• Antisémitisme = antisionisme ? C’est ce que des élu·e·s LREM envisagent de faire voter au Parlement, faisant ainsi passer la critique d’Israël pour un #délit

    Ils reprennent notamment les mots de #Macron, prononcés le 16.07.2017 lors de la commémoration aux victimes de la rafle du Vél d’Hiv’ :

    « Nous nous céderons rien à l’antisionisme, car il est la forme réinventée de l’antisémitisme »

    "

    https://twitter.com/ajplusfrancais/status/1097417834664218627

    #mots #vocabulaire #antisionisme #antisémitisme #Israël #Juifs #terminologie #BDS #délit_d'opinion #Theodor_Herzl #Herzl
    ping @reka

    • #UJFP : Nous sommes juifs et nous sommes antisionistes

      Nous sommes Juifs, héritiers d’une longue période où la grande majorité des Juifs ont estimé que leur émancipation comme minorité opprimée, passait par l’émancipation de toute l’humanité.

      Nous sommes antisionistes parce que nous refusons la séparation des Juifs du reste de l’humanité.

      https://www.ujfp.org/spip.php?article6938


  • Private Mossad for Hire
    Inside an effort to influence American elections, starting with one small-town race.
    February 18 & 25, 2019
    By Adam Entous and Ronan Farrow

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/18/private-mossad-for-hire

    (...) Psy-Group had more success pitching an operation, code-named Project Butterfly, to wealthy Jewish-American donors. The operation targeted what Psy-Group described as “anti-Israel” activists on American college campuses who supported the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, known as B.D.S. Supporters of B.D.S. see the movement as a way to use nonviolent protest to pressure Israel about its treatment of the Palestinians; detractors say that B.D.S. wrongly singles out Israel as a human-rights offender. B.D.S. is anathema to many ardent supporters of the Israeli government.

    In early meetings with donors, in New York, Burstien said that the key to mounting an effective anti-B.D.S. campaign was to make it look as though Israel, and the Jewish-American community, had nothing to do with the effort. The goal of Butterfly, according to a 2017 company document, was to “destabilize and disrupt anti-Israel movements from within.” Psy-Group operatives scoured the Internet, social-media accounts, and the “deep” Web—areas of the Internet not indexed by search engines like Google—for derogatory information about B.D.S. activists. If a student claimed to be a pious Muslim, for example, Psy-Group operatives would look for photographs of him engaging in behavior unacceptable to many pious Muslims, such as drinking alcohol or having an affair. Psy-Group would then release the information online using avatars and Web sites that couldn’t be traced back to the company or its donors.

    Project Butterfly launched in February, 2016, and Psy-Group asked donors for $2.5 million for operations in 2017. Supporters were told that they were “investing in Israel’s future.” In some cases, a former company employee said, donors asked Psy-Group to target B.D.S. activists at universities where their sons and daughters studied.
    The project would focus on as many as ten college campuses. According to an update sent to donors in May, 2017, Psy-Group conducted two “tours of the main theatre of action,” and met with the campaign’s outside “partners,” which it did not name. Psy-Group employees had recently travelled to Washington to visit officials at a think tank called the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which had shared some of its research on the B.D.S. movement. In a follow-up meeting, which was attended by Burstien, Psy-Group provided F.D.D. with a confidential memo describing how it had compiled dossiers on nine activists, including a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. In the memo, Psy-Group asked the foundation for guidance on identifying future targets. According to an F.D.D. official, the foundation “did not end up contracting with them, and their research did little to advance our own.”

    Burstien recruited Ram Ben-Barak, a former deputy director of Mossad, to help with the project. As the director general of Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, from 2014 to 2016, Ben-Barak had drawn up a plan for the state to combat the B.D.S. movement, but it was never implemented. Ben-Barak was enthusiastic about Butterfly. He said that the fight against B.D.S. was like “a war.” In the case of B.D.S. activists, he said, “you don’t kill them but you do have to deal with them in other ways.” (...)

    #BDS


  • Comment Israël et le CRIF manipulent la lutte contre l’antisémitisme
    Dominique Vidal > Bertrand Heilbronn > 12 février 2019
    https://orientxxi.info/magazine/comment-israel-et-le-crif-manipulent-la-lutte-contre-l-antisemitisme,289

    Le 6 décembre 2018, le conseil Justice et affaires intérieures de l’Union européenne (UE) adoptait, sans débat, une déclaration sur la lutte contre l’antisémitisme et la protection des communautés juives en Europe. Louable intention, sauf que… l’article 2 de cette déclaration invite les États membres à adopter la définition de l’antisémitisme de l’Alliance internationale pour la mémoire de l’Holocauste (IHRA). Pendant la présidence autrichienne de l’UE, de juillet à décembre 2018, Israël et le puissant lobby pro-israélien se sont activés dans le plus grand secret et n’ont ménagé aucun effort pour obtenir ce résultat. Quelle est donc cette « définition IHRA » qu’Israël et ses soutiens inconditionnels veulent imposer ? (...)


  • Israël critique Total qui estime compliqué d’investir en Israël
    Reuters | 11 février 2019
    https://fr.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idFRKCN1Q00BR-OFRBS
    https://s4.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20190211&t=2&i=1355335348&w=1200&r=LYNXNPEF1A0A7-OFRBS

    PARIS (Reuters) - Israël a vertement critiqué le pétrolier français Total dont le PDG a déclaré qu’il était trop compliqué d’investir dans le pays, malgré son rôle de plus en plus important dans la production de gaz, rapporte dimanche le Financial Times sur son site internet.

    “Nous aimons les situations complexes (...) jusqu’à un certain point. (...)”, a déclaré Patrick Pouyanné, PDG de Total, au quotidien financier britannique.

    L’enjeu, a-t-il ajouté, n’est pas suffisamment important pour accepter les risques associés, notamment en terme de concurrence dans la région.

    Le ministre israélien de l’Energie, Yuval Steinitz, qui se trouvait à Londres pour la promotion d’un prochain appel d’offres portant sur des licences de gaz, a déclaré au FT que les sociétés qui refusent d’investir en Israël se pliaient de fait à la “tyrannie et à la dictature” de l’Iran.

    “C’est une position lamentable”, a déclaré Yuval Steinitz au Financial Times.

    “Nous allons réfléchir à notre réaction à cela parce que c’est tout à fait inacceptable de boycotter [Israël]”, a ajouté le ministre.

    Total était parti pour être le principal investisseur international en Iran avec son projet de développement d’une partie du gisement gazier de South Pars avant que le rétablissement des sanctions américaines contre la République islamique ne contraigne le groupe français à suspendre son projet.

    Danielle Rouquié

    #BDS ?


  • Anti-BDS bill passed Senate, but trouble awaits in House
    Some Democrats are convinced the decision to tie the controversial bill together with motions on aid to Israel and Jordan and sanctions on Syria was designed to spark intra-Democratic fighting
    Amir Tibon Washington
    Feb 10, 2019 11:52 PM
    https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-anti-bds-bill-passed-senate-but-trouble-awaits-in-house-1.6920012

    WASHINGTON – The Senate passed a bill last week that encourages state governments across the U.S. not to sign contracts with supporters of boycotts against Israel and its settlements in the occupied West Bank. The bill has since been introduced in the House of Representatives, but Congressional sources from both parties told Haaretz in recent days they doubt it will pass the House any time soon.

    The bill in question is called the Combating BDS Act. It passed the Senate as part of a “package” of Middle East-related bills after being introduced by Republican Senator Marco Rubio. The other bills in the package deal with non-controversial, consensus issues such as military aid to Israel and Jordan, and sanctions on the Assad regime in Syria.

    Rubio and Senate Republicans added the anti-BDS bill into the package, setting the stage for an intense fight about it on Capitol Hill. The reason is that civil rights organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union are concerned that the Combating BDS Act is unconstitutional and harms American citizens’ freedom of speech.

    The bill encourages the implementation of local legislation passed in recent years by half of the states in the U.S., putting limits on state governments’ abilities to sign contracts with supporters of boycotts against Israel or the settlements. Two such laws have been frozen by federal courts in Arizona and Kansas, following lawsuits by state contractors who said the laws harmed their freedom of speech. Similar lawsuits have recently been filed in Texas and Arkansas.

    When the package bill came up for a vote last week, 23 senators voted against it, including one Republican, Rand Paul of Kentucky. Many of those who voted against it clarified that if every aspect of the bill had been voted on separately, they probably would have supported the bills on assistance to Israel and Jordan and on sanctioning Assad, and would have only objected to the BDS bill, mainly because of concerns surrounding freedom of speech.

    Such a vote could take place in the Senate, where Republicans hold the majority, but not in the House, according to the Congressional sources who spoke with Haaretz. Democrats are convinced that the entire purpose of the Republican decision to add the anti-BDS bill into the broader Middle East package was to orchestrate an intra-Democratic fight over the issue, and force many Democrats to choose between their position on the free speech criticism of the bill, and their general opposition to BDS.

    The Democratic leadership in the House, which has a majority ever since the midterm elections, will most likely break up the package into a number of separate bills. That will allow the House to approve the non-controversial bills on security aid to Israel and sanctions on Syria, without immediately setting the stage for a new round of internal party tensions on the “constitutional right to boycott” question.

    While the other bills are probably going to see quick and easy approval, the anti-BDS bill could be up for a lengthy period of debate in the relevant House committees. There could also be an amendment process. In the Senate, for example, one Democratic senator, Gary Peters of Michigan, offered an amendment that would make it absolutely clear that the bill only refers to large companies, not to small businesses or sole proprietors. Another amendment offered to distinguish in the bill’s language between Israel proper and the settlements in the occupied West Bank.

    Lara Friedman of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, one of the most vocal opponents of the legislation, told Haaretz last week that Democrats in the House “can see what happened in the Senate and take a good guess that it will be even more controversial” in their chamber. “The only ones who benefit from seeing Democrats fight amongst themselves on this issue are the GOP and folks in the U.S. and Israel who want to see Israel turned into a weapon for partisan gain,” she added.

    AIPAC, the powerful lobby that supports the Israeli government, is urging Congress to pass the legislation. The organization wrote in its monthly publication, the Near East Report, that “Congress should take up and pass the Combating BDS Act as quickly as possible. This important bipartisan bill seeks both to protect states against claims they are preempting federal authority, and to demonstrate Congress’ strong support for state measures consistent with Congress’ historic commitment to oppose boycotts of Israel.”

    #BDS

    • En complément : attaquer Omar, Tlaib et Ocasio-Cortez, par imputation d’antisémitisme, pour explicitement diviser les Démocrates : McCarthy pressures Democrats to rebuke two Muslim lawmakers over alleged anti-Semitism
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/mccarthy-gop-challenge-house-democrats-to-denounce-alleged-anti-semitism/2019/02/08/aef28514-2bae-11e9-b2fc-721718903bfc_story.html

      Republicans are focusing their ire at the two Muslim women in Congress, accusing them of anti-Semitism and pressuring Democratic leaders to rebuke the lawmakers as attitudes in the party toward Israel shift from unquestioned support.

      The pressure on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is part of a larger GOP effort to drive a partisan wedge into the traditionally nonpartisan relationship between the United States and Israel. Republicans are casting themselves as the more resolute defender of Israel, heightening the party’s appeal to traditionally Democratic Jewish voters.

      […]

      Ralph Reed, the head of the Faith and Freedom Coalition and an ally of the Trump White House, said Republicans are working to “change the center of gravity in the American electorate on the issue of Israel.”

      “The leftward drift of the grass roots of the Democrat Party, away from wholehearted and robust support of Israel, means you have people in that party who see Israel through the prism of apartheid and occupation,” he said. “That’s an opportunity for Republicans to say, ‘That’s not how we see Israel.’ ”

      Some Republicans have pointed to a recent phone call between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the high-profile young leader of her party’s hard-left wing, to British lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn, the head of the Labour Party who has come under intense criticism for tolerating anti-Semitism in his ranks.

      (Accessoirement donc : internationalisation de la manipulation anti-Corbyn…)


  • L’appel au boycott d’Israël fragilise les démocrates face à Trump - L’Orient-Le Jour
    https://www.lorientlejour.com/article/1156719/lappel-au-boycott-disrael-fragilise-les-democrates-face-a-trump.html

    Le soutien de deux élues musulmanes démocrates à une campagne de boycott d’Israël fragilise leur parti et ouvre une brèche dans l’alliance historique et inconditionnelle entre les Etats-Unis et l’Etat hébreu.

    Ilhan Omar et Rashida Tlaib, membres de l’aile gauche du parti à la Chambre des représentants, ont publiquement appuyé le mouvement BDS (Boycott, Désinvestissement, Sanctions) qui appelle au boycottage économique, culturel ou scientifique d’Israël pour protester contre l’occupation des territoires palestiniens.

    Quelles cruches ces démocrates « de l’aile gauche » ! Si Trump est réélu, ce sera de leur faute ! Tout ça parce qu’elles veulent embêter #israël parce qu’elles sont musulmanes !

    J’aime beaucoup cette story que nous livre l’Orient-Le Jour avec beaucoup de candeur.

    #bds



  • US court throws out lawsuit against academic boycott of Israel | The Electronic Intifada

    https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/us-court-throws-out-lawsuit-against-academic-boycott-israel

    A federal judge in Washington, DC, on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association over its decision to support the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

    The ruling is a significant blow to efforts by Israel lobby groups to use courts to harass, intimidate and silence supporters of Palestinian rights in US universities – a tactic known as lawfare.

    In April 2016, several current and former members of the ASA filed the lawsuit against the group over its 2013 resolution backing the academic boycott.

    In his 20-page ruling, US District Judge Rudolph Contreras wrote that the plaintiffs had no standing to file a lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of the ASA, and that their individual damage claims came nowhere near the $75,000 minimum required for them to seek relief in federal court.

    At most, the individual plaintiffs could seek damages of a few hundred dollars to cover membership dues they allege were misappropriated, but they would have to find some other venue to pursue their claims, the judge found.

    “The court basically said, in no uncertain words, that the plaintiffs suing ASA lied when they claimed to have ‘suffered significant economic and reputational damage.’” Radhika Sainath, senior attorney with the civil rights group Palestine Legal, told The Electronic Intifada. “But, as the court explained, ‘nowhere’ in the lawsuit could the plaintiffs explain what that damage was. It didn’t pass the smell test.”


  • ’Combating BDS Act’ passes Senate, 77-23, as Dem presidential hopefuls vote No, and Paul slams ’paranoia’ of ’the lobby’
    US Politics Philip Weiss on February 5, 2019

    https://mondoweiss.net/2019/02/combating-presidential-paranoia

         

    This afternoon the Senate by a vote of 77-23 passed S.1, which contains the Combating BDS Act, encouraging states to pass laws that authorize economic punishments against those who support boycott of Israel. Faiz Shakir, national political director of the ACLU, says:

    The Senate just passed a bill that tramples on the 1st Amendment rights of Americans. The House should refuse to take it up.

    The ACLU led opposition to the bill and is already moving on to the House. It reports:

    Should the House take up similar legislation, we urge members to remove the Combating BDS Act from the package of bills due to the threat it poses to all Americans’ First Amendment right to boycott…

    Senators who voted for the bill: we encourage you to read the Constitution, which protects against the McCarthy-era tactics this bill endorses.

    I am told there is real hope that the Democratic House will reject the measure.

    The 23 Senators who voted against include all likely or announced presidential candidates with the exception of Amy Klobuchar — who reportedly said she opposed the BDS provision but approved other parts of the bill. All the Nays were Democrats except for one Republican, Rand Paul, who warned that the majority is “paranoid” about the Israel lobby. The roll of honor:

    Tammy Baldwin, Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown, Tom Carper, Dick Durbin, Dianne Feinstein, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Martin Heinrich, Mazie Hirono, Tim Kaine, Patrick Leahy, Ed Markey, Jeff Merkley, Chris Murphy, Rand Paul, Jack Reed, Bernie Sanders, Brian Schatz, Jeanne Shaheen, Tom Udall, Chris Van Hollen, Elizabeth Warren

    The bill is a landmark in anti-Palestinianism. The IMEU relates: “‘It’s disappointing that the Senate has voted to undermine the free speech rights of advocates for Palestinian freedom.’ – Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace.”

    J Herbert Nelson II of the Presbyterian Church’s Israel Palestine Mission Network called the bill “unjust” for limiting what more and more people wish to do for Palestinian rights:

    A growing number of churches and other faith groups, including the Presbyterian Church (USA), have endorsed time-honored tools like boycotts to avoid profiting from Israel’s abuses of Palestinian rights. In passing the CBA, the Senate is condoning attempts by politicians at the state level to suppress our efforts to be true to our faith and avoid being complicit in the suffering of others.

    There was an upside to the vote. “Ugly day for the Senate, but something important happened here: All serious 2020 candidates (Harris, Sanders, Warren, Gillibrand and Booker) bucked AIPAC and voted against this anti-BDS bill,” Ryan Grim tweets. “That tells you a LOT about the politics of Israel in the Democratic Party.”

    The Jewish establishment was all for this bill. AIPAC urged its passage. So did Jewish Federations, the leading Jewish philanthropic organizations:


  • CAF rejects tender for Jerusalem’s railway as it traverses ’67 border
    Feb. 1, 2019 2:46 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 1, 2019 4:07 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=782418

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Spanish rail equipment manufacturer CAF announced, on Friday, that it had refused to participate in a tender to build a section of the railway in occupied East Jerusalem as it violates international law.

    An international tender to build and operate Jerusalem’s second light rail line has many companies rejecting to participate as they are fearful of arousing political opposition, since the proposed “Green Line” runs into parts of the city occupied by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967.

    The proposed Green Line, a project that could cost as much as 5 billion shekels ($1.4 billion) and stretch along 22 kilometers, proved to be problematic as it reaches Mount Scopus and Gilo.

    The company, which is one of the most important Spanish companies in the field of railways, said it “refuses to build a section of the railway in Jerusalem because the Israeli government included in the section a Palestinian land that will be confiscated in violation of the resolutions of international legitimacy.”

    #BDS


  • Israel/OPT : Tourism companies driving settlement expansion, profiting from war crimes

    Online booking giants #Airbnb, #Booking.com, #Expedia and #TripAdvisor are fuelling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of rooms and activities in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, ‘Destination: Occupation’, the organization documents how online booking companies are driving tourism to illegal Israeli settlements and contributing to their existence and expansion.

    Israel’s settling of Israeli civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) violates international humanitarian law and is a war crime. Despite this, the four companies continue to operate in the settlements, and profit from this illegal situation.

    One of the settlements included in Amnesty International’s report is #Kfar_Adumim, a growing tourism hub located less than two kilometres from the Bedouin village of #Khan_al-Ahmar, whose imminent and complete demolition by Israeli forces has been given a green light by Israel’s Supreme Court. The expansion of Kfar Adumim and other surrounding settlements is a key driver of human rights violations against the local Bedouin community.

    “Israel’s unlawful seizure of Palestinian land and expansion of settlements perpetuates immense suffering, pushing Palestinians out of their homes, destroying their livelihoods and depriving them of basics like drinking water. Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor model themselves on the idea of sharing and mutual trust, yet they are contributing to these human rights violations by doing business in the settlements,” said Seema Joshi, Amnesty International’s Director of Global Thematic Issues.

    “The Israeli government uses the growing tourism industry in the settlements as a way of legitimizing their existence and expansion, and online booking companies are playing along with this agenda. It’s time for these companies to stand up for human rights by withdrawing all of their listings in illegal settlements on occupied land. War crimes are not a tourist attraction.”

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/01/israel-opt-tourism-companies-driving-settlement-expansion-profiting-from-wa
    #Israël #territoires_occupés #tourisme #Palestine #droits_humains #démolition #destruction #industrie_touristique
    ping @reka


  • Pétition de personnalités britanniques (Vivienne Westwood, Peter Gabriel, Mike Leigh, Julie Christie, Maxine Peake, Wolf Alice, Roger Waters, Caryl Churchill, Al Kennedy) contre la tenue de l’Eurovision en israel et sa diffusion par la BBC.

    (un article en parlait déjà là: https://seenthis.net/messages/756450 )

    The BBC should press for Eurovision to be moved from Israel
    The Guardian, le 29 janvier 2019
    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/jan/29/the-bbc-should-press-for-eurovision-to-be-moved-from-israel

    Traduction en français:

    La BBC devrait faire pression pour que l’Eurovision n’ait pas lieu en Israël
    The Guardian, le 29 janvier 2019
    http://www.agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2019/01/31/la-bbc-devrait-faire-pression-pour-que-leurovision-nait-pas-lie

    Peter Ahrends, architect
    Amir Amirani, filmmaker
    Jonathan Arndell, architect, artist
    Roy Battersby, director
    Bloody Knees, band
    brave timbers, band
    Jen Brister, comedian
    Carmen Callil, publisher, writer
    Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso, performer
    Julie Christie, actor
    Ian Christie, film historian, broadcaster
    Chipo Chung, actor
    Caryl Churchill, playwright
    Michael Darlow, tv writer and director
    Paula Darwish, musician
    April De Angelis, playwright
    Tam Dean Burn, actor
    Drones Club, band
    Nancy Elan, violin
    Gareth Evans, producer, curator
    Peter Gabriel, musician, founder WOMAD festival
    Lots Holloway, singer, songwriter
    Rachel Holmes, writer
    Brigid Keenan, author
    Patrick Keiller, artist, filmmaker
    Reem Kelani, musician, broadcaster
    AL Kennedy, writer
    Desmond Lambert, musician
    Mike Leigh, writer, director
    Ken Loach, director
    Sabrina Mahfouz, writer
    Miriam Margolyes, actor
    Yann Martel, writer
    Declan McKenna, singer, songwriter
    JD Meatyard, musician
    Pauline Melville, writer
    Giuliano Modarelli, musician, composer
    Object Blue, DJ
    Maxine Peake, actor
    Jocelyn Pook, composer
    TJ Rehmi, composer, producer
    Reverend & the Makers, band
    Leon Rosselson, songwriter
    Rrose, DJ
    Alexei Sayle, comedian, author
    David Scott, music producer
    Nick Seymour, musician
    Sarah Streatfeild, violin
    Roger Waters, musician
    Vivienne Westwood, fashion designer
    Wolf Alice, band

    #Palestine #Eurovision #BDS #Boycott #BBC #Grande-Bretagne



  • Enquête sur les réseaux d’influence israéliens à Bruxelles | Grégory Mauzé
    https://orientxxi.info/magazine/enquete-sur-les-reseaux-d-influence-israeliens-a-bruxelles,2876

    Tout le monde le sait, les réseaux pro-israéliens jouent un rôle actif sur la scène politique américaine. Moins connue en revanche est leur influence à Bruxelles, siège des institutions européennes. Avec l’appui de leurs homologues d’outre-Atlantique et le soutien de Tel-Aviv, ils consolident le statut sans équivalent d’Israël auprès d’une Union européenne qui refuse toute mesure contre la poursuite de la colonisation et les innombrables violations des droits humains dans les territoires palestiniens occupés. Source : Orient XXI

    • Le lobby israélien est par ailleurs devenu le fer de lance de la croisade du gouvernement israélien contre ce qu’il nomme les « réseaux de la délégitimation ». En ligne de mire, la campagne internationale Boycott, désinvestissement, sanction (BDS) dirigée contre Israël tant qu’il ne se conformera pas à ses obligations internationales vis-à-vis du peuple palestinien. Cette initiative issue de la société civile palestinienne est désormais érigée au rang de « menace stratégique », moins pour son impact économique qu’en raison de ses répercussions sur l’image du pays. Le 31 décembre 2017, le gouvernement créait un fonds de 72 millions de dollars (63 millions d’euros), partiellement financé par des dons privés, en vue de soutenir la lutte contre le boycott à l’étranger.

      Trompant la vigilance des élus en contournant la Commission des libertés civiles, de la justice et des affaires intérieures (LIBE), des organes pro-israéliens ont voté une résolution en séance plénière en juin 2017 appelant les États membres et les organismes de l’Union à adopter la définition de l’IHRA. Le Conseil Justice et affaires intérieures l’a voté le 6 décembre 2018, invitant les États membres à aller dans le même sens, sans reprendre les exemples controversés, qui ne furent toutefois pas explicitement écartés. Le lobby cherche dès lors à la faire voter dans son intégralité par les États membres, mais pour l’instant aucun ne l’a fait et la Commission non plus. Le Royaume-Uni a notamment déjà adopté cette résolution en 2016.

      #antisémitisme #antisionisme #censure #Liberté_d'expression #Union_Européenne #Europe #BDS #IHRA


  • Deux articles dans le Diplo de février sur l’évolution de la situation aux Etats-Unis vis à vis de la Palestine, un sujet tendance effectivement en ce moment, comme je le signalais déjà ici :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/752002

    Israël s’aliène les Juifs américains
    Eric Alterman, Le Monde Diplomatique, Février 2019
    https://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/2019/02/ALTERMAN/59542

    Ce que la Palestine m’a appris du racisme aux États-Unis
    Sylvie Laurent, Le Monde Diplomatique, Février 2019
    https://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/2019/02/LAURENT/59558

    #paywall #BDS #USA #Palestine #Juifs #Noirs #Black_lives_matter



  • Incroyable que même Amnesty puisse suggérer qu’il peut y avoir des #colonies « légales ».

    Amnesty France sur Twitter : "Apprenez à tirer comme un soldat, réservez un hôtel de luxe ou faites une balade à dos de chameau le tout sur des terres qui ont été volées !

    Grâce à #TripAdvisor, ces activités situées dans l’une des nombreuses colonies israéliennes illégales sont à votre portée." / Twitter
    https://twitter.com/amnestyfrance/status/1090567554173685760

    #illégal


  • Les géants du tourisme en ligne tirent profit de « crimes de guerre » en Cisjordanie, accuse Amnesty - L’Orient-Le Jour
    https://www.lorientlejour.com/article/1155100/les-geants-du-tourisme-en-ligne-tirent-profit-de-crimes-de-guerre-en-

    Environ 430.000 colons israéliens vivent une coexistence souvent conflictuelle avec plus de 2,5 millions de Palestiniens en Cisjordanie, occupée depuis 1967 par Israël tandis qu’environ 200.000 Israéliens résident à Jérusalem-Est occupée et annexée.

    Les colonies construites par Israël en Cisjordanie sont considérées comme illégales par la communauté internationale, qui les voit comme l’un des principaux obstacles à la paix. Le gouvernement israélien conteste cette vision.

    Comme c’est joliment dit ! C’est moi qui souligne en me demandant qui sont les personnes qui rédigent ce genre de texte à l’AFP ou ailleurs...

    #palestine #novlangue


  • Gare au blanchiment queer
    Le Courrier - dimanche 27 janvier 2019 - Roderic Mounir
    https://lecourrier.ch/2019/01/27/gare-au-blanchiment-queer

    Bilal Hassani, 19 ans, représentera la France au concours de l’Eurovision en mai prochain. Samedi soir, le public français a sacré sa chanson, « Roi ». Un hymne à l’affirmation de soi et une célébration de la différence face aux haters – icône queer et youtubeur aux millions de vues, Bilal Hassani a fait l’objet d’une campagne de dénigrement d’une rare violence sur les réseaux sociaux.

    Quelle que soit l’appréciation qu’on porte sur « Roi », on ne peut que se féliciter d’un tel choix. Dans un pays où l’on s’écharpait il n’y a pas si longtemps autour du mariage pour tous et où l’homophobie s’exprime à la première occasion, le symbole est fort.

    Le problème, c’est que l’Eurovision 2019 aura lieu à Tel-Aviv. Une nouvelle occasion pour Israël de redorer son blason par un blanchiment culturel aux reflets arc-en-ciel. La ville n’est-elle pas la capitale queer du Moyen-Orient, avec sa vie nocturne hédoniste, sa Pride et son festival de cinéma LGBT ?

    Le piège est gros, mais bien réel. Le risque se profile d’opposer deux causes militantes, deux aspirations légitimes à l’émancipation. Euphorique, la communauté LGBT célèbre depuis samedi sa nouvelle icône. Le sacre de Bilal Hassani occultera-t-il l’appel au boycott de l’Eurovision lancé par BDS, relayé dans le monde entier par les militants de la cause palestinienne ?1

    #BDS #Eurovision2019


  • Palestine : un activiste gagne son procès contre une base de données le liant au terrorisme |
    Middle East Eye | Richard Assheton et Jan-Peter Westad
    22 janvier 2019
    https://www.middleeasteye.net/fr/reportages/palestine-un-activiste-gagne-son-proc-s-contre-une-base-de-donn-es-le

    Le directeur d’une influente organisation palestinienne de lobbying a gagné sa bataille juridique concernant son inscription dans la base de données financière World-Check, qui l’a, à tort, lié au terrorisme.

    Dans une décision annoncée lundi, Majed al Zeer, directeur du Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), reconnu par les Nations unies pour sa campagne en faveur du droit au retour des réfugiés palestiniens, a été retiré de la catégorie « terrorisme » et a obtenu 10 000 livres sterling (environ 11 300 euros) de dommages et intérêts.

    Les avocats représentant Zeer, qui a également été indemnisé pour ses frais de justice, estiment qu’il a été ajouté sur World-Check en raison d’une proscription « à motivation politique » du gouvernement israélien.

    Selon eux, cette conclusion a « entamé » ce qu’ils ont présenté comme la tactique israélienne consistant à abuser des bases de données de diligence raisonnable à des fins politiques.

    « Il s’agit d’un moment historique pour la cause palestinienne », a déclaré Majed al Zeer à Middle East Eye.

    « C’est le premier pas pour que tous les Palestiniens ou ceux qui travaillent pour la Palestine relancent World-Check pour ses fausses informations, qui ont été diffusées partout afin d’empêcher la Palestine de devenir libre et les Palestiniens de revendiquer leurs droits. »

    #victoirepalestinienne
    @sinehebdo je le reposte car je ne retrouve pas ton commentaire


  • Activists block Israeli ’Apartheid Road’ near Jerusalem
    Jan. 23, 2019 5:38 P.M.
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=782336

    RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian, Israeli and international activists shut down the recently opened “Apartheid Road” near Jerusalem, which separates Palestinian and Israeli drivers by a wall, on Wednesday.

    The Popular Struggle Coordination Committees (PSCC) said, in a press release, that dozens of activists closed the gates to the newly opened road.

    Israeli forces detained two protesters, while four others were injured as they (Israeli forces) attempted to re-open the road for traffic.

    Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan called the highway “an example of the ability to create coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians while guarding (against) the existing security challenges.”

    The Palestinian Authority (PA) denounced the opening of the “Apartheid Road” and said, “It’s a shame on the international community to see an apartheid regime being established and deepened without doing anything to stop it.”

    The road, divided in the middle by a high concrete wall; the road’s western side serves Palestinians who cannot enter Jerusalem, whereas its eastern side serves Israeli settlers, is the first road to have a wall along its entire length, dividing Palestinian and Israeli drivers, however, the West Bank has many segregated roads.

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    Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian And An Australian Peace Activist In Jerusalem
    January 23, 2019