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JWeinCom said:
Rab said:

Other ethnic groups.. anyway those % were stated in the video, they may not be spot on but that isnt the point 

The eradication is not about straight up killing, that would be a far too simplistic interpretation of what genocide is from a particular area, it's sneaker and slower, it's about the displacement of peoples, the forcing out of people from a place by creating an environment that is intensely hostile to a normal, safe, workable life for families, again it's talked about in the video.. this is why open dialogue not just of the Israeli side and it's supporters is so important, we just don't get what is truly happening from all concerned, the thread is about the uniqueness of this showing up currently in mainstream media and why it would be great to see more of it       

No, eradication is absolutely about straight up killing. As is genocide. 

Eradication (noun)- the complete destruction of something.

Genocide- (noun)- the deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group with the aim of destroying that nation or group.

Both definitions are from the Oxford English Dictionary. If by eradication and genocide you mean displacement, then the word you should have used is probably displacement. 

Open dialogue is important, but the best way to start that is probably by accurately describing the issue.

As to the main point... If Israel's goal is to eliminate Palestinians from within their borders, they have been doing a very poor job of it since 1948 as the Arab population of Jerusalem has been rising. It is not a very slow expulsion of Israel's Arab population. At this rate it would literally take infinity years for that to happen.

To eradicate or see the destruction of something is not simply killing humans, it could be lively hoods, culture, you name it to drive them from a place 

Genocide can fall into these five categories:

  1. Killing members of the group
  2. Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group
  3. Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part
  4. Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group
  5. Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group 

Your missing the point of the thread, hopefully not deliberately  

If you want to derail this by nit picking, Ill move on

Last edited by Rab - on 13 May 2021