Israel and Palestine: An Overview, Veganwashing, Gary Yourofsky, BDS, and more

Hi Everyone!
I am very excited to welcome Laura on my channel. She is a pro-intersectional, Palestinian solidarity activist, theater artist, and educator. All the topics we cover are listed below. Please watch all the way through! This is 40 minutes of precious informations that isn't easily accessible elsewhere.
I also want to give a HUUGE thank you to Daniel Bermel for captioning this video in its entirety.

0:00 How did Laura first become involved in the Palestinian solidarity movement (despite being of Jewish heritage and being raised in a pro-Israeli household)?
4:55 What is the history of the Israeli occupation? Why is it even called an occupation or an apartheid?
19:12 People say that "Arabs living in Israel are living such better lives than if they were living in other Arab countries," because it's the "only democracy in the Middle East." Is that true?
21:56 Brief mention of the problems with the Two State Solution
22:25 What is the diference between anti-Semiitism and anti-Zionism?
25:13 On Israel being the “Vegan Mecca of the World”: Veganwashing and Pinkwashing
28:30 Gary Yourofsky
31:23 There are Israeli vegan movements that stand is in solidarity with Palestine. Support them!
34:00 How can we stand in solidarity with Palestine? What is BDS? What are news sites to learn about the occupation?
35:55 Join "Disrupt Zionism,” a Facebook group specifically for vegans to learn about the occupation
41:00 Why you should know about the Palestinian Animal League

Palestinian resources mentioned in the video:
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement ()
Electronic Intifada
Palestinian Animal League (PAL)
Maan News
The Palestinian Chronicle

Jewish and/or Israeli resources mentioned in the video:
Disrupt Zionism Facebook Group
Hedy Epstein
Hajo Meyer
Norman Finkelstein
Noam Chomsky
The Shministim/ refuseniks
972 Magazine
Haaretz Newspaper
Anarchists Against the Wall
Jewish Voice for Peace


Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement: (Founder: Omar Barghouti) | Electronic Intifada (Founder: Ali Abunimah) | We Are Not Numbers | Edward Said | Remi Kanazi | Rhashid Khalidi | Palestinian News Network | Gaza TV | Palestinian Animal League (PAL) | Maan News | Palestinian Chronicle | IMEMC-- International Middle East Media Center

Jewish and/or Israeli:
Disrupt Zionism Facebook Group | 972 Magazine | Haaretz Newspaper | Mondoweiss | Queers Against Israeli Apartheid | Anarchists Against the Wall | Breaking the Silence | Jewish Voice for Peace | Jews Against the Occupation | Jews For Palestinian Justice | Jews for Racial and Economic Justice | Hedy Epstein | Hajo Meyer | Ilan Pappe | Norman Finkelstein | Noam Chomsky | The Shministim/ refuseniks

Occupation 101 | Five Broken Cameras | The Promise (BBC drama miniseries, very good for a historical overview along with a present-day perspective) | Tears of Gaza | The Zionist Story | Life in Occupied Palestine | Stone Cold Justice

Ilan Pappe and Noam Chomsky:
On Palestine

Edward Said
Orientalism | Blaming the Victims: Spurious Scholarship and the Palestinian Question | The Question of Palestine

Ilan Pappe:
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine | A History of Modern PalestineAli Abunimah:One Country | The Battle for Justice in PalestineNorman Finkelstein:The Holocaust Industry | Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History | This Time, We Went Too Far

Rashid Khalidi
The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood | Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East

Omar Barghouti:
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

Anna Baltzer:
Witness in Palestine

Regular up-to-the-minute news:

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