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Violating the Victims: Standing Up to the Degradation of the Word “Genocide”

In an age of rampant misinformation and the mass proliferation of unverified content, many well-intentioned  people are struggling to determine the appropriate use of certain language. Unfortunately, too many are reacting to the war between Israel and Hamas in a way that indicates they have internalized age-old antisemitic tropes; are exploiting loaded terms created for exclusive use under extraordinarily rare circumstances; and are inverting cause and effect in a way that undermines the international community‚Äôs ability to identify, investigate, and prosecute crimes against humanity.

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