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Senate’s first 2019 bill seeks to outlaw resistance to Israeli apartheid by Saul Kanowitz


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David Ben-Gurion, the first prime minister of Israel, referring to the displaced Palestine people in 1949, said, “The old will die and the young will forget.” For over 70 years, the Palestinian people have resisted the Zionist occupation of Palestine, the forced displacement from their homeland, living under military rule, administrative detention, and genocidal policies of collective punishment and blockade. The old have passed on the history of the Palestinian people and the young have learned, remembered and continued the fight for self-determination.

Continue reading at https://www.liberationnews.org/senates-first-2019-bill-seeks-to-outlaw-resistance-to-israeli-apartheid/

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Since 2005, the Palestinian-led global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has paved the way for grassroots mobilization in this direction by Apoorva Gautam

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“…the seminal distinction between Combatants and non-combatants are one of the ground principles of International Humanitarian Laws (or Laws of War) which come into play during war and armed conflicts. If unarmed civilians become fair game for armed government soldiers, since they are now regarded as combatants, then commission of killing, sexual violence, enforced disappearance, torture, foisting false cases which are ruinous for affected people, become the new “normal”.
…The governments and peoples of the world must demand justice against those guilty of these crimes against humanity. The international community can not remain silent in the face of the genocide of the Palestinian people. We demand that Israel submit to international law and comply with UN resolutions. Also, that our governments break diplomatic and commercial ties with the segregationist regime of Israeli apartheid.”
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Letter to Conference entitled ‘Recognition, Reparation, Reconciliation: The Light and Shadow of Historical Trauma’, hosted at Stellenbosch University, 5-9 December 2018 by South African civil society groups

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Colleagues in Palestine have called on solidarity organizations and all people of conscience to ratchet-up solidarity work in the light of what Israeli academic, Ilan Pappe, has termed, ‘incremental genocide’ in Gaza. Most recent developments include the mass shootings of March of Return protestors in Gaza. In the past few months hundreds of unarmed Palestinians in Gaza including medical personnel, journalists and children have been killed for demonstrating for their right to return to their land.

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What Gaza Wants by Haidar Eid

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We need to be more specific about our demands. We want civil society organizations worldwide to intensify the anti-Israel sanctions campaign to compel Israel to end to its aggression.

It has become crystal clear that the international conspiracy of silence towards the incremental genocide taking place against the 2 million civilians in Gaza indicates complicity in these war crimes.

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2018/11/what-gaza-wants/

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Letter: Faith in Zionism now shattered on Gazette Times

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My faith in the Zionist project has been completely destroyed. Disillusionment came partly from learning a more complete history of the founding of the State of Israel. Google “Al Nakba” if you need to know more. More importantly, Israeli government actions during theoretical negotiation toward a “two-state solution” convinced me that Zionism is Palestinian genocide. Life is systematically destroyed in the occupied territories of Gaza and the West Bank through land seizures, theft of water, restrictions on transportation, commerce and trade, and military violence.

Continue reading at https://www.gazettetimes.com/opinion/letters/letter-faith-in-zionism-now-shattered/article_de1a7717-173a-526c-9d3d-4371dffe8ff8.html

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Various groups protest at Luskin center as UC Regents meeting takes place on Daily Bruin

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Protesters from various campus groups demonstrated in front of a meeting of the governing board of the University of California on Wednesday. The UC Board of Regents is meeting at the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center this week to discuss issues such as nonresident tuition increases and the University’s financial operations.

…Mariam Alkhalili, a third-year political science and international affairs student at UC Riverside, said the UC is funding violations of Palestinian human rights by investing in some companies that do business in Israel. “Our tuition dollars should not be used to fund an occupation,” she said. “(There) are victims of genocide; innocent people are getting killed every day.”

Continue reading at http://dailybruin.com/2018/03/14/various-groups-protest-at-luskin-center-as-uc-regents-meeting-takes-place/

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Mandla Mandela demands the release of Palestinian child activist on Sowetan Live

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In a statement on Friday Mandela said after the brutality meted out to teenagers like Tamimi‚ the ‘’moral thing to do’’ was for South Africa to send the Israeli ambassador home and cut ties with that country.

“We want to send this message to our comrades in the Palestinian resistance‚ both those living under occupation as well as the millions living in forced exile; we shall stand by you in the struggle for a free Palestine‚’’ said Mandela‚ grandson of former president Nelson Mandela.

“Today we declare for all the world to hear that South Africa is no friend of Apartheid Israel and we condemn the ongoing tyranny‚ brutality and acts of genocide.’’

Continue reading at https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-12-22-mandla-mandela-demands-the-release-of-palestinian-child-activist2/

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