Amidst the talk of “the two-state solution”, the United Nations or Nations United Against Evil, must first address the fundamental question: Should this Israel exist, as “the most aggressive, expansionist, overtly racist, Jewish supremacist government in Israel’s history?”
Uncritical support of Israel is destroying the spiritual core of Judaism itself – a dagger in the Jewish heart. Christians had to reckon with their deeds after the Holocaust. Jews need to do that now. Israel may have a right to exist, but not this Israel. It’s counter-intuitive and difficult to digest but conscience can be seduced and obscured: even our own. I promised never again. Never again is now.
As a human rights campaigner and a student of genocides, in my attempts to understand Israel’s physical destruction of Gaza in particular, and its foundational Zionist policies in Palestine, I find most helpful to turn to Raphael Lemkin’s grounded and multi-faceted conception of genocide and Hitler’s “blood-based” ideas of “race-state” and racialized land.
Israel's legal team, a member of which is a Holocaust survivor and the country's ex-Attorney General, will likely frontload the politico-legal mantra of Israel’s right to “self-defence” .
The post-apartheid Republic of South Africa, filing a genocide case against Israel is a significant act pregnant with positive moral consequences while handing the Palestinian liberation struggle an unprecedented strategic weapon.
Mairead Maguire (79) has a message for Israel and western leaders who finance, arm and protect the worst Zionist government in the history of Israel’s founding since May 1948: “Israel cannot build peace on genocide. We have got to find more humane ways to solve our problems.”
World’s Oldest Statesman Dr Mahathir Mohamad reflects on Western Imperialisms and offers a forward-looking post-United Nations vision of peace for a world threatened by Climate Change.
The severe and long-term impacts on the natural environment in Gaza – including impacts to soil, ground and underground water systems – are both a deliberate act and the predictable outcome of the ISRAEL DEATH FORCE (IDF)'s relentless intentional, systematic destruction of Gaza's neighbourhoods including hospitals, schools, universities, residential buildings, churches, and mosques over the last 6 weeks.
Watch the the pre-recorded address of HE Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad for Global Solidarity and Rally for Free Palestine on 4th Nov 2023. See video of the full event.