« 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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« End of Occupation » No 1007

Detention of Palestinian Children on the Rise during Pandemic

At the end of March, there were 194 Palestinian children imprisoned by Israel, an increase of 6% compared to last January, reports Defense for Children International Palestine (DCI).

Sixty percent of them are in pre-trial detention, an incredible measure given the risks of contagion they run, says the association which, like the UN agencies, is calling for the release of all Palestinian children imprisoned by Israel. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 1006

Facebook says Israeli spyware company ran vast hacking operation in the United States

Lawsuit reveals extent of Israeli spyware company’s U.S. operation

In 2019, nearly 1,400 WhatsApp users were hacked with a number human rights advocates and journalists targeted. The attack was allegedly the work the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware company.

Last October, Facebook (which owns WhatsApp) sued NSO over the breach, claiming that the company was unable to break Facebook’s encryption, but infected the phones of many users. NSO denied the claims. “The sole purpose of NSO is to provide technology to licensed government intelligence and law enforcement agencies to help them fight terrorism and serious crime,” the company said in a statement at the time, “Our technology is not designed or licensed for use against human rights activists and journalists. We consider any other use of our products than to prevent serious crime and terrorism a misuse, which is contractually prohibited. We take action if we detect any misuse.” NSO has tried to get the case dismissed, arguing that a California court has no jurisdiction in the matter, as its customers aren’t based in the U.S. (more…)

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