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Israel: The Stark Truth PDF Print E-mail
Mar 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM

The New York Review of Books 

March 15, 2016

Imagine a white American president calling on whites to vote because 'blacks are voting in large numbers'.

David Shulman

Benjamin Netanyahu has won again. He will have no difficulty putting together a solid right-wing coalition. But the naked numbers may be deceptive. What really counts is the fact that the Israeli electorate is still dominated by hypernationalist, in some cases proto-fascist, figures. It is in no way inclined to make peace. It has given a clear mandate for policies that preclude any possibility of moving toward a settlement with the Palestinians and that will further deepen Israel's colonial venture in the Palestinian territories, probably irreversibly.

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Is Israel preparing to annex most of West Bank? PDF Print E-mail
Jul 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Jonathan Cook
The Electronic Intifada
Nazareth
18 July 2012

The recently published report by an Israeli judge concluding that Israel is not in fact occupying the West Bank — despite a well-established international consensus to the contrary — has provoked mostly incredulity or mirth in Israel and abroad.

Leftwing websites in Israel used comically captioned photographs to highlight Justice Edmond Levy’s preposterous finding. One shows an Israeli soldier pressing the barrel of a rifle to the forehead of a Palestinian pinned to the ground, saying: “You see — I told you there’s no occupation.”

Even Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, seemed a little discomfited by the coverage. He was handed the report more than a fortnight earlier but was apparently reluctant to make it public.

Downplaying the Levy report’s significance may prove unwise, however. If Netanyahu is embarrassed, it is only because of the timing of the report’s publication rather than its substance.

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In support of Israel Apartheid Week PDF Print E-mail
Mar 11, 2011 at 02:48 PM
By Sid Shniad
Independent Jewish Voices Canada
Paul Tetrault
Canada Palestine Support Network

Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) and the Canada Palestine Support Network (CanPalNet) are proud to endorse Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) activities across the country in defence of Palestinian human rights. We are declaring this in the face of knee-jerk denunciations of these campus-based events.

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The Russell Tribunal on Palestine PDF Print E-mail
Jan 17, 2011 at 04:51 PM

Russell Tribunal on Palestine

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) is an International People’s Tribunal created by a large group of citizens involved in the promotion of peace and justice in the Middle East. These past years, following, inter alia: the international community’s failure to implement the International Court of Justice’s 2004 Advisory Opinion on the construction of a wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory ; the lack of implementation of the resolution ES-10/15 confirming the ICJ Opinion, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 July 2004 ; and the Israeli offensive on Gaza in December 2008 – January 2009, committees have been created in different countries to promote and sustain a citizen’s initiative in support of the rights of the Palestinian people, with public international law as a legal frame of reference.

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Supporting the Refugees’ right of return is saying NO to Israeli racism PDF Print E-mail
Jan 17, 2011 at 04:21 PM

Lecture by Ilan Pappe at the Stuttgart Conference

Ilan Pappe at Stuttgart

10 JANUARY 2011 [Lecture was given november 2010]

I begin by thanking all the organizers; I know it took quite a lot of efforts to bring us all together. It is a great achievement, and as Mazin Qumsiyeh and Haidar Eid, mentioned, and Lubna Masarwa, yesterday, you also provided a great opportunity for us to meet and we are very grateful to you for this opportunity to meet you and to meet each other. It is easier because of the Israeli oppression to meet here than to meet in Palestine where we should meet and hopefully one day we will all be there without the need to go to the frozen hills of Stuttgart to create a joint life!

And I think that’s the gist of the Zionist story that it does not allow people to meet normal life and to be normal friends that they need to go through all that hardship in order to fulfill a very elementary human impulse to live together.

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Winners: Isreali Apartheid video contest PDF Print E-mail
Jan 14, 2011 at 02:44 PM

The Itisapartheid Collective (www.itisapartheid.org ) and Stop the Wall (www.stopthewall.org ) want to announce the winner of the Israeli Apartheid Video Contest. 

  • Expert Panel Prize for $300:   Road Map to Apartheid
  • Palestinian Popular Jury Prize for $300:  Confronting the Wall (there were showings and voting in the West Bank and Gaza)
  • Global Jury Prize for $300:  Ali Wall (from internet voting) Overall Prize $500:  Road Map to Apartheid

You can see the films on our website http://www.itisapartheid.tv. We hope you can
announce the winners on your websites, list serves and on Facebook.

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Does Israel meet the criteria the UN created to describe apartheid? PDF Print E-mail
Aug 31, 2008 at 12:00 AM

International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid

[This page contains only the Introduction. For the full article, including Procedural History, Documents and Status secions, go here: http://untreaty.un.org/cod/avl/ha/cspca/cspca.html ]

  By John Dugard  
  Professor of International Law  
  Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Leiden  
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The Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid (hereinafter Apartheid Convention) has it roots in the opposition of the United Nations to the discriminatory racial policies of the South African Government – known as apartheid – which lasted from 1948 to 1990. Apartheid was annually condemned by the General Assembly as contrary to Articles 55 and 56 of the Charter of the United Nations from 1952 until 1990; and was regularly condemned by the Security Council after 1960. In 1966, the General Assembly labelled apartheid as a crime against humanity (resolution 2202 A (XXI) of 16 December 1966) and in 1984 the Security Council endorsed this determination (resolution 556 (1984) of 23 October 1984). The Apartheid Convention was the ultimate step in the condemnation of apartheid as it not only declared that apartheid was unlawful because it violated the Charter of the United Nations, but in addition it declared apartheid to be criminal. The Apartheid Convention was adopted by the General Assembly on 30 November 1973, by 91 votes in favour, four against (Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States) and 26 abstentions. It came into force on 18 July 1976. As of August 2008, it has been ratified by 107 States.

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Toward the Establishment of a Palestinian Civil Society Defragmentation Strategy

Final Statement of the Palestinian Civil Society Conference,
Cyprus, 16–18 October 2007

As part of the effort by the Palestinian civil society organizations to overcome the state of forced Palestinian fragmentation and consolidate the national role of the Palestinian NGOs in all their places of residence, a conference titled "Toward the Establishment of a Palestinian Civil Society Defragmentation Strategy" was held in Agros, Cyprus, between 16 and 18 October 2007 at the initiative of Ittijah-The Union of Arab Community Based Associations. Forty-four participants representing a broad sector of Palestinian civil society networks, coalitions, and associations in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Kuwait, in addition to a number of international partner organizations supporting Palestinian rights, attended the conference. The Israeli occupation authorities banned the travel of a delegation representing civil society organizations in Gaza.

The conference discussed a number of issues, notably: The Palestinian situation and Palestinian, regional, and international developments, including the Annapolis conference; the collective Palestinian strategy against the forced fragmentation; the endeavors to rebuild terms of reference and assert the constant Palestinian principles; the strategy of collective Palestinian advocacy; Palestinian media strategies; and local and international coordination on the Palestinian question.

The participants in the conference set bases that would help strengthen the overall Palestinian struggle for liberation in all its contexts: the occupation, the displacement and uprooting, and the assault on Palestinian existence in the 1948 areas.

A draft of a collective organizational structure and an action plan were also devised, and a follow-up committee to implement this plan and lead the agreed process was set up.

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