Palestine signs 14 treaties and conventions

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) –Letters of accession for 15 international multilateral treaties and conventions were handed to the relevant parties on Wednesday after being signed by President Mahmoud Abbas a day earlier, Palestinian officials said.

“I presented the letters signed by Abbas this morning to UN special envoy Robert Serry, as well as to the representatives of the Netherlands and Switzerland,” Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said. Continue reading Palestine signs 14 treaties and conventions

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Israeli amusement park sign
Israeli amusement park sign

The Convention on the Elimination of All Racial Discrimination (ICERD)  was adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 1965 by resolution 2106 (XX), and it entered into force on 4 January 1969, thirty days after the deposit of the twenty-seventh instrument of ratification, as provided for in its article 19. Continue reading Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Palestine

Palestines flagWhen the kingdom of Jordan relinquished its bilateral, consensual trusteeship of East Palestine (also known as the ‘West Bank’) to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), as the representative of the Palestinian people, the PLO declared the State of Palestine on 15th November, 1988 claiming the territory allotted to Palestinians in the Partition Plan, with Jerusalem as its capital. Continue reading Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Palestine

You’ll all be our slaves, if you’re worthy, if you behave well

This video was recorded December 27, 2012. If you do not speak Hebrew, click the YouTube button, then when the YouTube page opens, ‘CC’ button on the video for captions. It’s astounding how much patience the Palestinians have with this Jewish colonist ‘settler’ who is attempting to take and use their land.

Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel

 

Israel's declaration of independence being read
Israel’s declaration of independence being read

ERETZ-ISRAEL [(Hebrew) – the Land of Israel, Palestine] was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books. Continue reading Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel

UN Resolution 181: Partition Plan

Below is the full text of the ‘Partition Plan’ for the British Mandate Palestine (UN General Assembly Resolution 181). Note especially that it guarantees civil rights to all and very specifically delineates territory allocated to Jews and to native Palestinians. Keep in mind that this was explicitly referenced within both Israel’s and Palestine’s declarations of independence. Continue reading UN Resolution 181: Partition Plan

Different Species

The difference between a Jewish and a non-Jewish person stems from the common expression: ‘Let us differentiate.’ Thus, we do not have a case of profound change in which a person is merely on a superior level. Rather, we have a case of ‘let us differentiate’ between totally different species.

This is what needs to be said about the body: the body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of all nations of the world. The entire creation exists only for the sake of the Jews.

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson

Racism originated in the Torah

Top rabbis move to forbid renting homes to Arabs, say ‘racism originated in the Torah’
Dozens of Israel’s municipal chief rabbis signed on to the ruling, which comes just months after the chief rabbi of Safed initiated a call urging Jews to refrain from renting or selling apartments to non-Jews.
Dec. 7, 2010 Ha’aretz

A number of leading rabbis who signed on to a religious ruling to forbid renting homes to gentiles – a move particularly aimed against Arabs – defended their decision on Tuesday with the declaration that the land of Israel belongs to the Jews. Continue reading Racism originated in the Torah

Israel and Racism

John Glaser, August 07, 2013
antiwar.com

Mayor Shimon Gapso - Nazareth Illit
Mayor Shimon Gapso – Nazareth Illit

Shimon Gapso, an Israeli mayor of Upper Nazareth, recently said (paywall)  that Upper Nazareth is a Jewish city and “will be Jewish forever.” In response to this, and in consideration of anti-Arab statements Gapso allegedly made in the past (and, say, his opposition to the establishment of Arab schools in his city), Israeli civil rights groups called on the attorney general to investigate Gapso’s racism. Continue reading Israel and Racism

Prime Minister’s Office sponsors Hasbara Program

13 August 2013
Voorale.com

hasbara alertThe Prime Minister’s Office is weighing an online public diplomacy project using the country’s university students. The students participating in the project, who would post on social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter on Israel’s behalf, would not identify themselves as official government representatives. Continue reading Prime Minister’s Office sponsors Hasbara Program

Illegal Colonies

settlement pool, empty reservoir
Olympic sized pool in Ma’ale Adumim colony, empty reservoir in Palestine

Israel has numerous illegal colonies in East Palestine (the ‘West Bank’) that are euphemistically called “settlements” that are illegal under international law. Territory for these illegal colonies are acquired in several underhanded ways: the Israeli military (IDF) declare an area to be a ‘closed military zone’ and prohibits any Palestinians from living in the area or accessing their property. A short time later the territory is transferred to the Jerusalem National Fund (JNF) and administered by the Israel Land Administration (ILA). Continue reading Illegal Colonies

Hendrik Verwoerd

The Jews took Israel from the Arabs after the Arabs had lived there for a thousand years. Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state.

– Hendrik Verwoerd, then prime minister of South Africa and the architect of South Africa’s apartheid policies, Rand Daily Mail, November 23, 1961

1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid

Article II

For the purpose of the present Convention, the term ‘the crime of apartheid’, which shall include similar policies and practices of racial segregation and discrimination as practiced in southern Africa, shall apply to the following inhumane acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them: Continue reading 1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid

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