Monday, February 17, 2014

Save a Palestinian, Boycott Israel

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• Academics seek action to stop genocide of Palestinians
By Ronald L. Ray
Boycott.
Divestment.
Sanctions.
“BDS” may be the three peaceful actions which can stop Israeli crimes against humanity in Zionist-occupied Palestine. That, at least, is what an internationally growing number of people believe. The BDS movement seeks to isolate the racist, apartheid, genocidal state of Israel on three fronts: academic, cultural and economic.
The academic boycott, for example, includes the likes of famous physicist Stephen Hawking, and also the 5,000-member American Studies Association (ASA). And now, in early January 2014, a group of academics at the annual meeting of the 28,000-member Modern Language Association (MLA) has sought to join the burgeoning human rights movement.
Over 100 people attended a members-only roundtable discussion of two proposals. An emergency resolution, condemning “attacks” on and “intimidation” of the ASA because of its boycott decision, unfortunately failed.
However, MLA Resolution 2014-1 passed 60-53. It “exhorted the U.S. State Department to investigate alleged ‘denials of entry’ of American scholars traveling to . . . the West Bank” for teaching and research. The measure now goes to the MLA executive committee. If approved, it will then be voted upon by the entire membership. While this is a modest gain, it builds on some notable successes in both Europe and America, which already have cost Israel both prestige and purchasing power.
The BDS movement was initiated in July 2005 by over 170 Palestinian organizations seeking to help the terrible plight of their people and homeland. The Palestinian BDS National Committee coordinates the non-violent campaign and is supported within Israelby a large number of Arabs and justice-seeking Jews.
But, whereas academicians once were praised for similar efforts to end apartheid in South Africa and were joined by many Jews, now the shoe is on the other foot for the Zionists, and they are screaming about pinched toes.
While Jewish groups angrily demand BDS efforts against Iran, these emotional adolescents verge on apoplexy in their condemnations of peaceful efforts to convince Israel to follow international law and the basic morality of the Ten Commandments. The usual suspects in the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish-owned and –controlled media wax suddenly eloquent about “academic freedom” and warn cynically of a “backlash” against those who care about the human dignity of oppressed Palestinians, while these Zionists themselves mischaracterize and falsify the facts.
While Jewish groups angrily demand BDS efforts against Iran, these emotional adolescents verge on apoplexy in their condemnations of peaceful efforts to convince Israel to follow international law and the basic morality of the Ten Commandments. The usual suspects in the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish-owned-and-controlled media wax suddenly eloquent about “academic freedom” and warn cynically of a “backlash” against those who care about the human dignity of oppressed Palestinians, while these Zionists themselves mischaracterize and falsify the facts.
The truth, however, is against Israel. A year ago, the UN Fact Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements issued a report accusing Israel of war crimes and violations of humanitarian law that require a third-state response and impose legal obligations on businesses.
“BDS” is working. One major investment firm has partially divested from Israeli holdings, and the multinational company Veolia, which provides illegal Israeli transportation services in Palestine, has been forced to curtail activities.
We encourage AMERICAN FREE PRESS readers to support and promote the BDS movement to stop Israel’s genocide of innocent Palestinians. A good place to start would be a major protest and boycott of Caterpillar, the manufacturer that builds the massive D9 bulldozers with which the Israel Defense Forces destroy Palestinian homes and murdered American peace activist Rachel Corrie.
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Ronald L. Ray is a freelance author and an assistant editor of THE BARNES REVIEW. He is a descendant of several patriots of the American War for Independence.

1 comment:

  1. This writer is aware of the abuses by the Israeli government of the indigenous Palestinian people whose lands they seized by force in May, 1948 with the help of the British. These stolen lands have been under Israeli military occupation ever since. A quasi Police State. The "State" of Israel is a bastard state that lacks any legitimacy as a sovereign state. Again, Israel is a stolen state, a state seized by the British and New York City Jewish financiers that via their money and almost absolute power over the British Parliament and the American Zionists in the Jewish-controlled U.S. Congress were coerced by the several powerful Jewish lobbies and Political Action Committees ( PACS ) that prevail in Britain and America to use American and British fighting men and other America resources to do their bidding...fight their wars for them. Jewish-contrived wars in the Middle East have cost the American taxpayer literally trillions of dollars, not to mention tens of thousands of young American lives, a tragic and useless waste of American taxpayer money and, more tragically...the lives of young men who otherwise would have had their lives before them. These young men who return to the country of their birth in body bags...dead at 18 or 19 years of age...will never marry, sire children. Their young lives are over. And for what reason? Fighting and dying in foreign wars instigated by American and Israeli Jews. American soldiers die not to secure the safety of their fellow Americans but, rather, to protect the security of Israel, America's 51st state. Tragic. The Jews are truly the evil spawn of Satan himself. Satan, the Father of lies and deceit. Such are the Jews....

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