Israel criminally accoutable

By Richard Falk (UN Rapporteur for Palestine), May 31, 2010

This incident should serve as a wakeup call for a complicit international community. There are three political imperatives that need to emerge with a sense of urgency: condemnation of the Israeli attack and an accompanying demand for the immediate end of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip, appropriately by a decision in the UN Security Council; an authoritative launching of an investigation of war crimes allegations against Israel by the International Criminal Court; the widest possible endorsement and strengthening of the already growing worldwide boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign directed at Israel’s occupation policies in Palestinian Territories.

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One Response to “Israel criminally accoutable”

  1. sudhan Says:

    Professor Richard Falk, thank you for your principled stand on the issue, as you have always done before. We are aware that Israeli crimes like the present one are in line with the Zionist agenda.

    Without the economic, military and political support of the U.S. government, Zionist Israel will think twice or many times over before committing despicable barbarian crimes like the present one because the only thing that virtually matters to the Zionist-Israeli leadership is the global role of imperialist America over which they hold the reins of power. They know they control American government and its foreign policy, and in this they are absolutely right. Isn’t this a fact? This fact is no secret and every political observer is aware of it. At the same time, they also resort to their unending lies and propaganda gimmicks to cover their crimes from the rest of world, but in reality the ‘rest of the world’ has little impact or bearing on what they do.

    Without a change in the role and policies of American imperialism, Zionism will continue to manipulate and exploit. What this means is simply this: to wage a common struggle and mobilise all democratic and antifascist forces at local and global level against American imperialism, unbridled militarism and Zionism. It is clear to us that American imperialism and Zionism are intertwined and they are inseparable politically in the United States of America and the Middle Eastern region. There are many difficulties for those who stand for social justice and who want to see an end to brutal and barbarous Zionist occupation of Gaza and the West Bank and the suffering of a captive people.

    The choice is simple: either we become indifferent to the plight of the captive Palestinian people under Zionist oppression as most of the people do because Washington and Tel Aviv have decided so, or, we, the ordinary people with human conscience stand up and say: end the occupation, end the Zionist barbarism in the Occupied Territories and free the Palestinian people from the Zionist oppression.


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