Think Again

When: Every Friday 10:00am to 10:30am

Where: 3CR Community Radio

Latest Episode, February 2, 2024: The devastating legacy of colonialism for the Palestinian people.

Jacques and Jennifer talk about the history of the idea and establishment of a Zionist Jewish state.

They begin with the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE, and cover developments in the 1800s and 1900s up to the turbocharging of the idea by a colonialist British Empire looking out for its own interests in the middle east. They cover the devastating developments in 1948 and again in 1967 with Palestinian people cleared off their land to make way for establishment and expansion of the State of Israel.

While the colonising parties have changed, the colonial enterprise continues to this day, along with the perennial ‘elimination logic’ applied to indigenous peoples who get in the way.

References

October 2023 Interview with Ilan Pappé    https://znetwork.org/zvideo/crisis-in-zionism-opportunity-for-palestine/(link is external)

May 2023 Ilan Pappé   https://znetwork.org/znetarticle/palestine-was-destroyed-in-12-months-but-the-nakba-has-gone-on-for-75-years/(link is external)

https://archive.org/details/ten-myths-about-israel-by-ilan-pappe-2017(link is external)

https://www.mo.be/en/interview/where-does-violence-middle-east-end-it-form-colonialism-becoming-more-extreme(link is external)

Arthur Neslen Occupied Minds: A Journey through the Israeli Psyche  Pluto Press

https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/2024-01-31/ty-article-opinion/.premium/israelis-post-october-7-humility-is-gone-the-arrogance-is-back/0000018d-60b3-d6d3-a98d-ecff5b600000(link is external)

Catherine L., ‘De Palestijnse kwestie: een koloniaal probleem?’, in Catherine L., Wim De Neuter en Chomsky N., De Palestijnen: een volk teveel?, Berchem 1988

Catherine L., Palestijnen. Geschiedenis van een kolonisatie, Berchem 2017

Shlomo Sand The Invention of the Jewish People (Verso Books, 2009)

About our show …

Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements about contemporary and emerging issues, trying to move beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media.  Think Again invites to explore alternative ways of understanding these issues and looks at different possibilities to guide or thinking, living and organising ourselves.

Think Again conversations will expose inequities and injustices as they are, trying to go into some depth about them and look at the implications for our daily lives.  So whilst a core focus is on economic, social and ecological issues and their intersections, we will also invite guests to share new ways of working toward a more cooperative, mutually-fulfilling, restorative and regenerative future.

After 21 years of working in the overlapping areas of ecologically informed community development, international solidarity and peace, inter-cultural learning and respectful relating and participatory action research and evaluation, Borderlands is trying to reach out to the community via the medium of social change radio to amplify our efforts towards approaches that develop communities and cooperative ways of living, working, creating and producing.

Jennifer Borrell and Jacques Boulet are the moderators and presenters of the Think Again program with invited guests and occasional guest presenters.

All past episodes can be listened to here.