Nestler’s Wespeak is an interesting attempt to unleash a deluge of “facts” upon the debate.
A cursory look at any international human rights organization’s reports, or Israel’s own B’Tselem would reveal that Israel has violated countless UN resolutions, and is a regular violator of human rights in the Occupied Territories.
Just a minor clarification: in my previous Wespeak I mentioned the Afrikaaners as an example and said they weren’t backed by a parent state. I used Great Britain as an example because they were also in South Africa, but I did NOT mean to imply that Afrikaaners came from Britain (rather they’re mostly of Dutch descent). Sorry for the confusing wording.
Alex Salzberg, while colonialism may have a specific definition according to a dictionary, it’s most often used to describe any settler movement, regardless of its backing by a parent state(s). Take, for example, the Afrikaaners in South Africa.
How can you [Kol Israel] say that Alison Weir’s media analysis concerning the wide disparity in reporting between Israeli deaths and Palestinian deaths is perhaps correct yet in the same sentence say they [the media] don’t present the same type of sensationalized personal stories as she does?