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TLVFest Hit with Wave of Cancellations Ahead of Opening this Week by Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

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Linn da Quebrada, a prominent voice of marginalized Black and poor LGBT people in Brazil, was expected to take part in the Festival’s Queer Party on June 6. She said:

Knowing that in Israel there are also people who suffer from oppression over their bodies and desires, I decided to cancel my participation, joining the cultural boycott that has grown in the last few months around the world, as a form of protest against Israel and its genocidal policies over Palestinians.

In coordination with Quebrada’s cancellation, Brazilian directors Claudia Priscilla and Kiko Goifman announced they are withdrawing their documentary “Bixa Travesty” from TLVFest. The film, which won the Teddy Award for best documentary at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival, is an intimate biographical portrayal of the life of Linn da Quebrada.

Goifman made the announcement on Facebook:

We decided to BOYCOTT TLVFest due to our profound disagreement with Israel’s genocidal policies. We cancelled the participation of the film “Bixa Travesty”. ENOUGH MASSACRES. Respect for the Palestinian people

Continue reading at https://bdsmovement.net/news/tlvfest-hit-wave-cancellations-ahead-opening-week

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Palestine takes Israel to Int’l Criminal Court at Hague over Gaza Massacre by Juan Cole

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Palestine, which is a cautious and timid government, had earlier declined to go to the ICC, in hopes instead of reaching a negotiated settlement. The Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, however, forestalled a negotiated settlement on that issue. Israel’s illegal flooding of its citizens onto Palestinian property in the West Bank and refusal to negotiate any freeze in squatter settlements has also convinced Palestine that the US-Israeli “peace process” is a cover for slow genocide. Ironically, it was Trump’s lack of diplomatic grace that in large part impelled this step.

Continue reading at https://www.juancole.com/2018/05/palestine-criminal-massacre.html

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How the Media Is Peddling the Dangerous Myth of Palestinian “Self-Genocide” by Denijal Jegić

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As these examples demonstrate, corporate media has moved from concealing Israel’s violence to openly justifying its genocidal acts as necessary counter-terrorism policy. As patently absurd as these narratives are, they continue to  be a potent and dangerous force in normalizing Israel’s ethnocratic settler-colonial project. Blaming Hamas and portraying it as an almighty force intent on destroying Israel is used to dehumanize and demonize all Palestinians, who are stripped of their agency. Through this rhetoric, outlets like The New York Times implicitly justify the extermination of the Palestinian people.

Continue reading at https://muftah.org/the-media-myth-of-palestinian-self-genocide/#.WwZjTlOFMUG

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We shouldn’t let world’s future be manipulated by the past by Mairead Maguire

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The Middle East and Palestinians should not be made pay with their lives for what happened 70 years ago and surely at some point in time Europeans, including Germany, will have to question how big a price Palestinians must pay through their silence and complicity.
For too long anti-semitic accusations have been wielded by Israeli Zionists as a political weapon to silence anyone who challenges Zionist policies and it is widely known and feared in media and politics that to question Israeli policies and be labelled anti-semitic, is a possible career ending for anyone with the courage to do so.
It is time for the people to wash away the shame and guilt of the Second World War and no longer be silent and complicit in the modern day slow genocide of the Palestinian people.

Continue reading at https://www.irishnews.com/opinion/letterstotheeditor/2018/05/22/news/we-shouldn-t-let-world-s-future-be-manipulated-by-the-past-1334869/

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South Africa: Charge Apartheid Israel With Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity – Mandla Mandela After Solidarity March on News24 Wire

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ANC MP Mandla Mandela has called for “apartheid Israel” to be charged with genocide and crimes against humanity following the recent killing of dozens of protesting Palestinians by Israeli forces.

“We support the South African government and other UN member states that have called for an independent inquiry into the most recent killings and hold those responsible accountable for these heinous actions,” he said in a statement issued after he accepted a memorandum following a solidarity march through the streets of Cape Town to Parliament by what is estimated to be thousands of sympathisers.

Continue reading at http://allafrica.com/stories/201805160060.html

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