(This article is published in Mondoweiss.)
Occupation Shmuccupation is the name of a new children’s book published by the Yesha Council, a right-wing Israeli settler organization.
The illustrated propaganda book teaches Israeli kids that “there is no such thing as the State of Palestine” and that “there is no solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
It also blames “price tag” attacks—in which Israeli extremists attack Palestinians or Palestinian homes, property, and/or crops, such as olive trees—on “internal conflicts between the Arabs over land,” that is to say on Palestinians themselves.
Conservative pro-Israel publication YNet refers to Occupation Shmuccupation as a “hasbara booklet for kids.” The Hebrew word hasbara (הסברה) means public relations, and is commonly used as a euphemism for Israeli propaganda.