Time to Investigate Crimes in Palestine, Time for Justice

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Joint Open Letter to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Re: Over 180 Palestinian, Regional, and International Human Rights Coalitions, Organisations, and IndividualsCall on the International Criminal Court: Time to Investigate Crimes in Palestine, Time for Justice

29 April 2020

Your Excellency Fatou Bensouda,

On 20 December 2019, following almost five years of preliminary examination, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court submitted to the Pre-Trial Chamber a request for a ruling on the Court’s territorial jurisdiction in Palestine indicating that “war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip” and that she had “identified potential cases arising from the situation which would be admissible.” Further, the Prosecutor was satisfied that the Court’s territorial jurisdiction extended to the “Palestinian territory occupied by Israel” since June 1967, “namely the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza.” (more…)

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Nakba 2020

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#Nakba72

Art credit; Ghassan Kanafani, ‘The Displaced’, 1957, Mixed media on carton, 36 x 50 cm.

There is much that can be said, but what we most want to say is #Nakba72 is on our mind and in our hearts, and shown in our actions.

We call on Canada, as we have for the last two years, to implement SANCTIONS as is its responsiblity under domestic and international law, doing so until the blockade on Gaza is lifted, until the occupation is ended, until there are equal rights for Palestinians in historic Palestine, and until right of return is realized.

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Bruce Katz: ‘On the false notion of anti-Semitism’

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24 August 2019 This is the presentation given by Bruce Katz at the CISO (Centre International de Solidarité Ouvrière) at the Symposium on Palestinian Self-Determination held in Montreal from November…

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Book Review: Israel A Beachhead in the Middle East

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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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