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Grieve the Beloved Children: Israel and the War on Children by Judith Deutsch

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The Israeli historian Ilan Pappe has substantiated through archival records Israel’s ethnic cleansing of 1948 in the formation of the Israeli state, methodically researched and planned since before the Holocaust. Pappe now defines Israel’s modus operandi as an “incremental genocide.” At the 2014 Russell Tribunal, former UN Special Rapporteurs on the Occupied Territories John Dugard and Richard Falk also found evidence of “incitement to genocide.” More recently, Haaretz writer Gideon Levy wrote that Israel’s real purpose in its Gaza operations is “to kill Arabs” and that the Israel Defence Forces has a “map of pain.”

Continue reading at https://socialistproject.ca/2018/06/grieve-the-beloved-children-israel-and-the-war-on-children/

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GOLDSTEIN: On Jerusalem Scheer’s right, Trudeau’s wrong by Lorrie Goldstein

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In his article on the Toronto Sun, supporting Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Lorrie Goldstein charges Israel with genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people, using colonialism and genocide against the indigenous peoples of Canada as justification:

Just as Israel has been condemned by the United Nations for inhumane treatment of the Palestinians, so Canada has been condemned by the UN for inhumane treatment of Canada’s First Nations.

Just as Israel has been accused of ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide of the Palestinians, so Canada has been accused of ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide of its First Nations through its residential school policy and other historic wrongs.

Just as Israel has been criticized for confining the Palestinians to small, barren pockets of land through the incursion of settlers, so Canada has been criticized for confining its First Nations to small, barren pockets of land through the incursion of settlers.

And yet Canada’s right to call Ottawa its capital is unchallenged, while Israel’s right to call Jerusalem its capital is rejected by the international community, with the recent exception of the U.S. under President Donald Trump.

Such is the double standard which Israel constantly faces.

Continue reading at http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/goldstein-on-jerusalem-scheers-right-trudeaus-wrong

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Canadians protest in front of Israeli consulate on ABNA

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Canadian leaders say we share values with Israel but we know Canadians surely don’t value apartheid or ethnocracy, nor support oppression, racism, occupation, colonization and genocide rather people who make Canada their home value human rights and dignity, freedom, democracy, international law, freedom of movement, so we gather together to unite for Palestine, to unite for Al Asqa, to unite for those under 10 years of seize in Gaza, to unite until Palestine is Free.

Continue reading at http://en.abna24.com/news/america/canadians-protest-in-front-of-israeli-consulate_845337.html

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Readers’ Letters: Commemorate all genocides on Toronto Star

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Holocaust week is the height of hypocrisy. It implicitly supports the State of Israel, which is currently committing a slow genocide (according to the Kuala Lumpur tribunal) against the two million Palestinians under its military occupation in Gaza. To object to it is not racist.

Publicly funded institutions should be commemorating genocides in general rather than the politically motivated and exclusivist Holocaust events, which imply that similar tragedies do not deserve the same international response.

A study of current genocides might lead to saving the lives of thousands of people.

Continue reading at https://www.thestar.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editors/2016/12/08/commemorate-all-genocides.html

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The Genocide of Indigenous Peoples in North America and Palestine-Israel by Prof. Tony Hall

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In his talk sponsored by the Mohawks of the Grand River, Dr. Hall put the Zionist/Facebook campaign directed at disabling critics of Israel in a broader historical context. The assault on the Palestinian people extends the genocidal holocaust directed at the Indigenous peoples of the Americas since 1492. Israeli techniques directed at terminating the Palestinian presence draw on the genocidal techniques directed at Native Americans in the expansionary course of US history.

Continue watching at http://ahtribune.com/human-rights/1305-genocide-of-indigenous-peoples.html

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Palestinian Genocide and Canadian State Complicity on Institute of the Humanities

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On October 7-8, 2016, an important conference was held in Vancouver BC entitled “Genocide: The Politics of Denial, Forgetting and the Work of Memory”. One of the plenary sessions at this conference featured Sid Shniad and Hanna Kawas detailing the long history of Israeli genocide and ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people. The session highlighted historical and current examples of how the Palestinian people have been and are still being targeted, as well as the complicity of the Canadian state in this dispossession. Both speakers concluded with a call to support the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS movement.

Watch at http://www.voiceofpalestine.ca/?p=4811

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Sailing for freedom and solidarity by Marilyn Porter

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 1943 Polish-Jewish legal scholar Raphael Lemkin defined genocide as “not necessarily signify[ing] mass killings,” but more often referring “to a coordinated plan aimed at destruction of the essential foundations of the life of national groups so that these groups wither and die like plants that have suffered a blight.

“The end may be accomplished by the forced disintegration of political and social institutions, of the culture of the people, of their language, their national feelings and their religion,” he continued. “It may be accomplished by wiping out all basis of personal security, liberty, health and dignity.”

Today the United Nations accepts genocide to mean “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”

It is hard not to see the incessant incursions and harassment, the settlements and the enforcement of illegal blockades as anything else but an attempt at the forced disintegration of Gaza.

Continue reading at http://theindependent.ca/2016/09/10/sailing-for-freedom-and-solidarity/

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