Clarification Statement by the DUT Student Representative Council

The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Durban University of Technology (DUT) apologises without reservation to any one offended by recent demands made by us regarding Jewish students.

We would like to clarify that our position is, in fact, that Israel is an Apartheid, genocidal and terrorist State and that in solidarity with our Palestinian people who are currently oppressed and colonised by Israel we demand that ANY student Jewish, Muslim, Christian even Atheist or any other that is funded by the Apartheid State of Israel and its institutions must not be students in DUT, and if there are any, they must be immediately de-registered. Our campuses will not be breeding grounds for Apartheid.

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Is Israel Committing the Crime of Genocide? by Amandla!

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

As Dr. Rania Masri points out, it is crucial to [understand] that the Palestinians constitute a national entity. Israel’s human rights violations against one part of the group in fact apply to the whole, since one of Israel’s crimes against the indigenous people of Palestine is their geographic division. The [Russell] tribunal is focusing on Gaza, and within that narrow scope it has already found it instructive to examine Israel’s actions according to the criteria of the Convention on the Crime of Genocide. Meanwhile a journalist for Electronic Intifada, Rania Khalek (among others), has put Israel’s human rights violations against the whole of the Palestinian people in context – in Gaza, the West Bank, inside the 1948 armistice line, and the flow of Palestinian refugees around the world. Her coverage has revealed an horrific picture of Israel’s “intent to destroy” a “national group under the definition of genocide”.

Palestinians and the Belgium Supreme Court have been talking about “acts of genocide” since Ariel Sharon came to power in 2003, but many others have concurred in the view that such a term is appropriate since then. It seems that Israel’s latest assault on Gaza has culminated in a tsunami of allegations of genocide. A global campaign called “Israel Genocide?” (http://israelgenocide.wordpress.com/) is calling for the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide to “investigate the possibility that Israel is committing the Crime of Genocide against the Palestinian People, and that the it publish its findings and recommendations.”

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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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Group protests faith event focusing on Israel

Several organizations protested the Israel Summit on Wednesday evening at Resurrection Fellowship by gathering outside the church… Pastor Jonathan Wiggins of Resurrection Fellowship said Wednesday that the summit, “will afford attendees the opportunity to show solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people as a unifying expression of our faith in the God of the Bible.” However, several groups in support of Palestine challenged those advocating for Israel because of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Charles Carlson with “We Hold These Truths” and “Project Strait Gate” said in a Wednesday interview, “What this summit essentially does is unequivocally support actions of Israel no matter what they did.” He noted the deaths of more than 2,000 people, mostly civilians, from Israeli attacks in 2014 responding to rocket launches there. “We are not just concerned about Palestinian Christians but all Palestinian people,” Carlson said. “I’ve been in Gaza. I am very familiar with what I’m talking about. This is an ongoing continuous action of genocide that happens every three to four years.”

Continue watching at http://www.reporterherald.com/lifestyles/faith/ci_27462400/group-protests-faith-event-focusing-israel

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“Today, I read a letter from Ariel Sharon’s son : “We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza… The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima”.”

2 February, 2015

To the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide,

I read a letter this summer written by Ayelet Shaked, lawmaker in Israel :
“They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons, nothing would be more just. They should go, as should the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there. “

Today, I read a letter from Ariel Sharon’s son : “We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza… The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima”.

This must stop. This is a genocide.

Please stop them, Israel was created in 1948 by compassion, but themselves have no compassion. They want only the territory !

I invite Israel genocide to add my letter to its website.

Camille,
Canada

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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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UC Santa Cruz Students for Justice in Palestine: “Dialogue has no meaning while apartheid and genocide continue.”

The organization “A Wider Bridge” is one element of a concerted effort by the state of Israel to erase its ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people by portraying itself as a tolerant, modern haven for queer people and a prime site for LGBT tourism, including study abroad programs. Participating in a study abroad program in Israel means participating in the ongoing apartheid and genocide of the Palestinian people. Do not become co-opted by Israel to cover for its violent and oppressive policies.

We are not interested in a dialogue with organizations such as A Wider Bridge and Slugs for Israel. Dialogue has no meaning while apartheid and genocide continue.

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Human Rights Watch to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: “Show pics of death and destruction in #Gaza”

Executive Director of Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, Sarah Leah Whitson, tweets to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: "Show pics of death and destruction in #Gaza" (sarahleah1, 2015)
Executive Director of Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, Sarah Leah Whitson, tweets to United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: “Show pics of death and destruction in #Gaza”

 

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David Ward MP helps mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Bradford

Tuesday 27th January marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history. The service in Bradford was a very inclusive event involving members of all faith groups with community representatives from the Gypsy Roma and LGBT communities. Seventy candles will be lit across the UK to mark the occasion and this year’s theme is “Keep the memory alive”. Commenting David Ward MP said:

“On Holocaust Memorial Day it’s imperative that we share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Palestine, Bosnia and Darfur in order to challenge hatred and persecution wherever it resides today.

The commemoration provides an opportunity for everyone to pause and take a moment to really think about lessons from the Holocaust, and subsequent genocides in order to ensure, where possible that such atrocities cannot happen again and help create a safer, better future for us all.”

Continue reading at http://davidward.org.uk/en/article/2015/1001219/david-ward-mp-helps-mark-holocaust-memorial-day-in-bradford

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Against the proposed Europe-wide legal ban on genocide denial by Martin Shaw

The report is considerably motivated by the desire to stem (indeed ban) anti-semitism. However we know that contemporary European anti-semitism, while rooted in jihadist ideology as well as historic legacies, is hugely stimulated by Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, as the big spike following last summer’s Israeli atrocities in Gaza showed. Israel has instrumentalised the Holocaust while simultaneously banning commemoration of the Nakba. Netanyahu is now shamelessly instrumentalising the recent genocidal mini-massacre of Jews in Paris. I argue that to weaken anti-semitism, rather than reinforcing these Israeli narratives by banning Holocaust denial, it is necessary to seek a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians and to challenge Israeli ideology. Recognition of the Nakba could be a powerful step in that direction. The European Council on Toleration and Reconciliation would have done better to focus on.this alternative agenda.

Continue reading at http://martinshaw.org/2015/01/28/against-the-proposed-europe-wide-legal-ban-on-genocide-denial/

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