PSNA welcomes declaration of Israel as an apartheid state

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Amnesty International labels Israel as an apartheid state 

Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa welcomes Amnesty International’s ground-breaking declaration of Israel as an apartheid state.

Titled “Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians” the 211-page report concludes that the occupation state has imposed a “cruel system of domination” and is committing “crimes against humanity.”

“Our report reveals the true extent of Israel’s apartheid regime. Whether they live in Gaza, East Jerusalem and the rest of the West Bank, or Israel itself, Palestinians are treated as an inferior racial group and systematically deprived of their rights. We found that Israel’s cruel policies of segregation, dispossession and exclusion across all territories under its control clearly amount to apartheid. The international community has an obligation to act”

Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General

Amnesty’s declaration comes on the heels of reports last year from B’Tselem, Israel’s largest human rights organisation, which declared Israel to be “A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is apartheid” and from the Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning US-based organisation Human Rights Watch which release a 213-page report detailing how Israeli policies constitute crimes of apartheid and persecution.

As the largest and most respected international human rights organisation the declaration from Amnesty International demands robust international action against Israel and international support for BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel just as the world did in the case of South Africa.

Palestinians and South Africans have always seen Israeli policies as apartheid. The rest of the world is now catching up.

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“This is a welcome development. There is no place to hide”, says PSNA National Chair John Minto.

In the words of the international expert on apartheid, the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa “to be silent in the face of oppression is to take the side of the oppressor”.

 

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      • The Germans should be ashamed for ashamed for treating Palestinians as their new untermensch …

        Israel Uber Alles is about as moral as this ,, https://www.coinarchives.com/8b966deb94589ae826ea186ef6d0fcfe/img/emporium/071/thumb02670.jpg

        Here’s a song reflecting on germanys past ,,, Jewish organizations and the Israeli government criticized German band Rammstein,,, with many calling for banning the video.

        …. well over 200 million views later…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAORrEZJsaI

          • The present day Zionist friends of Al-Qaeda allaiance ,,, is far more relevant and a nice new medal could be minted any day now….. AND the blue Israel stars could brighten up their black flags

            Those terrorists YOU support Anne ,,Unless we all missed you saying Israels help and support to head chopping extremists was wrong ….

            Here’s the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiVb7_CVD9o&t=330s from that nice guy Richard Medherst ,,

            Unlike the foul degenerate fake-news spreading Islamophobic bullshitter that you linked to ,,,, ‘Daniel paid to spread hate Greenfield’…..

            … “In what was meant to be an unremarkable story, Tim Marshall a reporter for Sky News blogged on a mass wedding celebration in the Gaza Strip officiated by Hamas.” …

            Tim Marshall explains, ,, “It never struck me for a moment that the little girls might later be described in the bloggersphere as the brides! How naive I am.

            Dozens, and I mean dozens, of websites took the video of the event and wrote lurid stories about Hamas mass paedophilia with headlines about ‘450 child brides’, and endless copy about how disgusting this was, how it showed how depraved Islam is, et al, ad infinitum. Site after site jumped on the story, linking from one totally wrong load of rubbish to the next. ”

            And Anne links to a dirty dishonest cock who keeps repeating this shittiest of lies while knowing it is false. http://www.loonwatch.com/2009/08/07/anti-muslim-blogoshpere-runs-amuck-forced-to-eat-crow/

            ( btw thanks for the CAIR tip Anne ,,, showing the hate money flows )
            https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/islamophobiainthemainstream.pdf

              • Where’s the sniveling from Ilhan Omar ,, Anne Z-P-T

                https://youtu.be/U1bQzcx9iBE?list=LL&t=17

                Do you hate her because your Jealous ?? ,, or because she hurt another special friend of Israels feelings. https://youtu.be/88uC1_HXPLo?t=166

                Anyway aside from ignoring Anne Z-P-Ts dishonesty and diversions ,,, I think she will help make people aware of how much Zionist money is spent interfering in elections and Politics.

                Just think Anne Z-P-T ,, The over $100 Million spent spreading lies and hate,, that you link to like a super spreader,,

                …, is on top of the Hundreds of Millions buying Usa politicians that Ilhan Omars first video reveals ,,, along with the rent a mob behavior it buys.

                And as you are keen to know the sectors that provide the Benjamines of Zionism.

                In this particular instance I’d say illegal criminal ‘War Plunder’ ,, what do you spray on this ? https://youtu.be/BLj6d81Mz1E?t=57

                “Genie Energy is an American-based oil and gas company with major investors and advisors comprising a who’s who list of war profiteers—Dick Cheney, Rupert Murdoch, Lord Jacob Rothschild, and James Woolsey. The president of their Israeli subsidiary is Efraim “Effi” Eitam, an Israeli military commander who called for expelling the “cancer” of Arabs from Israel.” https://newspunch.com/cheney-rothschild-murdoch-to-drill-for-oil-in-syria/

                • But Jews number in the low millions on a world population basis reason. Nowhere near the proportion of Arabs, Iranians, Asians and Hispanics who are all equally eager to lobby US politicians and institutions. With “incentives” if necessary. Are you inferring “Zionist” money outdoes all the petrodollars? Extraordinary! I hope you have comparative evidence to support your claim
                  And for the third time: where is the pic of Palestinian coinage?

  1. NZ is an apartheid state too. Two classes of citizens as Jacinda said. Though I think Minto has pointed that out, so there is consistency in his thinking.

    This comment might not get published, but it’s true.

    • Yup good point – 2 health systems and ‘positive discrimination’ has been pretty entrenched for a few decades now (sure sounds like apartheid to me).

      “Apartheid is an Afrikaans word meaning “separateness”, or “the state of being apart”, literally “apart-hood” (from the Afrikaans suffix -heid).”

      Of course all acceptable because the people being discriminated against are white.

      • James (love the irony) Brown do you really believe there will be two different health systems in NZ? The only significant difference will be in delivery. This is salient as the existing structure is grossly defective. The covid vaccination responses should tell you why and points to the potential remedy.

        What was the point of you defective of ‘apartheid’? Did you omit one basic criteria on purpose in obfuscation? Apartheid is a form of oppression that is imposed by whoever holds the greatest power. This can be by force and/or through control over the governance system (as in the case of Israel). Obviously this doesn’t apply in respect of Maori as you claim.

        • aom – Is it safe to say you often watch Big Bang Theory and when you do you fantasise about being Sheldon?

        • Then Saudi Arabia must allow its small Jewish community to build synagogues and its larger Christian one to build churches so it is not branded an apartheid state aom. Although I believe the Abraham Accords have begun the conversation on rebuilding churches. You see what happens when Trump negotiates a deal?

          • What the hell have churches and synagogues in Saudi Arabia or Donald Trump have to do with New Zealand and its health system or a deficient definition of apartheid?
            Attempted deflections two days in the past few days isn’t it?

          • The problem again Anne with your myopic narrative and recurring theme is the demonization of Arabs in every post to do with Apartheid Israel. At least Saudi Arabia doesn’t pretend to be a democracy and is brutally honest in some respects on how it wants to run its Jihad country. Unlike Apartheid Israel it pretends to be a democracy but beneath the veneer of respectability is a sick tyrannical Apartheid state. You can’t have a Jewish state and a democracy. It either a state for all its citizens which is a democracy or an Apartheid state there is no compromise.

            • Something or someone appears to be hesitant to publish my reply Stephen. I’ll keep trying.
              Is it a problem to you when I call out hypocrisy? Because there are commenters who post, and post often about “Zionist” money being used to influence western, particularly US politicians and to lobby on Israel’s behalf. And where do these same commenters call out the massive amounts of Arab money also being used to influence Arab causes. Or the Iranian funding of Hamas’ pay for slay scheme. You think Palestinian terrorism will end any time soon with that lucrative incentive? All I do is provide some balance. Why aren’t you calling democratic Lebanon an “apartheid” state? https://gellerreport.com/2022/01/how-lebanon-compares-with-israel-in-its-treatment-of-the-palestinians.html/ Why aren’t you talking about “occupied Cyprus” “stolen land” “illegal invasion” “contravening international law? And why the never ending silence on the brutal treatment of religious minorities in (predominately) Islamic lands. The unending emphasis on Israel is farcical. So no, I’m not going to stop pointing out speciousness, sanctimony and cant anytime soon. Or the complete indifference to the plight of religious minorities. Get used to it. It’s not myopic.

      • I see the World Health Organisation, ground zero of the batty Covid apocalypse, has just been nominated for a Nobel Peace prize. So when you are getting locked out of community, business, employment and flying home, for not taking a random inoculation, just think happy peaceful thoughts. The Grayzone just published an article on WHO director Tedros, his conflicts of interest and unethical practice
        https://thegrayzone.com/2022/01/18/rogue-who-chief-tedros-pandemic-shadow-un-tplf-ethiopia/

  2. Antisemitic International. This despicable charade of an organization is full of them. Israel is not and never has been an apartheid state. It’s s JEWISH state. Get over it. How many Islamic states ate there? 50.

    • Don’t let them grind you down Gaby, not everyone is a Israel hating Green Party freak.

      They may have cornered the market in crystals and hemp pants but at the end of the day that isn’t going to mean shit against the IDF.

      • Love it, James. As I’ve asked them so often without success: show us evidence of the separately labelled facilities and apartheid typical signage. There’s an Arab party in the Coalition govt for God’s sake!

        • Gaby you have been asked without any response to prove that John Minto is anti semitic, which you have accused him of being. Get on with it. The real problem is that anyone who criticises Israel is then labelled an antisemitic, and people are very nervous about that, gee look how they suffered in kthe holocaust, yes we know they did and now they make the Palestinians suffer every day who had nothing at all to do with the holocaust. Even all those Jews that have criticised Israel’s policies get hammered as being Jew haters and all that shit.

          More than 65 Israeli laws already exist that discriminate against Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories.
          Basic Law: Israel Lands (1960) stipulates ownership of “Israel lands” – controlled by the state, Jewish National Fund (JNF) and the Development Authority – can only be transferred between the three entities, knowing that the JNF leases land it owns to Jews only.
          Palestinian citizens are blocked from leasing about 80 percent of the land controlled by the state
          According to the Absentees’ Property Law (1950), Palestinian refugees expelled after November 29, 1947, are “absentees” and are denied any rights. Their land, houses/apartments, and bank accounts (movable and immovable property) were confiscated by the state.
          Since 1967, nearly 15,000 Palestinians from East Jerusalem have had their residency rights revoked, according to the Interior Ministry.
          In March 2018, Israel passed a law allowing the interior minister to revoke the residency rights of any Palestinian in Jerusalem on the grounds of a “breach of loyalty” to Israel.
          The interior minister can strip the residency status of any Palestinian deemed to be a threat. These policies do not apply to the Jewish population.

          Did I make these up Gaby or do you conveniently not acknowledge that these are real and apply to only Palestinians!

        • Gaby your response is foolish, you don’t have to have separate signs to have an apartheid state you just have laws. Now did you know Gaby in that wonderful country you go into bat for that schools are segregated and spending per head on education is much higher for Jews than Palestinian citizens of Israel and so the exam results are much better for Jews

          Israel is NOT a Jewish state. 20% of Israeli citizens are Palestinians and to say these people have no right to self-determination in the land of their ancestors is blatantly racist (this is stated in the Nation-state law). In fact it is racist to claim Israel is a Jewish state because it automatically makes Palestinians second class citizens and this is reflected across all areas of life in Israel.

    • You do know that both Zionism and apartheid in South Africa had a common racist philosophical thread don’t you – one Jan Chritaan Smuts!
      Otherwise, have you had a logic bypass? States can have more than one identifying feature. In the case under discussion, apartheid and the self proclaimed Jewish state are not mutually exclusive.

    • I have a friend of a friend who is an isreali arab…I think he might disagree….

      and lets face it the anti-zionist fundamentalist jews have created their own apartheid within the state of isreal…a state which incidentally DOES have the right to exist…but it’s far far far from the old kibbutznik ideal and has become a right wing state effectively ruled by a fundamentalist veto…and they won’t even fight in the IDF.

  3. Gaby – my Grandma used to say “There are none so blind as those who do not wish to see”.
    I’m really curious as to your motivation to be so willingly blind. It’s time for you to fess up and disclose the source of your indoctrination.
    Don’t be shy, we all have our cultural Achilles heels. It’s a maturity thing and we can become more broad minded with age and education, usually. But, for the seriously brain-washed there is no hope. Hopeless denial of the obvious just looks feeble indeed. Israel is an Apartheid State, one of the worst. So give it up babe.
    I was raised as Catholic so know a little bit about indoctrination and how difficult it is to remove the scales from the eyes. Culture and traditions are important but having humanity in all we do is more important.
    Let me say I’m pleased to see a little progress and reward for all the hard yakka put in by PSNA.

    • You might be interested to learn that I lived in apartheid era South Africa. I’ve also spent time in Israel. There is NO APARTHEID in Israel. You are the myopic one, oh deluded and sickeningly patronizing person.

      • And it was all cosy for you in SA was it Gaby. Isn’t it interesting 3 major organisations now say it is an apartheid state but no you can’t stomach any of them.

        In my life time it will be one state with equal access for all and I have no doubt a shared parliament.

        It is the gutlessness of the world who don’t want to upset the US that this has gone on for sooooo long. But the US as we all know is on the downward slide and when it gets down there they won’t give a shit about Israel. You know of course don’t you Gaby that it is the Republican’s in the US who are the real antisemitics.

      • No Gaby, given your shrill reflexive spewing of hate every time someone dares to critique Israel, you’re actually a member of the Israeli Defence Force black ops team that spends every hour of every day smearing anyone who dares call out the racist apartheid STATE of Israel for it’s actions and outcomes.
        Note the use of the word STATE, not ethnic/racial grouping – this is not antisemitism it’s calling out a state for it’s behaviour, which is beyond appalling.

      • What, like you once claimed to have a collection of degrees and diplomas.
        Sorry but it sounds as though you are pushing SA boat out too far too.

  4. Sigh!

    In fact Israel has a universal franchise which includes one and a half Israeli citizens of Arab origin. So not apartheid.
    Meanwhile the Palestinian Authority and Hamas in Gaza avoid holding elections because they fear being booted out by their own people. They torture and murder their Arab opposition and kill homosexuals.

  5. Will South Africa also be labeled an apartheid state?
    If you are white or “coloured” in SA, you are a 2nd or 3rd class citizen.

  6. Where are their Jews? Ask the Palestinians that thorny little question. They are the ones practicing apartheid.

  7. there always was Zef (white trash culture) in SA it’s just that the white cheerleaders for racism chose to ignore them and pretend they didn’t exist to bolster the image of the success of SA policy…now the well off beneficiaries of discrimination have bailed (many to NZ) the rump of the poor whites are left to struggle like the ‘coloureds’ always have done…so yea poverty not race.

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