« End of Occupation » No 1013

In Gaza, families plead for help after two infants die awaiting permits for medical treatment in Israel

Two infants have died in the Gaza Strip awaiting permits for medical treatment in Israel, a tragedy that Palestinians anxiously fear could expand in the coming weeks. Permits for Gaza’s sickest patients to receive treatment in Israel and the West Bank ended abruptly on May 19 when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced an end to coordination with Israel. It was a protest move against Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank in July.

The first child died last week, nine-month-old Omar Yaghi who awaited permission to exit Gaza for surgery for a cardiac abnormality. On Monday, Anwar Harb died nine days after his birth, also from a cardiac disease. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 1012

Biden, Israel, and the Palestinian People

By Josh Ruebner

With presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden currently enjoying a six-point lead in a recent national poll conducted by USA Today/Suffolk University, it is not too early to speculate about what a Biden administration foreign policy toward Israel and the Palestinian people might look like.

Biden is a throwback to a bygone era when Democrats and Republicans demonstrated equal fealty toward Israel and disregarded Palestinian rights altogether. A Biden administration would likely reflect that outmoded worldview. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 1010

How Canadian MPs in the Canada-Israel Inter-Parliamentary group are at the table of apartheid

By Bruce Katz

June 11, 2020

The characteristics of Israel’s colonial domination of the subjugated Palestinian population are already widely acknowledged as constituting apartheid. When the government of Israel passed the “Jewish Nation-State law”, Israel officially endorsed apartheid, in flagrant violation of international and human rights law.

The Nation-State Law overrides all other laws considered contradictory to this basic law that states unequivocally that only Jews have the “right of national self-determination” in Israel, disenfranchising for all intent and purpose 1.5 million Israeli citizens of Palestinian origin (approximately 20 per cent of the population of Israel). (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 1009

It might interest you to know that numerous police forces in the United States (and Canada) are involved in special training sessions in Israel. In effect, the Minnesota police force, of which four members were involved in the murder of George Floyd, received training in Israel. (See the link to the news report Minnesota cops ‘trained by Israeli forces in restraint technique’ which follows the article below.)

In the U.S pro-Israel organizations often fund the exchanges between U.S. police and their Israeli counterparts. The same is true of similar organizations in Canada vis-à-vis Canadian police forces. They are partners in violence and systematic racism.

BLACK LIVES MATTER! PALESTINIAN LIVES MATTER! DOWN WITH RACISM! DOWN WITH APARTHEID!

“Deadly Exchange”: America’s Racist Policing Has Roots in Israel

By Miko Peled

During training sessions in Israel, American police delegations meet with Israeli military, police, and intelligence agencies and taught what Israel calls counterterrorism, but is in fact no more than “refining methods of racial profiling. (more…)

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