« End of Occupation » No 964

Netanyahu meets with head of Ukrainian party that includes neo-Nazis

By SAM SOKOL

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has come under fire in recent years for allegedly failing to confront anti-Semitism and revisionism in Central and Eastern Europe, met with the head of a Ukrainian political party whose membership includes ultranationalists and neo-Nazis.

Oleh Lyashko of the Ukrainian Radical Party came to Jerusalem as part of a parliamentary delegation led by Jewish lawmaker Georgii Logvynskyi. Lyashko was shown shaking Netanyahu’s hand in a video tweeted out by the Prime Minister’s Office. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 963

Ilhan Omar seizes spotlight to push pro-BDS resolution

Bryant Harris July 16, 2019

House Democrats rallied around a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist tweets against four high-profile freshmen congresswomen.

But at least one of those congresswomen — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — is about to drop her own resolution that may not go over so well with Democratic leadership. Her resolution would defend the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. (more…)

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« 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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