« End of Occupation » No 974

Let’s protest at The Hague so that Israel’s crimes can finally be judged by the ICC!

The Attorney General of the ICC (International Criminal Court based at The Hague), Fatou Bensouda, refuses to handle the complaints filed against Israeli crimes, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Recently, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was forced to order her to reconsider her refusal to continue the investigation into the bloody assault and act of piracy by the Israeli navy against the Mavi Marmara, a humanitarian flotilla sailing to Gaza. She has until December 2 to review her dossier, but she is the only one who has the power to decide. (In 2013, the state of Comoros, the country under which the Mavi Marmara was registered, filed a war crimes complaint with the ICC, but Ms. Bensouda decided that she would not prosecute Israel because the crime was “not massive enough”!) (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 973

Media rules explained: Mention Israeli slaughter and Palestinian children in same breath, kiss your career goodbye

Donald Johnson

It turns out that with just two words that seemingly refer to the actual crimes of two people you can reconstruct the entire history of European antisemitism. The educated man who demonstrated the use of this decompression algorithm earlier this week is Matt Seaton. Observe the master at work. On Monday, Matt Seaton, an editor of The New York Review of Books (and earlier at the Guardian and the NYT opinion page) laid down the law in response to a tweet by Ali Abunimah—

“This one gets reported for blood libel anti-Semitism. Bye bye, Ali”

So Ali Abunimah must have said something really terrible. Judge for yourself. In response to the Israeli election, where Benny Gantz’s party won more seats than Benjamin Netanyahu’s, Ali Abunimah said this —

“What’s to celebrate? He will be replaced by another cold-blooded butcher of Palestinian children. Netanyahu’s replacement represents precisely zero progress for Palestinian rights.” (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 972

A clean energy scheme to entrench a dirty occupation

An Israeli renewable energy company is suing a human rights group over its investigation of a wind farm the firm plans to build in the occupied Golan Heights with government backing.

Al-Marsad, the group which Energix is suing, has found that the Tel Aviv-based company’s wind turbine project violates the indigenous Syrian population’s right to self-determination. The scheme also serves to strengthen Israel’s control over the territory. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 971

A CIJA Delegation (Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs) recently met with Egypt’s brutal dictator Sisi

CAIRO – 10 September 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received a delegation of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) of Canada.

Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said the president asserted to the Jewish delegation that solving the Palestinian problem would open horizons of development in the region and provide prosperity, progress and security for its peoples.

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