Category Archives: Articles about Genocide and Israel

Mailbag: Demands for justice by Kim Jackson on Albany Democrat Herald

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

1. Expel the Israeli ambassador and close the Israeli embassy in London.

2. Bring home the British ambassador from Tel-Aviv and close the British embassy there.

3. Designate the sale of arms to Israel a crime against humanity.

4. Adopt the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions against the state of Israel and demand the same from the international community.

5. Send British naval forces to force Israel to end the siege on Gaza and ensure regular supplies of clean water, medicine and electricity to the people of Gaza. Provide care for the injured and the sick.

6. Call for the unconditional release of all Palestinian prisoners.

7. Demand the dismantling of the apartheid Zionist state.

8. Call for elections with one person one vote that will include all who reside between the river Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea.

9. Demand the creation of a constitution that will guarantee equal rights and respect for human rights within the new state of free Palestine.

10. Call on the ICC to consider prosecuting Israeli political leaders and military commanders for the crime of genocide.

Continue reading at http://democratherald.com/opinion/letters/mailbag-demands-for-justice-july/article_60b6487b-089b-5234-b98b-724e6c694daf.html

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“Forgive Us Dear Palestinians, We Have Lost Gandhi and Deserted You” by Manoj Kumar Jha on The Citizen

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

In the noise of ‘strategic and commercial treaties’ with the true friend, my Prime Minister and his delegation members conveniently forgot Nakba– an instance of ethnic-cleansing incomparable in human history took place. They also chose to be callously indifferent to the de-nationalisation of your history.

Forgive us our Palestinian friends! Seventy years after our independence we have come to be partners in the crime committed against you, by aligning with those who are responsible for perpetrating ‘incremental genocide.’

Continue reading at http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/OldNewsPage/?Id=11177

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If It’s Not Genocide, What Word Should We Use? By Dorothy Zellner on Jewish Currents

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

Some of your readers may know that the Black community has had a long and tormented relationship with this word, “genocide.” In 1946, a year after the end of World War II, the National Negro Congress petitioned the United Nations for help in dealing with systemic racial discrimination in the U.S.  The NAACP followed suit in 1947, with its “Appeal to the World,” similarly urging redress, written by Dr. W. E. B. DuBois and two other Black scholars and lawyers. The UN did not respond.

… In 1951, Paul Robeson and William L. Patterson, head of the Civil Rights Congress, presented the 100-page, flawlessly documented petition, “We Charge Genocide,” to the UN, seeking justice for African Americans using the convention it had so recently approved (as pictured at the top of this article)…

… It should come as no surprise that the Movement for Black Lives would choose to apply this particular word, since it has lived in the DNA of the Black community for nearly sixty-six years… Now to the merits of the case. Can the word be used by Black people to describe themselves?  Can the word be used by Black people to describe others? Is the word accurate?

… To sum up: Echoing Dr. James, if the situation of the Palestinians under Israeli control is not genocide, what is it? We have to begin having some serious conversations, everybody.

 

Continue reading at http://jewishcurrents.org/if-its-not-genocide-what-word-should-we-use/

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Solidarity with Chicago Dyke March: Oppose Zionist “pinkwashing” by Workers World Chicago bureau

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

“Pinkwashing” is a public-relations strategy used to portray Israel as the only place in the Middle East that is friendly to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people. It relies on a broad-brushed slander of the entire Arab and Muslim world, which is presented as “backward.” It is further based on the egregious lie that the Israeli settler state treats LGBTQ Palestinians as equal to LGBTQ Israelis.

… Another essential component of pro-Israel propaganda is the conflation of Judaism and Jewish identity with the settler state of Israel, a lie which anti-Zionist Jewish organizations, like Jewish Voice for Peace and the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, have rejected. This conflation allows Zionists to smear anyone who criticizes Israel as “anti-Semitic,” providing a cover for Israeli genocide of the Palestinian people, and erasing the voices and work of Jews worldwide who reject Zionism.

Continue reading at http://www.workers.org/2017/06/26/solidarity-with-chicago-dyke-march-oppose-zionist-pinkwashing/#.WVIOmNOGP1I

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Nigerian Shiites to Hold Major Rallies Friday on AllAfrica

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

“The illegal state of Israel had unleashed terror on the innocent but strong-hearted people of Palestine for the past 60 years, killing unarmed men, women and children, demolishing their houses and placing thousands in illegal detention and torture. All these are taking place before the very eyes of the world but for reasons best known to them, the international community is simply looking the other way as this state terrorism is taking place with what could best be described as genocide against the people of Palestine.”

Continue reading at http://allafrica.com/stories/201706230042.html

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Human Rights Council discusses human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories on OHCHR website

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International-Lawyers.Org called attention to the systematic violation of human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel, which warranted the continued attention of this Council.  As every Member State of this Council was aware, each State had a responsibility to respond to acts of genocide and in light of this, an investigation should be undertaken to ascertain whether the actions of Israel reached the proportion of genocide.

Continue reading at http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=21774&LangID=E

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Outnumbering the racists by Nada Elia on Mondoweiss

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

With that said, we cannot ignore the fact that the situation on the ground remains dire, and that the incremental genocide in the Gaza Strip is intensifying, with the latest further reduction in power supply threatening to snuff out yet more innocent lives.  Now is the time to grow our coalitions even more, so that we can break the siege, because the residents of Gaza cannot do it alone.

Continue reading at http://mondoweiss.net/2017/06/outnumbering-the-racists/

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