On 18 June 2018, the Zionist Federation of New Zealand (ZFNZ) issued a statementcondemning “the latest anti-Israel resolution by the UN General Assembly on 11 June 2018.” The online pro-Zionist website, J-Wire (describing itself as Digital Jewish news daily for Australia and New Zealand) gleefully introduced the statement thus: “New Zealand believes that Israel should allow Israelis be killed proportionately to satisfy the international community.” The statement issued by ZFNZ did not actually go that far, but its tone certainly implied as much. Rob Berg, the President of the ZFNZ, claimed that the carnage was the only way Israel could ‘defend’ itself and, referring to Jacinda Ardern’s concern over “the devastating, one-sided loss of life”, told J-Wire that “New Zealand has yet again sided with terrorists”.
The United Nations General Assembly vote for the Resolution, on 13 June, called for greater protection for Palestinians, and deplored any use of “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate” force by the Israeli military against Palestinian civilians, particularly in Gaza. The Resolution could in no way be seen as calling for a greater number of Israeli casualties. It was a response to realities on the ground, created by the choice of strategy adopted by the Israeli Army. The Israeli Army and settler presence outside Israel, in the West Bank and East Jerusalem coupled with Israel’s stifling blockade of Gaza, are self-serving andmalevolently imposed. The suffering inflicted is never-ending because of the disproportionate support Israel enjoys, particularly that provided by the US.
UN Security Council Resolution 2334, condemns the “establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem” as having “no validity.” The Resolution affirms also that the Security Council would not recognise “any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem.”At the time, even the United States of America felt unable to vote against the Resolution although, with the present Administration, who can tell how far the undermining of international agreements may go? Trump has since moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem in defiance of the Security Council and US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Hailey, has now dutifully claimed that the UNHRC is “a hypocritical and self-serving organisation that makes a mockery of human rights”. While US support enables the Zionist regime to continue to impose the longest-lasting militaryoccupation in modern history, our news media fail to publicise what this means to the Palestinian people. So watch these videos(and many more) of a foreign army of Occupation, driven by Zionist ideology, destroying homes in the village of Khirbet Umm Al Khair in the Palestinian West Bank. The camera moves to show the illegal Israeli settlement homes that overlook the scene of cruel vandalism. These videos are but glimpses of the daily contempt that Palestinians must live under.
While Israel and the US would have us believe that the Gaza massacre was simply an unavoidable act of self-defence on Israel’s part, the world knows otherwise, which is why the United States blocked the adoption of a Security Council statement that would have called for an independent probe into the massacre. There is simply too much for them to hide.
As for the Zionist assertion that Israel’s victims are terrorists, there is abundant evidence from witnesses and on video that demonstrate otherwise. In April, a boy playing soccer near the al-Bureij refugee camp was shot by Israeli soldiers. The wound inflicted was so severe that he has since had to have his leg amputated. On 19 April, Doctors Without Borders, also known asMedecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical teams, reported extraordinarily large wounds being inflicted among protesters by Israeli Army snipers, causing terrible destruction of bones and soft tissue, with huge exit wounds as large as a fist. By 20 April, 500 minors had already been wounded and the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that 48 members of its medical staff were also wounded, simply for trying to evacuate the injured. Thirteen ambulances were targeted with live fire and tear gas canisters.
Before it is too late! Oppose the crimes of political Zionism, defend international law and rescue the hope of future global peace and stability.