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(en) anarkismo.net: Trump's Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's Capital: Oil on Fire Burns Palestine by International Commission - Coordination of Anarchist Groups CGA (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]

Date Mon, 25 Dec 2017 16:41:04 +0200


On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, the fascist president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, set fire to the scene by declaring Jerusalem / Al-Quds as the capital of the State of Israel. This responds to a historic claim by the Israeli far-right and sends a clear message of impunity to the most radical settlers. Since that decision, at least eight Palestinians have died and hundreds have been injured in bombings of the Gaza Strip and clashes with Israeli security forces. ---- Analysis of the International Commission for the Coordination of Anarchist Groups (CGA), member organization of the Anarkismo network. ---- This decision is part of a fundamental convergence between Israel's colonial project and the nationalist, colonialist and racist currents in Europe and North America.

Zionism is a nationalism and a colonialism

Zionism, as the national ideology of the State of Israel, is largely inspired by nationalism as it was developed by many peoples of Europe, and indeed from the nineteenth century. As anarchists, we fight nationalism as an ideology that serves the ruling classes by seeking to unify a people around a national narrative of an alleged history, culture and common language (two languages at a pinch). Nationalism is therefore for us an ideology which, in its essence, relegates the interests of the oppressed to those who are supposedly the priority of the "nation" and which tends, moreover, to limit or even eliminate any expression of cultural particularities. and linguistic.
On the other hand, nationalism regularly lays in a racist vision of the world in which the members of the nation would be superior to the individuals outside (or rejected) to the national community. This racist view is doubly useful for the ruling classes: it divides the oppressed by opposing them to one another instead of ganging them against their oppressors; it provides a justification for the many colonizing and expansionist projects carried by different nationalisms, especially European nationalisms. In this context, Zionism, defended and used by the State of Israel, although it is a "colonialism without a metropolis", is a distant relative of nationalisms and colonial projects French, English, Belgian and other . Indeed, it has incorporated a large part of the European colonial imagination, as well as its brutal methods of expropriation, while presenting itself as a "national liberation movement".
We find this racist colonial logic behind the so-called "feminist" and "open" narrative for the sexual and gender minorities of the Israeli state, which would be a refuge for people oppressed by patriarchy and imposed heterosexuality. , which would be the preserve of Arab-Muslim cultures. This is, of course, "pink washing" in the sense that the Israeli state is using legitimate struggles of the oppressed to legitimize its colonial expansion and the oppression it imposes on the Palestinians, whatever their sexuality or gender they identify with. as well as its brutal methods of expropriation, while presenting itself as a "national liberation movement". We find this racist colonial logic behind the so-called "feminist" and "open" narrative for the sexual and gender minorities of the Israeli state, which would be a refuge for people oppressed by patriarchy and imposed heterosexuality. , which would be the preserve of Arab-Muslim cultures. This is, of course, "pink washing" in the sense that the Israeli state is using legitimate struggles of the oppressed to legitimize its colonial expansion and the oppression it imposes on the Palestinians, whatever their sexuality or gender they identify with. as well as its brutal methods of expropriation, while presenting itself as a "national liberation movement". We find this racist colonial logic behind the so-called "feminist" and "open" narrative for the sexual and gender minorities of the Israeli state, which would be a refuge for people oppressed by patriarchy and imposed heterosexuality. , which would be the preserve of Arab-Muslim cultures. This is, of course, "pink washing" in the sense that the Israeli state is using legitimate struggles of the oppressed to legitimize its colonial expansion and the oppression it imposes on the Palestinians, whatever their sexuality or gender they identify with. We find this racist colonial logic behind the so-called "feminist" and "open" narrative for the sexual and gender minorities of the Israeli state, which would be a refuge for people oppressed by patriarchy and imposed heterosexuality. , which would be the preserve of Arab-Muslim cultures.
This is, of course, "pink washing" in the sense that the Israeli state is using legitimate struggles of the oppressed to legitimize its colonial expansion and the oppression it imposes on the Palestinians, whatever their sexuality or gender they identify with. We find this racist colonial logic behind the so-called "feminist" and "open" narrative for the sexual and gender minorities of the Israeli state, which would be a refuge for people oppressed by patriarchy and imposed heterosexuality. , which would be the preserve of Arab-Muslim cultures. This is, of course, "pink washing" in the sense that the Israeli state is using legitimate struggles of the oppressed to legitimize its colonial expansion and the oppression it imposes on the Palestinians, whatever their sexuality or gender they identify with. which would be a refuge for people oppressed by patriarchy and imposed heterosexuality, which would be the preserve of Arab-Muslim cultures. This is, of course, "pink washing" in the sense that the Israeli state is using legitimate struggles of the oppressed to legitimize its colonial expansion and the oppression it imposes on the Palestinians, whatever their sexuality or gender they identify with. which would be a refuge for people oppressed by patriarchy and imposed heterosexuality, which would be the preserve of Arab-Muslim cultures. This is, of course, "pink washing" in the sense that the Israeli state is using legitimate struggles of the oppressed to legitimize its colonial expansion and the oppression it imposes on the Palestinians, whatever their sexuality or gender they identify with.

Zionism is a Product of Colonial History and European Anti-Semitism
Zionism is a nationalist ideology that has been forged in the twofold context of the emergence of the nationalist ideology in Europe and the rise of power of the modern anti-Semitism that has emerged from this emergence. Rather than tackling the nationalism fueling anti-Semitism, the Zionist movement has chosen to reproduce its conceptions, considering anti-Semitic oppression as ineluctably linked to diasporism. This conception was fought from the beginning by the internationalist Jewish labor currents, which associated anti-racist self-defense and class struggle.
The persecution of Jewish national minorities, particularly in Eastern Europe, gradually reinforced the idea among Jews and Jews that the solution to racism suffered by them was found in the foundation of a state that would reunite and protect the Jewish people. This idea has progressed every time the workers' movement has not been firm enough in the fight against anti-Semitism, including within itself.
The extermination of Jews and Jews by the Nazi regime is only the most extreme and dehumanized expression of a long and heavy trend in many European countries. Even now, the different currents of Zionism present themselves as a response to anti-Semitism and present support for the Israeli colonial fact as a necessity for Jews and Jews, as it is presented as the guarantor of their security. This is what we saw during the massive anti-Semitic attacks that took place in France in 2012 (Toulouse) and in January 2015 (Paris). The State of Israel presents itself as a refuge for Jews and Jews, who should be constituted as a people on the "holy land", in a secure territory and rid of the anti-Semitic scourge. This does not prevent the Zionist Right and Far Right from showing regular complacency with anti-Semites, provided they are considered "objective allies" of the State of Israel. So Netanyahu multiplied the outflows in support of Trump, minimizing the influence of his neo-Nazi allies and the responsibility of the latter in the anti-Semitic attacks, as he did with the Orban regime or of Putin.

It is also, in large part, the responsibility of the French colonial power and its work of racist division, if the Jewish minorities of North Africa, among others, have gone en masse to reinforce the Israeli colonial project after independence and Moreover, the capitalist exploitation led by the ruling classes and the racist divisions that structure the state have been clearly oppressed.

Finally, it was because the French and English powers shared the remnants of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War that the State of Israel was able to see the light of day in a territory already inhabited by other populations. Indeed, the Treaty of Sèvres shared the territories of the former empire in "mandates" French and British. While France inherited the current Syria and Lebanon, Britain controlled Iraq and Palestine (which included the current territories of Palestine / Israel and Jordan). From this moment, the latter sought to maintain its hold by supporting in turn the ambitions of Zionist settlers and Arab nationalists. At the end of the Second World War, European imperialism, marked by both anti-Semitism and racism,

Trump's decision, its causes and its repercussions

Donald Trump was elected with the particularly strong support of the neo-fascist "alt-right" currents, spreading a racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic ideology. His election resulted in a wave of violence against the black minority, Jewish and Muslim minorities in the United States. In the face of anti-Semitic violence, the Netanyahu government and its supporters of the Zionist right in both the United States and Israel have repeatedly trumped the Trump Government's responsibility for the situation. While regularly presenting alignment on their politics as a necessity to fight against anti-Semitism, they sacrificed the American Jewish minority considered too left, too diasporic, too critical of Israeli politics.

The recent decision to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv (Israel's internationally recognized capital) to Jerusalem / Al-Quds, and thus to recognize Israel as the capital of the State of Israel , testifies to the unwavering support of the US state for the Israeli colonial project and may well be a major step in the expansion of the state of Israel. Indeed, Jerusalem / Al-Quds is so far a city with a specific international status, supposed to guarantee the access and protection of the holy places of the three great monotheisms, which crystallizes even more the tensions related to the colonization and the expropriation of the historic inhabitants of the city that has lasted for decades. By supporting a historic claim to the most extreme currents of Zionism, Trump implicitly validates the settlements (planned by the state of Israel or not) that reduce the already ridiculous territory granted by international treaties to the state's abortion state that is the Palestinian Authority, which oscillates on its side between impotence and collaboration. These colonies have also multiplied since the announcement of election results in the US, last January. The West Bank is no more than a bundle of confetti, separated from each other by military checkpoints, walls and barbed wire. The Palestinian population is a captive market and a significant part is forced to work directly for the Israeli bourgeoisie. Settlers enjoy a multitude of benefits to settle on Palestinian lands, including tax, energy and land.

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel is therefore part of a fundamental convergence between two far-right currents, one headed by the United States, the other by the State. Israel. It is also part of a very specific local timing since the two main Palestinian movements (Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and Fatah, which represents the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank) were in a phase of rapprochement. . Putting fire to powder can be used to undermine the possible "reinforcement" of a reunified official Palestinian interlocutor.

What we defend

The Coordination of Anarchist Groups supports all peoples in the struggle against colonialism and, as such, defends the right of self-determination of the Palestinian people and its legitimate resistance against the Israeli occupation. We do not believe that the long-term political solution lies in the creation and recognition of a Palestinian state that will only reproduce the inherent flaws of this hierarchical and authoritarian form of social organization. We believe that only the abolition of capitalism, patriarchy and the system of racist domination, which build on one another and reinforce each other, can provide a solid foundation for the region. In the meantime, we support popular initiatives to resist the occupation of the Palestinian people and the actions of Israeli anti-colonialists. We support all those who struggle in this region for equal rights and even more for real equality. It is in the social and anti-colonial struggle that favorable conditions are created for the development of harmonious and peaceful coexistence, based on the necessary social and economic equality.

It will in all cases, to begin with, stop the colonization and expropriation of Palestinians, the right of return of refugees, the full equality of rights, the cessation of the blockade of Gaza, the end of apartheid for the Palestinian people of 48. It is in the social and anticolonial struggle that favorable conditions are created for the development of harmonious and peaceful coexistence, based on the necessary social and economic equality. It will in all cases, to begin with, stop the colonization and expropriation of Palestinians, the right of return of refugees, the full equality of rights, the cessation of the blockade of Gaza, the end of apartheid for the Palestinian people of 48. It is in the social and anticolonial struggle that favorable conditions are created for the development of harmonious and peaceful coexistence, based on the necessary social and economic equality. It will in all cases, to begin with, stop the colonization and expropriation of Palestinians, the right of return of refugees, the full equality of rights, the cessation of the blockade of Gaza, the end of apartheid for the Palestinian people of 48.

While Nethanayu met Macron on December 10 in Paris, we oppose any form of commercial or military cooperation with the State of Israel, especially as long as it violates international treaties with impunity. At a time when Trump appears to support the most extreme currents of Israeli colonialism, this official visit that serves to strengthen the French president's international stature legitimizes the Zionist leader's aggressive policies.

Israeli colonization must stop!
Down with Zionism and its Western allies! Down with colonialism in all its forms!

the International Commission of the CGA,
Coordination of Anarchist Groups,
December 18, 2017

https://www.anarkismo.net/article/30738
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