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Photos: Thousands protest “twin brothers in genocide” Turnbull and Netanyahu in Sydney on Green Left Weekly

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About 2000 people rallied in Sydney on February 23 to protest the federal government hosting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and its support for Israel’s latest land grabs.

Uncle Ken Canning said: “The same murderous colonial mentality that is killing Palestinians landed here in 1788 and decimated us to 2.7% of the population. It is little wonder that [Prime Minister Malcolm] Turnbull welcomes Netanyahu, they are twin brothers in genocide.”

Continue reading at https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/photos-thousands-protest-twin-brothers-genocide-turnbull-and-netanyahu-sydney

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Disbelief Over Palestine: Cowardice, Cruelty And Netanyahu by Stuart Rees

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To jolt the politicians and their media acolytes, I’ll refer to genocide. Such a charge can be justified though it is usually regarded as a form of diplomatic blasphemy, too risky to make.
The 1948 UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, refers to any acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.
Such acts would include killing members of a group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.
Writing in December 2016, in Aljazeera English, the Jewish social analyst Stanley Cohen concluded that each of these genocidal type acts “has been perpetrated by Israel, seemingly with almost proud boast, and no accountability, for almost 70 unbroken years.

Continue reading at https://newmatilda.com/2017/01/31/disbelief-over-palestine-cowardice-cruelty-and-netanyahu/

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John Salisbury Shaking Australia For Palestine by Dr Vacy Vlazna

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Israel is a prime target for ATT sanctions. The alarming Israeli documentary, The Lab by Yotam Feldman, reveals that Israel is a military economy that has locked 1.6 million Palestinians in its military laboratory cage where weaponry is battle-tested on Gaza. Billions of international dollars from western defense departments, including Australian, fuel the demand and validate Israeli atrocities;
“A key player in the military industries told me that the operational testing in Gaza of Elbit’s BMS (Battle Management System – a special internet-like system for ground forces), a huge project worth $1 billion, has allowed Elbit to raise its price in a deal signed a year later with Australia…A salesman for the IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) told me that assassinations and operations in Gaza bring about an increase of tens of percentage points in company sales”.  ~Yotam Feldman
To boost Israeli arms sales, Palestinian families have suffered three Israeli onslaughts of ‘systematic genocide’ wars in six years and are condemned to a life that is unnatural, stressful, traumatic, waiting for the next Israeli weapons testing that will again turn Gaza  into ground zero.

Continue reading at http://www.countercurrents.org/2016/10/14/john-salisbury-shaking-australia-for-palestine/

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Review: “A Lover’s Country” By Stuart Rees – Overcoming Zionist Perversion Of The Mainstream Palestine Narrative by Dr. Gideon Polya

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“A Lover’s Country” is an important,  well-written and eminently readable  novel by academic and human rights activist  Stuart Rees based on the real life event of the award of the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize in 2003 to Palestinian writer, scholar, legislator and activist Hanan Ashrawi that aroused the ire of the ferocious  Australian Zionist Lobby and its  Mainstream journalist, politician and academic supporters that dominate media and public life in Australia… Before reviewing “A Lover’s Country” [1] in detail, it is useful to sketch the major features of the  ongoing Palestinian Genocide by US-, UK-, France-,  Canada- and Australia-backed, nuclear terrorist, racist Zionist-run, democracy by genocide  Apartheid Israel…”

Continue reading at http://www.countercurrents.org/polya270416.htm

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Moral Haemorrhage From The Wound Of Palestine by Dr. Vacy Vlazna

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The present-day haemorrhaging of international law, and with it, civilised values has its source in the Israel-US ( ISUS) interminable 68 year genocide of Palestine, cheered on and sanctioned by the faux-democracies of the West. I say ‘faux-democracies,’ as elections notwithstanding and no matter which political party wins, western nations have relinquished civilised principles, international law obligations and their sovereignty over foreign affairs, defense and trade to their ISUS masters. A case in point: the obligation of states to investigate and prosecute war crimes…

Continue reading at http://www.countercurrents.org/vlazna150316.htm

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Take Action: Free Palestinian Refugees Held in US Migrant Detention Center by Samidoun

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Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network strongly condemns the detention of Hisham Ghalia and Mounis Hammouda in U.S. migrant detention and urges all to participate in the below action. Click here to take action.

Of course, the issue of migrant detention is not confined to the cases of Palestinian refugees; we join in the call for an immediate end to migrant detention – often indefinite – by U.S., Canada, Australia and other states. The detention of migrants and refugees is a violent act of criminalization that traumatizes traumatized people, tears apart families and subjects people to massive rights violations, in a context of racism and oppression. We also note the settler colonial nature of all of these states, built on the theft of Indigenous and Native land and genocide of Indigenous and Native people, while constructing detention centers to exclude migrants and refugees from this stolen land. We also note the racist migrant detention, attacks and criminalization by the Israeli state and institutions targeting African migrants and refugees, a vicious and anti-Black policy carried out by a settler colonial state based entirely on the dispossession of the Palestinian people, the theft of Palestinian land, and ongoing genocide.

Continue reading at http://samidoun.net/2015/11/take-action-free-palestinian-refugees-held-in-us-migrant-detention-center/

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US, Australia, Canada, Apartheid Israel & 4 Pacific Island States Opposed Palestine Flag At UN But 119 Nations Voted Yes by Dr Gideon Polya

(1) Since 1936 there have been 2 million Palestinian deaths from violence (0.1 million) or imposed deprivation (1.9 million );

(2) There are  7 million Palestinian refugees and all of the 12 million Palestinians are excluded from all or part of Palestine;

(3) Of 12 million Palestinians (half of them children), 6 million are forbidden to even step foot in their own country, 4.3 million are held hostage with zero human rights under Israeli  guns in the Gaza Concentration Camp (1.8 million) or in ever-dwindling West Bank Bantustan ghettoes  (2.5 million),  and 1.7 million live as Third Class citizens as Israeli Palestinians under Nazi-style Apartheid Israeli race laws;

(4) 90% of Palestine has now been ethnically cleansed of Indigenous Palestinian  inhabitants;

(5) GDP per capita is US$2,900  for Occupied Palestinians as compared to US$37,700 for Apartheid Israel;

(6) Through  imposed deprivation, each year Apartheid Israel passively  murders about 2,700 under-5 year old Palestinian  infants and passively murders 4,200 Occupied Palestinians in general;

(7) Apartheid Israel violently kills an average of about 500 Occupied Palestinians each year;

(8) Occupied Palestinians are deprived of essentially all human rights by Apartheid Israel ;

(9) Nuclear terrorist, serial war criminal, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel determines that the 36% of its subjects who are Occupied  Palestinians  cannot vote for the government  ruling them;

(10) US-backed Apartheid Israel in its genocidal treatment of the Palestinians ignores numerous UN General Assembly Resolutions and UN Security Council Resolutions, the  UN Genocide Convention, the Geneva Convention, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Rights of the Child Convention, the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and many other aspects of International Law;

Continue reading at http://www.countercurrents.org/polya140915.htm

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Saving Palestine’s Children under The Arms Trade Treaty by Dr. Vacy Vlazna

The lives of Palestine’s children should be better protected since 24 December 2014, when he Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)  became binding in international law requiring states to end  the transfer of arms that would be used in war crimes and genocide:

Article 6: 3. A State Party shall not authorize any transfer of conventional arms covered under Article 2 (1) or of items covered under Article 3 or Article 4, if it has knowledge at the time of authorization that the arms or items would be used in the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, attacks directed against civilian objects or civilians protected as such, or other war crimes as defined by international agreements to which it is a Party.

Continue reading at http://mwcnews.net/focus/politics/51175-saving-palestines-children.html

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