Open Letter from the Climate Movement: We stand in solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle for liberation on Mondoweiss

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Settler colonialism and imperialism fundamentally shape the world we live in, the struggles that connect us, and the climate emergency we face. The expansion of the fossil fuel industry, against which we fight, is facilitated through colonial extraction and military operations in the Middle East and beyond. The US military-industrial complex, a ‘tremendous fountain of CO2 pollution’, dispossesses indigenous people of their rightful land in Turtle Island and abroad.2 Amidst its ongoing genocidal assault which attempts to ethnically cleanse Palestinians from Gaza, Israel has handed out 12 gas exploration licenses to companies including BP and ENI off the coast of the strip. It is this system of planetary destruction that produces, motivates, and profits from the weapons fueling Israel’s genocide.

Continue reading at https://mondoweiss.net/2023/12/open-letter-from-the-climate-movement-we-stand-in-solidarity-with-palestinians-in-their-struggle-for-liberation/

Catalan TV Commentator Criticises Israel During Swimming Tournament on TRT World

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“I would like to point out that Israel’s international presence in the field of sport and culture is another strategy to whitewash the genocide and violation of human rights that they are committing against the Palestinian people. We have seen it here in the Pre-Olympic Games in Barcelona, we have seen it repeatedly at Eurovision. It seems that during these events, the war crimes of Israel disappear. We have to be aware as spectators and make this situation visible so as not to normalize it.”

Continue reading at https://twitter.com/trtworld/status/1407302093870972935

El boicot a Israel persigue a la “charanga” eurovisiva por Madrid al grito de “¡mientras cantan están asesinando!” /The boycott of Israel pursues the eurovision “charanga” in Madrid with the cry of “while they are singing they are murdering!” on Vertele

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Human Rights Defenders at the “Farewell to Miki” Eurovision party in Madrid held up signs charging Israel with genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people.

Read the article at http://vertele.eldiario.es/noticias/Manifestantes-propalestinos-eurovisiva-Madrid-asesinando_0_2119888010.html

Nos sumamos a la campaña internacional contra la celebración de Eurovisión en Tel Aviv / We join the international campaign against the Eurovision celebration in Tel Aviv by Confederación General del Trabajo/General Confederation of Labor (CGT)

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Desde la Confederación General del Trabajo seguimos denunciando el genocidio del Pueblo Palestino por parte del Estado Israelí. A pesar de todos los intentos de lavado de imagen, la memoria histórica así como la realidad de los ataques a la clase obrera palestina por parte del Estado sionista son una constante diaria.

From the General Confederation of Labor we continue to denounce the genocide of the Palestinian People by the Israeli State. 
Despite all attempts at whitewashing, the historical memory as well as the reality of the attacks on the Palestinian working class by the Zionist State are a daily constant.

Continue reading at http://cgt.org.es/noticias-cgt/comunicados/nos-sumamos-la-campana-internacional-contra-la-celebracion-de-eurovision-en

Manal Tamimi: Freedom Flotilla Shows People Still Believe In Justice For Palestinians on The Real News Network

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So it’s very important for us as Palestinians to see that solidarity worldwide with us. This is showing that we are not alone. And yesterday when we came and we saw the solidarity, the people who was gathering to support the flotilla, the team of the flotilla and the Palestinian cause, to be honest I was so, it was moving to see them. I know that they are supporting Palestine, but the way they were supporting Palestine, the strong emotion they have toward Palestinians, it was an, it gave a strong message for us, we are four Palestinians and one Israeli came here. It shows that there are still people who believe in justice and in the humanity. Especially that there are Israeli woman, Israeli Jew woman who is on board. And also this has given a message that we all together, Palestinian and Israeli, who believe in peace, we, we can live. It’s about occupation. It’s not about religion. It’s not about nationality. It’s About a systematic genocide, ethnic cleansing against Palestinians, and actually against all injustice around the world. When you support Palestine you support all the human causes.

Continue reading at https://therealnews.com/stories/manal-tamimi-freedom-flotilla-shows-people-still-believe-in-justice-for-palestinians

Rivlin Addresses Spanish Parliament, Highlights Democratic Values, Tolerance on Jerusalem Post

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While his address was largely self-congratulatory, telling lawmakers what they wanted to hear, his words only reached about half the elected officials who make up the Congress and Senate were present. Outside the parliament during his speech, there was a pro-Palestinian demonstration, at which protestors held banners on stating in Enlish: ”You are Zionists, not Children of Israel.  Stop Genocide in Palestine…Reuven Rivlin, nobody wants you to be in Spain.” The protestors asserted that Rivlin’s proper place was in prison for his crimes against the Palestinians.

Continue reading at http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rivlin-addresses-Spanish-parliament-highlights-democratic-values-tolerance-513605

Oscar Winners Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Denounce Israeli ‘Genocide’ in Open Letter

Dozens of Spanish film stars, directors, musicians and writers, led by Oscar winners Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar, have denounced Israel’s incursion into Gaza.

In an open letter referenced by Europa Press and other Spanish media, they described Israel’s actions as “genocide.”

They also called on the European Union to “condemn the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip…”

The letter also said: “Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air. Palestinians’ homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing.”

Others who signed the letter include directors Montxo Armendariz and Benito Zambrano; actors Lola Herrera, Eduardo Noriega and Rosa Maria Sarda; and musicians Amaral and Nacho Campillo.

Continue reading at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/penelope-cruz-javier-bardem-denounce-721894

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Demonstration shouting “genocidal Israel”, at the gates of Noa concert in the Jazz Festival by El Correo

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[Google translation] At the gates of the Jazz Festival. That’s the place where you have said fifty sympathizers with the Palestinian cause who have applied unsuccessfully to the boycott of Israeli artist Noa, headlining concerts Wednesday Jazz Festival. Surrounded by riot police Ertzaintza and the Local Police have launched harangues protesters as “genocidal Israel” and “Free Palestine” after the attacks carried out by the Israeli State on the Gaza Strip.

Continue reading at http://www.elcorreo.com/festivales/jazz-vitoria-gasteiz/2014/201407/16/manifestacion-grito-israel-genocida-20140716220757.html