• Chèr⋅es ami⋅es, la récente remise sur le tapis du débat antisémitisme/antisionisme, la manif d’aujourd’hui, la loi que certaines personnes voudraient faire… tout cela me remue toujours, et me remémore un très modeste et très petit texte-manifeste que j’avais écrit en août 2014 en plein durant les bombardements sur Gaza. Écrit du point de vue d’une personne de culture juive, extérieur à Israël, donc.

    Je ne l’ai jamais vraiment publié ni donc diffusé. Je n’ai jamais trop su où le mettre, car je ne voulais pas spécialement le publier en mon nom, et j’aurais voulu que ce soit en plusieurs langues dès le départ. Je ne savais pas si je prenais un nom de domaine « juste » pour ça… et donc en devant payer. Au final je l’ai laissé dans un coin. Pourtant depuis 5 ans déjà, c’est possible que ça dise encore quelque chose, et je suis toujours à peu près d’accord avec moi-même.

    – Est-ce que c’est toujours pertinent, intéressant, de publier ça ?
    Si oui…
    – Est-ce que je dois le reformuler pour le rendre encore plus intemporel, ou est-ce que je dois laisser le contexte dans lequel il a été écrit, avec une phrase disant que c’est toujours d’actu quand même ?
    – Où le mettre ? Sur un nom de domaine dédié ? Mais du coup quoi, en français, en anglais ? Ou sur un Github avec un compte anonyme ? Ou Medium, ou autre ?

    Enfin bref, j’en sais rien. Et comme on est plus intelligent à plusieurs, si vous avez des remarques…

    Juif, pas Israélien

    Je suis juif, ou je viens d’une famille de culture juive, mais je ne suis pas Israélien.

    Je vis dans un autre pays quelconque du globe. Ma culture, mon éducation, est liée à l’endroit où j’ai fais ma vie.

    Le gouvernement ou les grands médias de l’endroit où je vis ne condamnent pas fermement, clairement, explicitement, les massacres et les crimes de guerre perpétrés sur la population palestienne. Ils ne demandent aucune sévère sanction contre l’État d’Israël à l’échelle des relations internationales.

    Pire encore, ils affirment que les personnes révoltées par ce qui se passe en Palestine, et notamment à Gaza, sont peu ou prou antisémites.

    Je tiens donc à affirmer que je ne supporte en aucun cas l’État israélien, ni les nombreux citoyens qui approuvent ses actions.

    Je suis contre toute forme de colonisation et d’impérialisme.

    Je condamne tous les discours assimilant ou liant indéfectiblement l’ensemble des juifs à l’État d’Israël, et en particulier ceux des gouvernements et associations qui défendent ou aident cet État.

    Je condamne l’utilisation de tout procédé linguistique ou argumentaire visant à faire croire à un conflit symétrique.

    Lorsque je pense à l’histoire européenne d’une partie de ma famille, je suis révolté lorsque je vois le Mur, les barbelés, les miradors, les humiliations, la ghettoïsation, les bombardements et les meurtres infligés aux Palestiniens.

    Tout ceci ne se fera pas en mon nom.

    Je vous invite, selon vos centres d’intérêts, à lutter politiquement, littérairement, artistiquement ou mystiquement contre ces injustices.

    Août 2014 / #JuifPasIsraélien #JewNotIsraeli

    #juif #Israël #Palestine #notinmyname

    • Cher @rastapopoulos

      Merci pour ce partage

      Et ici, sans doute, le mot « partage » n’est pas galvaudé.

      Ton texte si court soit-il sur un sujet si difficile a de belles qualités. Et on ne peut pas douter, pas une seule seconde, de ses intentions louables. En revanche je dois te dire que je lui préfère une argumentation plus développée qui est celle par exemple de Claude Askolovitch. signalée ici ( https://seenthis.net/messages/747159 )

      Je te donne un seul exemple. Quand tu écris

      Je suis contre toute forme de colonisation et d’impérialisme.

      On ne peut, en quelque sorte, que te donner raison. Singulièrement pour ce qui est de la politique actuelle, et même passée jusqu’à un certain point, d’Israël (je vais revenir sur ce certain point justement). Et de fait les bombardements de Gaza en 2014 ont été l’apogée sans doute de ce qui mérite d’être condamné, et de l’être sans ambiguïté ce dont nos gouvernements successifs se sont tous tenus très éloignés de faire pour des raisons de real politik qui les regardent mais dont ils devraient se demander aujourd’hui si justement le peu de représentativité de cette real politik forcenée n’est pas en train justement de leur exploser à la figure.

      Et je suis à peu près certain que tu dois être favorable, de ce que je sais de toi au travers de ce que je lis dans tes signalements et autres participations dans seenthis, à une solution dite à deux états. Et pour cela on pourrait te demander de te pencher sur toutes les cartes particulièrement nombreuses dans le temps du « partage » (le mot est mal choisi, je le fais exprès) des territoires entre ceux palestiniens et ceux israéliens. Or quelle que soit la carte, si reculée soit-elle dans le temps jusqu’en 1948, que tu choisiras, elle sera déjà celle d’une colonisation.

      Et je présume que je n’ai pas besoin de te rappeler que de 1945 à 1948, les Juifs d’Europe ayant survécu à la destruction n’avaient d’une part plus où que ces soit où aller et que le camp des vainqueurs n’a pas assumé sa responsabilité de libérateur des camps, côté Russe, n’en parlons pas, mais du côté de la Grande Bretagne et des Etats-Unis, les quotas pour accueillir les survivants étaient ridiculement bas, le sionisme alors était une question de survie. Avec toute l’hypocrisie qui la caractérise la Grande Bretagne a réglé le problème en abandonnant sa colonie palestinienne, ce qu’elle aurait sans doute pas fait si la même colonie avait eu certaines richesses à faire valoir.

      Le sionisme contemporain, singulièrement sa pratique coloniale dans les territoires occupés et au delà d’eux est abject et devrait oui, être viscéralement condamné, ce qui ne se produira jamais en Occident puisque nos pays sont englués à la fois dans des logiques et real politik et une mauvaise conscience qui n’est pas prête de s’éteindre, même avec les derniers et dernières survivantes de la destruction des Juifs d’Europe.

      Que les députés de la REM se ridiculisent et montrent une fois de plus leur manque édifiant de profondeur à la fois politique et historique est une chose, je tente de me rassurer en me disant que quelques filtres et autres fusibles devraient rendre l’adoption d’une telle loi très compliquée, parce qu’à ce moment-là j’imagine qu’il faudra également légiférer contre tant et tant de stigmatisations. En revanche la question est bien là, les antisémites en France se proclament antisionnistes, non pas qu’ils et elles soient particulièrement sensibles à la souffrance du peuple palestinien mais parce que cela leur permet de contourner l’illégalité de leur antisémitisme pour lequel nul n’a de doute.

      Quant au retentissement de ce qui est en train de devenir l’affaire des injures antisionnistes envers le philosophe Alain Finkielkraut, je suis frappé par le caractère hystérique des réactions d’une part, mais d’autre part aussi je suis étonné par le caractère admirablement artificiel et fabriqué de l’affaire. Je trouve très curieux d’une part que cette confrontation soit advenue fortuitement et quand bien même un tel accident statistique était advenu quelle est la probabilité pour qu’au même moment il y ait à la fois une équipe de télévision sur les lieux et un peloton de CRS pour s’interposer et prendre la défense du philosophe. Enfin quelle est également la probabilité pour que les insultes émanant d’une foule soit aussi respectueuse des limites de la légalité des insultes, « sale sioniste » (qui n’est pas interdit) en lieu et place de « sale juif » (qui est un délit) ?

      Et pour terminer il ne faut évidemment pas tomber dans le piège de dire ou même de sous entendre que Finkielkraut puisse mériter son sort, en revanche il ne me paraît pas injustifié de rappeler utilement que ses propos habituellement rances constituent une provocation continue pour laquelle il y aurait moyen de le poursuivre sans doute, qu’en l’état il bénéficie d’une immunité très douteuse et rappeler la phrase de Brecht à propos de la violence : on s’indigne beaucoup de la violence des crues, on ne parle jamais de celle des berges qui emprisonnent le fleuve dans son lit.

      Amicalement.

      Phil


  • Vous avez peut-être suivi ça, Steve Salaita (américain d’origine Nicaraguayenne et Palestinienne), spécialiste entre autres du racisme anti-arabe aux USA, avait été embauché comme professeur de Science Politique à l’University of Illinois en 2013. Sa permanence avait été révoquée en 2015 à cause de quelques tweets critiques d’israel.
    https://seenthis.net/messages/381282

    Le processus avait été entaché d’irrégularités, mais Salaita avait négocié son départ contre une somme d’argent, ayant entre temps obtenu un poste à la American University of Beirut. Un an après, ce poste aussi n’avait pas été renouvelé et, black listé, aucune autre offre ne lui fut offerte.

    Aujourd’hui, il est chauffeur de bus, et il raconte cette expérience dans ce très beau texte (que je trouve quand même très triste) :

    An Honest Living
    Steve Salaita, le 17 février 2019
    https://stevesalaita.com/an-honest-living

    You hear ex-professors say it all the time and I’ll add to the chorus: despite nagging precariousness, there’s something profoundly liberating about leaving academe, whereupon you are no longer obliged to give a shit about fashionable thinkers, network at the planet’s most boring parties, or quantify self-worth for scurrilous committees (and whereupon you are free to ignore the latest same-old controversy), for even when you know at the time that the place is toxic, only after you exit (spiritually, not physically) and write an essay or read a novel or complete some other task without considering its relevance to the fascist gods of assessment, or its irrelevance to a gang of cynical senior colleagues, do you realize exactly how insidious and pervasive is the industry’s culture of social control.

    There are tragic elements to this adventure, sure. A political symbolism informs my academic career. After months without work, my family suffered financial hardship. And I didn’t matriculate through 22nd grade in order to land a job that requires no college. Then again, neither did I attend so many years of college in order to be disabused of the notion that education is noble.

    I pitched honest living to my parents when I told them about the new job. Despite being aware of academe’s ruthless memory, they hoped that I’d one day be a professor again. They probably still do. In a better world, my redemption would happen in the United States. I wanted to quell that expectation. “Even if Harvard offered me a job I’d say no,” I proclaimed with earnest hyperbole.

    They feigned support but didn’t believe me. I understand why. It’s hard to imagine coming of age in reverse. Hollywood doesn’t make inspirational movies about struggling to overcome material comfort. We don’t aspire to the working class. Personal fulfillment occurs through economic uplift. We go from the outdoors to the office, from the ghetto to the high-rise, from the bar rail to the capital. That’s the dream, to become a celebrity or a tycoon or, in humbler fantasies, a bureaucrat. But forward progress as material comfort is cultivated through the ubiquitous lie that upward mobility equals righteousness. Honest living is a nice story we tell ourselves to rationalize privation, but in the real world money procures all the honesty we need.

    For immigrants, these myths can be acute. I could see my parents struggling between a filial instinct to nurture and an abrupt recognition of their failure. My mom, a retired high school teacher, seemed interested in the logistics of transporting students, but my dad, the original professor, clenched his hands and stared across the table. It’s the only time I’ve seen him avoid eye contact.

    #Steve_Salaita #USA #Palestine #université #criminalisation_des_militants #censure


  • A Jérusalem, des Palestiniens expulsés de chez eux au profit de colons israéliens AFP - 17 Février 2019 - RTBF
    https://www.rtbf.be/info/monde/detail_a-jerusalem-des-palestiniens-expulses-de-chez-eux-au-profit-de-colons-is

    Une famille palestinienne a été expulsée dimanche de sa maison dans la Vieille ville de Jérusalem au profit de colons israéliens, a constaté un photographe de l’AFP.

    Des affrontements ont éclaté entre les habitants du quartier, situé dans la partie palestinienne de Jérusalem, et la police peu après qu’une dizaine de colons israéliens ont investi la bâtisse, protégés par les forces de l’ordre.

    La maison était habitée par sept membres de la famille Abou Assab qui avait reçu un ordre d’éviction lui laissant jusqu’au 12 février pour quitter les lieux, selon l’ONG israélienne Ir Amim. Les Abou Assab y vivaient depuis les années 1960, d’après l’ONG.

    Le bâtiment appartenait à une famille juive avant la guerre de 1948, date de la création d’Israël, selon l’ONG israélienne La Paix Maintenant, qui lutte contre la colonisation par Israël des Territoires palestiniens.

    Expulsée de leur maison dans un autre quartier de Jérusalem en 1948, la famille Abou Assab s’était alors installée dans cette maison dont les habitants juifs avaient fui, a indiqué l’ONG dans un communiqué.


    Des policiers israéliens arrêtent un membre de la famille palestinienne Abou Assab, qui proteste contre son éviction de leur maison dans la Vieille ville de Jérusalem-est, le 17 février 2019 - © AHMAD GHARABLI

    Retour des Juifs
    Grâce à une loi israélienne permettant le retour des Juifs dans leurs propriétés à Jérusalem-Est, partie palestinienne de la ville occupée et annexée par Israël, des colons israéliens ont pu s’installer après un recours en justice au nom de la famille juive propriétaire avant 1948, selon l’ONG.

    L’annexion de Jérusalem-Est n’a jamais été reconnue par la communauté internationale. D’après la loi israélienne, les Palestiniens ne peuvent pas réclamer les propriétés qu’ils ont abandonnées ou dont ils ont été chassés en 1948.

    « On habite là. C’est ma maison, c’est toute ma vie », s’est écriée devant les journalistes Rania Abou Assab, tandis que les colons, surplombant la foule, hissaient déjà des drapeaux israéliens tout autour de la terrasse.

    « Ils ont tout pris », a-t-elle ajouté avant de s’effondrer en pleurs, ses effets personnels se trouvant toujours dans le domicile auquel elle ne peut plus accéder.

    Mme Abou Assab a indiqué que son fils de 15 ans et son mari avaient été arrêtés après leur éviction. La police israélienne a confirmé l’arrestation de deux personnes pour « avoir perturbé les activités de la police », ne précisant pas si elles avaient été libérées depuis.

    A Jérusalem-Est, « presque toutes les propriétés qui appartenaient à des Juifs avant 1948 sont menacées » de voir leurs occupants palestiniens expulsés, a indiqué Hagit Ofran de La Paix Maintenant, assurant que des dizaines de maisons dans la Vieille ville avaient fini par aboutir depuis les années 1980 aux mains de colons israéliens.

    A Jérusalem-Est, environ 70 familles palestiniennes dans le quartier de Sheikh Jarrah et quelque 700 personnes dans le quartier de Silwan sont menacées d’expulsion car leurs propriétés appartenaient à des Juifs avant 1948,selon Mme Ofran.

    #palestine #jérusalem #Jérusalem-Est #israël #colonisation #israel #colonisation #apartheid


  • UN to review 7 resolutions against Israel in March
    Feb. 15, 2019 11:06 A.M. (Updated : Feb. 15, 2019 12:29 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=782560

    BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The United Nations Human Rights Council is planning to issue seven resolutions against Israel during March, according to Israeli news outlets.

    Israeli Channel 2 reported that a report of the Commission of Inquiry into the “Gaza Fence” and the black list of businesses operating inside illegal Israeli settlements and beyond the Green Line will be among the resolutions to be made.

    The UN Special Coordinator’s report in the Palestinian lands will also be reviewed, in addition to the Goldstone Report of 2009 and Israeli violations in occupied Golan.

    Israeli violations of the International Law will also be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council.

    #PalestineONU


  • Encore un article du New-York Times qui aborde la Palestine positivement, même si c’est par le biais de la cuisine :

    Une écrivaine décrit la cuisine palestinienne et le monde qui l’entoure
    Mayukh Sen, The New-York Times, le 4 février 2019
    http://www.agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2019/02/13/une-ecrivaine-decrit-la-cuisine-palestinienne-et-le-monde-qui-l

    “Zaitoun” est la dernière publication d’une explosion de livres de cuisine en anglais affichant fièrement un nom palestinien, dont La cuisine de Gaza de Laila El-Haddad publié en 2013 et La Table palestinienne de Reem Kassis (2017). Pendant des années le seul livre de cuisine palestinienne en anglais était La cuisine palestinienne classique de Christiane Dabdoub Nasser, publié en 2000, sur lequel Mme Khan s’est beaucoup appuyée dans sa recherche.

    La forte résonnance des livres de cuisine palestinienne au-delà du Moyen Orient a toute son importance pour Joudie Kalla, l’auteure de La Palestine sur une assiette et de Baladi, deux ouvrages publiés ces trois dernières années.

    #Palestine #Cuisine #Nourriture

    Voir aussi :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/537468
    https://seenthis.net/messages/612651
    https://seenthis.net/messages/671981
    https://seenthis.net/messages/737305

    –---------------------

    Rappel de cette évolution du New-York Times depuis quelques mois :

    Boycotter Israël est-il de la « haine » ?
    Joseph Levine, The New-York Times, le 4 septembre 2018
    https://www.aurdip.org/boycotter-israel-est-il-de-la.html?lang=fr

    Curbing Speech in the Name of Helping Israel
    Editorial, The New-York Times, le 18 décembre 2018
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/opinion/editorials/israel-bds.html

    Un jour, une vie : quand une infirmière a été tuée à Gaza, était-ce un accident ?
    David Halbfinger, The New-York Times, le 30 décembre 2018
    http://www.france-palestine.org/Un-jour-une-vie-quand-une-infirmiere-a-ete-tuee-a-Gaza-etait-ce-un

    Il est temps de briser le silence autour de la Palestine
    Michelle Alexander, The New-York Times, le 19 janvier 2019
    http://www.agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2019/01/22/il-est-temps-de-briser-le-silence-autour-de-la-palestine

    A mettre quand même avec l’évolution de la situation aux États-Unis vis à vis de la Palestine :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/752002

    #Palestine #USA #New-York_Times


  • Une rave a Ramallah : Comment la musique underground rassemble les Palestiniens
    Megan Townsend, The Independent, le 2 février 2019
    http://www.agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2019/02/10/une-rave-a-ramallah-comment-la-musique-underground-rassemble-le

    Seule DJ Palestinienne à tenir une séance en solo à Boiler Room, Sama a fait des vagues depuis juin parce qu’elle utilise des synthés inspirés des sonorités de Détroit et de Berlin.

    Je la rencontre après un show à Paris, où elle vit depuis début 2018. Elle insiste pour dire que les fêtes en Europe ne sont pas mieux que celles de chez elle. « La façon de danser et l’énergie des gens dans une fête en Palestine sont aussi chaudes que dans une fête à Berlin. La seule différence, c’est que le nombre de personnes est très inférieur et le lieu beaucoup plus petit. Dans la techno, je trouve généralement que l’ambiance et l’énergie des gens sont les mêmes dans le monde entier. » Pour Sama, la décision de s’installer à Paris tenait moins au fait de s’engager dans la techno qu’elle avait découverte à 19 ans à Ramalah que pour pouvoir éviter les couvre-feux qui rendent les fêtes difficiles.

    Sur Sama et le documentaire Palestine Underground (2018) :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/752617

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-R8S7QwO1g

    #Palestine #Sama #Muqataa #Musique #Musique_et_politique #Underground #Electro #Techno #Rap #Rave


  • Palestinian teen succumbs to wounds sustained in Gaza protests
    Feb. 13, 2019 11:02 A.M. (Updated: Feb. 13, 2019 2:58 P.M.)
    http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=782536

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian teen succumbed, late Tuesday, to wounds he had sustained by Israeli forces last Friday during protests at the eastern borders of the al-Breij refugee camp in the central besieged Gaza Strip.

    Spokesperson of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf al-Qidra, confirmed that 17-year-old Hasan Nabil Nofal , who was hit with a tear-gas bomb in the head, died of his injury on Tuesday evening.

    Nofal had been receiving treatment at the al-Shifa Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    According to the ministry’s latest numbers, 266 Palestinians, including more than 45 children, were killed by Israeli forces during the protests along the Gaza border.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour


  • Demolitions of Unauthorized Bedouin Buildings on the Rise

    Increasingly, however, the Bedouin raze the buildings themselves to avoid paying the state the cost of tearing them down

    The number of illegal buildings demolished in Bedouin communities has tripled over the past five years. In 2013, when the government first began keeping records, 697 buildings were demolished. By last year, the figure had reached an all-time high of 2,326. Of these, 2,064 were demolished by the owners themselves to avoid the fines the state imposes if it has to tear a building down.

    An analysis of the data shows that over the past three years, the number of demolitions has grown steadily, but the number of demolitions carried out by the state has actually been shrinking. Last year, for instance, the state tore down just 262 buildings, while owners razed 2,064. In 2016, the government demolished 641 buildings while owners razed 1,579.

    Many Bedouin in the Negev live in communities that have been established without any government permission, in which case any construction on the site is deemed illegal. The state issues demolition orders against construction built without a permit, but not all of it is in unrecognized villages. Some is in legally recognized Bedouin communities. In addition to homes, the government data show that demolition orders have been issued against a range of other structures, including orchards, animal pens and fences.

    For the state, having the owners demolish the structures themselves is preferable for two reasons. It not only spares the government the cost of carrying it out. It also avoids the possibility of clashes between the police and the Bedouin population in the course of the demolition.

    As a result, government inspectors routinely warn owners that they can be sued for demolition costs if they don’t tear down illegal structures. In a press release several years ago, the Israel Land Authority, which manages much of the country’s land, acknowledged the effectiveness of the approach. As a practical matter, the state rarely sues to recover demolition costs, but the fact that it has authority to do so is often enough to coax building owners to demolish the buildings themselves.

    Attiya al-Assam, who heads of the Council of Unrecognized Villages in the Negev, said his organization attempts to discourage owners from razing illegal buildings on their own, because, as he put it, if they do so, “it appears as if the state isn’t doing anything, but when the state does the demolition, everyone sees it.” Nevertheless, he said, people often succumb to the threat of lawsuits, out of a sense that “they can’t stand up to the state.”

    Sabah Abu Lakima of the Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj in the Negev recently demolished the home of a relative on her behalf, a woman who lives alone. As he described it, “we were afraid of arrests, of criminal proceedings,” in addition to being sued for demolition costs. “It’s a kind of pressure tactic that makes people demolish by themselves, so [the state] won’t send in bulldozers and then you would have to pay for it,” he said. The woman has now moved in with other relatives, he added.

    The demolitions are part of a broader battle over the state’s efforts to relocate Negev Bedouin to urban Bedouin towns. Many Bedouin want to remain in their rural villages, a considerable portion of which are unauthorized.

    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-demolitions-of-unauthorized-bedouin-buildings-on-the-rise-1.691991
    #bédouins #Néguev #destruction #Israël #Palestine

    ping @reka

    En 2013...
    https://seenthis.net/messages/194499


  • 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


  • Israeli report says Saudis won’t back Trump peace plan without concessions - Axios
    https://www.axios.com/israel-saudi-arabia-relations-trump-peace-plan-a1a906b6-0c01-4f9b-b833-74f850

    Why it matters: The report contradicts the public line from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also Israel’s foreign minister. Over the past year, Netanyahu has claimed that Israel can normalize relations with Gulf nations, including Saudi Arabia, despite the Palestinian issue.

    #Palestine


  • Deux enfants palestiniens tués par les tirs des forces de l’occupation à la frontière de Gaza
    Vendredi 8/Février/2019 8:28:47 PM
    https://french.palinfo.com/news/2019/2/08/Deux-enfants-palestiniens-tu-s-par-les-tirs-des-forces-de-l-occupati

    Deux adolescents palestiniens ont été tués et des dizaines d’autres blessés, les forces d’occupation israéliennes continuant d’attaquer des manifestations pacifiques hebdomadaires organisées dans le cadre des marches pour le retour.

    Le ministère palestinien de la Santé a affirmé que les forces israéliennes avaient abattu les enfants Hasan Iyad Shalabi, âgé 14 ans, et Hamza Mohammad Shteiwi , âgé de 18 ans.

    Dix-sept autres manifestants ont été blessés lors de l’attaque, tandis que des centaines de personnes ont été asphyxiées avec du gaz lacrymogène, a ajouté le ministère.

    Trois des blessés ont été transférés à l’hôpital dans un état critique, a déclaré le journaliste du CPI.

    Plus de 260 Palestiniens ont été tués et plus de 27 000 autres blessés par les forces israéliennes depuis le début des manifestations de la Grande Marche du Retour à la frontière de Gaza le 30 mars.

    #Palestine_assassinée


    • On 46th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinian Children and Wound 90 Civilians, including 32 Children, 3 Women and a Paramedic
      Date: 08 February 2019
      https://pchrgaza.org/en/?p=11940

      On Friday, 08 February 2019, the incidents were as follows:

      At approximately 15:00, thousands of civilians, including women, children and entire families, started swarming to the five encampments established by the Supreme National Authority of Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege adjacent to the border fence with Israel in eastern Gaza Strip cities. Hundreds, including children and women, approached the border fence with Israel in front of each encampment and gathered tens of meters away from the main border fence, attempting to throw stones at the Israeli forces. Although the demonstrators gathered in areas open to the Israeli snipers stationed on the top of the sand berms and military watchtowers and inside and behind the military jeeps, the Israeli forces fired live and rubber bullets in addition to a barrage of teargas canisters. The Israeli shooting, which continued at around 17:30, resulted in the killing of 2 children identified as:

      1- Hasan Iyad ’Abed al-Fattah Shalabi (14), from Hamad city in Khan Yunis, was hit with a live bullet to the chest at approximately 15:50 while he was around 60 meters away from the border fence, east of Khuza’ah, east of Khan Yunis. Hasan’s death was declared after his arrival at a field medical point; and

      2- Hamza Mohamed Rushdi Ishtawi (17), from Gaza City, was hit with a live bullet to the neck while he was around 50 meters away from the border fence, east of al-Shuja’iyia neighborhood, east of Gaza City.

      Moreover, 90 Palestinian civilians, including 32 children, 3 women and a paramedic, were hit with live and rubber bullets and direct tear gas canisters . In addition, dozens of demonstrators, paramedics and journalists suffered tear gas inhalation and seizures due to tear gas canisters that were fired by the Israeli forces from the military jeeps and riffles in the eastern Gaza Strip. During this week, Israeli waste-water pumping vehicles pumped skunk water at the demonstrators and agricultural lands along the border fence in eastern Khan Yunis.

    • Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Palestinian Teens, Injure Eighteen, In Gaza
      February 8, 2019 9:53 PM
      http://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-two-palestinian-children-injure-eighteen-in-gaza

      The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed, Friday, that Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinian teens, 18 and 14 years of age, and injured at least eighteen others with live fire, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions in several parts of the coastal region.

      The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed a child, identified as
      Hasan Eyad Shalabi

      , 14, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, after shooting him with live fire in the chest, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

      It added that the soldiers also killed Hamza Mohammad Roshdi Eshteiwi , 18, from Gaza city, after shooting him with live fire in the neck, east of Gaza.❞


  • Ethiopians shut down Tel Aviv with protest against police brutality
    Amir Alon et Itay Blumenthal, Ynet, le 30 janvier 2019
    https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5455315,00.html

    The protest was sparked by the killing of Yehuda Biadga, 24, by police in Bat Yam two weeks ago as he was waving a knife. Witnesses say the youth posed no direct danger to the lives of the officers. The incident is still being investigated.

    Dasli Takala, one of the organizers, told reporters: “We are dealing with the Israel police which is a criminal organization… From violence they have moved on to murder; they have already killed 10 (unarmed Ethiopians). We are a community of activists. The government of Israel interprets our politeness as fear, but that is our strength.”

    #Palestine #israel #racisme #Ethiopiens #violence_policière #brutalité_policière

    A rajouter aussi à la compile #Israfrique :
    https://seenthis.net/messages/685758



  • Un documentaire réalisé par Rachel Leah Jones et Philippe Bellaïche sur l’avocate israélienne Lea Tsemel a été présenté au festival de Sundance le mois dernier :

    Advocate
    Larry Gleeson, Hollywood Glee, le 1er février 2019
    https://hollywoodglee.com/2019/02/01/advocate

    #Palestine #Lea_Tsemel #Avocate #Justice #Injustice #documentaire


  • » Palestinian Detainee Dies From Medical Neglect In Israeli Prison
    IMEMC News - February 7, 2019 6:50 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/palestinian-detainee-dies-from-medical-neglect-in-israeli-prison

    The Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported, on Wednesday evening, that a Palestinian detainee from Gaza, who has been held by Israel since 1991, died from serious complications resulting from being denied required specialized medical attention.

    The Committee stated that the detainee, Fares Mohammad Baroud , 51, from the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza city, died shortly after being moved to Soroka Israeli medical center.

    It added that, although the details of his death remain unclear, Baroud has been facing several health conditions for many years and was not granted urgently needed professional medical treatment.

    On November 18, 2018, the detainee, who was also suffering from a psychological condition, suffered an internal hemorrhage and was moved to Soroka after losing consciousness.

    He later underwent a surgery where the doctors removed a part of his liver and a blood vessel leading to it.

    The Detainees Committee held the Ramon Prison administration and the Israeli government responsible for Baroud’s death, as it is just one example of the numerous and ongoing serious violations against the Palestinian detainees, depriving them from basic life-saving medical attention.

    Baroud was taken prisoner on March 23, 1991 and was sentenced to a life-term after being convicted of killing an Israeli colonialist settler.

    He has been denied visits since the year 2000, and was supposed to be released as part of the fourth phase of a prisoner release agreement reached in late 2013, but Israel cancelled the deal.

    As part of that agreement, Israel was supposed to release all long-term detainees who had spent many years in prison, in four phases, in order to facilitate the resumption of direct “peace talks”. But the Israeli government backed out of the deal before implementing the final phase, which included 30 detainees.

    His death brings the number of detainees who died in Israeli prisons since the year 1967 to 218, including 63 who died after being denied the required essential medical treatment.

    #Palestine_assassinée


  • 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:


  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Another, Near Jenin
    IMEMC News -February 5, 2019 1:47 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-kill-one-palestinian-injure-another-near-jenin

    Israeli soldiers killed, on Monday evening, one Palestinian teen and injured another, near the entrance of the al-Jalama village, northeast of Jenin in northern West Bank. The army claimed that Palestinians were riding a motor cycle and “hurled an explosive at the soldiers,” and did not report any injuries.

    Mahmoud Sa’adi, the director of the Emergency Department of the Palestinian Red Crescent in Jenin, said the slain Palestinian has been identified as Abdullah Faisal Omar Tawalba , 19, from the al-Jalama village, and added that Omar Ahmad Hanana, 15, was injured but is in a stable condition.

    Palestinian medical sources said the medics moved the slain Palestinian, and the wounded teen, to Jenin Governmental Hospital.

    They added that Tawalba was shot with several live rounds in the head and legs.

    Eyewitnesses said the two were riding a motorcycle near the village, when the soldiers opened fire at them, and denied the Israeli military allegation, stating that the army will say anything to justify murdering Palestinians.

    They added that the two Palestinians were riding their motorcycle back home, in al-Jalama and ‘Arrana villages near Jenin, while returning from work.

    #Palestine_assassinée

    • Israeli Army Admits the Palestinian Motorcyclist They Killed Had No Explosives
      February 11, 2019 4:58 AM
      http://imemc.org/article/israeli-army-admits-the-palestinian-motorcyclist-they-killed-had-no-explosive

      Following an investigation by the Israeli military into the killing of a Palestinian motorcycle rider on February 5th, and the severe wounding of his passenger, the military was forced to admit that their initial claim that the young man had explosives was a false claim.

      Abdullah Faisal Omar Tawalba , 19, was shot and killed by Israeli forces on February 5th, 2019, at an Israeli military checkpoint in Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank.

      His passenger, Omar Ahmad Hanana, 15, was also shot by the Israeli military and badly injured, but is in stable condition at the Jenin Governmental Hospital run by the Palestinian Authority.

      Initially, the Israeli military reported to the media that the young men had approached the checkpoint and “tried to plant explosives”.

      An investigation by Israeli military police found no evidence whatsoever of any explosives of any kind.

      The soldiers claimed that they “heard an explosion,” and “where sure “an explosive was thrown at the roadblock, before they opened fire.”


  • » Palestinian Succumbs to Wounds in Gaza
    IMEMC News - February 4, 2019 8:42 AM
    http://imemc.org/article/palestinian-succumbs-to-wounds-in-gaza

    A Palestinian man succumbed, Sunday, to critical wounds he sustained last week, as Israeli forces attacked the “Great Return March” protests along Gaza’s borders

    Ahmad Ghazi Abu Jabal , 30, died of critical wounds he sustained last week, after being shot by Israeli forces offshore the town of Beit Lahia, north of Gaza.

    Abu Jabal, from the Sheja’eyya neighborhood east of Gaza city, was shot and seriously injured, on January 29 2019, during a naval procession along Beit Lahia Sea and shore, in northern Gaza.

    The soldiers who shot him with live fire were stationed at the Zikim military base, near Gaza’s northern border.

    The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) issued a statement mourning his death, and declaring that he was one of its members.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marchecôtière



  • Sébastien Marchal, L’Histoire n’est pas finie , 2013, France.

    Plus d’une soixantaine de graphistes, dessinateurs, typographes et illustrateurs, professionnels pour beaucoup ou amateurs pour quelques-uns, nous ont envoyé une ou plusieurs #affiches en solidarité avec la population de #Gaza. Une image de chacun d’entre eux est présentée sur cette page. Dans certains cas, d’autres images ont été publiées également : cliquez sur les liens pour voir les billets avec les légendes développées et tous les compléments visuels.

    Au total, entre le 25 juillet et le 29 août 2014, vingt-quatre affiches sont parues sur une page de l’Humanité. Toutes les images rassemblées sur ce blog constituent une constellation plus vaste encore.

    http://www.humaginaire.net/post/Des-affiches-pour-Gaza%3A-inventaire-provisoire


  • Palestinian teen hiking with friends was killed in Israeli army ambush. He posed no danger
    Gideon Levy, Alex Levac | Feb. 1, 2019
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-palestinian-teen-hiking-with-friends-was-killed-in-idf-ambush-he-p

    The soldiers hid behind the tallest oak tree in the valley. That’s where the six teenagers were headed, as they descended from their town, Silwad, northeast of Ramallah, into the deep, steep valley to hang out together on that Friday afternoon. On the way, they bought potato chips, sunflower seeds and chocolate, and they planned to boil water for tea over a campfire. Suddenly, without warning, a gunshot rang out. The teens had no idea where it came from. Ayman collapsed, rolling over and landing on his back. A bullet had sliced through his chest from the left, below his neck, and exited from his hip. When Mohammed tried to approach, to pull him out of the line of fire, another shot rang out. Mohammed was hit in the arm and ran for his life.

    Ayman lay on the ground, dying.

    The firing grew more intense. The shooters emerged from the ambush site behind the oak tree. They were joined by two more soldiers who came out of an Isuzu jeep parked on the other side of Highway 60. Bursts of automatic gunfire, aimed at the teens who were fleeing for their lives, echoed through the valley. The group rushed up the hill on which Silwad – meaning “above the wadi” in Arabic – is perched.

    That evening, the Israel Defense Forces returned Ayman Hamad ’s body to his family. He was 17 years old and was buried the next day in the town.

    Not far away, on that same day, last Saturday, January 26, settlers from the outpost of Adei Ad, and/or soldiers who joined them – it is still not clear – killed Hamdi Na’asan , 38, as he was plowing his field next to his village, Al-Mughayyir. Last weekend was particularly lethal for the Palestinians. Four of them were killed by Israelis, in the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    It was raining when we visited Silwad on Monday, and the killing field in the valley that separates the town from Highway 60 was draped in thick fog. Through the fog a stunning view could be made out – of olive trees, the towering oak and the verdant valley. The last house in town, on the wadi’s edge, belongs to Qadura Fares, head of the Palestinian Prisoners Club, a former cabinet minister and prisoner. Fares, fluent in Hebrew, is one of the more impressive leaders in the Palestinian Authority, an associate and good friend of the jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti.

    The Silwad community center – above which looms the turret of the local mosque that locals say is the tallest in Palestine – had been turned into a venue of mourning and condolences. The dead teenager was a relative of Fares’, who, in an elegant wool coat, was among those welcoming the guests who had come to comfort the family. Next to him was the bereaved father, Ahmed Hamad, 44, a metalworker who once had four daughters and two sons. Now, he has four daughters and one son.

    According to the dead teen’s history teacher, Aouni Fares, Ayman, a high-school senior, was well-informed and knew a lot about the Nakba, the Palestinians’ suffering and the history of the occupation that began in 1967. Ahmed Hamad says his son promised him that he would always be proud of him. Ayman’s uncle Mohammed Othman was the first fatal casualty in Silwad during the first intifada; two other uncles, Akram Hamad and Rifat Hamad, are serving life sentences in Israeli prisons.

    Last Friday morning, Ayman had coffee with his father and then attended prayers in the mosque. At midday the family drove to its olive grove in the valley for a picnic, not far from the place where their firstborn would be killed a few hours later. The weather was ideal, under the winter sun, and Ayman was in high spirits, the mourners recall. The family ate stuffed vegetables prepared by the mother, Inas; Ayman cleared away the dishes.

    When they got home, around 2:30 P.M., Ayman asked his father, who was driving to the nearby village of Rammun to shop, for money to buy snacks; he was given 20 shekels ($5.60). At the end of the day, two shekels would be found in the teen’s cellphone case.

    Almost every Friday they would head out to the valley, Ayman and his buddies, all of them about the same age. There, amid the olive trees, about a kilometer or two from their homes, is the local gathering place.

    When they arrived, the group split up. Ayman and two friends went on ahead, the other three stayed behind for some reason. Later on some of the eyewitnesses, among them the wounded Mohammed Hamad, would say that the group did not throw any stones, although one authoritative source admitted that they had. Iyad Hadad, a field researcher for the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem, noted that Ayman was shot at around 4:30 that afternoon – almost Shabbat – so there were certainly no religious settlers’ cars on Highway 60 at the time. Candle-lighting time in the nearby settlements was 4:31 P.M. in Beit El, 4:40 P.M. in Shiloh and 4:49 P.M. in Ofra.

    Many questions remain about what happened this week, and they are very disturbing – even if stones were thrown. The Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot Ayman Hamad from a distance of between 50 and 100 meters, from which he could not have posed any threat. When he was shot, he was also more than 100 meters from the highway, again a distance from which no stone could have hurt anyone traveling on the road. The soldiers fired live ammunition from an ambush with no prior warning, hitting him directly in the chest. They shot to kill, of that there’s no doubt. A teenager, a high-school student, who maybe did throw stones (which hurt no one), or maybe didn’t throw stones, was executed. The soldiers went on shooting even after they had hit him. Fortunately, they didn’t kill anyone else.

    The IDF Spokesman’s Unit made do with a laconic, dry response to Haaretz’s query, one that only raises additional questions: “A Military Police investigation has been launched into the matter, and at its conclusion the findings will be conveyed for further examination to the office of the military advocate general.” We’re unlikely to hear any more about this incident – either about the conclusion of the “investigation” or about a trial of those deemed responsible for the killing of the teen from Silwad.

    After the incident, the wounded Mohammed Hamad made his way into town, where he was taken to the local clinic and from there by ambulance to the Government Hospital in Ramallah. Ayman was still on the ground, with the soldiers gathered around him. A Palestinian ambulance driver who happened to pass by and saw what was going on offered to evacuate Ayman, but the soldiers told him to leave. It’s not clear whether Ayman was still alive at that point. Mohammed said he saw him take a few heavy breaths before he himself fled the scene, as did the third one in their group. The other teens were far off and didn’t see what was going on.

    After almost an hour, after an Israeli ambulance evacuated Ayman, the soldiers left the site. The boy was taken to a military guard tower next to the nearby village of Ein Yabroud, where an intensive care ambulance arrived, lingered for about 10 minutes and then drove off, according to the testimonies. Ayman was apparently already dead.

    In the meantime, one of the friends phoned Ayman’s father to report that his son had been wounded and was with the soldiers. A few minutes later, he called back to say that Ayman had not been wounded, only arrested. Then Qadura Fares phoned to tell Ahmed to drop everything in Rammun and get back to Silwad fast. When Ahmed reached Fares’ house, he saw the crowd that had gathered there, among them his brother, Suheil, who was weeping bitterly, and he realized what had happened.

    Fares meanwhile contacted the District Coordination and Liaison unit in order to get Ayman’s body back; at about 7:30 that evening, the family were instructed to go to the military base at Beit El to retrieve the body. At the Government Hospital in Ramallah, where they brought the body, Ahmed saw the bullet’s entry hole in his son’s chest and the exit wound in the hip.

    While we are visiting, Mohammed Hamad, the survivor of the shooting, enters the community center. His entire arm is bandaged. This is his first encounter with Ahmed since the incident. The teenager had undergone surgery in the Government Hospital shortly after arriving there, but walked out the next day, against his doctors’ instructions, to attend Ayman’s funeral.

    Mohammed is clearly still in a state of shock. Ayman, he relates, walked about 30 meters ahead of the rest of the group toward his family’s olive grove. He denies that they threw stones. After Ayman collapsed on the ground, Mohammed says he saw that he was still moving his fingers, even as blood spilled out of his chest, but doesn’t remember anything else because he was then shot himself. At first, he didn’t feel anything as he was fleeing for his life, with bullets whistling around him. He didn’t feel any pain until a few minutes later. Now he tells us he’ll have to return to the hospital in a few days for additional surgery.

    https://seenthis.net/messages/755175
    #Palestine_assassinée


  • 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.

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