Today’s ISM euphemisms are brought to you courtesy of the International Solidarity Movement training pack.
…like shielding combatants
Suggestions for phrases we can use CONSISTENTLY to combat current media stereotypes and false images, and to set new images in the minds of the public:
Avoid using the term HUMAN SHIELD. This tends to draw a negative connotation, giving the impression that we are shielding combatants instead of what we’re really doing
Sounds like an official ISM justification of palestinian terrorism to me.
When VIOLENCE is mentioned, say RESISTANCE or RESISTANCE TO INJUSTICE. Where there is injustice, there will be resistance. Where injustice is maintained by force, there will be resistance by force. Also emphasize “popular uprising” and “national liberation struggle”. When TERRORISM is mentioned, emphasize STATE TERRORISM
Especially the ignoramuses they are trying to attract to their movement.
Instead of APARTHEID, say ISRAELI APARTHEID. Note that many people no longer know what “apartheid” means.
A very serious and utterly false accusation.The only poison gas I know of is coming from Yasser Arafat’s Ramallah compound.
Instead of INTERNATIONAL LAW (which may have negative connotations to some Americans), say GENEVA CONVENTIONS. The Geneva Conventions were signed in 1949, partially in response to Nazi war crimes, and refer to the illegality of settlements, prolonged occupation, use of poison gas, and other relevant
There you have it in print. The ISM is taking issue with Israel’s establishment and right to exist, and not Israel’s occupation of the disputed territories captured in 1967.
When possible say ETHNIC CLEANSING. This can be used to refer to the expulsion of Palestinians from historic Palestine in 1948 as well as the current situation.
But do precisely apply to most Arab states.
Instead of FASCIST, say POLICE STATE. “Fascist” has meanings that don’t precisely apply to Israel.
100% bovine excrement. In fact, last week’s Torah portion was focused on the Jewish people’s right to live in Israel. I doubt that self-hating Jew Adam Shapiro has even read this week’s Torah portion, or knows much else about Judaism for that matter.
When SELF-HATING JEWS are mentioned, emphasize…Israeli policy/nationalism goes against the teachings of Judaism, and supporting the teachings of Judaism is not self hating.