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South Africa: New Bill Wants SA to Halt Trade With Israel on All Africa

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The Implementation and Protection of Palestinian Solidarity Rights Bill is a citizen’s bill, written by human rights attorney Ziyaad Patel and endorsed by Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s grandson, who is one of the ruling party’s parliamentarians. The bill was discussed at an online seminar on 20 March organised by the South African Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Coalition as part of Israeli Apartheid Week. 
… “We know that the Palestinian cause is at a tipping point where Palestinians are undergoing an incremental genocide. South Africa sits with a huge responsibility and we need to be taking the Palestinian cause to the next level,” said Patel.

Continue reading at https://allafrica.com/stories/202103250813.html

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An Argument against Ronen Bergman’s ‘The Secret War with Iran’ – by Abbas Salimi Namin

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Another key reason that kept the Zionists from focusing upon the Iranian people’s daily-growing abhorrence of the despotic ruling system lay in their indescribable reliance on suppression. They imagined they can extend their wrong impression of the occupation of Palestinian territories to each and every other nation. That is while shattering the Palestinian nation was nothing but a false dream. Incarceration, torture, assassination and genocide among other crimes would never keep a nation from exercising its rights.

Continue reading at https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2021/04/10/2480448/an-argument-against-ronen-bergman-s-the-secret-war-with-iran-2
For part I of the article go to https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2021/04/07/2479735/an-argument-against-ronen-bergman-s-the-secret-war-with-iran-1

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LETTER: Israel will reach its tipping point by Gunvant Govindjee

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Notwithstanding Israeli propaganda, there is a growing international awareness of Israel’s destruction of more than 500 Palestinian villages over a period of two years (1947-1949), its cruel expulsion of the majority of people of historical Palestine, its refusal to grant them the right of return, its blatant violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, its brutal occupation of Palestinian territories since 1967, its acquiescence of the continued theft of Palestinian property by settlers, its connivance in the destruction of Palestinian crops and property, its incremental genocide, and its extreme and questionable methods to achieve the Zionification of East Jerusalem.

Continue reading at https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2021-03-29-letter-israel-will-reach-its-tipping-point/

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Ces Israéliens qui se battent aux côtés des Palestiniens / These Israelis who fight alongside the Palestinians by Hassina Mechaï

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Que pensez-vous du champ politique israélien actuel? Semble-t-il capable de proposer une solution?
Le champ politique israélien actuel ne semble capable que de proposer un génocide. Ce n’est pas une hyperbole. Les élections se situent entre Nétanyhaou, l’initiateur du plan d’annexion Trump-Kushner et Benny Ganz qui se vante d’avoir «ramené Gaza à l’âge de pierre,» comme si c’était un mérite politique. Je ne pense pas qu’il faille leur demander de trouver des solutions au problème de la violence qu’ils commettent. La seule solution est l’arrêt immédiat de la violence et le retrait du pouvoir aux auteurs de ces actes. Bien qu’il y ait des forces opposées, principalement les partis palestiniens, c’est peu; c’est comme tenir d’un doigt un barrage qui s’écroule. Mais ce n’est qu’à cette condition qu’on pourra commencer à envisager des actes de réparation et de responsabilisation. Tout cela devrait être mené par les victimes et encouragé par la communauté internationale.

What do you think of the current Israeli political field? Does it seem capable of proposing a solution?
The current Israeli political field is only capable of proposing genocide. I’m not being hyperbolic, the elections are between Netanyahu, the originator of the Trump-Kushner annexation plan, and Benny Gantz, who boasts of “returning Gaza to the stone age” as a political merit badge. While there are opposing forces, mostly expressed in the Palestinian parties, it’s like a finger in a broken down dam. I don’t think perpetrators of violence should be asked for solutions to the problem of them perpetrating violence. I think the only solution is the immediate stop to violence and a stripping of power from the perpetrators. After that, modes of reparations and accountability can begin to be discussed. And all of this must be led by the victims and shouldered by the rest of the community- in this case, the international community. 

Continue reading at https://orientxxi.info/magazine/ces-israeliens-qui-se-battent-aux-cotes-des-palestiniens,4560

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Staff and students protest Israeli apartheid in Palestine on Honi Soit

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Around 30 staff and students gathered in front of Fisher Library today to stand in solidarity with Palestinians’ struggle against Israeli apartheid. Organised by Students for Palestine and Sydney Staff for BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), the protest was part of a global Israeli Apartheid Week.
Sydney University SRC Welfare Officer, Owen Marsden Readford, stressed that it was important for people to come out in solidarity due to the complicity of Australia in the Israeli apartheid. “Our government [funds] Israel. Our university [has] deals with weapons manufacturers … the very tools that are used to enforce genocide and dispossession in Palestine”.

Continue reading at https://honisoit.com/2021/03/staff-and-students-protest-against-israeli-apartheid-in-palestine/

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LETTER: Two apartheid states and their crises of legitimacy by Gunvant Govindjee on Business Day

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In 1948, Zionists proclaimed the settler-colonial state of Israel which too, as in the case of the Union of SA, received de jure recognition despite the fact that it was created as a result of the dispossession and mass expulsion of the indigenous population. However, Israel’s brutal occupation of the West Bank, its merciless siege of Gaza, its continued theft of Palestinian land and water resources, its settlement construction, its large-scale detention and imprisonment of Palestinians, and its practice of “incremental genocide” (a term used by a Jewish and non-Zionist academic, Ilan Pappe), continue to erode support for Israel and thus its legitimacy.

Continue reading at https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2021-03-15-letter-two-apartheid-states-and-their-crises-of-legitimacy/

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For ‘love’: charity-washing colonialism, fascism and genocide by Azeezah Kanji

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Such absurdities expose the contradictions of the “non-profit industrial complex”: which, like the military-industrial and prison-industrial complexes, serves to enforce deeply-rooted structures of domination. The difference is that the non-profit version operates under the mantle of benevolence and love – “love” being the literal translation of the Latin term caritas, from which the word “charity” is derived.

… Political philosopher Hannah Arendt famously analysed the “banality of evil”. Here, we have the “benevolence” of evil. Violence is rationalised not simply as mundane, but morally imperative.

Against this colonial caritas, communities and movements are demonstrating their own forms of decolonial love: building up interfaith and intercommunal solidarity against the politics of genocidal nationalism and fascism, from Myanmar to India to Israel to the US.

Continue reading at https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/3/12/for-love-charity-washing-colonialism-fascism-and-genocide

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Israel’s denial of vaccines to Palestinians = genocide by Betsey Piette

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Not only is the Israeli state denying vaccines to Palestinians, its forces are deliberately sabotaging testing and treatment programs for them. Israeli forces  destroyed a Palestinian COVID testing center in April of last year. Testing was halted in June due to lack of test kits. A month later, Israeli forces destroyed a quarantine facility in the West Bank. All supporters of the Palestinian people and all who oppose Israel’s denial of lifesaving health care to this besieged people must raise their voices in a loud outcry!

Continue reading at https://www.workers.org/2021/03/54967/

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Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, respecting an investigation of the Situation in Palestine

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Today, I confirm the initiation by the Office of the Prosecutor (”Office”) of the International Criminal Court (”ICC” or the ”Court”) of an investigation respecting the Situation in Palestine. The investigation will cover crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court that are alleged to have been committed in the Situation since 13 June 2014, the date to which reference is made in the Referral of the Situation to my Office.

Continue reading at https://www.icc-cpi.int/Pages/item.aspx?name=210303-prosecutor-statement-investigation-palestine

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