Goldstein walked into a mosque in Hebron with a machine gun and murdered 29 Palestinians as they prayed.  The JDL praised Goldstein for this, calling his terrorist mass murder “a preventative measure against yet another Arab attack on Jews.”

In 2001 JDL leaders Irv Rubin and Earl Krugel were awaiting trial on charges of conspiring to bomb a mosque in California and the offices of an Arab-American congressman.  Both died in prison before they could be brought to trial.  The FBI listed the JDL as a terrorist group in its Terrorism 2000/2001 report.  

As of late, the JDL have been actively collaborating with other Islamophobic extremists - even those with well-established links to neo-nazis - like Sons of Anarchy cosplayers the Soldiers of Odin.  

The JDL were most recently in the news for mobbing and beating a 55-year-old Palestinian man in Washington, D.C., putting him in the hospital with serious injuries.  

More details about this shitbags here and here.




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Every year since 1976, on March 30, Palestinians around the world have commemorated Land Day. Though it may sound like an environmental celebration, Land Day marks a bloody day in Israel when security forces gunned down six Palestinians, as they protested Israeli expropriation of Arab-owned land in the country’s north to build Jewish-only settlements.

The Land Day victims were not Palestinians from the occupied territories, but citizens of the state, a group that now numbers over 1.6 million people, or 20.5 percent of the population. They are inferior citizens in a state that defines itself as Jewish and democratic, but in reality is neither.

On that dreadful day, in response to Israel’s announcement of a plan to expropriate thousands of acres of Palestinian land for “security and settlement purposes,” a general strike and marches were organized in Palestinian towns within Israel, from the Galilee to the Negev. The night before, in a last-ditch attempt to block the planned protests, the government imposed a curfew on the Palestinian villages of Sakhnin, Arraba, Deir Hanna, Tur'an, Tamra and Kabul, in the Western Galilee. The curfew failed; citizens took to the streets. Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as those in the refugee communities across the Middle East, joined in solidarity demonstrations.

In the ensuing confrontations with the Israeli army and police, six Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed, about 100 wounded, and hundreds arrested. The day lives on, fresh in the Palestinian memory, as in 1976, the conflict is not limited to Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but is ever-present in the country’s treatment of its own Palestinian Arab citizens.

The month following the killings, an internal government paper, written by senior Interior Ministry official Yisrael Koenig, was leaked to the press. The document, which became known as the Koenig Memorandum, offered recommendations intended to “ensure the [country’s] long-term Jewish national interests.” These included “the possibility of diluting existing Arab population concentrations.”

Israel has been attempting to “dilute” its Palestinian population - both Muslims and Christians - ever since.

the situation is as dire as ever. Racism and discrimination, in their rawest forms, are rampant in Israel, and are often more insidious than physical violence. Legislation aimed at ethnically cleansing Palestinians from Israel is part of public discourse. Israeli ministers do not shy away from promoting “population transfers” of Palestinian citizens - code for forced displacement.

#100Days100Women Day 88: Winona LaDuke is an environmentalist, indigenous rights activist and founder of the organization Honor the Earth. She also helped found the Indigenous Women’s Network and publicized forced sterilization of Native women. She ran for vice-president in 2000 and 2004 on the Green Party ticket. She has successfully blocked pipelines in Minnesota and is currently protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock.

The Jew relives his past, he does not only remember it. It is not enough to recall that those who left Egypt ate matzah, rather we also eat matzah. We remain awake all night on Shavuos, anxiously awaiting our receiving the Torah. We reside in Sukkos. It is thus most appropriate that we masquerade on Purim, laughing at and mocking the outer trappings and behavior of the another individual, and thereby reminding ourselves that the penimius, i.e. the inner core, commitment, and image of G-d and true character is what saved the Jewish nation at Purim, and reminding us that this is to be our true perspective and identity all year long.
— 

Rabbi Benjamin Yudin

Why did Mordechai merit to save the Jewish nation and become the second most powerful man in the world?

Because he waited by the gates of the palace for 5 YEARS, doing anything he could to protect Esther. And every day he stood there, he risked his life by not bowing to the wicked, idolatrous Haman.

Mordechai thus possessed the two qualities required of a true leader: unremitting devotion to others and unceasing strength of conviction.

R’ Yaakov bar Acha said: The Holy One of Blessing said to Mordechai, “Because you sought the well-being of one person, you will ultimately seek the well-being of an entire nation!”
- Esther Midrash Rabbah, Milstein Edition

Image: “Mordechai, Esther and Ahashverus” from Le Livre D’Esther by Arthur Szyk

being an antizionist jew and discussing it on this website is so fucking annoying lmfao bc on the one hand we have zionist jews screaming about how our “internalized antisemitism” etc and on the other and we have non-palestinian goyim who shut us out of any conversation the second we try to shed some light on WHY so many jews (in the west especially) are zionists so that we can perhaps approach them and get underneath all the brainwashing they likely grew up with, and gain their support for our cause

like golly gee i, a jew, sure do love getting shut out of conversations about jewish nationalism by goyim who have no stock in the issue whatsoever other than earning their Good Tumblr Leftist points so they can yell about how antisemitism doesn’t matter because #FREEPALESTINE and really have no clue what the hell they’re even talking about

it’s not hard to tell when someone considers themself an antizionist because they’re truly against nationalism and settler colonialism and are for the liberation of palestinians, and when they’re actually just antisemites or following what they think they should because tumblr says so…this issue is so complex and i’m tired of seeing people discuss it in such a reductive way lol 

when antizionist jews try to explain the reasons why there are so many zionist jews (mostly, brainwashing and antisemitism) LISTEN TO US!!!! tackling these issues is the first step to making an actual change. otherwise your “activism” is performative and helps absolutely nobody.

War against Marxism seemed and still seems to be — and no doubt is, in the practical field, — the first task of National Socialism, only because Marxism represents, to-day, the most immediate menace; because it is the most successful brand of the old, very old Jewish mass-poison for Goyyims’ consumption, intended to bring about the decay of all races, the end of all true nationalisms, and the limitless increase of a Jew-ridden humanity of poorer and poorer quality in a duller and duller — uglier and uglier — world; in one word, the consummation of the downfall of Life upon this planet.
—  Savitri Devi, The Lightning and the Sun
Jerusalem hangs record number of Israeli flags - 12 April 2017

The Jerusalem Municipality will hang over 10,000 flags in the city in preparation for Jerusalem Day celebrations.
This number is three times the amount of flags hung in previous years, the municipality reported.
“It may even be a Guinness record,” the spokesman said.
The flags will include Israeli flags, Jerusalem municipal flags, and “50” flags. They will be hung on every street in the city, to add to the holiday atmosphere and reinforce the connection of both residents and tourists to Israel’s capital.
In addition to the other flags, huge flags will be hung at the entrances to Jerusalem, on the bridges, on the Old City’s walls, at Safra Square, near government offices, and behind the city’s major national and tourist sites.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said, “Jerusalem is the heart of the State of Israel and the Jewish nation. This year, the fiftieth since it was reunited, the city will be filled with national flags. These flags will strengthen the connection of everyone who sees them to Jerusalem, and will strengthen our obligation to ensure Jerusalem’s and Israel’s future.
"I wish everyone a happy Jerusalem Day.”
This year, Jerusalem Day begins the evening of May 23 and continues to May 24.

Another tag thing (sorry these are fun)

I was tagged by @zer0-white (thx! 💕)
Name: Brailey
Nicknames: Bray, Gracey, Goose
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Height: 5'4
Orientation: I just like people and I can appreciate beauty in all genders so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Nationality/Ethnicity: Jewish American
Favorite fruit: Kiwi
Favorite season: Summer
Favorite book: That’s a hard question. Either Fight Club or Milk and Honey
Favorite scent: Rose and cedar
Favorite color: It changes a lot but right now I’m really diggin purple
Favorite animal: It’s a tie between either doggos or puppers
Coffee, Tea, Or Hot Cocoa: Tea. Can’t live without it.
Cat or dog person: Dog, but cats are chill. My therapist works from home and her cat just sits on my lap during our sessions. It’s really relaxing.
Favorite fictional character: Daria, but I also really like Toki Wartooth
Dream Trip: Norway
Blog created: 2016
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