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Reminiscent of Newspeak, the English language as applied to Israel and the Palestinians has been repeatedly bastardised and butchered beyond all recognition, and accepted by many people as “the truth”, without question or challenge.So below we helpfully present a dictionary of terms that have been as misappropriated as the Jews’ history in Israel. For practice, we suggest you go to Kia Ora Gaza’s Facebook page with this dictionary in hand. In no time at all, you will be a card-carrying Newspeaker!

Apartheid. Colonise Fascism Flotilla Genocide Human rights activist Illegal Occupation Oppression Peace activist Pro-Palestinian Refugee Refugee camp Siege Stolen Terrorism Extra-judicial killing Zionist

The terms are better presented at Terms Misused By Anti-Israel Activists.

Related on BackChannels (what isn’t?) — https://conflict-backchannels.com/2016/10/03/palestinian-kgb/