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Middle East Crisis: Blinken Calls Some Hamas Changes to Cease-Fire Proposal ‘Unacceptable’
  • Israel was already established a day after the British protectorate ended?

  • Middle East Crisis: Blinken Calls Some Hamas Changes to Cease-Fire Proposal ‘Unacceptable’
  • I think your hat is on way too tight.

    Thank you, I have been looking for this phrasing for a long time. As someone who rejects violence it's very difficult to find the words to tell someone that the reason they incorrectly think something is a certain way is because they are stupid. Just mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, shit-slinging dolts.

    It seems to me there has recently been an influx of users who have their hats on way too tight.

  • Outrage over ‘massacre’ in Gaza as Israel rescued four hostages
  • That's well said, and on top of that Zionists actively stoke the flames of Judeophobia!

  • Outrage over ‘massacre’ in Gaza as Israel rescued four hostages
  • It is not antisemitic to criticize the Israeli government, Zionism, or the IDF and its actions.

    This is not the narrative that Israel is pushing or that the U.S. adopts legally.

    Zionists are royally screwing over the Jews.

  • Children Among Dozens Killed in 'Appalling' Israeli Attack on UNRWA School
  • According toReuters, "two children were among the dead laid out" at Al Aqsa Martyrs Hospital following Thursday's strike. Mourners told the outlet that "the children had been killed along with their mother."

    "This is not war, it is destruction that words are unable to express," said Abu Mohammed Abu Saif, **the father of the two children. **

    This man just lost his wife and 2 kids. That must be unbearable.

  • U.S.-made bomb used in Israeli strike on Rafah that killed dozens, munitions experts say
  • Photos and videos used to identify the bomb remnants were taken by journalist Alam Sadeq in Gaza, who visited the scene of the strike early on Monday.

    That must have been the "tragic mistake" Netanyahu was talking about... leaving a journalist alive in Gaza.

  • Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize a Palestinian state as EU rift with Israel widens
  • The joint announcement by Spain, Ireland and Norway last week triggered an angry response from Israeli authorities, which summoned the countries’ ambassadors in Tel Aviv to the Foreign Ministry, where they were filmed while being shown videos of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack and abductions.

    What the fuck is this?

  • Luxury perfumes linked to child labour, BBC finds
  • Stop buying stuff. Eat local food. Be active in your community.

  • Israeli strike hits Rafah area after Hamas barrage
  • People invaded their country and killed their families.

  • Israel's Knesset to vote on declaring UNRWA a terrorist organization
  • I can't believe that the

    inaugural editor-in-chief of SAPIR: A Journal of Jewish Conversations


    From 2002 to 2004... was editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post.


    is known for his neoconservative foreign policy opinions


    is a supporter of Israel

    could possibly write a propaganda piece to do damage to Palestinians.

    Imagine if his other literary masterpieces included things like

    Stephens called antisemitism "the disease of the Arab mind"

    a December 2019 column titled "The Secrets of Jewish Genius",[41] in which he contended that Ashkenazi Jews have superior intelligence

    That would be totally crazy, right?!

    The quoted info is from the Wikipedia page about him. I'm not going to link it because you need to learn how to look things up.

    Edit: and NYT still publishing pro-Israel propaganda written by racists smdh

  • Just Jorking
  • Oh ok, thanks. I thought it was a meme or something.

  • The ten stages of genocide Holocaust Memorial Day Trust | The ten stages of genocide

    Genocide never just happens. There is always a set of circumstances which occur or which are created to build the climate in which genocide can take place. The ten stages of genocide are; classification, symbolisation, discrimination, dehumanisation, organisation, polarisation, preparation, persecut...

    Holocaust Memorial Day Trust | The ten stages of genocide

    Palestinians are at #8.

    30 How Israel’s Hasbara Went Belly-up in the Face of Global Protest - The Bullet

    For 11 days in May of this year, the world watched in horror as Israel’s missile onslaught on the civilians of Gaza went into full swing. According to the

    How Israel’s Hasbara Went Belly-up in the Face of Global Protest - The Bullet

    This article is not from Israel's current assault on Gaza but from the one in 2021. Hasbara is an important topic, though, because it is creeping into Lemmy more and more.

    Hasbara can be defined as

    > Israel's efforts to communicate directly with citizens of other nations to inform and influence their perceptions, with the aim of garnering support or tolerance for the Israeli government's strategic objectives.

    and this takes the form of people trying to manipulate the public discourse to suit a political agenda, often done on social media.

    In the current western political climate, hasbara is used to minimize and / or justify Israel's occupation and genocide in Palestine, and to excuse or ignore Israel's blatant and egregious violations of human rights and international law.

    Some examples from social media platforms:

    Twitter notes

    Hasbara App


    Facebook again

    Massive (and distasteful) ad campaign on X and YouTube

    Hasbara is used not only on the platform level, but also in person-to-person online communication. Hasbara is a form of propaganda, so logical consistency is not required, as you can see in this recent example of someone arguing in the style of hasbara right here on Lemmy:

    > I would personally reject this deal.

    > The Palestinian people do not deserve to live under the rule of Hamas. In 19 years of living under Hamas, after all the money given to them by the US, France, the UK, Qatar, Iran, and even Israel, the only thing they built for the Palestinian people has been tunnels to commit terrorism from.

    then when people pointed out the complete inaccuracy of the statement, the commenter pivoted to

    > Building tunnels as the sole piece of infrastructure for your people is the sole response to a 30 year genocide?

    > I don’t think that is true, and I don’t believe you think that is true either. It sounded good when you said it though, and I’m sure it felt even better.

    Here we can see several hasbara strategies- the commenter feigns concern for Palestine (deception), uses bad faith arguments which are completely made up, moves the goalposts, projects, contradicts themselves, and then tries to gaslight the other person when they get called out.

    A hasbara agent tries to keep the other commenter(s) busy defending themselves or correcting the hasbara agent's ridiculous statements and accusations, so that the original point is forgotten and the hasbara agent's own dishonest (and often narcissistic) behviour is never addressed.

    Some manipulation tactics that are characteristic of hasbara are

    • bad faith arguments

    • false accusations

    • straw man fallacy

    • moving goal posts

    • deceptive distraction (answering an honest question with a loaded question)

    • hypocrisy (especially accusing people of putting words in their mouth, being dishonest, or using any of these listed manipulation tactics while accusing the other party of doing so)

    • victimization

    • gaslighting

    • aggression

    • projecting

    Hasbara in it's current form is a method of psychological manipulation ranging from propaganda to historical denialism to calls to violence against obstacles to the Israeli government's strategic objectives (e.g. "there are no innocents in Gaza").

    Fortunately Lemmy users are usually smart enough to downvote hasbara posts and comments to signal their falsehood, but since hasbara comments spread misinformation, aid human rights violations, and attempt to radicalize people, they should be treated as the abuse they are and reported, blocked, downvoted etc.

    Although hasbara actors are a very small, yet very aggressive, minority here, let's keep Lemmy a safe, fact-based place to exchange knowledge, culture, and opinions.


    It just gets worse the more you read

    Reading about the current events got me looking into the history of Palestine and Israel, and I noticed a lot of Israel's politicians (like Yitzhak Shamir, Menachem Begin, and Ariel Sharon to name a few) were Zionist terrorists (using the word literally, not subjectively) since before the establishment of Israel. The groups they belonged to, like Haganah, Irgun, and Lehi have been designated terrorist organizations by the United Nations, British, and United States governments, and

    > Albert Einstein, in a letter to The New York Times in 1948, compared Irgun and its successor Herut party to "Nazi and Fascist parties" and described it as a "terrorist, right wing, chauvinist organization".

    The Zionists have explained their view as follows:

    > Neither Jewish ethics nor Jewish tradition can disqualify terrorism as a means of combat. We are very far from having any moral qualms as far as our national war goes. We have before us the command of the Torah, whose morality surpasses that of any other body of laws in the world: "Ye shall blot them out to the last man."


    > Late in 1940, Lehi, having identified a common interest between the intentions of the new German order and Jewish national aspirations, proposed forming an alliance in World War II with Nazi Germany.[22] The organization offered cooperation in the following terms: Lehi would rebel against the British, while Germany would recognize an independent Jewish state in Palestine/Eretz Israel, and all Jews leaving their homes in Europe, by their own will or because of government injunctions, could enter Palestine with no restriction of numbers.[32] Late in 1940, Lehi representative Naftali Lubenchik went to Beirut to meet German official Werner Otto von Hentig. The Lehi documents outlined that its rule would be authoritarian and indicated similarities between the organization and Nazis.

    It just gets worse the more you look into it, but it does give important context to the current genocide in Gaza, and to the decades old conflict in general.


    Can I just use dd to clone my laptop to a bootable USB stick?

    I know about Clonezilla and copy pasting partitions with gparted, but can I just use dd to copy a partition with batocera to a USB stick and will it then boot from the stick? Do I have to set the boot flag or take any other steps?

    Thank you for any tips.


    Realistically, how can Palestine gain it's freedom?

    We know what happens with peaceful protests, elections, and foreign interference (and more foreign interference), so how can Palestine gain it's freedom? Any positive ideas are welcome, because this situation is already a humanitarian crisis and is looking bleaker by the day.

    Historical references are also valuable in this discussion, like slave revolts or the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, although hopefully in the case of Palestine a peaceful and successful outcome can be achieved, as opposed to some of the historical events above.

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    Is this normal on Reddit when a country gets formally accused of genocide?

    This was on the front page a day or 2 ago, right near the top:


    It seemed... inorganic. And I'm not sure what the gold trim is on those posts. Other posts didn't have them.


    What do the icons to the left of the username mean?

    For example that red "no person" symbol. I've seen another one that looks like a redish pinkish "no message" icon. What do they mean and are there more symbols like that on Jerboa?

    EDIT: While I do appreciate the input, it's surprising that there is no authoritative answer. The git also doesn't specify what these icons mean.


    What do the symbols next to usernames mean on Lemmy?

    I'm using Jerboa and I sometimes see symbols next to peoples' username. One looks like a "no message" symbol, and the other looks like a "no person" symbol in red. What do they mean? Are there more symbols?

    I've tried a web search but I only found results related to Motorhead and some kind of desert rodent.

    Also, is it possible to search the content of posts on Lemmy? At least in Jerboa the search function seems to be only to search for communities by name. Surely someone has asked this before but I couldn't figure out how to search posts.


    Edit: added an example of the "no person" icon


    "Did you know you can just shoot the French?"



    Which version of a distro to install?

    Hi Linux- how important is it to install, say Debian, the version that is specifically made for your hardware? For example, if I have a Rock64 SBC, do I have to install Debian-rock64.img or can I just go with Debian-arm64.img? Will I lose performance/features if using generic arm64 image, or conversely, will I gain performance/features if using the image made for my specific SBC? Is the generic image even compatible with all hardwares?

    Thank you.