Thu Aug 31, 2017 04:01AM
Dr Ilan Pappé, Professor of History and Director of the European Center for Palestine Studies.
Dr Ilan Pappé, Professor of History and Director of the European Center for Palestine Studies.
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Dr. Ilan Pappé, Professor of History and Director of the European Center for Palestine Studies in this episode, talks about changing the language that has brought to us by and been produced in mainstream media and in mainstream academia about Palestine issues. This language doesn’t allow us to see the reality of what the main issues are.

Politicians and diplomats talk about peace process in Israel and Palestine. They talk about the end of the occupation, they talk about a just solution that is based on a two state solution. They talk about a peace process, which two sides should have peace camps that would see the reasons and build bridges between the Israel and Palestine. This language is powerful. It blinds people. It is not allow us to see the reality of what it is.

You hear this language and you really think that they are equal parties there, equally to be blamed for the continued violence and all you need someone from outside to help them to settle few issues like borders, distribution of natural resources and military arrangement. This is what we call it as peace process. This is the language that we have to throw away. We should get rid of this dictionary and we should use a different dictionary. A dictionary that it says the problem in Israel and Palestine is the ideology of Zionism. And we should not be afraid to say that we are anti-Zionist even if people legally try to tell us in Europe that being anti-Zionisit is equal to anti-Semitism.