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‘We are with the people of Sheikh Jarrah and Palestine’: MP Armouti on Roya News

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Thousands of Jordanians Friday afternoon, carried out a demonstration in the courtyard of the Grand Husseini Mosque in Downtown Amman, in solidarity with the Palestinians in the face of the violations of the Israeli Occupation and the forced displacement of the people of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in the West Bank. MP Armouti, who attended, said “Palestine cannot be divided by two. We are with the people of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and with every part of Palestine.”
… He described what is happening as “human crimes, war crimes, and genocide crimes,” considering it a breach of world peace and security under the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 9.

Continue reading at https://en.royanews.tv/news/27713/2021-05-07

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Acknowledging genocide by Dr James J. Zogby

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Israel’s behaviour toward the indigenous Arab population has been genocidal. During Israel’s war of independence—the Palestinian Nakbah (disaster)—the majority of Arabs were forced to flee a systematic Israeli military campaign to “cleanse” parts of the country from Arabs. After the war, almost 500 Palestinian villages were eradicated, and millions of acres of their land and thousands of their homes and businesses were confiscated and turned over to exclusive Jewish control. During the first two decades, Israel imposed harsh conditions on those Palestinians who remained, forcing Arab children to learn Hebrew and denying Arabs the right to join labour unions, live in Jewish areas, or form political organisations. Some of these conditions have since eased for the Arab citizens in Israel, but many of these same policies are now imposed as part of Israel’s repressive Apartheid rule in the post-67 Occupied Territories. Israel has invented its own fictional history and its supporters worldwide will brook no criticism of its policies or accept any responsibility for its behaviour toward its Arab citizens, those under occupation, and, most especially, the Palestinian refugee population.

Continue reading at https://nation.com.pk/02-May-2021/acknowledging-genocide

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Israel lobby’s “Death to the Arabs” damage control by Ali Abunimah

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“Every evening this week, dozens of young Jews walked around Jerusalem’s city center, chanting ‘Death to Arabs’ and attacking passersby with stones and tear gas,” Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported on Wednesday. The situation escalated further on Thursday, when more than 100 Palestinians were injured as a result of mob violence provoked by the far-right Jewish group Lehava.

… Cries of “Death to the Arabs” are sadly an all too common phenomenon in Israel. And far from being the sole responsibility of a few fringe extremists, they are the direct result of years of anti-Palestinian incitement and dehumanizing rhetoric by Israeli leaders, from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country’s top rabbis to other senior politicians and even comedians and pop singers.

Extreme racist and even genocidal hatred of Palestinians is pervasive in Israeli Jewish society, where there exists no significant popular movement to end decades of Israeli military occupation, apartheid and abuse against Palestinians.

Continue reading at https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/israel-lobbys-death-arabs-damage-control

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Palestine Solidarity: Why the NDP Convention Matters on The Canadian Foreign Policy Institute

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“Now these two examples are extremely problematic, because if Im going to talk about our own dispossession, our own Nakba; the overall intent of this resolution is to silence me. Because people will be afraid to listen to even what I have to say in the fear of being labeled antisemitic. Because it is a really horrific charge to be labeled antisemitic. Rightfully so, and we shouldn’t be combatting that. However this definition, the intent that it is coming out with is to conflate the criticism of the state of Israel and its policies with being antisemitic. So by me mentioning Nakba; mentioning the racist laws that Israel is implementing on Palestinians; by me mentioning the genocide and what Israel did to Palestinians; I will be labeled antisemitic, and I won’t be able to speak it. If we follow this definition.”

Continue watching at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C0OmIR3OAw

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On B’tselem’s Declaration: Israeli Apartheid from the River to the Sea by Jeremy Salt

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Israel and the policy of apartheid were born in the same year, 1948, Israel as a colonial-settler declared unilaterally over occupied Palestine on May 15 and apartheid as the election-winning policy of South Africa’s National Party on May 26. On December 9 the same year, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The convention describes genocide as acts intended to destroy “in whole or part” a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. There is no other way to describe Israel’s intentions in 1948.

Continue reading at http://english.alresalah.ps/new/post.php?id=7706

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UAE deal with Israel a betrayal to Palestinian cause by The Asean People’s Coalition for Palestine

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The Asean People’s Coalition for Palestine rejects and unreservedly condemn the normalisation deal between UAE and Israel, brokered by the US… By signing normalisation agreements with Israel, the UAE is in complicit with it in its genocidal crimes against the Palestinians.

Continue reading at https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters/2020/08/616774/uae-deal-israel-betrayal-palestinian-cause

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Pro-Palestine group to march to Parliament on Jacaranda FM News

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The PSC’s Terry Crawford-Browne says they want answers from the African National Congress (ANC).

“The ANC is meeting in conference this weekend. One of the resolutions before the conference is the downgrading of diplomatic relations of Israel. The government has verbally declared its support for Palestine but has done nothing in practice internationally. This is a major disappointment to the South Africans that assumed that human rights would govern foreign policy post-1994… We want them to immediately sever diplomatic relations with the apartheid state of Israel. We want the ANC government to support a Palestinian application to the International Criminal Court of charges against the leaders of both the Israeli and US governments of genocide.”

Continue reading at https://www.jacarandafm.com/news/news/pro-palestine-group-march-parliament/

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Changing the narrative, from BDS to antifa by Nada Elia, September 2017

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Today, as anti-fascist protesters are described by the mainstream as “violent thugs,” and as Americans are being told that racism is part of the fabric of this country and can therefore never be completely eliminated, the struggle for Palestinian rights offers an alternative vision: we don’t have to accept injustice, even when the system is set up, has always been set up, to perpetuate it.  We may be called terrorists, “thugs,” our tactics and strategies may be unpopular, but we can prevail, and rather than settle for “pacification” through extreme oppression, we can aspire to genuine peace—an outcome of justice and equality.  After all, Israel, just like the US, is a country founded on genocide and settler-colonialism, with the aim of establishing and maintaining the superiority of one perceived ethnicity.  And if we can question and challenge that fundamental injustice in one country, we can question and challenge it in another.

Continue reading at https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2017/9/4/israeli-hummus-is-theft-not-appropriation

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