The choice is between Israeli colonialism vs. decolonial justice
The opposition to a “pro-Israel” position is not a “pro-Palestine” position, but rather a decolonial position.
This not only captures the reality of conditions in Palestine/Israel, but also seeks to transform them into something new and just.
“When we say that the Arabs are the aggressors and we defend ourselves – that is only half the truth. As regards our security and life we defend ourselves….
But the fighting is only one aspect of the conflict, which is in its essence a political one.
And politically we are the aggressors and they defend themselves.”
David Ben-Gurion in a 1938 meeting of his political party Mapai
(PHOTO: ARNOLD NEWMAN)