‘Anti-Palestinianism’: Why we should start using this term

We are all familiar with the term “anti-Semitism” and its meaning/s, despite the fact that some current application of the term can be seen as either a misuse or manipulation of the true meaning of the original term. It is time we get used to the term “Anti-Palestinianism”. ■ Anti-Palestinianism is just as morally repulsive as anti-Semitism or any form of racism and discrimination.

Anti-Palestinianism is hatred towards or prejudice against Palestinians as Palestinians.

Manifestations of Anti-Palestinianism might include the denial of Palestinian rights to a state of Palestine as recognized by over 135 member countries of the United Nations. It frequently charges Palestinians with conspiring to harm humanity, and it is often used to blame Palestinians for “why things go wrong.” It is expressed in speech, writing, visual forms and action, and may employ sinister stereotypes and negative character traits.




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