« End of Occupation » No 962

Canada joins campaign to stifle criticism of Israel

by John Clarke

On June 25, Canada’s Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism announced that the Trudeau government’s new anti-racism strategy would include the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The Co-Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) proudly noted that

“the IHRA definition also explicitly recognizes that anti-Zionism – that is the delegitimization and demonization of the Jewish state – is a clear and unequivocal expression of anti-Semitism.” (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 961

Nelson Mandela’s grandson slams ‘Israeli apartheid’

by Gavin O’Toole

7 Jul 2019

Zwelivelile Mandela says Israeli apartheid is the worst form of apartheid ever witnessed.

The grandson of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has delivered a damning condemnation of “Israeli apartheid”, in a high-profile expression of solidarity between South Africans and Palestinians.

Zwelivelile Mandela, an MP of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), made the comments on Saturday at the Palestine Expo, an annual event in London aimed at showcasing Palestinian history, heritage and culture. Last year, it attracted 15,000 visitors. (more…)

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Book Review: Israel A Beachhead in the Middle East

Israel A Beachhead in the Middle East

Stephen Gowans.  Israel, A Beachhead In The Middle East: From European Colony to US Power Projection Platform. Montreal: Baraka Books, 2019. 290 pages.

Reviewed by Bruce Katz

Following the Armistice which marked the end of the First World War, British Prime Minister Lloyd-George and French President Clémenceau held a private meeting during which Clémenceau asked Lloyd-George: ‘What does Great Britain want?’ The answer came swiftly:

Mossul.’ (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 960

How could Palestinians beat Trump’s deal? They need a new strategy. Part 3

They need a new strategy. Mounting popular support for the Palestine cause, like the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, is encouraging, but will take too long to become effective. Meanwhile, Israel’s drive to annex most of the West Bank and build more settlements, and its campaign of slow Palestinian ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem and the other occupied territories will continue apace. To counter this, what Palestinians need is a strategy that keeps them on their land, stops their cause from being further eroded by “peace” concessions, and can pave potentially the way for the return of the refugees. (more…)

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