Shut down Israel!

Israeli raid on Gaza by LATUFF 2008

Israeli raid on Gaza by LATUFF 2008

Enough is enough. Now Gaza, on top of everything else. The Palestinians symbolise the ongoing struggle worldwide against USrael’s neo-colonial wars. Zionist goals cannot be met without genocide. To uphold a Jewish state it is necessary to commit crimes that are defined as genocide in The UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide signed by the General Assembly on December 9th, 1948. It states:

Article 2

In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

(a) Killing members of the group;

(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;

(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;

(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

Clauses a, b and c are fulfilled and just one would be enough to define genocide. Suffice it to mention here the extensive ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in 1948, the very carefully engineered so-called Plan Dalet, documented in detail by Ilan Pappe.

The Zionist’s colonisation project has existed over two turns of century. It is a myth that there could ever be a Jewish state in Palestine without genocide of the Palestinian people. Genocide is inherent in Zionism, its innermost core. A Jewish state must have a substantial Jewish majority and this cannot be achieved without the eviction of those who lived on the land. We see the result in a racist apartheid system that discriminates between Jews and non-Jews in Israel itself, in the raising of the Wall, in the nearby Palestinian refugee camps and in facts on the ground, as illustrated by the four maps and now in Gaza.

Palestinian Loss Of Land 1946-2000

Palestinian Loss Of Land 1946-2000

Enough is enough. It is more than enough.

A so-called two-state solution involves legitimising genocide in retrospect, as it does not acknowledge the evicted Palestinian refugees’ inalienable right to return, in accordance with UN resolutions.

There is only one solution. A democratic state between the Mediterranean and the River Jordan. Within such a framework, those most involved can discuss various transitional solutions and suggest a timetable for their implementation.

Some would say that this is unrealistic because of the hatred that has been created between Palestinians and Jews. But in that case, those who brought about colonisation, the theft of land and genocide can move somewhere else if they do not wish to live in peace and equality with their ‘victims’ in their own country. The French colonisers in Algeria returned home. In South Africa, the majority chose to stay.

Israel of today is an entity with precious little legitimacy, being a state in the country of Palestine, as shown in the article ‘Revoking Israel’s UN membership‘. There is little support for the statement that Israel is a creation of the UN. There is nothing to indicate that this entity will ever work in accordance with UN decisions and international human rights, or exist in peace with its neighbours. Quite the opposite.

Israel is, today, the biggest threat to a world in peace and Zionism an ideology whose main task is to justify USrael’s neo-colonial wars while referring to the Holocaust and ‘anti-Semitism‘.

 

Lasse Wilhelmson

Täby, Sweden

January 2009

 

(1) Israel and ‘The New American Century’

(2) Zionism – more than traditional colonialism and apartheid http://www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20editorials/2004%20opinions/Jan/26%20o/Zionism%20%20more%20than%20traditional%20colonialism%20and%20apartheid%20By%20Lasse%20Wilhelmson.htm

(3) Maps of ”facts on the ground” http://lawrenceofcyberia.blogs.com/photos/maps/landloss.html

(4) Revoking Israel’s UN Membership http://www.palestinechronicle.com/view_article_details.php?id=14445

(5) Will the World Change Now? http://palestinethinktank.com/2008/11/08/lasse-wilhelmson-will-the-world-change-now/

(6) ”Anti-Semitism” as a political weapon http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Articles/Story1444.html

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