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BHO Called Anti-Semitic and a Jew-Hater

by Oui Mon Feb 15th, 2010 at 09:32:31 AM EST

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Posters from a friend (Israel) with accusation of Obama

(Law Is Cool) - Yes, the conflict in Israel is incredibly complex.  And there may or not be problems with the methodology of the Goldstone report.

Justice Goldstone's daughter, Nicole, lives in Canada and says that his involvement actually moderated the tone of the report,

    ● My father took on this job because he thought he is doing the best thing for peace, for everyone, and also for Israel..
    ● It wasn't easy [for him].  My father did not expect to see and hear what he saw and heard.

Is this your Mid-Eastern hospitality, Ambassador Oren? - see video of speech at UCI.

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Roadside posters from my last trip to Israel of Barack Obama
saying "Anti-Semitic" and "Jew-Hater."
©2009 Omar Ha-Redeye

He is currently in Canada, visiting his family for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashana.  He will be speaking at the University of Western Ontario tomorrow on the subject of war crimes, and the discussion is guaranteed to prove interesting.

Labeling motivation as driven by hatred though should be reserved for the worst and clearest cases of animosity, or it stonewalls genuine attempts to achieve peaceful resolution of the conflict.  Even worse, the terminology will lose its impact, and sympathy for combating racism will be eroded.

Level heads will be needed to address the outcomes of the report, to contemplate perhaps if it does have some merit, and to acknowledge its flaws. The true test will come if the case does go to the ICC.


Goldstone Report Could Lead to ICC Charges

The Israeli media has stated that the ICC has no jurisdiction over Israel, as a non-signatory to the Rome Statute. Israeli legal scholars have generally taken a similar position, but this appears to be flawed.

Subject-matter jurisdiction under the Rome Statute can be found even for non-signatories when the matter is referred to the court by the Security Council, as was the case with Sudan.

But a case can also be independently investigated by the Prosecutor when using their proprio motu powers under Article 15.  The Goldstone report would likely be used as supporting material as part of any investigation initiated under this section,

    2. The Prosecutor shall analyse the seriousness of the information received. For this purpose, he or she may seek additional information from States, organs of the United Nations, intergovernmental or non-governmental organizations, or other reliable sources that he or she deems appropriate, and may receive written or oral testimony at the seat of the Court.

Irrespective of either of these routes, Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo indicated in an interview with an Arabic paper that one of the Israeli legal advisers involved was South African, and the ICC could gain jurisdiction through that route as well. South Africa ratified the Rome Statute on Nov. 27, 2000.

Moreno-Ocampo also revealed that he is contemplating charges against Israel for Operation Cast Lead.

A Palestinian Child Against Israel at The ICC

THE HAGUE -  Amira Al-Qirim, a Palestinian girl aged 15, a victim and survivor of the Israeli massacre in Gaza in January 2009, held a press conference together with her lawyer Gilles Devers in International Criminal Court (ICC) during which she stated: "I am here to present a complaint and to hand to the office of prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo in the ICC a file requesting an investigation into the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Israeli Zionists against the Palestinian civilians of Gaza Strip in which my father, my brother aged 14, and my sister aged 16, all civilians, were murdered by the IOF in the Tel Al-Hawa area south of Gaza city".

UN Likely to Refer Goldstone to ICJ in The Hague
Eroding Israel's Legitimacy in the International Arena

"But I will not let myself be reduced to silence."

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what did you expect ? Israel is a totally paranoid state where complete acceptance with their viewpoint is the minimum requirement for "discussion".

And they are completely insulated form the consequences of their actions because of their capture of the US terms of debate.

There will be no change in the situation until Israel does something so outrageously against US interests that it cannot be accommodated. And given that they faced no problems regarding their attack on the USS Liberty, nuking Washington would probably just about be enough.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Feb 15th, 2010 at 01:10:21 PM EST
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'Launching a campaign against anti-Semitic Obama'

(Haaretz) - As more than a dozen local and international journalists looked on, the protesters chanted "No, You Can't" and waved posters saying "20 new 'settlements' by 2010 - Yes We Can!" Campaign of posters across Israel was launched by rightist group Hazit.

Far right activist Itamar Ben-Gvir, who attended the protest, told Channel 10 that "it appears that we've arrived at a red line, which has already been crossed by the most anti-Semitic American president."

National Union MKs Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben Ari addressed the crowd, largely made up of native-English speaking Israelis. [Kahanist in disguise - Oui]

EVICTING PALESTINIANS FROM THEIR LAND

"I'm here to tell Obama that Eretz Yisrael belongs to the Jewish people," said Scottish-born Edith Ognall, who drove to the capital from her hometown of Netanya to attend the event. "What right does anybody have to tell us to stop building in the land that was given to us by God? I'm not going to stand by and let Obama, or anybody else, tell me where I can live and where I can't live."

Nadia Matar, the Belgian-born co-chair of Women in Green, which organized the event, made a point of repeatedly mentioning Obama' middle name, Hussein, because "we have to remind ourselves that he received an Islamic education in Indonesia."

"We are connected to our land like a mother is connected to her children," the well-known activist told reporters. "And I want to warn you: Don't mess with a Jewish mother who feels her children or her homeland are in danger. Every part and parcel and hilltop and stone in the Land of Israel is like one of our children. And we'e going to protect it like lionesses."  

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"But I will not let myself be reduced to silence."

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 15th, 2010 at 03:29:44 PM EST
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Of course this could never happen in Washington DC, it did pass in Israel ...

Judges nullify clause in Criminal Procedure Law

(Ynet) - Amidst Knesset efforts to deny the Supreme Court's power of nullifying laws - another case in point emerges. Three months after nullifying the prison privatization law, a panel of nine Supreme Court judges has ruled against a clause inside the Criminal Procedure Law.

In a rare step, the judges have decided that the clause which permits holding remand hearings in the cases of detainees suspected of security offenses in their absence should be nullified. It was claimed that the clause offends the detainee's right to be present during his arrest procedures and therefore contradicts the Human Dignity and Liberty Basic Law.

"But I will not let myself be reduced to silence."

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 15th, 2010 at 05:06:28 PM EST


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