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Appeal for Arrest Yitzhak Herzog Alleged Genocide

by Oui Sat Mar 9th, 2024 at 01:35:31 PM EST

It Would be Just, But Won't Happen as Israel is a “Friendly” Ally

Israeli President Will Go Ahead with Netherlands Visit Despite Threat of Arrest | United with Israel - Zionist Organisation advocating genocide |

A Rotterdam-based attorney affiliated with the anti-Israel pro-Palestine 'March 30 Movement' has accused Herzog as Israel's head of state of genocide in Gaza.

Israeli President Isaac Herzog is set to visit the Netherlands next week, despite calls for his arrest.

A spokesperson for the president announced Thursday that Herzog will depart for the Netherlands on Sunday or a day-long state visit.

However, a criminal complaint filed by a Dutch attorney against Herzog could complicate Herzog's plans.

Haroon Raza, a Rotterdam-based attorney affiliated with the anti-Israel pro-Palestine "March 30 Movement," has accused Herzog as Israel's head of state of genocide in Gaza.

Citing allegations of Israeli "genocide" in Gaza put forth by groups like Amnesty International, B'Tselem, and Human Rights Watch, Raza filed a complaint against Herzog, demanding local authorities arrest the Israeli president upon his arrival on Sunday.

This is not the first time Raza has filed criminal complaints against prominent political leaders. He previously lodged a complaint against Dutch Premier Mark Rutte.

The movement was formed by European activists following Gaza's October 7th invasion of Israel [very likely FALSE] and the subsequent war between Israel and the Hamas organization.

It's name comes from the annual Land Day protests, held by Arab-Israelis beginning in 1976, following Israeli government plans to establish new Jewish towns in the Galilee on Palestinian land [six Palestinians killed ⁉️in protest].

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Tikkun olam and the Jewish quest for justice | Campus Times by Amy Goodman |

The Friday nights were spent singing nostalgic camp songs, and the Saturday mornings were very filled by short and sweet Shabbat services. Again, the Israeli pride never stopped, and so much of the messaging from NFTY was advertising birthright trips.

Here's the thing about the Israeli pride that was pushed down my throat, though: I am not Israeli. My ancestors, and the ancestors of most of the people at these summer camps, are ethnically Ashkenazi. They were from eastern Europe, not the middle east. They did not eat falafel or engage in any other part of Israeli culture. My great-grandparents did not speak Hebrew; they spoke Yiddish. While there are Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews who may have a more nuanced connection and history in this land, I do not hold a claim to this heritage. And yet, as an American Ashkenazi Jew, I have more of a "right" to go to Israel than the Palestinian families who have been kicked out of their land. 

I am not only eligible for a free birthright trip: Organizations like the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) are begging me to go on it. For free, I can spend 10 days touring the land, visiting the museums, swimming in the Dead Sea, and drinking my heart away. Maybe after that trip, I'd feel such a connection to the land I'm "indigenous" to that I could apply for Israeli citizenship and steal someone's house in the West Bank.

Meanwhile, the Palestinians who have spent their entire lives in the West Bank or Gaza -- who have a direct, multi-generational family lineage there -- require bureaucratic permission just to go to an Israeli hospital or to visit their family in another zone. They are victims of a US-supported occupation, ethnic cleansing, and genocide, all under the guise of establishing and protecting a Jewish state. In what world is this fair? In what world does this align with the progressive views that I was taught in my family and community? 

When I was a teenager, I went with my grandparents and cousins to the Yiddish New York festival. My grandpa speaks a little bit of Yiddish, but his parents didn't fully pass it down to him. We took Yiddish language classes in the mornings and learned to play Klezmer music in the afternoon. The violin I grew up learning to play became a fiddle, and I played it alongside my cousins' band, The Pachechies (Yiddish for "complainers").

The experience felt drastically different than going to a URJ event or something run by its affiliates. This is the culture that belongs to my family, this is the culture that I am proud of, and this is the culture that I want to pass on from generation to generation.

I am not Israeli, nor do I claim to be. After Oct. 7, I received more support and sympathy from this University than the Palestinian students who have family in Gaza or the West Bank ever will. It makes me sick that the University would sneak secret Public Safety officers into their space to grieve. It makes me sick that the University thinks I need protection from my fellow students. It makes me sick that the oppression of Palestinians, both on campus and abroad, has been done with the manufactured consent of my community. 

I hope to see more Jewish spaces at this University that actually host honest discussions about the apartheid and ethnic cleansing, spaces that are honest about the history of our people and culture, and spaces that actually care about tikkun olam.

Discourse amongst Jews and diaspora ...

'Tikkun Olam, the supposedly Jewish social justice, is a fraud' | JC |

Melanie Phillips argues the future of the diaspora must be Orthodox

Journalist Melanie Phillips warns of `perfect anti-Jewish storm' | Jewish News UK |

Social commentator delivers speech at St John's Wood Synagogue in which she says Jeremy Corbyn has become "the enemy of the West and of Jews'

Journalist and author Melanie Phillips has warned of a "perfect anti-Jewish storm" in motion during a powerful Yom HaShoah lecture.

Describing interconnected threats to British Jewry as existing "on the left, right and in the Muslim community," Philips argued there were "unmistakable echoes" of the 1930s, and that many in the Jewish community were refusing once again to acknowledge "the true nature and extent of the gathering threat." 

    Germany Kristallnacht June 1938

Delivering a powerful riposte against Labour under Jeremy Corbyn, Philips further added that the Left had "become the enemy of the West and the enemy of the Jews," and that the difference between anti-Zionism and antisemitism was "bogus" since both concepts were "umbilically connected." 

Occupied Palestine Februari 2023

Surviving a Pogrom: Palestinian in Huwara Decries Israeli Settler Attack as "Ethnic Cleansing"

Huwara, a village on the edge: Settler violence in the West Bank escalates.

Palestinian Kills Two Settlers, Hundreds Exact Vengeance, Burn Palestinian Village to Cinders | Tikun Olam - 27 Feb. 2023 |

Casting an eye over current affairs, Philips argued that since Jews were only safe "when a country felt strong", the increasing rise of nationalism accompanying Brexit offered a "slimmer a hope" that Jews would be better protected in future

However, she criticised Britain's "failure to identify and tackle Islamic extremism", which was leaving the Jewish community as "collateral damage." On this, Philips criticised Jewish leadership organisations and called on them to "call out anti-Israelism for what it is, teach British people what lies about Israel exist, and talk more about Muslim antisemitism." 

Speaking emotionally about her attachment to Israel, she described her comfort of residing in Israel "where Jews are not on their knees and no one makes me feel as if I don't belong. 

"Israel is the ultimate, and ultimately the only, definitive and triumphant repudiation of antisemitism, and the true vindication of the millions of us who perished in the unspeakable events we memorialise today," she concluded. 
A lively Q&A followed, with questions ranging from the safety of Jews in the United States, the importance of a strong diaspora in ensuring Israel's survival and how non-Jews could best help the community. 

In thanking Melanie Phillips for her lecture, Alan Mendoza of the Henry Jackson Society, who chaired the evening's proceedings, warned British Jewry of the need to fight for its guaranteed safety. 

Rabbi Yoni Golker, who introduced the service and lecture, and recited a memorial prayer for Shoah victims, said: "The large crowd of 500 attendees is a testament to the importance of this event. The central theme of the Festival of Pesach which concluded last week, is how "we learn from our past, the story of our people, and apply these lessons for our future."

Melanie Phillips was speaking at St John Wood's synagogue on Thursday night, delivering The Simon Wiesenthal Centre Memorial Lecture on the occasion of Yom HaShoah. 

Twitter suspends MK who said Palestinian teen `deserved a bullet' | TOI - 24 April 2018 |

Twitter suspended a firebrand Israeli lawmaker's account due to a post in which he said a Palestinian teen protester who was filmed slapping an IDF soldier should have been shot.

Jewish Home MK Bezalel Smotrich was banned from the social media site for 12 hours for "offensive behavior," along with a demand he remove the tweet, which expressed regret that Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian sentenced to eight months behind bars for slapping an Israeli soldier, had emerged unscathed.

Responding to a tweet from ex-Jewish Home MK Yinon Magal, Smotrich lamented that IDF troops did not maim Tamimi during the December 2017 incident.

    Seventeen-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has been freed from Israeli prison after eight months behind bars. Known to some as the Rosa Parks of Palestine, Tamimi became a hero to Palestinians and people around the world last year after a viral video showed her slapping a heavily armed Israeli soldier near her family's home in the occupied West Bank. The incident came just after Tamimi learned her cousin had been gravely wounded by an Israeli soldier who shot him in the head using a rubber-coated steel bullet.

Weaponizing Ultra-right Illegal Settler Movement to Maim and Kill

Revenge on Palestinians in West Bank

Filmmaker Katie Arnold has been following a Palestinian Bedouin family South of Hebron for over a year, around the district of Masafer Yatta, where Palestinians feel under siege from groups of emboldened settlers encroaching on their land.

West Bank settler expansion: a year on the frontline | Channel 4 - 26 Feb. 2024 |


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The Responsibility to (Selectively) Protect | U.S. Army Press |

R2P's Dubious Future Post-Libya

On the afternoon of 17 March 2011, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) overwhelmingly voted to establish a no-fly zone over the skies of Libya and demanded an immediate cease-fire in the country's ongoing civil war. UNSC Resolution (UNSCR) 1973 was seen as a historic measure that would establish an institutional precedent within the United Nations (UN) to address future crimes against humanity that were endorsed and sanctioned by a state against its own citizens. The significance of UNSCR 1973 was not merely that it authorized the use of force, but as Matthias Dembinski and Thersea Reinold note, it authorized the use of force "against the will of an acting government of a functioning state for the first time in history."

An additional novelty associated with UNSCR 1973's adoption was within its overall premise. Since its acceptance, the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) was inaugurally invoked and incorporated within a resolution aimed to militarily intervene to safeguard citizens amid civil strife.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Mar 9th, 2024 at 07:06:13 PM EST
Kosovo Air Campaign (March-June 1999)

NATO launched an air campaign, Operation Allied Force, in March 1999 to halt the humanitarian catastrophe that was then unfolding in Kosovo. The decision to intervene followed more than a year of fighting within the province and the failure of international efforts to resolve the conflict by diplomatic means.

By the end of 1998 more than 300,000 Kosovars had already fled their homes, the various cease-fire agreements were systematically being flouted and negotiations were stalled.

Two rounds of internationally brokered talks in Rambouillet, France, in February and in Paris in March 1999 failed to break the deadlock and exhausted diplomatic avenues. At the time, autonomy for Kosovo within the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, guaranteed by the presence of a NATO-led force, could have been assured. Accepted by the Albanian delegation, the proposal was rejected by Belgrade.

Kosovo Air Campaign NATO and its members operated outside of International Law and the UN World Order established post WWII.

ICTY: Final Report to the Prosecutor by the Committee Established to Review the NATO Bombing Campaign Against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Cluster bombs were used by NATO forces during the bombing campaign. There is no specific treaty provision which prohibits or restricts the use of cluster bombs although, of course, cluster bombs must be used in compliance with the general principles applicable to the use of all weapons. Human Rights Watch has condemned the use of cluster bombs ...

Kosovo, International Law and Humanitarian Intervention | Winter 2000-2001 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 10th, 2024 at 12:23:26 AM EST

Minister Geoffrey van Leeuwen wants to continue supplying F-35 parts to Israel. And explains why he is challenging the court 's ban. "You must be able to make agreements from government to government without the judge interfering." #Op1 #WNL

Pointing his finger to the camera, the minister defines authoritarianism, one level under a dictatorship 😡 WTF

Of course member VVD political party and long time advisor to Mark Rutte. What human rights and international law, Geneva Conventions and war crimes. Completely ignorant ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 10th, 2024 at 01:25:50 PM EST
President Herzog and Dutch Royal representation needed a reminder from pro-Palestine demonstrators that genocide definition from Raphael Lemkin was about clear statement: NEVER AGAIN.

Stop the one-sided slaughter of human beings, not animals caged in a concentration camp since 2005. SHAME ON YOU!

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 10th, 2024 at 06:59:51 PM EST
There is hope yet for Geert - homophobe - xenophobe - Islamophobe ...

Lives in a lovely neighborhood in Amsterdam New West, to a certain extent a better to do Dutch-Moroccan village. I have a few family friends residing there.

Geert 'Law & Order' Dales - Former VVD Politician - rancuneus over today's governance in The Hague and Brussels.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 10th, 2024 at 07:02:15 PM EST
Op zondag 10 maart opent de Israëlische president Yitzhak Herzog samen met koning Willem Alexander het nationaal Holocaust museum. Joodse anti-zionisten van Erev Rav organiseren een protest.

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Leftists step up protests over Dutch backing of Israeli war on Gaza | People Dispatch |

Leftist groups have accused the caretaker government of Mark Rutte of duplicity as talk of complying with international laws and human rights is accompanied by the backing of imperialist wars, including Israel's brutal attack on Gaza


Leftist groups in the Netherlands have decided to intensify their protests against the government's involvement in ongoing imperialist wars, including Israel`s genocidal offensive on Gaza.

The New Communist Party of Netherlands (NCPN) and the Communist Youth Movement (CJB) have called for a protest at the air base in Woensdrecht in southern Netherlands on February 4 against the country's supply of F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel. Earlier, the RED Socialist Youth (ROOD) and the Socialist Party (SP) criticized the Mark Rutte-led caretaker government's support for the bombardment of Gaza by the Zionist state and the military conflict in the Red Sea.

According to reports, parts of the US-origin F-35 fighter jets are kept and maintained at the Dutch airbase in Woensdrecht, which are being ordered and used by Israel, in the war on Gaza. The Logistics Centre Woensdrecht (LCW) functions as the European distribution center for NATO, and consignments have already been dispatched to Israel after October 7.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 10th, 2024 at 07:14:42 PM EST
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See previous comment and diary on first act of resistance against German and deportation of Jewish citizens - Amsterdam 24 Februari 1941. Indeed the leftists took the lead  in courageous deeds of resistance against fascism and Nazi atrocities.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Mar 10th, 2024 at 07:15:30 PM EST
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Dutch communists commemorate 81st anniversary of 1941 February Strike

Under the call of the Communist Party of Netherlands (CPN), the Dutch working class organized a heroic strike on February 25 and 26, 1941 against the persecution of Jews in the country under Nazi Germany occupation

While Netherlands was under Nazi German occupation, on February 22 and 23 of 1941, Amsterdam witnessed brutal raids [razzias] in which hundreds of Jewish men were arrested.

To protest and resist the persecution of Jews, the cadre of the then outlawed Communist Party of Netherlands (CPN) organized a clandestine meeting in Amsterdam on February 24 and called for a general strike on February 25 and 26. According to reports, the strike was started by ordinary tram conductors, pavers and garbage collectors. Their example was followed by more than 300,000 people. Civil servants, workers, shopkeepers and students in Amsterdam, Utrecht, De Zaanstreek, Het Gooi and Kennemerland resisted the persecution of Jewish people. The workers fought the Nazis at the risk of their own lives, resisting oppression, and fascism. In retaliation, several public service workers were punished and some even executed. This historic strike by the Dutch working class has been regarded as the one of the earliest instances of an open working class resistance against fascist occupation and oppression in the Nazi-controlled regions across Europe.

My recent diary ...

Yad Vashem, Holocaust, Netanyahu and Putin

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Protest against visit Israel's president Herzog and genocide in Gaza and war crimes in West Bank. Timing is seen as an unnecessary provocation.

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The Netherlands opened a Holocaust museum amid protests against Israeli president's presence

The Netherlands opened the National Holocaust Museum on Sunday with a ceremony presided over by the Dutch king as well as Israeli President Isaac Herzog, whose presence prompted protest because of Israel's military campaign in Gaza.

The museum in Amsterdam tells the stories of some of the 102,000 Jews who were deported from the Netherlands and murdered in Nazi camps, as well as the history of their structural persecution under German World War II occupation before the deportations began.

The museum "gives a face and a voice to the Jewish victims of persecution in the Netherlands," the Dutch King Willem-Alexander said in the address at the inaugural ceremony on Sunday. It also "shows us the devastating consequences that antisemitism can have," he added.

root cause persecution of Jews by Hitler and
Nazi germany manifest Mein Kampf .. not
Palestinian protest, nor anti-semitism of today ...
stop the occupation, incitement, hatred and
horrible war crimes on Palestinian villages and
territory stop dehumanization of indigenous people,
the harbinger of genocidal acts ...
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That is why we must continue to be aware of how things began and how they went from bad to worse," the king said. Earlier, the king and the Israeli president visited Amsterdam's famous Portuguese Synagogue.

Herzog hailed the Netherlands's initiative to create a new Holocaust museum amid what he said was raising antisemitism around the world.

"At this pivotal moment in time, this institution sends a clear powerful statement," Herzog said. "Remember! Remember the horrors born of hatred, antisemitism and racism, and never again allow them to flourish."

Sunday's ceremony came against a backdrop of Israel's devastating attacks on Gaza ...

Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered amid tightened security at the Waterloo Square in central Amsterdam, near the museum and the synagogue, waving Palestinian flags, chanting "Never again is now," and demanding an end of Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.

My diary some years ago ...

Utopia a City w/o Jews - Austria 1924 | 21 March 2018 |

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