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Breaking: Spain joins South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the ICJ

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/06/2024 - 6:43pm in

Pedro Sánchez, right, and Benjamin Netanyahu

Spain has announced this morning that it has joined South Africa’s case at the International Court of Justice accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza. Israel’s far-right government and its mouthpieces reacted with fury last month when Spain, along with Ireland and Norway, recognised Palestinian statehood – this latest news will no doubt trigger another wave of smears in defence of Israel’s slaughter of as many as 100,000 Palestinian civilians, mostly women and children, which the UK government and opposition continue to abet.

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Video: right-wing extremist Ben-Gvir rants Israel will never allow Palestinian statehood

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 23/05/2024 - 8:27am in

Racist Israeli security minister chooses Islam’s second holiest site for petulant outburst after Ireland, Spain and Norway declare Palestine a state

Far-right Israeli security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir chose to taint Islam’s second holiest site with his presence for a deranged rant after three European nations all recognised Palestinian statehood.

Ben-Gvir raged that the site ‘belongs only to the people of Israel’, despite the Al Aqsa mosque being officially under Muslim administration by agreement between Israel and Jordan, before ranting that ‘we’ will ‘never allow any surrender that includes even a declaration of a Palestinian state’:

The bad news for the petulant settler-colonist is that Palestine has no intention of surrendering – while support for Israel’s apartheid regime is disappearing fast worldwide, as people wake up to the murderousness of the occupiers.

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US, Israel rant as Ireland, Spain, Norway recognise Palestinian statehood

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 23/05/2024 - 7:50am in

Netanyahu and Biden governments in meltdown again as three countries bypass US veto and declare Palestine a state

Norwegian, Irish and Spanish governments declared Palestine’s statehood

The US and Israeli governments have reacted with fury to announcements by three European governments, at the same time, that they are recognising Palestinian statehood. Ireland, Norway and Spain have all now formally declared Palestine to be a state.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu – probably soon to be declared by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to be wanted for war crimes – raged that the three nations were giving ‘Khamas’ a ‘reward for terrorism’. A Biden government spokesman claimed that the US condemned the recognition because it had been granted ‘unilaterally’ rather than through negotiation – ironic and deeply hypocritical considering that the US vetoed a recent application by Palestine to the UN Security Council motion for full membership of the UN. Several leading pro-Israel politicians called for the ICC to be ‘punished’, with a couple admitting that if Israel is held to account for its war crimes, ‘you know they’ll come for us next’.

Well done Ireland, Norway, Spain and, especially, the people of Palestine. Shamefully, there is no prospect of the UK following suit with either the Tories or what now passes for the Labour party in power after the newly-declared general election.

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Ireland leading EU coalition to recognise Palestine, review EU-Israel relationship over human rights

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/02/2024 - 8:18am in

Irish PM Varadkar says ‘a lot’ of EU countries moving toward Palestinian statehood and potential severance or downgrade of Israel accord

Leo Varadkar (image: Houses of the Oireachtas, Creative Commons)

Irish PM Leo Varadkar is leading a coalition of EU countries toward formal recognition of Palestinian statehood – and a review of the EU’s relationship with Israel, over Israel’s war crimes in Gaza.

The EU-Israel Association Agreement contains conditions on human rights, and Varadkar told reporters he believed Israel ‘may’ be in breach of those provisions – and that ‘a lot’ of other EU nations were of like mind:

EU-Israeli relations are founded on an agreement which has a human rights clause, and a lot of us believe that Israel may be in breach of it. That’s something we’re talking about.

Irish MPs, MEPs and public have been outspoken in support of Palestinian human rights and in condemnation of Israel’s genocidal assault in Gaza, which has killed and maimed more than 100,000 civilians, mostly women and children, according to human rights watchdog Euro-Med Monitor.

Varadkar’s announcement will infuriate Israel’s extremist regime, which has been frothing since the International Court of Justice put it on trial for genocide last week and ordered Israel to protect Palestinian lives, a legally-binding instruction that the Netanyahu regime has flouted. Norway’s foreign minister has warned the leaders of states supporting Israel’s mass slaughter that they face potential prosecution for complicity in genocide.

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