Birzeit University Institute of Women’s Studies Urgent Call

We, at the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit University, call on all scholars of the world, all women’s organizations, all who fight for freedom and justice to take a clear stand against this racist state’s continuous war crimes, genocidal acts, and violent rape culture. Stand against settler colonialism that one of its manifestations is this despicable sexist colonial view. Stand by resistance to the occupation, joining the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) of these “academic institutions” as means to show your solidarity with the Palestinian cause against ever increasing levels of unfathomable violence.

Continue reading at http://www.birzeit.edu/news/institute-womens-studies-urgent-call

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Is Israel Committing a Genocide against the Palestinians of Gaza? by Luke Peterson

Ordinarily the Israeli campaign against the Palestinians is creeping and deliberate, involving processes of detention, and restriction: the abject denial of basic human rights and dignities that is integral to political and military occupation. It is “incremental genocide” (to borrow a phrase from the scholar Ilan Pappe)…

The Israeli leadership behaves with utter impunity. Netanyahu’s government is able to push international opinion to the brink of condemnation and censure (Latin America has been the moral conscience of the globe over the course of the last two weeks). But the Israeli government then settles back into its normal pattern of “incremental genocide.”

Only a massive swell of negative global opinion, widespread protest, institutionalized boycott, broad divestment, and/or huge public condemnation can stem the tide of unchecked Israeli aggression.

Continue reading at http://www.juancole.com/2014/08/committing-genocide-palestinians.html

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Jews for Palestinian Right of Return: Jews Say: End the War on Gaza — No Aid to Apartheid Israel! BDS! (With 200 initial signers)

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For Israel’s relentless war on Gaza is no more an act of “self-defense” than such infamous massacres as Wounded Knee (1890), Guernica (1937), the Warsaw Ghetto (1942), Deir Yassin (1948), My Lai (1968), Soweto (1976), Sabra and Shatila (1982), or Lebanon (2006).

Rather, it is but the latest chapter in more than a century of Zionist colonialism, dispossession, ethnic cleaning, racism, and genocide — including Israel’s very establishment through the uprooting and displacement of over 750,000 Palestinians during the 1947-1948 Nakba.

Continue reading at https://www.change.org/p/benjamin-netanyahu-jews-say-end-the-war-on-gaza-no-aid-to-apartheid-israel-bds-with-200-initial-signers

BDS to stop the incremental genocide in Gaza! (International Alliance of Inhabitants, August 2014)

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The International Alliance of Inhabitants (IAI) is calling for inhabitants’ organizations all over the world to show solidarity and mobilize to stop the incremental genocide of the Palestinian people in Gaza carried out by Israel. The IAI is launching a call for BDS to obtain a just peace with Zero Evictions and rebuild demolished Palestinian homes.

Continue reading at https://www.habitants.org/news/inhabitants_of_the_middle_east/bds_to_stop_the_incremental_genocide_in_gaza

INCITE! Palestine Points of Unity

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“Israel” is committing genocide. It inflicts physical, economic and psychological violence on Palestinians daily…

  • We support Palestinian self-determination and de-colonization of Palestine.
  • We demand the right of return for the 5.5 million Palestinian refugees who have been displaced by “Israeli” invasion.
  • We call for their safe return to their villages of origin and we demand that they be compensated for their losses.
  • We support the movement to “disinvest (or divest) from “Israel.”
  • We join the call for divestment from all corporations that do business with “Israel.” We join the call for boycotting “Israeli” products and divesting from financial ties that support the military industrial complex of “Israel.”
  • The “U.S.” government must STOP $6 billion from US every year to finance “Israeli” colonization.
  • We insist that the voices of Palestinians surviving and resisting occupation be heard.
  • End all forms of violence committed against Palestinian women and families including rapes and still-births at checkpoints, political imprisonment and torture, and housing demolitions.
  • STOP THE GENOCIDE AGAINST PALESTINIAN PEOPLE!

Continue reading at http://www.incite-national.org/page/palestine-points-unity

We can’t just tweet in the face of genocide by Ewa Jasiewicz

It’s clear that we can’t just tweet in the face of genocide and that marching from A to B in the face of massacre and ethnic cleansing is not enough. So what is enough to stop Israeli impunity and apartheid, and ongoing international governmental, institutional and corporate support for Israel? The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is a Palestinian initiated call for a comprehensive cultural, economic, and academic boycott of Israel until Israel abides by international law and three core aims are achieved…

Continue reading at http://www.redpepper.org.uk/we-cant-just-tweet-in-the-face-of-genocide/

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