Category Archives: Public figure statements

Royal Committee for Jerusalem Affairs welcomes ICC ruling on jurisdiction in Palestinian territories on The Jordan Times

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The Royal Committee for Jerusalem Affairs on Tuesday welcomed the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruling stating the court has legal jurisdiction over the occupied Palestinian territories, which underlines the legitimacy of international resolutions.
… Based on legal and ethical principles and efforts to achieve global security and peace in accordance with the Rome Statute, the ICC had issued a decision stipulating its jurisdiction over the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, which it defined as the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, the committee’s secretary general, Abdullah Kanaan, told the Jordan News Agency, Petra.
… The ICC ruling could lead to the arrest and criminal investigations of Israel’s political and military leaders accused of war crimes and genocide against unarmed Palestinian civilians, he noted.

Continue reading at http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/royal-committee-jerusalem-affairs-welcomes-icc-ruling-jurisdiction-palestinian

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NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang blasted for comparing BDS to ‘fascist boycotts’ by Sheren Khalel

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Abukar Arman, a political analyst and former diplomat, said Yang’s stance was “a stupid moral equivalence”. Arman said that the BDS movement, which has grown increasingly popular on college campuses over the years, “is the only mechanism available to people of conscience to hold [the] last apartheid regime in the world” accountable for its 70 years of “systematic genocide”. 

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Morocco’s Islamist backing for Israel normalisation is a game changer by Khalil al-Anani

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Before he became the head of government, Othmani railed against the establishment of normal relations with Israel in the absence of Palestinian rights, writing an article entitled “Normalization Is a Civilizational Genocide” that was strongly critical of Egypt’s and Jordan’s normalisation of relations with Israel in 1979 and 1994, respectively.

Othmani’s signature on the normalisation deal with Israel is thus unprecedented, marking the first time that the head of an Islamic party has signed such an agreement – and calling into question the credibility of Islamists with regards to the Palestinian cause.

Continue reading at https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/morocco-israel-normalisation-islamists-could-face-major-repercussions

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Shohini Ghosh on Love Queer Cinema. Hate Apartheid. hosted by Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Movement

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As is known across the world, the government of Israel has, over the decades, carried out systematic and genocidal violence against the people of Palestine, whose land they illegally occupy. The Israeli government has established a regime that is brazenly discriminatory, majoritarian, racist, and Islamophobic. I see such an opposition to be urgent, because people and governments across the world are beginning to find acceptable the absolute violation of the rights and liberties of certain citizens, and the decimation of social and cultural fabrics…

Watch at at https://www.facebook.com/BDSNationalCommittee/videos/357924045481913

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West Bank annexation and peace by Rustam Shah Mohmand

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 Washington continued to patronise Israel encouraging its usurpation of more Arab land, creating more illegal settlements, displacing more Palestinians and ruthlessly pursuing its policy of apartheid and acting in defiance of international law and UN resolutions. In reward for its policy of genocide and international law violation, Washington provides it annual assistance of more than $3 billion.

Continue reading at https://tribune.com.pk/story/2252693/west-bank-annexation-and-peace

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Chief Justice Mogoeng must resign if he stands by his remarks supporting ‘apartheid Israel’, says Mandla Mandela on IOL

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Pretoria – Member of Parliament and the grandson of former president Nelson Mandela, Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela, chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council, on Friday called on Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to retract his statements expressing his apparent support for “apartheid Israel”.
… Mandela said the statements by the chief justice have done South Africa’s standing in the international community “a great disservice and detracted from our principled stand against apartheid Israel’s genocide and ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people”. 

Continue reading at https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/chief-justice-mogoeng-must-resign-if-he-stands-by-his-remarks-supporting-apartheid-israel-says-mandla-mandela-49966588

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