Apartheid Israel: Indian Palestine Solidarity Forum

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Mahatma Gandhi spoke out against the Balfour declaration from within South Africa and in the 1930s Gandhi and Abdul Gafar Khan were leaders of the resistance to the same British colonial rule that we were resisting in Palestine. It is thus no wonder that Gandhi had stated: “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England
belongs to the English or France to the French. It is wrong and inhuman to impose the Jews on the Arabs… Surely it would be a crime against humanity to reduce the proud Arabs so that Palestine can be restored to the Jews partly or wholly as their national home.”

The solidarity continued after independence and the British inspired division of this great country. Gamal Abdel Naassr’s Egypt and Nehru’s India were founders and leaders of the non aligned movement during the cold war. Unfortunately, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the fake peace process that initiated in 1989-1993 gave the pretext for apartheid Israel to break its isolation around the world. Israel established diplomatic ties with India in 1992. Ariel Sharon was the first Israeli prime minister to go to India on a state visit in 2003. Israel is now the second largest military supplier to India adding billions of dollars to the apartheid economy. But the Israeli “business” with India has developed in other areas. For example, over $1 billion in Israeli real estate “development” in India was announced in 2008.

Photo: Mazin Qumsiyeh, Feroze Mithiborwala and others address a press conference on 29 November 2012 –

See more at: http://blog.tehelka.com/guest-blog-india-and-palestine-1/

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I am working for the Belgian human rights association 'Werkgroep Morkhoven' which revealed the Zandvoort childporn case (88.539 victims). The case was covered up by the authorities. During the past years I have been really shocked by the way the rich countries of the western empire want to rule the world. One of my blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Je travaille pour le 'Werkgroep Morkhoven', un groupe d'action qui a révélé le réseau pornographique d'enfants 'Zandvoort' (88.539 victims). Cette affaire a été couverte par les autorités. Au cours des dernières années, j'ai été vraiment choqué par la façon dont l'Occident et les pays riches veulent gouverner le monde. Un de mes blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Ik werk voor de Werkgroep Morkhoven die destijds de kinderpornozaak Zandvoort onthulde (88.539 slachtoffers). Deze zaak werd door de overheid op een misdadige manier toegedekt. Gedurende de voorbije jaren was ik werkelijke geschokt door de manier waarop het rijke westen de wereld wil overheersen. Bezoek onze blog «Latest News Syria» (WordPress) ------- Photo: victims of the NATO-bombings on the Chinese embassy in Yougoslavia
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2 Responses to Apartheid Israel: Indian Palestine Solidarity Forum

  1. kruitvat says:

    India To Gaza Peace Convoy Announced by India Palestine People’s Solidarity Forum

    Jun 15, 2013

    The Asian Palestine solidarity process is well underway. We are undertaking & coordinating a convoy from India to Palestine, which will traverse the Asian nations, thus building & uniting the resistance for our common struggles against Imperialism & Zionism.

    We call upon the social movements, mass organizations, political parties & individuals to endorse & participate in the international campaign to end the Siege of Gaza & for the Liberation of Palestine.

    Do endorse & circulate the statement below as widely as possible. Those who would want to participate in the convoy are requested to send in their names, organization, socio-political background & passport details.

    http://www.milligazette.com/news/7807-india-to-gaza-peace-convoy-announced-by-india-palestine-peoples-solidarity-forum

  2. kruitvat says:

    The liberals who defend Israeli apartheid
    February 14, 2013

    Sandy Boyer, the co-host of Radio Free Eireann on WBAI in New York City, was active in the anti-apartheid movement with the New York Area Labor Coalition Against Apartheid and the American Committee on Africa. Here, he comments on the campaign by pro-Israel political and media figures against a forum on solidarity with the Palestinian struggle.

    A FORUM on the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, featuring Palestinian author and activist Omar Barghouti among other speakers, took place on February 7 at Brooklyn College in New York City despite a fierce campaign of political leaders and the media establishment to silence supporters of Palestinian rights.

    The crusade to shut down the Brooklyn College forum tells us a lot about the attitudes of both mainstream parties in the U.S.–above all that defense of Israel from all critics is still the default position, including among many Democrats who are considered quite liberal.

    In the week before the forum, members of the New York City Council threatened to cut off Brooklyn College’s funding because its Political Science Department was cosponsoring the event.

    Lew Fidler, the City Council assistant majority leader, released a letter from 10 council members stating, “We do not believe this program is what the taxpayers of our City–many of whom would feel targeted and demonized by this program–want their tax money to be spent on We believe in the principle of academic freedom. However, we also believe in the principle of not supporting schools whose programs we, and our constituents, find to be odious and wrong.”

    Fidler’s threats backfired badly. Not only did the Political Science Department refuse to back down, but he was publicly rebuked by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and prominent Zionists including Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz–though Dershowitz denounced the college for allegedly refusing to hold a meeting critical of BDS. Two of the original signers took their names off the letter.

    Earlier, 19 of New York’s most liberal–they described themselves as progressive–Democratic politicians, including the leading Democratic candidates for mayor, launched a far more substantive attack on the Brooklyn College meeting. They objected to the Political Science Department promoting a discussion of BDS. “We collectively believe that the BDS movement is a wrongheaded and destructive one, and an obstacle to our collective hope for a peaceful two-state solution.”

    The statement was apparently initiated by Brad Lander, one of the most liberal City Council members. Lander represents Brooklyn’s Park Slope, an area where Republican candidates often come in third behind the Green Party.

    http://socialistworker.org/2013/02/14/liberals-who-defend-israeli-apartheid

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