West’s Response to Russian Invasion Demolishes Excuses for Rejecting BDS against Apartheid Israel: BDS Nat Committee; 150322 Jim_Roche1252 Wed, 16/03/2022 - 08:05

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9dgeNyj9_E

Palestinians are watching with empathy the suffering of millions of Ukrainians facing war, particularly the over two million refugees seeking safety in neighboring countries. In harmony with the absolute majority of humanity living in the Global South, the Palestinian BDS National Committee, the largest coalition in Palestinian society that leads the global BDS movement, opposes war, whether it is Russia’s illegal aggression in Ukraine today, which violates the UN Charter regardless of persistent NATO provocations, or the many patently illegal and immoral US- or NATO- led wars of the past decades which have devastated whole nations and killed millions.

We see in the West’s warm reception of Ukraine’s white refugees an example for how all refugees escaping the ravages of war, economic devastation, or climate injustice should be treated by the West, particularly when these calamities are primarily caused by Western imperialism. This warmth, however, stands in sharp contrast with how these same countries have treated Brown and Black refugees arriving at their shores and borders, with racism, walls, “push-backs,” forced family separations, even drownings – the same bigotry that non-white refugees from Ukraine have experienced.

This Western double standard is painful, enraging, and humiliating for people in the Global South, including for Palestinians. After all, Israel’s decades-old regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid is not only “Made in the West,” but is still armed, funded and shielded from accountability by that same deeply colonial and racist West, in particular the US, UK and EU.

Gideon Levy’s challenge: what’s untrue in Amnesty’s report? 030222 Jim_Roche1252 Tue, 08/02/2022 - 08:24

https://www.jewishvoiceforlabour.org.uk/article/gideon-levys-challenge-…

As the curses and screeches subside – Amnesty are antisemites, the report is full of lies, the methodology is absurd – one must ask: What, precisely, is incorrect in the apartheid report?

Was Israel not founded on an explicit policy of maintaining Jewish demographic hegemony, while reducing the number of Palestinians within its boundaries? Yes or no? True or false? Does this policy not exist to this day? Yes or no? True or false? Does Israel not maintain a regime of oppression and control of Palestinians in Israel and in the occupied territories for the benefit of Israeli Jews? Yes or no? True or false? Do the rules of engagement with Palestinians not reflect a policy of shoot to kill, or at least maim? Yes or no? True or false? Are the evictions of Palestinians from their homes and the denial of construction permits not part of Israeli policy? Yes or no? True or false?

Is Sheikh Jarrah not apartheid? Is the nation-state law not apartheid? And the denial of family reunification? And the unrecognized villages? And the “Judaization”? Is there a single sphere, in Israel or the territories, in which there is true, absolute equality, except in name?

Irish NGO finds spyware on phones of Palestinian activists; Karlin Lillington, IT, 081121 Jim_Roche1252 Mon, 08/11/2021 - 10:41
Plight of Palestinian children; Letter in IT, 090921 Jim_Roche1252 Thu, 09/09/2021 - 10:34
Defying Fragmentation and the Significance of Unity: A New Palestinian Uprising by Yara Hawari on June 29, 2021 in Al Shabaka. Jim_Roche1252 Wed, 07/07/2021 - 11:19

https://al-shabaka.org/commentaries/defying-fragmentation-and-the-signi…

Palestinians are reclaiming a shared narrative and struggle from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea

SOLIDARITY WITH SILWAN - A TEACHER'S PERSPECTIVE, Mondoweiss 050721 Jim_Roche1252 Tue, 06/07/2021 - 12:08
IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON ISRAEL’S ILLEGAL DEMOLITION OF PALESTINIAN HOMES - PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME Jim_Roche1252 Mon, 05/07/2021 - 12:17

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS RELEASE – 05 July 2021

• IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON ISRAEL’S ILLEGAL DEMOLITION OF PALESTINIAN HOMES
• SUPPORT THE IPSC PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN AGAINST THE EVICTIONS IN SILWAN, EAST JERUSALEM
• END ISRAELI APARTHEID

The facts that led to the last war on Gaza, namely the daily subjugation, arrests and killing of Palestinians and the threat of evictions and demolitions, are still an ever present daily experience for all Palestinians. If anything the situation experienced by Palestinians in Sheikk Jarrah and around the Al Aqsa Mosque in May have got worse.

IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON ISRAEL’S ILLEGAL DEMOLITION OF PALESTINIAN HOMES - PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN THIS WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME Jim_Roche1252 Mon, 05/07/2021 - 12:10

IRISH ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT (IAWM)

PRESS RELEASE – 05 July 2021

• IRISH GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON ISRAEL’S ILLEGAL DEMOLITION OF PALESTINIAN HOMES
• SUPPORT THE IPSC PROTEST AT DÁIL EIREANN AGAINST THE EVICTIONS IN SILWAN, EAST JERUSALEM
• END ISRAELI APARTHEID

The facts that led to the last war on Gaza, namely the daily subjugation, arrests and killing of Palestinians and the threat of evictions and demolitions, are still an ever present daily experience for all Palestinians. If anything the situation experienced by Palestinians in Sheikk Jarrah and around the Al Aqsa Mosque in May have got worse.