January 17, 2021 at 12:33 pm #212608Bijou DrainsParticipant
The anaolgy with apartheid becomes even stronger with the roll out of the Coronavirus Vaccine.
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/01/denying-covid19-vaccines-to-palestinians-exposes-israels-institutionalized-discrimination/January 17, 2021 at 2:17 pm #212611
That situation has existed for many years and many countries around the world have approved it. It is more than apartheid, it is a concentration camp, and I do not follow the dictionary definitionJanuary 18, 2021 at 5:36 pm #212653
The expected push-back against B’TselemJanuary 19, 2021 at 4:26 pm #212683Matthew CulbertKeymaster
Another perspective from Rabbi Shragga Simmons.January 22, 2021 at 10:49 am #212794
From Media Lens:
“BBC Silence Over Israel As An Apartheid State
One of the most egregious recent omissions by BBC News was last week’s groundbreaking report by leading Israeli human rights group B’Tselem naming Israel as ‘an apartheid state’ and ‘a regime of Jewish supremacy’:
‘In the entire area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, the Israeli regime implements laws, practices and state violence designed to cement the supremacy of one group – Jews – over another – Palestinians.’”
The article is not soley about antisemitism and Israel – these are covered too:
Israeli Apartheid, Biden, Starmer, Assange And Mass ExtinctionJanuary 22, 2021 at 11:21 am #212795January 22, 2021 at 5:26 pm #212804
When the newspapers are going to say that semite is a language that is not a race or an ethnic group? If they are going to follow the so-called history of the Bible the real semite are the Arabs and the Palestinians. What about anti-Africanism and all the historical lies about the natives of the Americas? Everybody is deaf-mute about that historical problem. If we are going to see history based on the Bible we will understand the original jews ( which are the followers of a religion known as Judaism ) were Africans, and the Middle East was known as Northeast Africa and that most of the peoples living in Israel are Jews proselytes
January 24, 2021 at 2:53 pm #212924
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Ultra-orthodox jewish protesters cried “get out of here, Nazis” at Israeli police.
Don’t they know that making such comparisons is a breach of the IHRA and makes them anti-semitic?
‘Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis’January 28, 2021 at 2:45 am #213179
I was going to post on the Facebook bans topic but have a couple recent posts there already.
Speculation is growing that the word “zionist” might be classed as hate speech by FacebookJanuary 28, 2021 at 2:51 am #213180
Hmmmm???…the Labour Party employs an Israel ex-military intelligence officer to conduct its social media campaigns.January 28, 2021 at 11:22 pm #213213
Among the most shocking images from the Jan. 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill were pictures of a man wearing a sweatshirt that said “Camp Auschwitz” and “work brings freedom.” It’s an anti-Semitic reference to the Nazi concentration camp and extermination center where over 1 million Jewish people died or were murdered during the Holocaust.
January 29, 2021 at 1:27 am #213219
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Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), UK’s largest Muslim charity has been exonerated of institutional antisemitism in an independent report. Dominic Grieve, the former Conservative attorney general led the independent review.
“We found absolutely no evidence that the reputational issues that have arisen over the conduct of a few individuals has had any link to the way IRW carries out this charitable work,” he said. Grieve said there was no evidence of antisemitism in the organisation. “On the contrary, the charity has made a lot of effort to ensure there isn’t antisemitism, and I saw no evidence of it among staff whatsoever,” he said.February 3, 2021 at 8:49 am #213423
In response to B’Tselem’s recent statement Ramsy Baroud has written an article commenting on the Israeli State’response. Quote”
“However, Israeli government actions of recent years are pointing to an unmistakable paradigm shift where Israeli civil society organizations are increasingly perceived to be the enemy, targeted in myriad ways, including defamation, financial restrictions and severing of access to the Israeli public.
The latter point was put on full display on January 17, when Israeli Education Minister, Yoav Galant, tweeted that he had instructed his ministry to “prevent the entry of organizations calling Israel ‘an apartheid state’ or demeaning Israeli soldiers, from lecturing at schools”.”February 5, 2021 at 11:33 pm #213545
Finally the ICC decides to investigate Israeli and Hamas/PLO abuses in Gaza and West Bank.
But don’t expect too much.
Biden could join the ICC but it will be one more thing he will follow the Republicans’ lead.February 6, 2021 at 8:30 am #213551
Thanks for the above Alan.
“The court in its decision impairs the right of democratic countries to defend themselves,” Mr Netanyahu said.
Dare we suggest a discussion of what ‘democracy’ may be?
Like you said, don’t hold your breath.
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