Brazil recalls envoy, condemns Gaza ‘genocide’ (Buenos Aires Herald, 2014)

The Brazilian government condemned the “genocide” in Gaza yesterday and recalled its ambassador to Tel Aviv, which prompted the Israeli Foreign Relations Ministry to accuse Brasilia of being “politically irrelevant” and of “promoting terrorism.”

“For the love of God, what we have here is genocide, a massacre, to the point where top UN officials are starting to talk about war crimes” against Palestinians, Brazil’s Special Adviser for International Relations Marco Aurelio García told reporters.

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Imran Khan writes to UN chief over Gaza massacre on Samaa

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 the world watches Israel losing all sense of humanity and breaking all international norms of behaviour, it is the UN to which it looks for intervention. After the UN World Summit of 2005 the international community asserted the principle of the Right to Protect as part of humanitarian intervention. The primary responsibility for enforcing this rests with the UN and its SG. I call on you to immediately exercise this responsibility to prevent a genocide of the Palestinians in Gaza.

… My country has always been one of the prime supporters of the UN in its peace and security functions. My Party has justice and human dignity as underlying principles. We cannot now allow the UN to lose all credibility because one powerful state is allowing Israel to conduct aggression against Gaza with impunity. We have a right to demand that you as the SG enforce the UN Charter and play an active role in halting Israeli military aggression against the Palestinian population of Gaza. As SG you must also demand and ensure Egypt open its border with Gaza to allow medical assistance and essential supplies to go into Gaza. You have a duty to ensure that the plan of genocide of the Palestinians by the Israeli state is thwarted. It is time for you as the UNSG to fulfill this critical duty.”

Continue reading at https://www.samaaenglish.tv/news/474501 

Statement by the Special Advisers on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Israel and in the Palestinian Occupied Territory of Gaza Strip (July 2014)

Dieng and Welsh stated that the high number of civilian casualties, particularly among the Palestinians, could demonstrate disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force by the Israeli Defence Forces. At the same time, the launching of rocket attacks by Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups into Israeli residential areas constitutes indiscriminate use of force. In this context, “both parties are in violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and these acts could constitute atrocity crimes”, the two Special Advisers observed.
The Special Advisers urge all parties to adhere to the principles of distinction between civilians and combatants, and between civilian objects and military objectives. They also call upon the Israeli Defence Forces to fully respect the principle of proportionality…

Israel, as the Occupying Power, the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas, have the responsibility to protect the population in Gaza. The Special Advisers call on the three parties to take immediate measures to ensure the protection of the population.

Continue reading at http://www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/adviser/pdf/24.07.2014%20Special%20Advisers’%20Statement%20on%20the%20situation%20in%20Israel%20and%20the%20occupied%20Gaza%20strip.pdf

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Ending Zionism is a feminist issue by Nada Elia

As Israel’s assault on the besieged Palestinian population in Gaza approaches its third week, we continue to hear about the “disproportionate number” of women and children victims. This expression begs the question: what is a proportionate number of women and children killed in a genocide?

Continue reading at https://electronicintifada.net/content/ending-zionism-feminist-issue/13631

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In Palestine, R2P Isn’t Dead. It Could Never have Existed. by Michael Kearney

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.

To speak of R2P as applying to Palestinians at all, one must accept that there is a need to protect a vulnerable population against genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, or crimes against humanity. Many people and institutions, such as Canada, refuse to acknowledge that ethnic cleansing, apartheid, war crimes, or crimes against humanity are being, or could be, perpetrated by Israel.

Continue reading at https://justiceinconflict.org/2014/07/24/in-palestine-r2p-isnt-dead-it-could-never-have-existed/

De Blasio’s support for Israeli genocide and the limits of ‘progressivism’ by Ben Becker

“While tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets worldwide against the siege of Gaza, the Senate voted 100-0 to support it. That of course includes senators Elizabeth Warren, “the socialist” Bernie Sanders and Al Franken. Their liberal conscience was apparently unaffected by the images of murdered Palestinian children, whose deaths passed without mention in the Congressional resolution. A couple days earlier, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, the celebrity progressive of the moment, likewise maintained his steadfast public support for Israel and its “right to defend itself.”…De Blasio’s speech in front of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in January wasn’t just an endorsement of Israel. It was a pledge of servitude. He declared that defending Israel was “part of his job description” as mayor of New York — a statement that left many New Yorkers scratching their heads. He declared that City Hall “will always be open to AIPAC” and that,“When you need me to stand by you or Washington or elsewhere, I will answer the call, and I’ll answer it happily, ’cause that’s my job.”

Continue reading at http://www.liberationnews.org/de-blasio-support-for-israeli-genocide-and-the-limits-of-progressivism/

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Doctor in Demonstration in Manchester: This is Not a War- This is Genocide

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“… the havoc, death and destruction  the Israeli army- and weapons of mass destruction- are pounding the Gaza strip with, for the last few days. This is not a war- This is genocide.”

Continue watching at http://youtu.be/DQGU_yAg8c0

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The Missing Piece: A Feminist Perspective on Israeli Aggression by Simona Sharoni to Ms. Magazine

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Where is the feminist perspective on the genocide in Gaza? As a Jewish feminist, daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and someone who lived in Israel for 27 years, I find the silence of this page disturbing. I attach a short article I wrote two weeks ago, which I sent to the editor of this page in hope that it will be circulated. I haven’t heard back at all but it’s not about me. It’s about the need of feminists to take a stand on this horrific military assault.

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Morocco: Frente Polisario ‘Strongly’ Condemns Genocide in Gaza Strip

In a statement issued Wednesday at the end of a meeting of its bureau, the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front expressed strong positions of support to the people of Gaza Strip in this difficult time, condemning Israeli’s genocide and mass destruction against Gaza.

Continue reading at http://allafrica.com/stories/201407241050.html

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South American Women’s Solidarity and Struggle with the Palestinian People!

The group of women CLOC-Via Campesina South America consists of delegates from organizations in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, gathered from 12 to 16 July in the city of Quito, denouncing the Israeli state and its US ally, who in recent weeks have heightened militarism and expansionism in its imperial attempt to extinguish the liberation of Palestine, which is nothing but a genocide against a people.

Rural women demand respect for the principle of sovereignty and the right of farmers and Palestinian farmers, live, produce and stay on their land and territory. In that sense, echoing the international community express our solidarity against the genocidal invasion and colonial practices exercised by the Zionist state of Israel, which has proven to be a systematic violator of human rights and the resolutions of Nations United regarding Palestine.

Palestine is now a symbol of courage, wisdom and strength in their struggle for land, so we call to mobilize in embassies and lobbying with States to speak out for Palestine, for the life of men, mainly women and children who are being killed daily by Zionism.

To live in a world with less desilgualdad and peace, it is necessary to denounce the abuses suffered by the people of the world and even more so, genocide which is subjected to the Palestinian people. The, popular world social movements have to raise their voice of protest against the slaughter perpetrated in Palestine, seeing that Western governments are mostly silent accomplices in this action.

Ceasefire against Palestine

State of Israel out of Gaza Genocide

Peace and Freedom for Palestine

Palestine Patria Libre: win!

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Read the original in Spanish at http://viacampesina.org/es/index.php/temas-principales-mainmenu-27/mujeres-mainmenu-39/2209-mujeres-sudamericanas-con-solidaridad-y-lucha-junto-al-pueblo-palestino

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