The EU must ban all products from Israel/Reaction on Ynetnews interview with activist Frank van der Linde

The EU must ban all products from Israel/Reaction on Ynetnews interview with activist Frank van der Linde

donderdag 8 oktober 2015 08:16

THE EU MUST BAN ALL PRODUCTS FROM ISRAEL/INJUSTICEOF THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION STATE/REACTION ON YNETNEWS/INTERVIEW WITH ACTIVIST FRANK VAN DER LINDE

SEE ALSO

http://www.astridessed.nl/the-eu-must-ban-all-products-from-israelinjustice-of-the-israeli-occupationreaction-on-ynetnewsinterview-with-activist-frank-van-der-linde/

Summary:Under the introduction follows my reaction on YNetnews.com, whichhad an interview with Frank van der Linde, a well known Dutch activist forPalestinian rights.

INTRODUCTION:

Frank van der Linde, former director of Fairfood, is an activistwho is fighting all forms of injustice in the Netherlands andother parts of the world,, like arms trade. [1]He is also an activist for Palestinian rights and has joinedseveral actions, like the disturbance of the performanceof the Israeli actress Lisa Koenig in Amsterdam at the culturalevent ”Spot on Israel”. [2]An action I fully support, being a firm adherer of an economic, politicaland cultural boycot against occupation State Israel.I refer to that later.

INVESTIGATION OF THE MAYOR OF AMSTERDAM TOA TWIN CITY AGREEMENT WITH TEL AVIV/FRANK VANDER LINDE TRAVELS TO ISRAEL

In september, the Amsterdam mayor mr E van der Laan traveled toIsrael in order to investigate a twin city agreement with Tel Aviv. [3]In the Netherlands, there was much resistance against the plan, since Tel Aviv is a part of the Israeli occupation State, which notonly oppresses the Palestinian territories, but commits serious human rightsviolations and warcrimes.A notorious example is the Gaza military operation ”Protective Edge”,causing more than 2100 Palestinian deaths in three weeks. [4]I also have written the Amsterdam members of the AmsterdamMunicipality to prevent this twin city agreement.
Anyway:Frank van der Linde travelled to Israel to confront mayor van der Laanwith his complicity with an occupation State, because he should never haveconsidered a twin city agreement with Tel; Aviv, let alone travel to Israelin order to investigate the possibility!
ACTIVITIES OF FRANK VAN DER LINDE IN ISRAEL
The activities of Frank van der Linde, in cooperation with RonnieBarkan [Israeli human rights activist] were impressive:He sent an email to all members of the Tel Aviv City Council, requesting to meet with them.They turned him down. The meeting and interview he asked for with Mayor Huldai were also left unanswered.Consequently he followed van der Laan, when he arrived inTel Aviv and  try to confront him with what he is supposed to do on such a visit. [5]

Van der Laan also promised to talk with mayor Huldai about humanrights.I wonder if he did.I didn’t hear anything about it.

ISRAELI OCCUPATION/WARCRIMES/TYRANNY/APARTHEIDTHE LEGITIMACY OF BDS

As I stipulated above, the actions of Frank van der Linde todisturb the performance of the Israeli actress Lisa Koenig [6],are fully legitimated, protesting the Israeli occupation ofthe Palestinian territories.They are part of the Dutch BDS movement [7], which is,again, part of the international BDS movement, which aims a cultural,economic and political boycot of occupation State Israel. [8]

For your information:
Since 1967 Israel occupies the Palestinian territories the Westbank, East Jerusalem and Gaza [9], which, as by all occupations in the world,has laid to oppression and humiliation of the occupied Palestinian population, human rights violations and warcrimes, as Gazamilitary expeditions like Cast Lead and Protective Edge, which leadto thousands of Palestinian deaths. [10]Another utter injustice are the illegal settlements in the occupiedPalestinian territories [11], which are extended untill now  [12], 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. [13]The blockade of Gaza is a starvation operation of the Israelioccupation regime. [14]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. [15]Also there are other discriminatory laws in Israel. [16]

DOWN WITH THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION REGIME!
And that’s the reason BDS International and the Duch BDSpromotes non violent resistance against Israeli happeningslike ”Spot on Israel” and ”Tel Aviv Sur Seine” [17]They seem innocent, but they are not.Yet apart from the fact, that they are sponsored bythe Israeli embassy [18], those happenings put Israelin a positive light, whitewashing its occupation, warcrimes [19]and [war]crimes against the Palestinian population.
They are whitewashing other Israeli crimes also, whichhave nothing to do with the occupation, but are crimesnevertheless:
I refer to the Israeli crimes regarding Ethiopian Jewsand African refugees.

RACISM IN ISRAELTARGETS:ETHOPIAN JEWS AND AFRICAN ASYLUMSEEKERS

This is how the Israeli embassy promotes Israel, duringthe ”Spot on Israel” event [with the performance ofthe Israeli actress Lisa Koenig]””Be there to support Israel and the positive ideas it represents,” the invitation read. “We celebrate life, humanity and creativity.” [20]Humanity?Pure nonsense!I mentioned the Israeli occupation and some of the numerous crimes againstthe Palestinian civilian population. [21]Now I will focus on the Israeli injustice and crimes against as wellEthopian Jews as African refugees.
Tel Aviv ”tolerant city”
The travel of Amsterdam mayor van der Laan and his intentionto close a twin city agreement with Tel Aviv is not only shockingbecause of the Israeli occupation policy [more than enough reasonNOT to consider such a twin city agreement], but also sinceTel Aviv is no ”tolerant city” at all, as presented by thepro Israel propagandists.Ethopian Jews are systematically targets of Israeli policebrutality, as in Tel Aviv, as in the rest of Israel. [22]In one case, an Ethopian Jew, Yosef Salamsa, was beaten by the police and kept hours on the groundinto a police parking before getting medical assistance.Several months later, he was found dead…… [23]
Not only Ethopian Jews face racism and police violence, alsoAfrican refugees, mostly from Eritrea and Sudan.In Tel Aviv, the socalled ”tolerant city”, shops, cars and housesof African migrants are attacked and firebombed, as akindergarten for migrant children. [24]There are racist demonstrations in Tel Aviv where is shown:”Death to the Sudanese” [25]
Racism is widespread in Israel.For instance in Ashkelon [a city in the South of Israel, where in1950 all Palestinians were ethnically cleansed], there is avirulent racism, against Palestinians as Ethopian Jews and African refugees.There is a segregation on ground of race, with regard tobomb shelters, residents refuse to sell their apartmentsto Ethopian Jews, and so on. [26]It even happened, that some Ethopian Jews were coercedinto taking birth-control injections to be eligible to immigrateto Israel. [27]

The shame is on Baltimore, by the way a centre of racist policeviolence [28] to maintain a partnership with Ashkelon. [29],as Amsterdam mayor van der Laan is trying to closewith Tel Aviv. [30]

African refugees face Israeli racism either.The Israeli State violates their rights by not acknowledge their right to ask asylum.Seldom an African refugee is getting asylum and mostlythey have no opportunity to ask for asylum. [31]Israel openly commits a racist policy by callingAfricans, who arrive in Israel[I quote Israeli prime minister Netanyahu]” “a threat to the social fabric of society, our national security, our national identity … and … our existence as a Jewish and democratic state.”[32]Israel
They were closed in Holot detentioncentre  indefinitely, which is a seriousviolation of International Law [violation of their right to askasylum and prohibiton of detention without trial] and when the IsraeliHigh Court prohibited this [33] and they were released.But it was not over yet:The Israeli State ordered a city ban for Tel Aviv and Eilat, where mostEritrean and Sudanese refugees work. [34]And although Israeli authorities acknowledge, that they can’tdeport Sudanese and Eritreans to their country [In Eritrea thereis a closed dictatorship, in Sudan one faces prison, visiting Israel],nevertheless African refugees are being coerced by Israeliauthorities to leave the country. [35]

INTERVIEW WITH FRANK VAN DER LINDE

In the interview of YNEWS.COM with Frank van der Linde, the usualpro Israel propaganda questions are asked like
Why focus on Israel, while there are so many injustices in the world.Why a cultural boycot, while, in this case actress Lia Koenig, has nothingto do with the Israeli occupation policy.What about Hamas human rights violationsWhy not recognizing Israel as a State, since it were the Arab Palestinians,who did not recognize the UN Partition Plan [to divide historicalPalestine]And posing Frank van der Linde as the FACE of BDS [presentinghim as a ”lone wolf”], while it is a widespread Dutch and internationalmovement. [36]
I reacted on this interview by unmasking Israel as an occupying andracist State.See underlyingAfter my reaction, the notes

DOWN WITH THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION
ISRAEL, WITHDRAW YOUR TROOPS FROM THE
OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, DISMANTLE
THE ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS, DISMANTLE THE ILLEGAL WALL 
AND ACKNOWLEGDE THE PALESTINIAN RIGHT ON RETURN!

Astrid Essed

INTERVIEW WITH FRANK VAN DER LINDE BY YNETNEWS.COM:

REACTION ON YNETNEWS.COMTHE EU MUST BAN ALL PRODUCTS FROM ISRAEL

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4703507,00.html

NOT BDS IS THE PROBLEM, BUT THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION
STATE

Interesting interview with Frank van der Linde, one of the Dutch activists
for Palestinian rights. First this: Frank van der Linde is not THE FACE of
BDS, but one of the activists of the Dutch BDS movement, which has this aim,
to boycot the Israeli occupation State, on economic, political and cultural level,
just like the former South African apartheid State. 
Secondly: The actions of Frank van der Linde and his co activists to disturb the
performance of Lia Koenig and other BDS boycot actions are completely justified:
For your information:

ISRAEL, OCCUPATION STATE AND COMMITTER OF WARCRIMES

Since 1967 Israel occupies the Palestinian territories the Westbank, East Jerusalem 
and Gaza [according to International Law Gaza is still occupied since Israel controls
its land and air borders], which means [as with regard to all occupations in this world]
oppression, humiliation of the occupied population, human rights violations and
warcrimes. I refer to the Gaza military operation ”Protective Edge”, which lead
to more than 2100 Palestinian deaths in three weeks and thousands of himeless
people. One of the many Gaza military operations. 

SETTLEMENTS IN OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES,
ILLEGAL ACCORDING INTERNATIONAL LAW

Besides those warcrimes:
landrobbery by means of the illegal settlements in the Palestinian occupied
territory.

APARTHEID: A DIFFERENT LAW FOR ISRAELI’S AND OCCUPIED PALESTINIANS

A different legal system for Israeli’s in Israel and 
settlers in the occupied territories, as for occupied Palestinians, who fall
under Military Law. PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS!/A Shame!

TEL AVIV, A RACIST CITY/ATTACKS ON AFRICAN REFUGEES

What’s also a shame, that the mayor of Amsterdam, mr van der Laan,
wants to close a twin city agreement with Tel Aviv, a city of Israeli occupation
State, which is, by the way, not ”tolerant” at all, as has been said.
In Tel Aviv, many racist practices take place, such as attacks on African
asulemseekers, firebombings on their houses, cars and attacks on 
their childrenshelters. You can’t have a twin city agreement with such a racist
city!

Besides, Israeli policy in general is racist against African asylumseekers, 
who are closed in camps under dire circumstances and face city bans.
Horrific!

ISRAELI STATE IS A NEO COLONIAL EXPERIMENT/THEREFORE
ILLEGAL

Van der Linde has right, that he doesn’t recognize the Israeli State.
I don’t recognize it either.
Since it stems from zionism, which had the aim to settle a State in the
land of the original Palestinian people, which has happened
in 1947 [UN GA Resolution 181].
And founded the State by ethnically cleansing more than 750. 000
Palestinians.
Practices like the Indian massacres in the USA and the crimes against the
Aboriginals in Australia.

OTHER CASES OF INJUSTICE IN THE WORLD/HUMAN
RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY HAMAS

Of course there are many other cases of injustice in the world
[Chinese occupation of Tibet, Moroccan occupation of the Western
Sahara, the Sudanese atrocities in Darfur
etc] and I condemn them all. But that’s no excuse for
the pro Israeli propagandists to condemn activists for Palestinian
rights! Wrong is wrong, but people have different focuses.
There are people, who focus on Tibet, others on Sudan, others on
the Western Sahara.

Concerning Hamas, it is a LEGITIMATE PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE
ORGANISATION AGAINST THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION STATE!
But that doesn’t mean, I don”t condemn their attacks on Israeli civilians.
I DO condemn that!
Because armies, resistance organisations or what other political
organisations ARE NEVER ALLOWED TO ATTACK CIVILIANS!
NEVER!

But that’s nothing to do with the injustice of the Israeli occupation.

DOWN WITH THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION
ISRAEL, WITHDRAW YOUR TROOPS FROM THE
OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, DISMANTLE
THE ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS, DISMANTLE THE ILLEGAL WALL 
AND ACKNOWLEGDE THE PALESTINIAN RIGHT ON RETURN!

Astrid EssedAmsterdamThe Netherlands

NOTES

[1]

FRANK VAN DER LINDEACTIVIST

http://frankvanderlinde.net/

[2]

FRANK VAN DER LINDEANTI-ISRAEL ACTION

http://frankvanderlinde.net/anti-israel-action/

DUTCH ACTIVISTS DISRUPT ISRAELI THEATRE PERFORMANCE/STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITYASTRID ESSED19 SEPTEMBER 2014
  http://www.astridessed.nl/boycott-israeldutch-activists-disrupt-israeli-theatre-performancestatement-of-solidarity/

[3]

YETNEWS.COMTHE EU MUST BAN ALL PRODUCTS FROM ISRAEL

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4703507,00.html

[4]

ALAKHBAR/ENGLISHTHE VICTIMS OF GAZA: A LIST OF PALESTINIANS KILLEDIN ISRAEL’S ONGOING ASSAULT
      http://english.al-akhbar.com/ content/victims-gaza-list- palestinians-killed-israels- ongoing-assault

[5]

YETNEWS.COMTHE EU MUST BAN ALL PRODUCTS FROM ISRAEL

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4703507,00.html

[6]

DUTCH ACTIVISTS DISRUPT ISRAELI THEATRE PERFORMANCE/STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITYASTRID ESSED19 SEPTEMBER 2014
  http://www.astridessed.nl/boycott-israeldutch-activists-disrupt-israeli-theatre-performancestatement-of-solidarity/

SPOT ON ISRAELI THEATRE/LETTERS TO THE SPONSORSOF ”SPOT ON ISRAELI THEATRE”/THE ISRAELI EMBASSY,PRINS BERNARD CULTUURFONDS,BAGELS AND BEANS,G.D.Y. HOUSINGASTRID ESSED11 SEPTEMBER 2014

http://www.astridessed.nl/boycott-israelspot-on-israeli-theatreletters-to-the-sponsors-of-spot-on-israeli-theatrethe-israeli-embassy-prins-bernard-cultuurfonds-bagels-and-beans-g-d-y-housing/

[7]

DUTCH BDS MOVEMENT
http://www.bdsmovement.net/tag/netherlands

[8]

INTERNATIONAL BDS MOVEMENTINTRODUCING THE BDS MOVEMENT

http://www.bdsmovement.net/bdsintro

[9]

”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 http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/middle-east-and-north-africa/israel-and-occupied-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 http://www.hrw.org/news/2004/10/28/israel-disengagement-will-not-end-gaza-occupation

[10]

ALAKHBAR/ENGLISHTHE VICTIMS OF GAZA: A LIST OF PALESTINIANS KILLEDIN ISRAEL’S ONGOING ASSAULT
      http://english.al-akhbar.com/ content/victims-gaza-list- palestinians-killed-israels- ongoing-assault
BTSELEM.ORGOPERATION CAST LEAD, 27 DEC. ’08 TO 18 JAN. ’09
http://www.btselem.org/gaza_strip/castlead_operation

ISRAELI ATTACKS ON GAZA/DIRTY WAR AGAINST THEPALESTINIAN CIVILIAN POPULATIONASTRID ESSED11 JANUARY 2009

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2009/01/223661.php

[11]

BTSELEM.ORGLAND EXPROPRIATIONS AND SETTLEMENTS IN THEINTERNATIONAL LAW
    http://www.btselem.org/ settlements/international_law

[12]

ISRAEL APPROVES BUILDING OF 300 NEW ILLEGITIMATEWESTBANK HOMES AMID DEMOLITION PROTESTS30 JULY 2015

https://www.rt.com/news/311128-settlements-illegitimate-israel-palestine/

ALJAZEERAUN CONDEMNS ISRAELI SETTLEMENT EXPANSION29 OCTOBER 2014

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2014/10/un-condemns-israeli-settlement-expansion-2014102920656289846.html

[13]

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICELEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WALLIN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY9 JULI 2004
  http://www.icj-cij.org/docket/index.php?pr=71&code=mwp&p1=3&p2=4&p3=6&ca
”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.”

BTSELEM.ORGTHE SEPARATION BARRIER

http://www.btselem.org/separation_barrier/map

[14]

BTSELEM.ORGTHE SIEGE ON GAZA
      http://www.btselem.org/gaza_ strip/siege
 BBCUN OFFICIAL SLAMS ISRAEL ”CRIMES”10 DECEMBER 2008
       http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/ middle_east/7774988.stm
   BLOCKADE ON GAZA/CRIME AGAINST HUMANITYASTRID ESSED14 FEBRUARY 2008
  http://la.indymedia.org/news/ 2008/02/213864.php

[15]

BTSELEMDETAINEES AND PRISONERSMINORS IN DETENTION
   http://www.btselem.org/ detainees_and_prisoners/ minors_in_custody

[16]

DISCRIMINATORY LAWS IN ISRAEL
  http://www.adalah.org/en/law/ index

[17]

[17]

DUTCH ACTIVISTS DISRUPT ISRAELI THEATRE PERFORMANCE/STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITYASTRID ESSED19 SEPTEMBER 2014
  http://www.astridessed.nl/boycott-israeldutch-activists-disrupt-israeli-theatre-performancestatement-of-solidarity/

SPOT ON ISRAELI THEATRE/LETTERS TO THE SPONSORSOF ”SPOT ON ISRAELI THEATRE”/THE ISRAELI EMBASSY,PRINS BERNARD CULTUURFONDS,BAGELS AND BEANS,G.D.Y. HOUSINGASTRID ESSED11 SEPTEMBER 2014

http://www.astridessed.nl/boycott-israelspot-on-israeli-theatreletters-to-the-sponsors-of-spot-on-israeli-theatrethe-israeli-embassy-prins-bernard-cultuurfonds-bagels-and-beans-g-d-y-housing/

TEL AVIV SUR SEINE/PROMOTION OF THE BLOODY ISRAELIOCCUPATION OF PALESTINE/REACTION ON COOL ISRAELASTRID ESSED15 AUGUST 2015
http://www.astridessed.nl/boycot-israel-tel-aviv-sur-seinepromotion-of-the-bloody-israeli-occupation-of-palestinereaction-on-cool-israel/

[18]

SPOT ON ISRAELI THEATRE/LETTERS TO THE SPONSORSOF ”SPOT ON ISRAELI THEATRE”/THE ISRAELI EMBASSY,PRINS BERNARD CULTUURFONDS,BAGELS AND BEANS,G.D.Y. HOUSINGASTRID ESSED11 SEPTEMBER 2014

http://www.astridessed.nl/boycott-israelspot-on-israeli-theatreletters-to-the-sponsors-of-spot-on-israeli-theatrethe-israeli-embassy-prins-bernard-cultuurfonds-bagels-and-beans-g-d-y-housing/

[19]

AMNESTY INTERNATIONALTRIGGER HAPPY/ISRAEL’S USE OFEXCESSIVE FORCE IN THE WESTBANKFEBRUARY 2014
          http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE15/002/2014/en/349188ef-e14a-418f-ac20-6c9e5c8d9f88/mde150022014en.pdf

ALAKHBAR/ENGLISHTHE VICTIMS OF GAZA: A LIST OF PALESTINIANS KILLEDIN ISRAEL’S ONGOING ASSAULT
      http://english.al-akhbar.com/ content/victims-gaza-list- palestinians-killed-israels- ongoing-assault

   BTSELEM.ORG OPERATION CAST LEAD, 27 DEC ’08  TO 18 JAN ’09
     http://www.btselem.org/gaza_strip/castlead_operation
  ISRAELI ATTACKS ON GAZA/DIRTY WAR AGAINST THEPALESTINIAN CIVILIAN POPULATIONASTRID ESSED2009
    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/liverpool/2009/01/417434.html

[20]
”In early September 2014, the Israeli Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands, issued an invitation to Israel’s friends and supporters in the country, as well as to government leaders and public administration heads, parliament members and journalists, to attend a special event held under the banner “Israel = Culture.””Be there to support Israel and the positive ideas it represents,” the invitation read. “We celebrate life, humanity and creativity.”

THE EU MUST BAN ALL PRODUCTS FROM ISRAEL

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4703507,00.html

[21]

AMNESTY INTERNATIONALTRIGGER HAPPY/ISRAEL’S USE OFEXCESSIVE FORCE IN THE WESTBANKFEBRUARY 2014
          http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/MDE15/002/2014/en/349188ef-e14a-418f-ac20-6c9e5c8d9f88/mde150022014en.pdf

ALAKHBAR/ENGLISHTHE VICTIMS OF GAZA: A LIST OF PALESTINIANS KILLEDIN ISRAEL’S ONGOING ASSAULT
      http://english.al-akhbar.com/ content/victims-gaza-list- palestinians-killed-israels- ongoing-assault

   BTSELEM.ORG OPERATION CAST LEAD, 27 DEC ’08  TO 18 JAN ’09
     http://www.btselem.org/gaza_strip/castlead_operation
  ISRAELI ATTACKS ON GAZA/DIRTY WAR AGAINST THEPALESTINIAN CIVILIAN POPULATIONASTRID ESSED2009
    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/liverpool/2009/01/417434.html

[22]

DO BLACK LIVES MATTER IN ISRAEL?/ETHOPIAN JEWSPROTEST RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY21 MAY 2015

http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2015/may/21/do-black-lives-matter-israel-ethiopian-jews-protes/

ALJAZEERAETHIOPIAN JEWS/NOT JEWISH ENOUGH4 MAY 2015
     http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/05/ethiopian-jews-jewish-150504075644608.html

[23]

DO BLACK LIVES MATTER IN ISRAEL?/ETHOPIAN JEWSPROTEST RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY21 MAY 2015

http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2015/may/21/do-black-lives-matter-israel-ethiopian-jews-protes/

ALJAZEERAETHIOPIAN JEWS/NOT JEWISH ENOUGH4 MAY 2015
     http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/05/ethiopian-jews-jewish-150504075644608.html

[24]

´´Those tensions erupted Wednesday in Tel Aviv in a violent protest that saw a mob vandalize African stores and smash the windows of a car with African passengers. One woman posed for a newspaper photographer wearing a white tank-top on which she had written the words, “Death to the Sudanese.”

That followed a firebomb attack targeting a Tel Aviv apartment housing migrants in early May, which followed a similar attack against a kindergarten for migrant children in late April. No one was hurt in those incidents.´´

THE ISRAEL TIMES

IN TEL AVIV, AN INCENDIARY MIX OF AFRICAN

MIGRANTS AND LOCALS WHO WANT THEM GONE

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-tel-aviv-tensions-between-israelis-and-african-migrants-boil-over/

[25]

´´Those tensions erupted Wednesday in Tel Aviv in a violent protest that saw a mob vandalize African stores and smash the windows of a car with African passengers. One woman posed for a newspaper photographer wearing a white tank-top on which she had written the words, “Death to the Sudanese.”

That followed a firebomb attack targeting a Tel Aviv apartment housing migrants in early May, which followed a similar attack against a kindergarten for migrant children in late April. No one was hurt in those incidents.´´

THE ISRAEL TIMES

IN TEL AVIV, AN INCENDIARY MIX OF AFRICAN

MIGRANTS AND LOCALS WHO WANT THEM GONE

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-tel-aviv-tensions-between-israelis-and-african-migrants-boil-over/

[26]

”Jewish-African-Israelis, commonly called Ethiopian-Israelis, however, make up about 5% of the city’s residents, and they suffer from significant race-based discrimination.

In March 2012, as air raid sirens warned of an impending rocket attack from Gaza and residents rushed down to their apartment building’s communal bomb shelter for protection, only one woman was physically prevented from entering. She was a black woman who had immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia a few years earlier. An investigation revealed that the area bomb shelters had been operating according to strict segregation by race for over two decades.

Asked to explain why this was the case, a white Jewish neighbor said, “To tell you the truth, it’s difficult to deal with them, they are uncultured.” Ashkelon city councilor Yuri Zamushchik responded to the incident by stating: “It was a mistake to begin with to fill the building with immigrants from Ethiopia and Russia together… It may not be politically correct, but those are the facts on the ground.”

Zamushchik’s impressions are borne out by the observations of real estate agents in Ashkelon, who say that in certain neighborhoods of the city, residents refuse to sell apartments to Ethiopian-Israeli families. “I hear talk of, if Ethiopians move into the building, it will reduce the flat’s worth,” is how one real estate lawyer described the phenomenon. “Sometimes there is horrible talk of their smells, their foods, and so on.”

BALTIMORE IS CONFRONTING POLICE BRUTALITY, BUTTHE SYSTEMIC RACISM OF ITS ISRAELI SISTER CITYREMAINS UNCHALLENGED’DAVID SHEEN6 MAY 2015

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/05/baltimore-confronting-unchallenged

[27]

 The recent revelation that some Ethiopian Jews were coerced into taking birth-control injections to be eligible to immigrate to Israel, and that this contributed to the halving of the Ethiopian-Israeli birthrate in only a decade, remains a source of outrage.”

DO BLACK LIVES MATTER IN ISRAEL?/ETHOPIAN JEWSPROTEST RACISM AND POLICE BRUTALITY21 MAY 2015

http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2015/may/21/do-black-lives-matter-israel-ethiopian-jews-protes/

[28]

WIKIPEDIATHE DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Freddie_Gray

BALTIMORE IS CONFRONTING POLICE BRUTALITY, BUTTHE SYSTEMIC RACISM OF ITS ISRAELI SISTER CITYREMAINS UNCHALLENGED’DAVID SHEEN6 MAY 2015

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/05/baltimore-confronting-unchallenged

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BALTIMORE IS CONFRONTING POLICE BRUTALITY, BUTTHE SYSTEMIC RACISM OF ITS ISRAELI SISTER CITYREMAINS UNCHALLENGED’DAVID SHEEN6 MAY 2015

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/05/baltimore-confronting-unchallenged

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THE EU MUST BAN ALL PRODUCTS FROM ISRAEL

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4703507,00.html

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHDISPATCHES: ISRAEL FAILS AFRICAN ASYLUMSEEKERS25 FEBRUARY 2015

https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/02/25/dispatches-israel-fails-african-asylum-seekers

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHDISPATCHES: ISRAEL FAILS AFRICAN ASYLUMSEEKERS25 FEBRUARY 2015

https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/02/25/dispatches-israel-fails-african-asylum-seekers

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”Previously, detainees could be held indefinitely, but a Supreme Court ruling last November restricted the holding period to 20 months.”

MIDDLE EAST EYEFROM HELL TO HOLOT: AFRICANS TRAPPED IN ISRAEL’SDETENTION CENTRE

http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/hell-holot-africans-israels-refugee-detention-centre-1191259430

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHISRAEL: DROP CITY BAN ON RELEASED ERITREANS, SUDANESE31 AUGUST 2015

http://www.hrw.org/news/2015/08/31/israel-drop-city-ban-released-eritreans-sudanese

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCHISRAEL: THOUSANDS COERCED TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY9 SEPTEMBER 2014

http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/09/09/israel-thousands-coerced-leaving-country

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THE EU MUST BAN ALL PRODUCTS FROM ISRAEL

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4703507,00.html

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