Palestinians, Thurston Moore call on Dinosaur Jr. to cancel apartheid Israel concert by PACBI

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I have received offers whilst the boycott has been in effect – it’s alluring as it can fund your entire tour! – but have reneged. The violence perpetrated against the Palestinian community is entirely out of balance with any history of the Israel/Palestine conflict and is glaringly designed as racial genocide.

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Palestinians call for boycott of genocide conference in Jerusalem by Rania Khalek

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The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel has called for a boycott of this year’s conference of the International Network of Genocide Scholars (INoGS) in Jerusalem… The title of this year’s conference is, ironically, “Intersections: Holocaust Scholarship, Genocide Research and Histories of Mass Violence.”.. One of the scheduled speakers is Adama Dieng, special adviser on the prevention of genocide to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

… The conference is scheduled to take place from 26 to 29 July at Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus, some of which was constructed on land that Israel illegally expropriated from Palestinians in East Jerusalem after Israel militarily occupied the West Bank in 1967… “The conference is sponsored by five deeply complicit Israeli academic institutions,” PACBI states. “Israeli universities are profoundly complicit in developing weapon systems and military doctrines deployed in Israel’s recent war crimes in Lebanon and Gaza; justifying the ongoing colonization of Palestinian land, rationalizing the gradual ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinians; providing moral justification for extrajudicial killings and indiscriminate attacks against civilians; systematically discriminating against ‘non-Jewish’ students in admissions, dormitory room eligibility, financial aid, etc.; and many other implicit and explicit violations of human rights and international law.”

… At the very least, says PACBI, “Whether Israel’s decades-old crimes against the Palestine people meet the UN definition of genocide or not, they should make any honest scholar think twice before participating in a conference on genocide organized by Israeli universities on occupied Palestinian land.”

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Background analysis: PACBI’s boycott call of International Network of Genocide Scholars 2016 conference (BDS National Committee, 2016)

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Many legal scholars and human rights advocates have debated whether the UN’s definition of the crime of genocide applies to Israel’s crimes against the Palestinians. While many scholars dismiss the charge due to the lack of intent, a key condition for genocide, others argue that the duration of the crimes, policies adopted by Israel that led to them and the general atmosphere of racist incitement in Israeli society and in the army in particular may prove the intent.

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PACBI to Gregory Porter: “Live up to your words and do not commit musical genocide”

In your latest album Liquid Spirt, you sing ‘I do not agree, this is not for me, no musical genocide. I will not commit, nor will I submit to a musical genocide, I will not let it be’.
We are writing to you from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a member of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Palestine, to urge you to cancel your Tel Aviv gig of March 20th [1] and not to play for Israel’s regime of occupation, colonialism and apartheid, as lending your name to this regime is tantamount to committing what you call a “musical genocide.”

 

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