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Here are the Archived entries for 04 2021


Weaponizing Anti-Semitism: IHRA and the End of the Palestine Exception
Apr 04, 2021 at 10:05 PM

Tuesday, April 6
12 Noon Eastern/9 am Pacific
Register to join on Zoom: https://bit.ly/noihraevent
Facebook Live: https://facebook.com/usacbi

Join the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel for an informative webinar on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) “working definition” of anti-Semitism and its use by pro-Israeli apartheid organizations to attempt to silence Palestinian and Palestine solidarity organizing on university campuses and in the community. Discuss the implications of the weaponization of anti-Semitism and the “Palestine exception” to freedom of expression with a distinguished panel of lawyers, academics and activists.

Speakers:

CORNEL WEST
DIMA KHALIDI
RAYMOND DEANE
RICHARD FALK

Moderator: HEIKE SCHOTTEN

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Women's Boat to Gaza Captured

Zaytouna-Oliva Women Deported
Details Emerge about the Capture

Messina, Italy:  All 13 of the women on the Women’s Boat to Gaza are currently in the process of deportation after being captured by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and detained in a prison at Ashdod. Wendy Goldsmith, a member of the land team working to secure the release of the women stated that, “the deportation was much quicker than in prior flotillas. While we had a great legal team assisting the women, we suspect that the reason for the quick release was because of all the negative media attention Israel has been receiving for its illegal interception.”

According to early reports from the women released, the Zaytouna-Oliva was surrounded by two warships along with four to five smaller naval boats. The IDF gave warning to the Zaytouna-Oliva to stop their course towards Gaza. When the warning was refused, at least 7 IDF members, both male and female, boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva and commandeered the sailboat. This happened in international waters.

In the course of their capture, the women persisted in telling the IDF that Israel’s interception of their boat was illegal and that they were being taken against their will to Israel. 

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