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Let’s Talk About Genocide: The State of Israel Vs. William A. Schabas

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, two weeks ago, Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, addressed the United Nations calling “to define red lines beyond which an intervention would be necessary to stop acts of genocide”… Simply put, Rivlin is calling for the restriction of the definition of genocide, so that Israel may be excused… Though there’s ample reason for Rivlin to try and spin “Never Again”, the accusations of genocide are still far and in between. In fact, In my last article in this series, I tried to unravel the realpolitik which leads the United Nations to serial inaction in the case of Palestine. In the last week however, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in events, subtle as they may seem… Last week, to much media fanfare, William Schabas resigned from the commission. The reason apparently being Israel providing the Human Rights Council with “incriminating” information…

Continue reading at http://pulsemedia.org/2015/02/08/lets-talk-about-genocide-the-state-of-israel-vs-william-a-schabas/

TAKE ACTION now and write a letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Make sure to post a copy of the letter in our comments as well, so we can publish it.
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Abdalhadi Alijla reply to Prof. Olmert: Incremental genocide is still genocide

Dr. Olmert is most upset that I labeled Israel’s latest operation agenocide. Yet he is presenting false information about the number of casualties in Gaza and arguing that genocide cannot be occurring if the natural population growth rate of Palestinians is increasing. What a justification for massive killing!..

William Schabas, professor of international law and senior lecturer at Canada’s Middlesex University, argues that genocide is comprised of different components; it is not only in the act but also in the means of committing the crime. Genocide can be physical, biological, economic, societal, and cultural in its obliteration of a people…

The following figures are current as of August 24 according to the Palestine Committee on Human Rights in Gaza: more than 80% (1.800) out of those 2.120 killed were civilians and represent one out of every thousand people in Gaza. Almost 25 percent (507) were children. Out of 10.854 wounded, 3.307 are children, 2.042 are women and 401 are elderly. Israel is responsible to give an explanation for its crimes!

Continue reading at http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/opinion/reply-to-prof-olmert-incremental-genocide-is-still-genocide_26292

TAKE ACTION now and write a letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Make sure to post a copy of the letter in our comments as well, so we can publish it.
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