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So the IDF Shoots UN Aid Workers - Acts of Genocide

by Oui Sun Jan 28th, 2024 at 06:26:37 PM EST

Al Jazeera reporter lost his family in a targeted Israel air strike in Gaza ...

Al Jazeera Journalist Whose Family Was Killed in Airstrike Loses Another Son | TIME - Jan. 8, 2024 |


Reading the Tea Leaves In The White House | 12 Feb. 2021 |

The Trump years weren't hindered by influence of International Law and treaties. In the end, a new business accord was agreed between Israel and their new Arab partners in the Abraham Accords. The fate of Palestinians was sealed.

If President Biden and his administration were to be seen as liberal or progressive on ME and foreign policy, forget it. The White House is bound by a united bi-partisan majority in Congress ... a harsh reality. Netanyahu won't get any presents from Joe Biden as the former had used the Republican Party to his personal advantage to stay in power.

As the JCPOA was a failure in the eyes of Israel and a few Arab partner states, the Biden administration with Antony Blinken made a policy decision to PREPARE FOR WAR. Afghanistan was lost after a campaign of 20 years, Iraq, Libya and Syria became quagmires and unfavourable to the West and specifically America. Europe and NATO allies were to be bullied into compliance through threats of economic and trade sanctions. All eyes on an easy prey through Ukraine ... for the Middle east Biden-Blinken were content with the status quo prepared by Trump-Pompeo-Kushner. Another faulty miscalculation when shit hits the fan.

Dear President Biden, you need to act on Palestine | 19 June 2021 |

Israeli police detain a Palestinian protester amid ongoing tension ahead of an upcoming court hearing on the forced displacement of Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem May 5, 2021 [Reuters/Ammar Awad]

Over 680 global sector leaders call on President Biden to honor his commitments and protect Palestinian human rights.

  • Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland
  • Jan Egeland, Secretary-general of the Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Kumi Naidoo, Former Secretary-General of Amnesty International and former Executive Director of Greenpeace

We, the undersigned global coalition of leaders - from civil society to business, the arts and faith communities, politics and Nobel laureates - call for the US leadership to take action to help bring an end to Israel's institutionalised domination and oppression of the Palestinian people and protect their fundamental human rights. A sustainable and just peace - for all people - will remain elusive if US policy holds on to a political status quo devoid of justice and accountability.

Your administration has committed to a foreign policy "centered on the defense of democracy and the protection of human rights". More recently, you stated, "I believe the Palestinians and Israelis equally deserve to live safely and securely, and enjoy equal measures of freedom, prosperity, and democracy.". For Palestinians, the space between these statements and their daily lives could not be wider.

Even after a formal ceasefire, Israeli police and settler violence against Palestinians continues. The forced dispossession of Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, including families living in the East Jerusalem neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, and aggressive actions by Israeli forces against peaceful protesters and worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque, are the latest evidence of a separate and unequal governing system. These policies unravel the social fabric of communities and undermine any progress towards a democratic, just and peaceful future. The logic driving them has led to the recent displacement of 72,000 Palestinians in Gaza who must also survive the ongoing humanitarian crisis caused by a 14-year blockade.

Moving forward, the United States must address the root causes of the violence which successive administrations have neglected. Your administration must apply concerted diplomatic pressure to help end the ever-expanding discrimination and systemic oppression and ensure accountability for Israeli authorities that violate Palestinian rights.

Only a consistent application of a rights-centred foreign policy can signal to Israel's leaders that violations of international law will no longer go unaccounted for. Mr President, now is the time to set a new benchmark in American foreign policy that leads with justice and paves the way towards lasting peace.

From EuroTrib archive: key phrase | Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan districts E Jerusalem |

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UN secretary general says 152 UN employees killed in Gaza  

The escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has claimed the lives of 152 UN employees, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said.

"I am deeply troubled by the clear violation of international humanitarian law that we are witnessing," he said. "Since October 7, 152 UN staff members have been killed in Gaza - the largest single loss of life in the history of our organization."

"Still, aid workers, under enormous pressure and with no safety guarantees, are doing their best to deliver inside Gaza," Guterres said.

The situation in the Middle East sharply escalated following an incursion of Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip into Israel on October 7. Hamas has cast the attack as a response to Israeli actions against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Israel has declared a complete siege of the Gaza Strip and started a military operation there. Israel also strikes parts of Lebanon and Syria in retaliation for bombardments originating from these countries. Clashes are also taking place in the West Bank.

Save The Children Condemns Killing Of Staff Member And Family In Israeli Airstrike In Gaza | 13 Dec. 2023 |

LONDON/GENEVA, 12 December 2023 - It is with profound sadness we confirm that a staff member of Save the Children and his family have been killed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza.

 Sameh Ewaida, 39, had been with Save the Children since 2019. He was the proud father of four children - Mohammad (12), Heba (11), Zeina (3), and Zein (2). All of his children, his wife Fatima, and many other members of his extended family of 28 are also believed to have been killed following an Israeli airstrike on Sunday 10 December or Monday 11 December.

Sameh, a member of the administrative team, will be remembered by his colleagues for spreading such joy and kindness, dancing at staff workshops, and always stepping in to make breakfast and coffee for everyone.

Decades of oppression and crimes against humanity went unpunished ...

No headlines in the Dutch media today, nor in the Sunday talk shows. Over two hurs live broadcast from Amsterdam on the Holocaust Memorial Day ... many new investments have been accomplished to give the insight in horrible crimes of Nazi Germany, especially genocide of civilians. On the iCJ ruling and Gaza massacre nearly full silence as the Dutch fully support the horror war and policy of Bibi Netanyahu. Mark Rutte is quite willing to scratch his back if asked. On single item in the news:

Rutte concerned about open anti-Semitism: 'As if Never Again Auschwitz' an empty phrase is

Outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday criticized the events in Israel on October 7 in his speech at the National Holocaust Remembrance Day. Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema also spoke during the commemoration.

"We cannot ignore October 7 during this Holocaust commemoration, 79 years after the liberation of Auschwitz. The day on which the Jewish world community was confronted with a deliberate and orchestrated massacre for the umpteenth time in history. With hostage taking, rape and mutilation as the filthiest weapons to sow fear and terror. And shortly afterwards there was a wave of anti-Jewish reactions that led to schools and synagogues having to be secured, also in our country."

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Rutte Ordered MFA to Hide Israeli War Crimes

    The Netherlands has halted any future funding of UNRWA, the UN aid organisation for Palestine refugees. Foreign trade and development minister Geoffrey van Leeuwen made this decision after UNRWA announced an investigation into allegations that some of its staff members were involved in the 7 October terrorist attacks on Israel.

Western allies join Israel in 'collective punishment' against Palestinian refugees

UNRWA fund cuts by the West 'collective punishment' against Palestinians

The UN chief joins head of UNRWA calling on Western donor countries for `continuity' in Gaza agency operations.

The decision to suspend aid to the UN Palestinian refugee agency by several Western countries is a "collective punishment", the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has said, as the UN chief Antonio Guterres joined him in urging donor nations to maintain much-needed Gaza aid.

UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini said he was shocked such decisions were taken as "famine looms" in Gaza, which has been devastated by nearly four months of relentless Israeli bombardment that has killed more than 26,000 people.

he agency, with its 13,000 employees in Gaza, is the main organisation aiding Gaza's population amid the humanitarian disaster. More than two million of the besieged enclave's 2.3 million people depend on the UNRWA for "sheer survival", including food and shelter, Lazzarini said, warning this lifeline can "collapse any time now".

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also joined Lazzarini's call on Sunday, pleading for donor states to continue supporting the UN agency that runs aid operations in Gaza. "The dire needs of the desperate populations they serve must be met."

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Chris Gunness, a former UNRWA spokesman, says there is a "coordinated political attack" on the UN's agency for Palestinian refugees.

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From the Siege of Leningrad to the Siege of Gaza: Colonialist Mentality | Informed Comment |

Sadly, neither sieges, nor colonial wars ended in 1945. Britain, France and the Netherlands waged brutal wars of "pacification" in their colonies long after Nazism was defeated. Racism was still official in the United States, another ally in the fight against Nazism. Twelve years after the war, it took the 101st Airborne Division to enable nine black students to attend a school in Little Rock, Arkansas. Today's Western values of tolerance are recent and fragile. Overt racism is no longer acceptable, but its impact is still with us.

Human lives do not have the same value either in our media, or in our foreign policies. The death of an Israeli attracts more media attention that that of a Palestinian. Severe sanctions are imposed on Iran for its civilian nuclear enrichment program while none are imposed on Israel for its military nuclear arsenal. And, of course, Western powers continue to provide arms and political support for the siege of Gaza, where civilian population is not only bombed and shelled, but deliberately starved and let die of disease. The International Court of Justice confirmed "plausible genocide", even though it failed to stop Israel. 

Commemoration of the siege of Leningrad should prompt us to put an end to all racism, to stop the siege of Gaza and to prevent such atrocities in the future. Otherwise, the accusation thrown in the face of the European citizen by the Martinican poet Aimé Césaire in 1955 would remain still valid:

    .. what he cannot forgive Hitler for is not crime in itself, the crime against man, it is not the humiliation of man as such, it is the crime against the white man, the humiliation of the white man, and the fact that he applied to Europe colonialist procedures which until then had been reserved exclusively for the Arabs of Algeria, the coolies of India, and the blacks of Africa."


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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jan 28th, 2024 at 10:54:55 PM EST
White guilt and Biden's support for the genocide in Gaza

Underlying the unqualified American support for Israel's genocidal war on Gaza are feelings of white guilt over antisemitism, which have been projected onto a people that had nothing to do with these crimes .

President Biden is learning today a basic truth once enunciated by Alice O'Connor, the Russian-born American writer and philosopher better known by her pen name, Ayn Rand. The truth is: "We can avoid reality, but we cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

Mainly relying on his own instincts, as well as the ostensibly misguided advice of his aides, Biden has chosen to ignore the Palestinian issue throughout his presidency, believing that it would simply go away. It has not. It has only gotten considerably worse, as can be witnessed from the tragic events of the past few months.

Owing to his incapacity to either listen or empathize, despite his reputation for doing so, Biden has squandered his credibility as a fair representative of all his American constituents, especially Democratic ones. Besides being an old-school Cold Warrior who still sees Israel as a strategic asset -- with ample evidence to the contrary -- he is also known as a staunch self-declared Zionist. What few people could have predicted, however, was that he would turn out to be such a tone-deaf and cold-hearted person who has made himself into a virtual mouthpiece for Israel's well-oiled propaganda machine, readily parroting lies and half-truths concocted by its master propagandist PM Netanyahu and the rest of his slippery coterie of prevaricators.

Come to think of it, Biden's seeming ambivalence towards the Palestinians and his shocking indifference to their staggering loss of life may very well be rooted in his unyielding fealty to the idealistic Zionist vision of an Israel that exists principally in the minds of old white politicians whose prejudices against the Palestinian people often border on outright racism. In large part, these politicians are made up of traditional Christian males who feel quite weighed down by an abiding sense of penitence towards Jews, especially in the aftermath of the Holocaust.



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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jan 28th, 2024 at 11:59:17 PM EST
X-twitter Namibian Presidency

Namibia rejects Germany's Support of the Genocidal Intent of the Racist Israeli State against Innocent Civilians in Gaza

On Namibian soil, #Germany committed the first genocide of the 20th century in 1904-1908, in which tens of thousands of innocent Namibians died in the most inhumane and brutal conditions. The German Government is yet to fully atone for the genocide it committed on Namibian soil. Therefore, in light of Germany's inability to draw lessons from its horrific history, President @hagegeingob expresses deep concern with the shocking decision communicated by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany yesterday, 12 January 2024, in which it rejected the morally upright indictment brought forward by South Africa before the #InternationalCourtofJustice that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians in #Gaza.

Worryingly, ignoring the violent deaths of over 23 000 Palestinians in Gaza and various United Nations reports disturbingly highlighting the internal displacement of 85% of civilians in Gaza amid acute shortages of food and essential services, the German Government has chosen to defend in the International Court of Justice the genocidal and gruesome acts of the Israeli Government against innocent civilians in Gaza and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Germany cannot morally express commitment to the United Nations Convention against genocide, including atonement for the genocide in Namibia, whilst supporting the equivalent of a holocaust and genocide in Gaza. Various international organizations, such as Human Rights Watch have chillingly concluded that Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza.

President Geingob reiterates his call made on 31 December 2023, "No peace-loving human being can ignore the carnage waged against Palestinians in Gaza". In that vein, President Geingob appeals to the German Government to reconsider its untimely decision to intervene as a third-party in defence and support of the genocidal acts of Israel before the International Court of Justice.



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 29th, 2024 at 12:00:03 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 29th, 2024 at 12:00:39 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 10:46:19 AM EST
Recall Israel's extremist politicians' accusation of terror funding, six human rights NGOs working for the Palestinian people in 2021-2022 many Western states were willing to comply the earliest.

Outraged over Israel's Designation of Six Civil Society Groups as Terrorists, Speakers Tell Palestinian Rights Committee Harassment against Human Rights Defenders Must End | UN News |

Based on Vague, Unsubstantiated Grounds, Israeli Move Further Erodes Humanitarian, Civic Space in Occupied Palestinian Territory, High Commissioner for Human Rights Says

Dutch government was quite willing to comply in January 2022 even though caretaker Cabinet Rutte III was in its last days, forecasting an economic boom after a year of formation talks.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 10:47:27 AM EST
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Of course ... the inevitable U-turn seven months later, damage done.

Israel working the same blueprint today ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 10:48:42 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 11:02:15 AM EST
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The recent ICJ ruling was quite inconvenient for Western powers and NWO ... a lethal hit?



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 11:10:36 AM EST
States to comply with the request from the White House to stop UNRWA funding were...

Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Scotland have halted funding to the agency.

Biden is determined to continue foreign policy of Trump and Bolton to destroy or at least delegitimize the United Nations and its institutions. AmericaFirst!

NWO is defined as ending globalization, multilateralism, and diplomacy by economic sanctions. No diplomacy or compromise with enemy states, our "allies" need to commit themselves to our rules or will suffer the consequences.  

A Republican lawmaker Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has introduced legislation to permanently block the United States from providing funds for the United Nations agency supporting Palestinian refugees.

UNRWA was established in 1949 by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to provide relief to all refugees resulting from the 1948 conflict [Nakba for Palestinians].

UNRWA must make `fundamental changes' before funding can resume.

U.S. State Department says $300,000 withheld so far from agency's funding amid freeze over some staffers alleged terrorism; US provides UNRWA with $300 to $400 million annually.



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 11:13:05 AM EST
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Meta's Broken Promises: Systemic Censorship of Palestine ...

Meta's policies and practices have been silencing voices in support of Palestine and Palestinian human rights on Instagram and Facebook in a wave of heightened censorship of social media amid the hostilities between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups that began on October 7, 2023. This systemic online censorship has risen against the backdrop of unprecedented violence, including an estimated 1,200 people killed in Israel, largely in the Hamas-led attack on October 7, and over 18,000 Palestinians killed as of December 14, largely as a result of intense Israeli bombardment.

Between October and November 2023, Human Rights Watch documented over 1,050 takedowns and other suppression of content Instagram and Facebook that had been posted by Palestinians and their supporters, including about human rights abuses. Human Rights Watch publicly solicited cases of any type of online censorship and of any type of viewpoints related to Israel and Palestine. Of the 1,050 cases reviewed for this report, 1,049 involved peaceful content in support of Palestine that was censored or otherwise unduly suppressed, while one case involved removal of content in support of Israel. The documented cases include content originating from over 60 countries around the world, primarily in English, all of peaceful support of Palestine, expressed in diverse ways. This distribution of cases does not necessarily reflect the overall distribution of censorship. Hundreds of people continued to report censorship after Human Rights Watch completed its analysis for this report, meaning that the total number of cases Human Rights Watch received greatly exceeded 1,050.

Human Rights Watch found that the censorship of content related to Palestine on Instagram and Facebook is systemic and global.



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 11:15:31 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 11:17:05 AM EST
 
Israel, Palestinians, and World React to ICJ | Netanyahu Decries ICJ's Genocide Consideration; U.S. Labels It 'Unfounded' as Saudis Call Out Israeli 'Violations' of UN Rules | Haaretz |

Israel's political leaders uniformly rebuked the court for considering genocide allegations, while the Palestinian prime minister declared, 'The days of Israel evading punishment are over'

 
Analysis | Netanyahu Dealt Israel a Terrible Blow | Haaretz |

Instead of bolstering the status of Israel among the international community, as he promised in his first book, "A Place Among the Nations," Netanyahu has brought it to the status of a criminal and murderous state

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 01:34:40 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 02:34:59 PM EST

Exclamation heard from Antony: But, but Israel is a democracy fascist state

The request of Defense Minister Yoav Galant's office to speak at the conference, as he has done in the past, was rejected.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 02:36:41 PM EST
High profile bull$hitters in Munich, neither security, nor peace.

Munich Security Conference 2023

Together with the Conference of European Rabbis, the Abraham Accords Institute provided information on the topic of "New Perspectives on Cross-Cultural Relations and Regional Integration in the Middle-East" at the Munich Security Conference 2023. The high-profile panelists, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, Minister of Climate Change of the United Arab Emirates Miriam Al Mheiri and Bahrain's Secretary of State for Foreign Relations Dr. Al-Khalifa, conveyed the significance of the Abraham Accords for the region to an interested audience.



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 02:37:37 PM EST

Translation:
The security of the State of Israel is my life's mission. On behalf of the State of Israel, in IDF uniform, I risked my life dozens of times. Even now, for the sake of the State of Israel, I am ready to risk and pay any price.

The threats around us are great, in far and near arenas. These days, more than ever, we are facing unprecedented security challenges.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 02:43:42 PM EST
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Joe Biden continued on the ill-conceived path of peace without the Palestinian people and their land from UNSC Resolution of 1948 forward. Joe Biden with 50 years foreign policy under his belt ... dedicated to power and war, not a peacemaker. In his own words: "I am a Zionist."

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 02:44:29 PM EST
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The "Abraham Accords Institute" | Mondoweiss - 6 May 2021 |

It's clear that the Biden administration isn't going to roll back a lot of Trump era policies in Israel/Palestine. Besides restoring funding to UNRWA, what has changed? Biden's not going to move the embassy back or curb settlement expansion in any way. What about the Abraham Accords, which strengthened Israel's relationships with local autocrats and offered nothing to Palestinians?

US Joe Biden Partners with Israel in Gaza Carnage | 17 May, 2021 |



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 02:46:09 PM EST
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Exclamation heard from Antony: But, but Israel is a democracy fascist state

The request of Defense Minister Yoav Galant's office to speak at the conference, as he has done in the past, was rejected.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 02:41:38 PM EST

Biblical myths justifying conquest of Palestine belong in dustbin of history | MEE |

Zionist claims regards the colonisation of Palestine have been comprehensively debunked, but they are still deployed to convince Christians and liberals

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 02:47:15 PM EST
Biography:

Lt. Col. (Ret) Jonathan Conricus is a senior fellow at FDD focused on the Middle East. He served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for 24 years as a combat commander in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. He also served as a military diplomat, foreign relations expert, and international spokesperson. He recently retired as lieutenant colonel. Jonathan was the first Israeli officer to be seconded to the United Nations (UN), during which he provided military and strategic analysis for UN peacekeeping forces. He has directed social media and public diplomacy efforts and has extensive on- and off-camera experience from his years as a spokesperson.


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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 02:47:54 PM EST
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Day of Liberation of Nazi Death Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was officially proclaimed International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005.

"Remembrance of the Holocaust obliges
us to address the scars of the past; at the
same time, it also obliges us to respect human
rights and to respect an international order
built on the fundamental principle that
there is dignity in every human life."

NEVER AGAIN

From my diary Auschwitz



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 31st, 2024 at 08:17:26 PM EST

Israel bombs Belgian office in Gaza after Brussels refuses to cut UNRWA aid | TRT World |

In Autumn ...

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The level of suffering in Gaza is intolerable and must be stopped. At the #CAE, I will repeat Belgium's request: an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, respect for international law and the release of the hostages. Neither civilians nor hospitals can be targeted or...

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