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Russell Tribunal on Palestine/Tribunal Russell sur la Palestine : Live Streaming of Barcelona Session

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

BDS Actions Against Israeli Ballet Feb. 26 2010 [Video]

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

IPSC Boycott Israeli Goods Protest – 27th Feb 2010

Published February 27, 2010 on Palestine Video

Dr. Raymond Deane speaks at IPSC Boycott Israeli Goods Protest – 27th Feb 2010

On Saturday 27th February 2010, members and supporters of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign took to the streets of Dublin asking consumers and retailers to boycott Israeli Apartheid products in solidarity with the Palestinian people who continue to suffer incalculable misery at the hands of the Israeli state. The action marked the beginning of international Israel Apartheid Week.

At 1pm a crowd assembled at the Spire on OConnell Street, holding banners and placards and distributing leaflets. They were addressed by Dr. Raymond Deane, a founder member of the IPSC. Outlining the rationale for Boycotting Israel, Dr. Deane stated that Twenty years ago we found that the Boycott was the best weapon for ordinary people to help bring down the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Dr. Deane continued: But isnt Israel completely different from South Africa? Yes, it is different because it is worse, and we have heard this from people like Archbishop Tutu, and Ronnie Kasrils a former Minister in the South African government who pointed out that they didnt bombard or starve the townships the way Israel does in the ghettoes they force them into in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. (The full address by Dr. Raymond Deane can be viewed in the video below)

After the short rally the participants divided into three groups and staged a peaceful protest and leaflet distribution outside the entrances to Jervis Shopping Centre.

The Jervis Centre hosts not only Marks and Spencer and Tesco who both stock Israeli produce, but also a Sea Spa stall – manned by ex-Israeli military staff – which sells products from the Dead Sea. Despite the peaceful nature of the protest, on a public street, the Jervis security called in the Gardai in an (unsuccessful) attempt to have the protest moved.

The picket lasted for an hour and a half, with 1000s of leaflets handed out to consumers, while people held large banners saying Boycott Apartheid Israel, Dont Stock Israeli Apartheid Goods and – in a reference to the use of Irish and other international passports by the Israeli Mossad in the criminal extrajudicial assassination of a Hamas member in Dubai last month – Boycott Israeli Terrorism.

Speaking about the Mossad assassination, IPSC Chair Dr. David Landy said: he misuse of Irish and other international passports by Israeli Mossad agents in the extrajudicial assassination of a Hamas member in Dubai is but the latest outrage perpetrated by the rogue state of Israel. In fact it is by no means the worst of Israel's crimes. However, all Irish citizens should be worried that Israel is now abusing Ireland's good name in the Middle East by dragging us into their dirty war against the Palestinian people. For this reason it is more important than ever that we step up the BDS campaign, both to try and help force Israel to comply with International Law and to show Palestinians that people in Ireland will not stand idly by while Israel abuses our own national sovereignty. Trying to convince Irish shoppers to boycott all Israeli products is the very least we can do in this regard.

Todays successful action marked both the start of international Israeli Apartheid Week and the beginning of the Dublin IPSCs monthly Boycott Israeli Goods action campaign which will see similar actions take place on the last Saturday of every month.

the IPSC would like to thank all those who took part in todays event and we hope to see many more concerned people on future actions.

End Israeli Impunity! End Israeli Apartheid! Free Palestine! Boycott Israeli Goods!

http://www.ipsc.ie

 
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Gaza War Probe & UN Extension – 02-26-2010

published FEBRUARY 27, 2010 on palestine video

Press TV-News Analysis -Gaza war probe-02-26-2010(Part1)

Guests:
Prof. Mukhaimer Abu Saada, Gaza
Dr. Ghada Karmi, London

Part 1
Part 2
General Assembly calls for ‘credible’ probes by both sides into Gaza conflict
26 February 2010 – The United Nations General Assembly today called for “independent, credible” investigations by both the Israeli Government and the Palestinian side into the deadly conflict in the Gaza Strip that started in late 2008.

At a meeting today in New York, 98 Member States voted in favour of a resolution on the follow-up to the report of the UN fact-finding mission on the Gaza conflict, and seven voted against it, with 31 abstentions. Assembly resolutions are non-binding.

The four-member fact-finding mission, led by Justice Richard Goldstone, a former UN war crimes prosecutor, found that both Israeli forces and Palestinian militants were guilty of serious human rights violations and breaches of humanitarian law during the Gaza conflict. Its findings, contained in the so-called Goldstone Report, were endorsed by the Assembly in November.

Earlier this year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon transmitted a follow-up report concerning the implementation of the recommendations made by the team and containing submissions from the Israeli Government, the Palestinian Authority and the Swiss Government.

“International humanitarian law needs to be fully respected and civilians must be protected in all situations and circumstances,” Mr. Ban wrote.

Today’s resolution reiterated that the investigations carried out by both sides must conform with “international standards into the serious violations of international humanitarian and international human rights law reported by the fact-finding mission, towards ensuring accountability and justice.”

Operation ‘Cast Lead’ – the three-week military operation which Israel said it launched in response to rocket and other attacks by militants in Gaza – left over 1,400 people dead, injured 5,000 others and reduced homes, schools, hospitals and marketplaces to rubble.

 
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Interview: South African Anti-Apartheid Activist Imam Achmad Cassiem – 02- 24-2010 (3 Parts)

published FEBRUARY 26, 2010 on palestine video

Press TV- Face to Face-Imam Achmad Cassiem- 02- 24-2010 (Part 1): "Interview with Imam Achmad Cassiem, Anti-apartheid activist"
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

 
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The Last Colonialist Entity in the Making Plays the Religious Card, Again. (Inside Story – tensions rise over holy sites)

Published february 26, 2010 on palestine video

Inside Story – tensions rise over holy sites

"Palestinians are angered by Israel's plan to restore 

[read: declare territorial sovereignty on]

 two sites in the West Bank."

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

Mamilla Cemetery: Victim of Israeli “tolerance” [Video]

Published February 26, 2010 on Sabbah Report

The Campaign to Preserve Mamilla Jerusalem Cemetery was launched in February 2010:
http://www.mamillacampaign.org/

In the name of tolerance, and human dignity, the Israeli regime is intent on razing the oldest cemetery in the Holy City of Jerusalem. The goal is clear: erase anything to do with the past and the identity of Jerusalem that does not conform with the Zionist vision.

For decades, this regime has been implementing policies that aim to ethnically cleanse the city of Jerusalem, as well as, other parts of historical Palestine. The regime attempts to conceal these policies and measures in various ways.

Its the turn of the 12th century Mamilla cemetery in Jerusalem. The facacde cannot be more ironic: the regime intends to build the Center for Human Dignity – Museum of Tolerance on the ruins of the cemetery.

Of course, this is only part of the racist policies of the Israeli regime, where it is only non-Jewish sites that get destroyed, regardless of their historical, religious or cultural values. Even the friends of the Israeli regime think so: The Government [of Israel] implements regulations only for Jewish sites. Non-Jewish Holy Sites do not enjoy legal protection US State Departments International Religious Freedom Report, 2009

 
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