Before he became the head of government, Othmani railed against the establishment of normal relations with Israel in the absence of Palestinian rights, writing an article entitled “Normalization Is a Civilizational Genocide” that was strongly critical of Egypt’s and Jordan’s normalisation of relations with Israel in 1979 and 1994, respectively.
Othmani’s signature on the normalisation deal with Israel is thus unprecedented, marking the first time that the head of an Islamic party has signed such an agreement – and calling into question the credibility of Islamists with regards to the Palestinian cause.
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Yad Vashem has gradually become, at times reluctantly, an agent of influence for the “universal” worldview, which is alien to most Israeli Jews. And the road from this perception of genocide as a universal phenomenon that can occur anywhere and anytime to the supposed atrocities of the Israeli “occupation” has been short.
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There are two solutions left. First is the status quo, a slow genocide and ethnic removal of the Palestinian people, preferably to surrounding Arab states (Saudi Arabia, a US-Israeli ally would certainly not welcome them), or less preferably to small islets of apartheid. The whole process could be sped up by a regional war, say with Iran, under cover of which Israel could attempt to expel masses of Palestinians.
The second solution is what many have demanded of Canada (remember, no double standards): justice and restoration – of rights, of property, of health and education, of infrastructure, of legal equality as well as full political participation in the governance of the country. Simple solution, but entirely against the beliefs of the current Israeli system.
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we are aware that in the burning cauldron of the Middle East, there are two kinds of nations and two kinds of people. There are nations (and sometimes people) on fire because they are real or perceived foes of the Israelis. Then there are those enjoying moderate peace because they abide, as a people or individuals, with everything the Zionists want. And anyone who does not abide, personally or officially, is branded with the white-hot iron of Zionist fury. Anti-Semite, this is the public relations brand stuck on anyone questioning the genocide in Gaza.
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On one hand is Germany’s “special relationship” with Israel, rooted in Germany’s “special historical responsibility for Israel’s security,” as German Chancellor Angela Merkel put it in a 2008 speech to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. On the other is the oft-repeated injunction “nie wieder” (never again), a commitment to prevent genocide based on the principles of human rights and the protection of minorities after the Holocaust. Yet the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, which the normalization deals reinforce, and annexation, which they only postpone, are clear violations of this duty.
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According to a report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW), the issue of complicity with genocide is quite clear. “Prior jurisprudence has defined the term complicity as aiding and abetting, instigating, and procuring […] Complicity to commit genocide in Article 2(3)(e) refers to all acts of assistance or encouragement that have substantially contributed to, or have had a substantial effect on, the completion of the crime of genocide.”… According to that definition, both the EU states and the United States are complicit in the crime of genocide.
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Inhofe’s advocacy of Sahrawi independence stands in stark contrast with his unwaveringly staunch support for Israeli policies and actions condemned by international human rights officials and organizations as apartheid, ethnic cleansing, and even genocide.
Continue reading at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/11/trump-deal-trade-occupied-western-sahara-morocco-normalizing-ties-israel-denounced
What Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are living through is a process of what Israeli revisionist historian Ilan Pappe has described to be an “incremental genocide.”
…It is the responsibility of citizens of the world to isolate Israel through an intensive boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign until it complies with international law.
…While the leaders of the official international community stand complicit with Israel, we rely on people of courage and conscience to join us in our struggle…
…The only way we can redeem the blood of those who have been barbarically killed since the 1948 Nakba is to make sure that their surviving families live in a just society where all citizens are equal regardless of gender, color, race, ethnic, sexual background, or religion.
Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2020/11/what-is-to-be-done-reflections-on-international-day-of-solidarity-with-the-palestinian-people/
In the year of the coronavirus, when Americans mourn that their celebrations will be missing extended family members and friends, due either to their deaths or restrictions put in place to prevent more deaths, it would be good to remember that the original settlers were uninvited guests, intruding on land which they would steal from its inhabitants.
Refusing to tell the real story of Thanksgiving implies committing genocide again. By erasing the history of Indigenous people—whether Native American or Palestinian—we side with the oppressor who wants to literally remove the people who are native to the land.
“We talk about the history because we must,” said Mahtowin Munro (Wampanoag), a co-organizer for the 50th National Day of Mourning in 2019.
Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/no-thanks-no-giving-in-the-time-of-the-coronavirus/
New Democratic Party member of parliament Randall Garrison recently joined an unofficial task force which is lobbying Facebook and Twitter to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism, which considers any criticism of Israel or solidarity with Palestine anti-semitic. The NDP is Canada’s social-democratic political party.
… Garrison perplexingly claims that he “opposes Israeli annexation of Palestinian land and “remain[s] committed to getting Canada to work toward a two state solution where both sides can live in peace & security.” Remarkably, Garrison equates genocide against the Palestinian people to minor acts of resistance by Palestinians.
Bueckert called out Garrison for this false equivalence, stating that “if you won’t support Canada taking concrete action to stop Israeli annexation, you don’t really oppose it.”
Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/why-is-an-ndp-mp-joining-a-task-force-seeking-to-force-twitter-facebook-to-apply-anti-palestine-solidarity-ihra-definition/