I don't know why this guy doesn't see he's the problem. Indicted for corruption, pig-headed and a pathological liar with a taste for blood, three times now he cannot build a majority government and still pushing for the annihilation of his illegal settlers by violating international law. How is this place even considered a democracy?!? Some example to the world. Lowest bottom denominator politics. Go back to the drawing board, you'll see the pre-Balfour model worked just fine for Semites, Muslim AND Jewish. This is not progress. It's a freakshow with stupid nicknames.
I was going to write a post, after reading how difficult forming a government was, begging Jews to surprise us all and simply return Palestine to its full territorial lines and coexist peacefully as before, in light of nature's punishment and for a better more harmonious future. On the one hand, you have divine people like UK's Captain Tom Moore and other vets who more recently fought for you but instead, I continue reading and come across this. Israeli soldiers spitting on Palestinian homes and closing a Covid-19 clinic in Jerusalem and once more I think you're the bane on humanity.
The insistence that any annexation of occupied Palestinian territory directly violates fundamental norms of international law seems no longer to be taken seriously. Maybe because of this, Israel is poised to annex without even attempting to offer legal justifications for overriding the widely endorsed and rigidly interpreted rule that a sovereign state is not allowed to annex foreign territory acquired by force.
This instance of annexation additionally involves an extreme repudiation of international humanitarian law as embodied in the Fourth Geneva Convention. It amounts to a unilateral move by Israel to change the status of land in the West Bank from that of occupied since 1967 to that of its sovereign territorial authority. And further, such contemplated annexation directly challenges the authority of the United Nations, which by an overwhelming continuous consensus regards Israel's presence in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza as solely based on force and occupation, making any modification dependent on a prior authoritative expression of Palestinian consent, which is hard to imagine ever being given.
In the course of the last 100 years, from a Zionist perspective utopia became reality, while for the Palestinians reality became dystopia.
According to the agreement, annexation will be advanced in coordination with the US and “international dialogue on the issue, while pursuing the security and strategic interests of the State of Israel, including the need for maintaining regional stability, maintaining peace agreements and striving for future peace agreements.”
"Striving" for "future" peace agreements implies more wars. "Let actions speak for themselves" 🙄 As if they didn't already kill a diplomat and a pilot, as their typical outlet for lashing out. Let's have the Mueller report so this cast of grotesque bloodthirsty men can go away.
Perhaps people should know they - US/Israelis - have the technological capability to interfere with avionics and other defense systems to produce unintended results.
La Déclaration de Stockholm stipule les principes suivants.
La liberté est un droit fondamental pour l'Homme, l'égalité et des conditions de vie satisfaisantes aussi, dans un environnement dont la qualité lui permette de vivre dans la dignité et le bien-être. Il a le devoir de protéger et d'améliorer l'environnement pour les générations actuelles et futures. De ce fait, les politiques qui encouragent le racisme, l'apartheid, la discrimination, les formes coloniales et autres oppression et domination étrangères doivent être éliminées après condamnation.
Canadian diplomats and ambassadors call on Canada to not stay silent. Even KSA and the UAE yesterday via Foreign Minister Gargash have come out in opposition to the violation of international law. Canada can't be on the wrong side of history.
"Now we've reached a stage where President Trump has arrogated to himself the right to legislate beyond and over international law and the international community by decreeing what Israel can have and what rump state the Palestinians can have ... it really is a call for the international community to say this is totally unacceptable," he said.
On the issue of bridges and settlements, the flipside there is that it can always go to Palestinians. Much like colons were told to help themselves if they could squat a Palestinian house overnight, then a house was theirs so can Palestinians march over and make themselves rightfully at home. To die in a refugee camp and/or from the pandemic, or going home - what's the difference really?
Shouldn't someone maybe file a petition with the UK to have a commission review the parliamentary archives, the Balfour Declaration and the political decisions that have led to today's mess to see about firstly having a sound and fair foundation where coexistence can return sans the acrimony (following much forgiving)? It seems an off-ramp to WW3 is hardly unreasonable to ask. This problem needs a wider participation than intransigent politicians.
*Edited to return to belabouring under a collective hallucination. My original post in full will be on my blog soon, at the link below.
Bravo to Europe. No one should be surprised that the US are unable to see the illegality of the situation nor reality, since the current administration has done nothing but foster lawlessness, harbours criminals as well as creates alternative facts.
I don't dare speak too much but I'm grateful for two things: the UN Security Council's moratorium on armed conflicts to address the pandemic, and for the quiet 1st of July courtesy of Bibi. I pray the 90 days' reprieve will help turn things around. What an amazing feat, if in 90 days, the most amazing display of leadership emerged whereby a polity was reunified, people got to go home and not shake in fear and became happy, contributing citizens? Imagine working with fewer, costly obstacles? Imagine if everyone could be proud? 🙏🏼
I'll post Lady C's interview later with Mark Sykes.
I've just thought of something. Here's an idea for Bibi's end career game. I give you....: The Palestinian Republic of Israel.
What that is, is returning your borders to the periphery. No more Swiss cheese geography and check points. Every citizen a citizen. One defense. One government. A temporary Hashemite Jordanian transition body to hash out the details, and the reconciliation. Investment will pour in for settlements for one and all, from everywhere.
And hopefully, while not breaking with the official line, should embolden a certain sheikh to do what's right and stop relying on an already afflicted Lebanese, for the care of his pro-Palestinian mate so she may return to blessed obscurity.
The good news is, if Pompeo stops by Ramallah, Israel will have to stop bombing long enough. I guess Pompeo is stopping there instead of Israel, to avoid the unrelenting protests calling for Netanyahu to leave office.
Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones - préambule, para 4 : « Affirmant en outre que toutes les doctrines, politiques et pratiques qui invoquent ou prônent la supériorité de peuples ou d’individus en se fondant sur des différences d’ordre national, racial, religieux, ethnique ou culturel sont racistes, scientifiquement fausses, juridiquement sans valeur, moralement condamnables et socialement injustes, ».
Scholars and lawyers will soon find the invalidity of treating with colonizers (or unmandated third parties) who assert some derived notion of Terra Nullius to usurp the rights of belongers and try to form frameworks over their heads. Judge Brennan in the Australian Mabo Affair of the 90s set an important precedent. Terra Nullius is fiction, and Palestinians have had rights historically hugely overlooked. There must be a better jurist out there, to get us back to a non-fictional reality.
Considering Bahrain couldn't obtain a hard copy of what they were about to sign, or that Kosovo was blindsided by the embassy move to Jerusalem, maybe Guterres would be wise to approach the two-state solution endorsement by putting forth a motion for the remainder of countries not among the 138 of 193 to recognize Palestine. Since everyone seems to want to abandon the return of occupied lands in their steam rolling effort to grab perks for themselves, why not abandon other absurd notions and move already to have every country recognize Palestinians so they may enjoy full rights once and for all? If they so want the two-state solution, surely recognition goes both ways. If not, then it's not sincere.
Palestine is not recognized as a state by Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Australia, Armenia and New Zealand, among others.