Saturday, July 21, 2018

Israel Concedes: Apartheid State Declared in Knesset

De Facto and Now De Jure Racism/Apartheid

by Mazin Qumsiyeh

July 21, 2018

Finally, the Israeli Knesset puts it into words/law and is now de jure as well as de facto racist/apartheid "Jewish nation-state".

The new "law"violates international treaties and norms (including the 1976 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid).

But on the bright side no one can now defend Israel as a "democracy" since it is now not by practice alone but by clearly worded "law" that it is an apartheid racist state for and by the Jewish people (imagine if a similar law about "whites" or "Christians" was instituted in any other country).

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"Russian actions on its own doorstep in Eastern Europe do not in fact threaten the United States or any actual vital interest. Nor does Moscow threaten the U.S. through its intervention on behalf of the Syrian government in the Middle East. 
That Russia is described incessantly as a threat in those areas is largely a contrivance arranged by the media, the Democratic and Republican National Committees and by the White House. Candidate Donald Trump appeared to recognize that fact before he began listening to Michael Flynn, who has a rather different view. 
Hopefully the old Trump will prevail, there is, however, another country that has interfered in U.S. elections, has endangered Americans living or working overseas and has corrupted America’s legislative and executive branches. It has exploited that corruption to initiate legislation favorable to itself, has promoted unnecessary and unwinnable wars and has stolen American technology and military secrets. 
Its ready access to the mainstream media to spread its own propaganda provides it with cover for its actions and it accomplishes all that and more through the agency of a powerful and well-funded domestic lobby that oddly is not subject to the accountability afforded by the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) of 1938 even though it manifestly works on behalf of a foreign government. That country is, of course, Israel” - Julian Assange

In speaking to the flotilla participants I quoted Martin Luther King Jr:

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’
Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’
Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’
But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.”

Stay Human and ACT for conscience

Mazin Qumsiyeh

A Bedouin in cyberspace, a villager at home
Professor, Founder, and (volunteer) Director
Palestine Museum of Natural History
Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability
Bethlehem University
Occupied Palestine
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