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When It Comes to Israel and Palestine, Germany Needs to Remember Its Commitment: ‘Never Again’ by Agneska Bloch

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On one hand is Germany’s “special relationship” with Israel, rooted in Germany’s “special historical responsibility for Israel’s security,” as German Chancellor Angela Merkel put it in a 2008 speech to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. On the other is the oft-repeated injunction “nie wieder” (never again), a commitment to prevent genocide based on the principles of human rights and the protection of minorities after the Holocaust. Yet the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, which the normalization deals reinforce, and annexation, which they only postpone, are clear violations of this duty.

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Some reflections on the occasion of Genocide Memorial Day by Michel “Mikado” Warschawski

“Never again!” was the answer of international society to the Nazi genocides and, indeed, it gave birth to several crucial initiatives: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Conventions, as well as hundreds of UN resolutions against war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocides. “Never again” must be a universal guideline, never again genocide, against any human group, by any human group, and under any circumstances… Many will claim that the colonial wars conducted by Israel, from 1947 to the aggression against Gaza in 2013, were not aimed at eradicating the Palestinian people, but “just” to cleanse territorial areas from their presence. In that sense, they will add, these were not genocidal wars. However, if one reads the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, it will be clear that Israel very well may have committed blatant crimes of genocide as defined in the Convention, including most recently in Gaza.

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Petition: UNICEF UK Children’s Ambassador – Please don’t play Tel Aviv 2015

 Robbie,

Please read the following letter, sent by 327 Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide published in New York Times 23 Aug 2014… “We must raise our collective voices and use our collective power to bring about an end to all forms of racism, including the ongoing genocide of Palestinian people. We call for an immediate end to the siege against and blockade of Gaza. We call for the full economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel. “Never again” must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!”

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