German University suspends BDS Professor/Revealing Israeli crimes is no anti semitism

German University suspends BDS Professor/Revealing Israeli crimes is no anti semitism

woensdag 25 januari 2017 22:49
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Subject:Your cancelling of academic assignments for professor Eleonora Roldan Mendivin.My demand:Cancel your wrong decision about professor Mendivil, becauseyou violate the academic free speech, you neglect history and genuine human rights.

Dear Board of Directors.

Being an historian and a human rights activist, I am very disappointedin your Institut, because your lack of respect for academic freedom, yourhistorical misunderstanding, as your clear lack of involvement for human rights.
Reason?Your cancelling of academic assignments for professor Eleonora Roldan Mendivin,
because of her alleged ”antisemitic activities”. [1]
Learning from the press, her ”antisemitism” consisted of hercalling the State of Israel ”colonial”, and she should have questionedthe ”Existenzrecht” of the State of Israel. [2]I quote the Jerusalem Post ”She has written, “Israel is a colonial state… Period.” [3]
You are basing your decision about mrs Mendivil on the letter of thestudent group called ”Gegen jeden Antisemitismus an der Freien Universität” to the Board of directors ofthe Freie Universitat Berlin:Among else in the letter is written:
”„Sie verharmlost mit diesen Vergleichen und Bezeichnungen nicht nur die historischen Verbrechen des Kolonialismus und der Apartheid und stellt den israelischen demokratischen Rechtsstaat mit Unrechtsregimen auf eine Stufe“ [4]
Ladies and Gentlemen, that you consider this letter as a serious accusationof anti semitism is more than ridiculous.But before I react on that, first this:
From the press I learned, that you didn’t even give mrs Mendivin the opportunityto explain her points of view, or to defend herself. [5]That’s against rules of fair play and I condemn that.

Now I come to antisemitism, which is, it has to be remembered,especially a Western issue. One need not mention the whole course of Western ;;christian”antisemitism, from the Middle Ages and later on, culminatingin the racial superiority theories in the 19th century, with endedin the monster of the Holocaust.You as directors of a German university know that all too well.And since you know that, you too are aware of the definitionof antisemitism:Defined defined ”as hostile actions or discrimination against Jews as a religious or ethnic group”
Yes, discrimination and hostility to Jews ”AS A RELIGIOUS ORETHNIC GROUP”
That’s a whole other story than critics of a STATE, which Israel is andthe policies of a State.
Compare it with racism against black people.Is racism against black people the same as critics uponthe policy of a STATE where black people live, forexample Zombabwe?Of course not.
No one will utter the idea, that critics of the policy of Zimbabwe,is racism, because it is a country of black people.Why is Israel so different?
Let that sink in, please

And what says more, there are enough Jewish organisations, thatare very critical of Israeli policies:
I mention the Israeli human rights organisation, Btselem.[6]Jewish voice for Peace [7]Boycott From Within [8]Association for Civil Rights in the Israel [9]
HaMoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual [10]
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel [11]
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel [12]

All those ”Jewish” organisations are higly criticalof the human rights situation of Israel.All of them are against the Israeli occupationof the Palestinian territories.
Because this occupation exists, whether you want tohear it or not.

I mention  here also some Jewish intellectuals, who are highly critical of theIsraeli politics and human rights violations.Naomi Klein, Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Moshe Zuckermann, Norman Finkelstein.
The Israeli scholar Ilan Pappe, who wrote a famous book aboutthe ethnic cleansings of Palestinians during the war in 1948.Read it!
You can learn from it. [13]

As mrs Mendivil, those people and organisations showthe true colours of the State of Israel, occupation andoppression.
What has mrs Mendivil said, that is so”anti semitic”?

She uses her right on free speech [which youhave tried to deny her] to talk about Israeli politics, based on aPOLITICAL MOVEMENT, ZIONISM.She talks about colonialism.She talks about occupation. [14]

Whether you agree with it or not, nowhere I have read theword: ”Jew”Where is she stigmatizing Jews?She does NOT accuse ”Jews”, which would havemade it anti semitic, indeed.
She talks only about zionism and the existence of a State,based on that zionism and the consequences of that.If you don’t believe me, read the interview with her inwhich she explains her points of view. [15]
When you had taken the trouble to speak with herbefore taking your decision, you would have known.
By the way, did you know, that 250 Israeli scholars haveprotested against your decision of the suspensionof mrs Meldivin? [16]Of course you know, because you received theletter. [17]
Should they act as such, were she a real anti semitic?Think for yourself.


Since 1967 Israel occupies the Palestinian territories the Westbank, EastJerusalem and Gaza [18], which, as by all occupations in the world,has laid to oppression and humiliation of the occupied Palestinianpopulation, human rights violations and warcrimes, as Gazamilitary expeditions like Cast Lead and Protective Edge, which leadto thousands of Palestinian deaths. [19]Another utter injustice are the illegal settlements in the occupiedPalestinian territories [20], which are extended untill now  [21], whichmeans pure landrobbery.
Freedom of movement and difficult access for thousandsof Palestinians to reach their fields and marketing their produce,as difficult access to hospitals and schools,has  further been limited by the illegalIsraeli Wall. [22]
The blockade of Gaza is a starvation operation of the Israelioccupation regime. [23]
And last, but not least, the clear apartheid policy:There is a different legal system for Israeli’s and settlements comparedwith the Palestinian population in the occupied territories Westbankand East Jerusalem [in Gaza there is a different legal system,according to laws, imposed by the Hamas government]A common legal system for Israeli’s and settlers, the militarylaw for occupied Palestinians, despite the fact they are civilians. [24]Also there are other discriminatory laws in Israel. [25]

Concerning the drama, which political zionism[which de facto means, founding a State in the land ofanother people, in casu the Palestinians, first an Ottomancolony, then a British Mandatory], violating the Palestinianright to selfdetermination and indeed leading toneo colonialism,  I advise you to read Professor Ilan Pappe’sthe Ethnic cleansing of Palestine [26], as my article”Disaster over Palestine, the refugee problemand the ideology of transfer” [27]

The message is clear:Anti semitism is racism against Jewish people.Not critics on the State of Israel.Those are two wholly different things.
Besides:Professor  Mendivil mentions the Israeli SYSTEM of occupation,the oppression, the human rights violations, the colonialism,the system of apartheid.You can agree with that or not [although denying itis getting harder every day] , but it is NOT anti semitism.

Therefore I demand from you, that you stop embarrassingyourself and end the suspension of Professor Meldivin,who has the right on free expression and her academic freedom.
If you don”\t, you are a supporter of a system ofoccupation and oppression, that is harder to defend, astime proceeds.
You will find yourself at the wrong side of history.
Thanks for reading this letter.
Kind greetings

Astrid EssedAmsterdam The Netherlands Palestine



THE JERUSALEM POSTGERMAN UNIVERSITU SUSPENDS PRO-BDS PROFESSOR10 JANUARY 2017 German-university-suspends-pro -boycott-Israel-academic-47802 4

TAZ.DEPEINLICHE POSSE BEI DEN POLITOLOGEN iheit-an-Berliner-Universitaet /%215372052/

BERLINER ZEITUNGFU BERLIN STUDIERENDE WERFEN LEHRBEAUFTRAGTER ANTISEMITISMUS VOR /berlin/fu-berlin-studierende- werfen-lehrbeauftragter-antise mitismus-vor-25519448

”We have heard with dismay of the decision taken by the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science of the Freie Universität Berlin to suspend the follow-up teaching contract of Eleonora Roldán Mendívil, and to initiate an investigation of alleged antisemitic content in material that she has published.”\



”Sie verharmlost mit diesen Vergleichen und Bezeichnungen nicht nur die historischen Verbrechen des Kolonialismus und der Apartheid und stellt den israelischen demokratischen Rechtsstaat mit Unrechtsregimen auf eine Stufe“, kritisieren die Studierenden in ihrem Brief. Ihre Äußerungen seien als “radikale Negation des Existenzrechts Israels” zu verstehen. 

BERLINER ZEITUNGFU BERLIN STUDIERENDE WERFEN LEHRBEAUFTRAGTER ANTISEMITISMUS VOR /berlin/fu-berlin-studierende- werfen-lehrbeauftragter-antise mitismus-vor-25519448


THE JERUSALEM POSTGERMAN UNIVERSITU SUSPENDS PRO-BDS PROFESSOR10 JANUARY 2017 German-university-suspends-pro -boycott-Israel-academic-47802 4


BERLINER ZEITUNGFU BERLIN STUDIERENDE WERFEN LEHRBEAUFTRAGTER ANTISEMITISMUS VOR /berlin/fu-berlin-studierende- werfen-lehrbeauftragter-antise mitismus-vor-25519448

ORIGINAL LETTER OF THE STUDENT GROUP”GEGEN JEDEN ANTISEMITISMUS FU BERLIN” TO THE BOARDOF DIRECTORS OF THE FREIE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN: /gegen-jeden-antisemitismus-fu -berlin/schreiben-an-das-pr%C3 %A4sidium-der-fu/6103657524827 38

Schreiben an das Präsidium der FU GEGEN JEDEN ANTISEMITISMUS FU BERLIN·TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017Am 5. Januar informierten wir das Präsidium der Freien Universität und die Geschäftsführung des Otto-Suhr-Institutes über die Tätigkeiten und Äußerungen der Lehrbeauftragten Roldán Mendivíl. Hier finden sich nun die wesentlichen Auszüge:“Ihre Haltung fasst Roldán Mendivíl am 23. März 2015 in aller Kürze zusammen: „Israel ist ein Kolonialstaat. Und Punkt.“ [1] Die jüdisches israelische Bevölkerung besetze nicht nur ganz Palästina und setze dort eine Apartheid durch, [2] Roldán Mendivíl spricht an anderer Stelle auch von einem „forwährendem [sic] Genozid in Palästina.“ [3] Sie verharmlost mit diesen Vergleichen und Bezeichnungen nicht nur die historischen Verbrechen des Kolonialismus und der Apartheid und stellt den israelischen demokratischen Rechtsstaat mit Unrechtsregimen auf eine Stufe. Die genannten Zustände, für die Roldán Mendivíl keinerlei Belege oder Argumente vorweisen kann, gelte es abzuschaffen; eine Forderung, die vor dem Hintergrund der genannten Zuschreibungen und Betitelungen nur als radikale Negation des Existenzrechtes Israels verstanden werden kann. Die Ignoranz gegenüber historischer Tatsachen, die zu einer derartigen Haltung führt, und einen Hang zur antisemitischen Verschwörungstheorie offenbart Roldán Mendivíl auch, wenn sie versucht die Geschichte Israels und dessen Ursprung im Zionismus zu skizzieren. 1948 hätten nach ihren Schilderungen die Mehrheit der Jüdinnen und Juden einen Staat Israel abgelehnt. „Deswegen haben auch nach ’48 Zionist*innen so händeringend um jüdische Immigrant*innen gesucht (vor allem blue-collar Arbeit*erinnen) [sic] , dass ein bestimmter Flügel in arabische Länder gegangen ist (z.B. in den Irak) und angefangen hat Angst und Schrecken in den dortigen jüdischen Gemeinden zu propagieren; durch Bomben und Attentate auf die eigene Community. Somit wurde ein Massenexdus [sic] dann in den 1950’er Jahren nach Israel getriggert…“ [4] Die Einwanderung, Flucht und Vertreibung von etwa 850000 Sephardim und Mizrachim, wird so zum Resultat eines jüdischen Terrors umgedichtet. Frau Roldán Mendivíl bedient sich hiermit einer Deutung, die maßgeblich und vermutlich zuerst von den den antisemitischen Mördern und Verfolgern der irakischen Juden der 1940er Jahre gestreut wurde. [5] Eine ähnliche Verkehrung des Verhältnisses von Tätern und Opfern betreibt Roldán Mendivíl, wenn sie sich zu den antisemitischen Terrorist*innen der Hamas äußert. Auch diese seien nur eine Folgeerscheinung der Existenz Israels. [6] Solidarisch erklärt sie sich in den genannten Beiträgen öffentlich mit der maoistischen Gruppe des „Jugendwiderstands“, welche durch eine militant antidemokratische Haltung auffällt, [7] und der BDS-Bewegung, [8] die unter anderem von Prof. Dr. Samuel Salzborn als antisemitisch eingestuft wird und die sich für die (auch akademische) Isolation Israels – und das meint dezidiert aller Israelis, die sich nicht öffentlich von ihrem Staat distanzieren – einsetzt. [9] Ferner ist Roldán Mendivíl mutmaßlich in der sogenannten „Antikapitalistischen nichtweißen Gruppe“ aktiv. [10] Diese äußerten beispielsweise, die zahlreichen Messerangriffe auf jüdisches Israelis seit dem Spätsommer 2015 würden keine Zivilisten treffen, da alle Bürger*innen des „Kolonialstaats“ Israel, welche jemals Wehrdienst leisteten, diesen Status für sich nicht beanspruchen könnten. [11] Roldán Mendivíl arbeitet offenbar auch mit dem Rapper Kaveh zusammen, der Verbindungen zur verschwörungsideologischen und antisemitischen Szene unterhält. [12] In dem Musikvideo zu dem Lied „Antideutsche / Tayha Falastin“ von Kaveh und Thawra ruft Roldán Mendivíl mit einer Menschenmenge „Freiheit für Falastin – kein Frieden mit dem Apartheidregime“. [13] Es ist eindeutig, was diese Zeile in einem Lied bedeutet, in dem für Jerusalem und Tel-Aviv bewusst und ausschließlich die arabischen Namen verwendet werden. [14] Es geht um die Abschaffung des Staats Israel. Wie diese erreicht werden soll, teilt Kaveh auch ganz offen mit, in dem er die „3. Intifada“ fordert, die nichts als einen gewaltsamem Aufstand gegen die jüdischen Einwohner*innen Israels bedeuten kann. [15]Durch ihre öffentlichen Äußerungen verbindet Frau Roldán Mendivíl somit die theoretische Delegitimierung der Existenz Israels mit der Erklärung, solidarisch an der Seite derer zu stehen, die diesen Staat und seine Bürger*innen praktisch isolieren und gewalttätig attackieren.Wir bitten Sie zu prüfen, inwiefern sich die geschilderten, öffentlich geäußerten Positionierungen mit einer Lehrtätigkeit an der Freien Universität Berlin vereinbaren lassen.”Belege:1: Roldán Mendivíl, Eleonora: Anti-Deutscher Angriff auf ‘My Right Is Your Right’ Demo – Berlin, 21. März 2015, veröffentlicht am 23. März 2015, www.cosasquenoserompen.noblogs .org/… (alle Links zuletzt abgerufen am 4. Januar 2017).2: Vgl. Ebd.3: Monroy, Matt [H., Matthias]; Roldán Mendivíl, Eleonora: Zwischen Angst und Verantwortung. Möglichkeiten radikaler Analyse und Kritik innerhalb der Akademie, in: AstA FU Berlin (Hrsg.): Out of Dahlem, Nr. 16, Berlin 2016, zitiert nach: chen_…. H. und Roldán Mendivíl erklären Noah Chomsky in ihrer Formulierung zum größten Kritiker eines solchen Genozids. Chomsky selbst ist eine derartige Einschätzung des Geschehens allerdings mit keiner Zeile nachzuweisen, die AutorInnen verzichten zudem auf die Verwendung der indirekten Rede.4: Roldán Mendivíl, Eleonora: Und immer wieder die Anti-Deutschen…, veröffentlicht am 28. März 2014, www.cosasquenoserompen.noblogs .org/….5: Vgl. Gat, Moshe: The Jewish Exodus from Iraq. 1948–1951, London 1997, S. 184 ff.6: „denn die Hamas gebe [sic] es nicht und die Zustände für im Libanon lebende palästinensische Menschen gebe [sic] es nicht, tja, wenn es nicht 1948 zur Katastrophe, zu Al-Nakba gekommen wäre… also komisch dann historisch bei 2. und 3. anzufangen und nicht bei 1.!“, Roldán Mendivíl 2014.7: Vgl. Roldán Mendivíl 2015. Sowie zur politischen Positionierung des „Jugendwiderstands“: Bericht zum Wahlboykott in Berlin, veröffentlicht am 21. September 2016, www.jugendwiderstand.blogspot. de/20….8: Vgl. Roldán Mendivíl 2014.9: Vgl. Salzborn, Samuel: Israelkritik oder Antisemitismus. Kriterien für eine Unterscheidung, in: Brocke, Edna et al. (Hrsg.): Kirche und Israel, Heft 2013-1, zitiert nach: 3_Kir…, S. 13 ff.Sowie: Ghannam, Doris: Akademischer Boykott, demis….10: Vgl. H. und Roldán Mendivíl 2016. Die AutorInnen erklären hier ihre gemeinsame Arbeit in einer antikapitalistischen, nichtweißen Gruppe. Die Arbeit H.s in der Gruppe mit eben diesem Namen ist den Autoren dieses Briefes durch seine öffentlichen Auftritte in deren Namen bekannt.11: Screenshot der entsprechenden Äußerung bei facebook abrufbar unter: n12: Vgl. ent-q…13: Vgl. v=LpW…, Roldán Mendivíl ist unter anderem bei Minute 1:10 zu sehen.14: Vgl. aveh-…15: Vgl. v=2X8…


”Wir verurteilen, dass die Stellungnahme veröffentlicht wurde, ohne vorher das Gespräch mit der Betroffenen zu suchen und fordern, dass dies umgehend nachgeholt wird und Eleonora Roldán Mendívil in die Planung der kommenden Veranstaltung einbezogen wird.”
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Boycott From Within


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THE JERUSALEM POSTGERMAN UNIVERSITU SUSPENDS PRO-BDS PROFESSOR10 JANUARY 2017 German-university-suspends-pro -boycott-Israel-academic-47802 4

TAZ.DEPEINLICHE POSSE BEI DEN POLITOLOGEN iheit-an-Berliner-Universitaet /%215372052/

BERLINER ZEITUNGFU BERLIN STUDIERENDE WERFEN LEHRBEAUFTRAGTER ANTISEMITISMUS VOR /berlin/fu-berlin-studierende- werfen-lehrbeauftragter-antise mitismus-vor-25519448


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   ”Israel maintains effective control over Gaza, controlling all but one of the crossings into the Gaza Strip, the airspace, territorial waters, telecommunications and the population registry which determines who is allowed to leave or enter Gaza. Therefore, Israel is still considered the occupying power and is responsible for the welfare of the inhabitants in the strip under international humanitarian law.”
 AMNESTY INTERNATIONALISRAEL/OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES work/countries/middle-east-and -north-africa/israel-and-occup ied-palestinian-territories
   ´´“Under international law, the test for determining whether an occupation exists is effective control by a hostile army, not the positioning of troops,” Whitson said. “Whether the Israeli army is inside Gaza or redeployed around its periphery and restricting entrance and exit, it remains in control.”
 HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHISRAEL/´´DISENGAGEMENT´´ WILL NOT END GAZA OCCUPATION 0/28/israel-disengagement-will -not-end-gaza-occupation
      ALAKHBAR/ENGLISHTHE VICTIMS OF GAZA: A LIST OF PALESTINIANS KILLEDIN ISRAEL’S ONGOING ASSAULT content/victims-gaza-list- palestinians-killed-israels- ongoing-assault

”The resolution states that Israel‘s settlement activity constitutes a “flagrant violation” of international law and has “no legal validity”. It demands that Israel stop such activity and fulfill its obligations as an occupying power under the Fourth Geneva Convention.[2][3]
WIKIPEDIAUNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 2334 United_Nations_Security_Counci l_Resolution_2334

LINK /SRES2334-2016.pdf


Resolution 2334 (2016) Adopted by the Security Council at its 7853rd meeting, on 23 December 2016 The Security Council, Reaffirming its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973), 446 (1979), 452 (1979), 465 (1980), 476 (1980), 478 (1980), 1397 (2002), 1515 (2003), and 1850 (2008), Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and reaffirming, inter alia, the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force,
 Reaffirming the obligation of Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and recalling the advisory opinion rendered on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice, Condemning all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, including, inter alia, the construction and expansion of settlements, transfer of Israeli settlers, confiscation of land, demolition of homes and displacement of Palestinian civilians, in violation of international humanitarian law and relevant resolutions, 
Expressing grave concern that continuing Israeli settlement activities are dangerously imperilling the viability of the two-State solution based on the 1967 lines, Recalling the obligation under the Quartet Roadmap, endorsed by its resolution 1515 (2003), for a freeze by Israel of all settlement activity, including “natural growth”, and the dismantlement of all settlement outposts erected since March 2001, Recalling also the obligation under the Quartet roadmap for the Palestinian Authority Security Forces to maintain effective operations aimed at confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantling terrorist capabilities, including the confiscation of illegal weapons, 2/3 
Condemning all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation, incitement and destruction, Reiterating its vision of a region where two democratic States, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders, 
Stressing that the status quo is not sustainable and that significant steps, consistent with the transition contemplated by prior agreements, are urgently needed in order to (i) stabilize the situation and to reverse negative trends on the ground, which are steadily eroding the two-State solution and entrenching a one-State reality, and (ii) to create the conditions for successful final status negotiations and for advancing the two-State solution through those negotiations and on the ground, 1. 

Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace; 2. 

Reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard; 3. 

Underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations; 4.
Stresses that the cessation of all Israeli settlement activities is essential for salvaging the two-State solution, and calls for affirmative steps to be taken immediately to reverse the negative trends on the ground that are imperilling the two-State solution; 5.
 Calls upon all States, bearing in mind paragraph 1 of this resolution, to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967; 6. 
Calls for immediate steps to prevent all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation and destruction, calls for accountability in this regard, and calls for compliance with obligations under international law for the strengthening of ongoing efforts to combat terrorism, including through existing security coordination, and to clearly condemn all acts of terrorism; 7. 
Calls upon both parties to act on the basis of international law, including international humanitarian law, and their previous agreements and obligations, to observe calm and restraint, and to refrain from provocative actions, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric, with the aim, inter alia, of de-escalating the situation on the ground, rebuilding trust and confidence, demonstrating through policies and actions a genuine commitment to the two-State solution, and creating the conditions necessary for promoting peace; 8. 

Calls upon all parties to continue, in the interest of the promotion of peace and security, to exert collective efforts to launch credible negotiations on all final status issues in the Middle East peace process and within the time frame specified by the Quartet in its statement of 21 September 2010; 3/3 9. Urges in this regard the intensification and acceleration of international and regional diplomatic efforts and support aimed at achieving, without delay a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions, the Madrid terms of reference, including the principle of land for peace, the Arab Peace Initiative and the Quartet Roadmap and an end to the Israeli occupation that began in 1967; and underscores in this regard the importance of the ongoing efforts to advance the Arab Peace Initiative, the initiative of France for the convening of an international peace conference, the recent efforts of the Quartet, as well as the efforts of Egypt and the Russian Federation; 10. 

Confirms its determination to support the parties throughout the negotiations and in the implementation of an agreement; 11. Reaffirms its determination to examine practical ways and means to secure the full implementation of its relevant resolutions; 12. 

Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council every three months on the implementation of the provisions of the present resolution; 13. Decides to remain seized of the matter.  


VOA NEWSISRAEL TO EXPAND SETTLEMENTS IN WESTBANK24 JANUARY 2017 l-to-expand-settlements-in-wes t-bank/3689752.html
 ALJAZEERAUN CONDEMNS ISRAELI SETTLEMENT EXPANSION29 OCTOBER 2014 americas/2014/10/un-condemns-i sraeli-settlement-expansion-20 14102920656289846.html
 ”Construction of the Barrier has imposed new restrictions on movement for Palestinians living near its route, in addition to the sweeping restrictions in force since the outbreak of the second intifada. Thousands of Palestinians have difficulty reaching their fields and marketing their produce to other areas of the West Bank.”……..……. ”The restrictions on freedom of movement also limit the access of Palestinian villagers to hospitals in nearby towns; the educational system suffers because many schools, primarily village schools, depend on teachers who live outside the community and must commute to the school; also family ties and social connections are adversely affected.”
    [23]  BTSELEM.ORGTHE SIEGE ON GAZA strip/siege
  BBCUN OFFICIAL SLAMS ISRAEL ”CRIMES”10 DECEMBER 2008 middle_east/7774988.stm
    BTSELEMDETAINEES AND PRISONERSMINORS IN DETENTION detainees_and_prisoners/ minors_in_custody


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