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Albert Einstein:

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maandag 29 januari 2018

Israëls tentakels reiken nu tot in steden als New Orleans.......

Niet alleen kan Israël haar macht doen gelden in westerse landelijke overheden, maar sinds de BDS beweging heeft de fascistische apartheidsstaat Israël haar tentakels zelfs tot in steden uitgerold. Zoals New Orleans dat eerder na druk van de BDS beweging besloot geen zaken meer te doen met bedrijven die mensenrechtenschendingen mogelijk maken dan wel veroorzaken, zoals bedrijven die werken in de door Israël illegaal bezette West Bank, dan wel bedrijven die samenwerken met de fascistische staat Israël....... Dit was echter van korte duur, Israël wist via een paar extreem rechtse pro-Israëlische groepen, de eerder door New Orleans aangenomen resolutie ingetrokken te krijgen..........

Zo bepaalt deze uitermate gevaarlijke terreurentiteit, bekend als Israël, meer en meer de binnen en buitelandpolitiek van de meeste westerse landen en zelfs de politiek in steden...... Door ook maar één letter van kritiek op Israël te uiten in de openbaarheid, krijg je onmiddellijk het stempel antisemiet en ten tweede de toevoeging fascist of nazi opgeplakt......... (tot semieten behoren overigens ook de arabische volkeren!)

Overigens waren het Israëlische officieren die begin negentiger jaren de klok luidden over hun militaire opleiding, waar het handboek van de SS als leidraad werd gebruikt voor o.a. het beheersen van een mensenmassa (tot hele huizenblokken en zelfs tot complete getto's....).....

Under Pressure From Pro-Israel Groups, New Orleans Repeals BDS Resolution

January 27, 2018 at 9:23 am
Written by Middle East Eye

(MEE) — The New Orleans City Council rescinded a human rights resolution backed by Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) advocates after pressure from pro-Israel politicians and groups.

The short-lived resolution, which was withdrawn on Thursday, recommended removing corporations that violate human rights from the city’s list of contractual partners, but it did not specifically mention Israel or Palestine.

The New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee (NOPSC) had pushed the measure, known as R-18-5, which drew the ire of Israel’s supporters immediately after its passage.

Max Geller, a member of the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee, said city officials had been “cowardly” in succumbing to pressure from the Israeli lobby.

Still, opponents of the measure had called the resolution bigoted and unjustified.

The BDS movement, which has inherently anti-Semitic components, is designed to challenge Israel’s economic viability and very right to exist,” the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (JFGNO) said in a statement on 12 January, a day after the measure was passed.

In a joint statement, JFGNO and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed scrapping the resolution, saying that BDS “does not advance the discussion towards meaningful resolution and peace between Israelis and Palestinians, or a workable two state solution.”

The BDS movement started as a call by Palestinian civil society activists for a peaceful means to resist the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. They liken their movement to boycott calls against the apartheid government in South Africa in the 1960s.

BDS critics accuse it of anti-Semitism because it targets Israel.

Geller told MEE that Israel’s supporters are only interested in maintaining the “apartheid practices” of the Israeli government.

There’s nothing anti-Semitic about non-violently resisting state violence,” Geller said in defense of BDS.

There’s nothing anti-Semitic about putting an end to ethnic cleansing and allowing people to stay on their own land.”

Council members felt a backlash from pro-Israeli groups “immediately” after the resolution was passed.

Almost immediately, my fellow council members and I received sharp criticism for the manner in which the resolution was passed, as well as the unintended, but serious consequences of its passage,” Mayor-elect  LaToya Cantrell said in a statement.

Although she authored and introduced the measure, Cantrell added that its “unintended impact does not reflect my commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and respect and support for civil rights, human rights and freedoms of all New Orleanians.”

New Orleans-based Republican State Senator Conrad Appel‏ had called the pro-BDS resolution “absurd.”

This is beyond absurd! Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and a true friend. So the City Council votes to support those who want to destroy Israel! I am am speechless. 

Outgoing Mayor Mitch Landrieu also said in a statement that the resolution does not represent the policy of the city, calling the measure “gratuitous.”

Even outside New Orleans, pro-Israel politicians slammed the resolution, with South Carolina State Representative Alan Clemmons calling for a boycott against the southern city.

One after another, council members started distancing themselves from the pro-BDS measure that they had approved.

Council President Jason Williams, who co-sponsored the resolution, said he had to educate himself about BDS and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after R-18-5 was passed.

Let me be very clear to citizens of New Orleans and citizens of the world; this city council is not anti-Israel,” Williams said in a statement. “That sentiment is inconsistent with the council’s actions and certainly mine personally.”

However, BDS activists say city officials knew exactly what they were voting on, and Williams had cited the boycott against apartheid in South Africa while discussing the resolution.

The council president did not return MEE’s request for comment.

Geller said council members are acting like they did not know the aim of R-18-5, which “doesn’t jive with reality”.

He said Palestinian rights activists had had dozens of interactions with council members before 11 January and every single time, they introduced themselves as the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee.

Despite the disappointment, Tabitha Mustafa, an organiser for the Solidarity Committee, said the repeal of the resolution is not a loss for BDS.

She explained that the affair has put Palestinian suffering and Israeli abuses in the public eye.

We haven’t lost anything. This is a victory. I would like to say thank you to the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans for getting out the word about Palestinian human rights and Israeli apartheid violations of human rights.”

By Ali Harb / Republished with permission / Middle East Eye / Report a typo

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