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Rivlin Addresses Spanish Parliament, Highlights Democratic Values, Tolerance on Jerusalem Post

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While his address was largely self-congratulatory, telling lawmakers what they wanted to hear, his words only reached about half the elected officials who make up the Congress and Senate were present. Outside the parliament during his speech, there was a pro-Palestinian demonstration, at which protestors held banners on stating in Enlish: ”You are Zionists, not Children of Israel.  Stop Genocide in Palestine…Reuven Rivlin, nobody wants you to be in Spain.” The protestors asserted that Rivlin’s proper place was in prison for his crimes against the Palestinians.

Continue reading at http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rivlin-addresses-Spanish-parliament-highlights-democratic-values-tolerance-513605

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Let’s Talk About Genocide: The State of Israel Vs. William A. Schabas

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, two weeks ago, Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, addressed the United Nations calling “to define red lines beyond which an intervention would be necessary to stop acts of genocide”… Simply put, Rivlin is calling for the restriction of the definition of genocide, so that Israel may be excused… Though there’s ample reason for Rivlin to try and spin “Never Again”, the accusations of genocide are still far and in between. In fact, In my last article in this series, I tried to unravel the realpolitik which leads the United Nations to serial inaction in the case of Palestine. In the last week however, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in events, subtle as they may seem… Last week, to much media fanfare, William Schabas resigned from the commission. The reason apparently being Israel providing the Human Rights Council with “incriminating” information…

Continue reading at http://pulsemedia.org/2015/02/08/lets-talk-about-genocide-the-state-of-israel-vs-william-a-schabas/

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Israeli president urges UN to set ‘red lines’ for genocide

Reuven Rivlin Israel Genocide

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called on the United Nations Wednesday to define red lines beyond which an intervention would be necessary to stop acts of genocide. “Cynical” accusations of genocide and war crimes against Israel harm the UN’s ability to fight the real thing, he said at the assembly’s annual ceremony marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. He then added “at the same time we must remember that the setting of red lines requires us to stop diluting and cynically exploiting them in the name of pseudo objectivity, as is done in the rhetoric of human rights with the use of terms such as ‘genocide’ for political purposes.”…

Citing the “shameful” UN resolution 3379, that equated Zionism with “its greatest enemy” racism, Rivlin said that “nonetheless, absurd comparisons such as this one, which we as Israelis are exposed to constantly… not only confuse the ally with the enemy, but they undermine this house’s ability to effectively fight the phenomenon of genocide.”

Continue watching at http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/59290-150129-israeli-president-urges-un-to-set-red-lines-for-genocide the article has been taken down.

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