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Occupied Palestine and the recent Boycott Campaign

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Brazil, Iceland, Boycott Israeli goods. 

Recently two small, but promising events took place, which should really make those within the Boycott movement feel some vindication, that their efforts are not in vain. Iceland was the first European nation to recognize Palestinian statehood in 2011 and they have continued to show their legitimate desire for justice and just as important the observance of international law. I suppose this shouldn’t be a surprise considering that the people of Iceland faced their bankers and at a time when everyone else caved to the bankers, Iceland had a serious inner debate and it seems here we can see that the people of this Northern Atlantic Island are of by nature, serious.

Unfortunately my praises did not stop Reykjavik Iceland’s capital from deciding to retract the boycott, one can only hope that Iceland’s capital will boycott the obvious illegal settlement products. Its not uncommon for this to happen, “Israel” has tremendous influence and resources to destroy those that would wish to stop being at least complicit in a genocide of a whole group of people. 

Brazil has joined among the many other South American nations, which have boycotted “israel” in different forms, from Visa restrictions to Brazil denying the entry of a hardliner Israeli ambassador Dani Dayan

“From 2007 to 2013, Dayan was the chairman of the Yesha Council, the umbrella organization of settlement councils in the Occupied West Bank. He is also a renowned opponent of the so-called two-state solution.”

“The rejection has been part of some covert communications between Brazil and Israel with Rio de Janeiro warning the Tel Aviv regime that it should not go ahead with Dayan’s nomination to the job or mutual relations could seriously be endangered.

Resolution 446 affirms “once more that the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 is applicable to the Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem”. “ Tomis Kapitan reports that:”

“In the eyes of the world community, its [Israel’s] presence there [in the Occupied Territories] is subject to international law dealing with belligerent occupancy, specifically, the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949… Allowing for measures of military necessity, the Convention forbids alterations of the legal system, forcible transfer or deportation of the resident population, and resettlement by the occupying power of its own civilian population within the occupied territory.”

Although “Israel” will deny these claims by arguing against common sense, basic human law and supposedly the highest court in the land, the ICC and the Hague. This is the lawlessness in which the Palestinian people wait, a forced limbo by men who have no clue about the consequences of their actions.

Terror- Webster Definition

  •  : feeling of fear
  • : something that causes very strong feelings of fear : something that is terrifying.
  • : violence that is committed by a person, group, or government in order to frighten people and achieve a political goal.

This is not in question and “Israel” has committed terrorism against the Palestinian people since the moment illegal Jewish migrants step foot on Palestinian shores with the help of British and American Jews since the time before the 2nd world war. The boycott movement will have set backs and it will gain small victories here and there, but “Israel” should be confronted on every level and every front. There are many roles to be filled and fighting mainstream media with alternative media and the Internet, hopefully we can square the truth with those who seek it.

Unfortunately the world organizations which we are suppose to petition have failed us and (it can be argued who is actually behind these organizations) the majority of the fight for Palestinian justice has come from the resistance that is the very essence of the people of Palestine and individuals from all over the world. I must add, the Vietnamese fought 100 some odd years against three different oppressors, and it would be tunnels and a attrition that would finally break the back of the US, no “democracy” can continue Occupation for all time.