German University suspends BDS Professor/Revealing Israeli crimes is no antisemitism/Letter to Freie Universitat Berlin

Since late 2015, 249 Palestinians have been killed in Israel and the Palestinian territories [File: EPA]
ISRAELI MISTREATMENT OF PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS
 
 

DESTRUCTION OF GAZA
ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS, ILLEGAL ACCORDING TO INTERNATIONAL LAW
LANDROBBERY, OCCUPATION, WARCRIMES
NO SEA TO HIGH FOR THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION
POWER
SINCE WHEN IS REVEALING THOSE CRIMES ”ANTI SEMIOTISM”?

FIGHT THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION AND TERROR AGAINST
THE PALESTINIANS WITH THE PEN
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GERMAN UNIVERSITY SUSPENDS BDS PROFESSOR/REVEALING
ISRAELI CRIMES  IS NO ANTI SEMITISM/LETTER TO
FREIE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OF THE OTTO SUHR INSTITUTE OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
SUBDEPARTMENT OF THE FREIE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Subject:
Your cancelling of academic assignments for professor Eleonora Roldan Mendivin.
My demand:
Cancel your wrong decision about professor Mendivil, because
you violate the academic free speech, you neglect history and
genuine human rights.

 

Dear Board of Directors.
Being an historian and a human rights activist, I am very disappointed
in your Institut, because your lack of respect for academic freedom, your
historical misunderstanding, as your clear lack of involvement for human rights.
Reason?
Your cancelling of academic assignments for professor Eleonora Roldan Mendivin,
because of her alleged ”antisemitic activities”. [1]
 
Learning from the press, her ”antisemitism” consisted of her
calling the State of Israel ”colonial”, and she should have questioned
the ”Existenzrecht” of the State of Israel. [2]
I quote the Jerusalem Post ”She has written, “Israel is a colonial state… Period.” [3]
 
You are basing your decision about mrs Mendivil on the letter of the
student group called ”Gegen jeden Antisemitismus an der Freien Universität” to the Board of directors of
the Freie Universitat Berlin:
Among else in the letter is written:
 
„Sie verharmlost mit diesen Vergleichen und Bezeichnungen nicht nur die historischen Verbrechen des Kolonialismus und der Apartheid und stellt den israelischen demokratischen Rechtsstaat mit Unrechtsregimen auf eine Stufe“ [4]
 
Ladies and Gentlemen, that you consider this letter as a serious accusation
of anti semitism is more than ridiculous.
But before I react on that, first this:
From the press I learned, that you didn’t even give mrs Mendivin the opportunity
to explain her points of view, or to defend herself. [5]
That’s against rules of fair play and I condemn that.
ANTI SEMITISM AND CRITICS ON THE ISRAELI STATE
Now I come to antisemitism, which is, it has to be remembered,
especially a Western issue.
One need not mention the whole course of Western ;;christian”
antisemitism, from the Middle Ages and later on, culminating
in the racial superiority theories in the 19th century, with ended
in the monster of the Holocaust.
You as directors of a German university know that all too well.
And since you know that, you too are aware of the definition
of antisemitism:
Defined defined ”as hostile actions or discrimination against Jews as a religious or ethnic group”
 
Yes, discrimination and hostility to Jews ”AS A RELIGIOUS OR
ETHNIC GROUP”
 
That’s a whole other story than critics of a STATE, which Israel is and
the policies of a State.
 
Compare it with racism against black people.
Is racism against black people the same as critics upon
the policy of a STATE where black people live, for
example Zombabwe?
Of course not.
 
No one will utter the idea, that critics of the policy of Zimbabwe,
is racism, because it is a country of black people.
Why is Israel so different?
 
Let that sink in, please
 
 
And what says more, there are enough Jewish organisations, that
are very critical of Israeli policies:
 
I mention the Israeli human rights organisation, Btselem.[6]
Jewish voice for Peace [7]
Boycott From Within [8]
Association for Civil Rights in the Israel [9]
HaMoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual [10]
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel [11]
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel [12]
 
 
All those ”Jewish” organisations are higly critical
of the human rights situation of Israel.
All of them are against the Israeli occupation
of the Palestinian territories.
 
Because this occupation exists, whether you want to
hear it or not.
 

 

I mention  here also some Jewish intellectuals, who are highly critical of the
Israeli politics and human rights violations.
Naomi Klein, Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Moshe Zuckermann, Norman Finkelstein.
The Israeli scholar Ilan Pappe, who wrote a famous book about
the ethnic cleansings of Palestinians during the war in 1948.
Read it!
 
You can learn from it. [13]
 
 
As mrs Mendivil, those people and organisations show
the true colours of the State of Israel, occupation and
oppression.
 
Besides:
 
What has mrs Mendivil said, that is so
”anti semitic”?
 
 
She uses her right on free speech [which you
have tried to deny her] to talk about Israeli politics, based on a
POLITICAL MOVEMENT, ZIONISM.
She talks about colonialism.
She talks about occupation. [14]
 
Whether you agree with it or not, nowhere I have read the
word: ”Jew”
Where is she stigmatizing Jews?
She does NOT accuse ”Jews”, which would have
made it anti semitic, indeed.
 
She talks only about zionism and the existence of a State,
based on that zionism and the consequences of that.
If you don’t believe me, read the interview with her in
which she explains her points of view. [15]
 
When you had taken the trouble to speak with her
before taking your decision, you would have known.
 
By the way, did you know, that 250 Israeli scholars have
protested against your decision of the suspension
of mrs Meldivin? [16]
Of course you know, because you received the
letter. [17]
 
Should they act as such, were she a real anti semitic?
Think for yourself.
 
 
FOR YOUR INFORMATION WITH PROOF
SUPPORTED NOTES:
OCCUPATION/APARTHEID/CRIMES
Since 1967 Israel occupies the Palestinian territories the Westbank, East
Jerusalem and Gaza [18], which, as by all occupations in the world,
has laid to oppression and humiliation of the occupied Palestinian
population, human rights violations and warcrimes, as Gaza
military expeditions like Cast Lead and Protective Edge, which lead
to thousands of Palestinian deaths. [19]
Another utter injustice are the illegal settlements in the occupied
Palestinian territories [20], which are extended untill now  [21], which
means pure landrobbery.
Freedom of movement and difficult access for thousands
of Palestinians to reach their fields and marketing their produce,
as difficult access to hospitals and schools,
has  further been limited by the illegal
Israeli Wall. [22]
The blockade of Gaza is a starvation operation of the Israeli
occupation regime. [23]
APARTHEID:
And last, but not least, the clear apartheid policy:
There is a different legal system for Israeli’s and settlements compared
with the Palestinian population in the occupied territories Westbank
and East Jerusalem [in Gaza there is a different legal system,
according to laws, imposed by the Hamas government]
A common legal system for Israeli’s and settlers, the military
law for occupied Palestinians, despite the fact they are civilians. [24]
Also there are other discriminatory laws in Israel. [25]
Concerning the drama, which political zionism
[which de facto means, founding a State in the land of
another people, in casu the Palestinians, first an Ottoman
colony, then a British Mandatory], violating the Palestinian
right to selfdetermination and indeed leading to
neo colonialism,  I advise you to read Professor Ilan Pappe’s
the Ethnic cleansing of Palestine [26], as my article
”Disaster over Palestine, the refugee problem
and the ideology of transfer” [27]
EPILOGUE
The message is clear:
Anti semitism is racism against Jewish people.
Not critics on the State of Israel.
Those are two wholly different things.
Besides:
Professor  Mendivil mentions the Israeli SYSTEM of occupation,
the oppression, the human rights violations, the colonialism,
the system of apartheid.
You can agree with that or not [although denying it
is getting harder every day] , but it is NOT anti semitism.
THAT’S NONSENSE!
Therefore I demand from you, that you stop embarrassing
yourself and end the suspension of Professor Meldivin,
who has the right on free expression and her academic freedom.
If you don’t, you are a supporter of a system of
occupation and oppression, that is harder to defend, as
time proceeds.
You will find yourself at the wrong side of history.
Thanks for reading this letter.
Kind greetings
Astrid Essed
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
 
 
 
 
NOTES
[1]
THE JERUSALEM POST
GERMAN UNIVERSITU SUSPENDS PRO-BDS PROFESSOR
10 JANUARY 2017
PEINLICHE POSSE BEI DEN POLITOLOGEN
BERLINER ZEITUNG
FU BERLIN STUDIERENDE WERFEN LEHRBEAUFTRAGTER
ANTISEMITISMUS VOR
We have heard with dismay of the decision taken by the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science of the Freie Universität Berlin to suspend the follow-up teaching contract of Eleonora Roldán Mendívil, and to initiate an investigation of alleged antisemitic content in material that she has published.”\
 
 
AURDIP
IN SUPPORT OF OUR COLLEAGUE ELEONORA ROLDAN
MELDIVIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
[2]
 
 
Sie verharmlost mit diesen Vergleichen und Bezeichnungen nicht nur die historischen Verbrechen des Kolonialismus und der Apartheid und stellt den israelischen demokratischen Rechtsstaat mit Unrechtsregimen auf eine Stufe“, kritisieren die Studierenden in ihrem Brief. Ihre Äußerungen seien als “radikale Negation des Existenzrechts Israels” zu verstehen. 
 
 
 
BERLINER ZEITUNG
FU BERLIN STUDIERENDE WERFEN LEHRBEAUFTRAGTER
ANTISEMITISMUS VOR
[3]
THE JERUSALEM POST
GERMAN UNIVERSITU SUSPENDS PRO-BDS PROFESSOR
10 JANUARY 2017
[4]
BERLINER ZEITUNG
FU BERLIN STUDIERENDE WERFEN LEHRBEAUFTRAGTER
ANTISEMITISMUS VOR
ORIGINAL LETTER OF THE STUDENT GROUP
”GEGEN JEDEN ANTISEMITISMUS FU BERLIN” TO THE BOARD
OF DIRECTORS OF THE FREIE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN:
Am 5. Januar informierten wir das Präsidium der Freien Universität und die Geschäftsführung des Otto-Suhr-Institutes über die Tätigkeiten und Äußerungen der Lehrbeauftragten Roldán Mendivíl. Hier finden sich nun die wesentlichen Auszüge:
“Ihre Haltung fasst Roldán Mendivíl am 23. März 2015 in aller Kürze zusammen: „Israel ist ein Kolonialstaat. Und Punkt.“ [1] Die jüdisches israelische Bevölkerung besetze nicht nur ganz Palästina und setze dort eine Apartheid durch, [2] Roldán Mendivíl spricht an anderer Stelle auch von einem „forwährendem [sic] Genozid in Palästina.“ [3] Sie verharmlost mit diesen Vergleichen und Bezeichnungen nicht nur die historischen Verbrechen des Kolonialismus und der Apartheid und stellt den israelischen demokratischen Rechtsstaat mit Unrechtsregimen auf eine Stufe. Die genannten Zustände, für die Roldán Mendivíl keinerlei Belege oder Argumente vorweisen kann, gelte es abzuschaffen; eine Forderung, die vor dem Hintergrund der genannten Zuschreibungen und Betitelungen nur als radikale Negation des Existenzrechtes Israels verstanden werden kann. Die Ignoranz gegenüber historischer Tatsachen, die zu einer derartigen Haltung führt, und einen Hang zur antisemitischen Verschwörungstheorie offenbart Roldán Mendivíl auch, wenn sie versucht die Geschichte Israels und dessen Ursprung im Zionismus zu skizzieren. 1948 hätten nach ihren Schilderungen die Mehrheit der Jüdinnen und Juden einen Staat Israel abgelehnt. „Deswegen haben auch nach ’48 Zionist*innen so händeringend um jüdische Immigrant*innen gesucht (vor allem blue-collar Arbeit*erinnen) [sic] , dass ein bestimmter Flügel in arabische Länder gegangen ist (z.B. in den Irak) und angefangen hat Angst und Schrecken in den dortigen jüdischen Gemeinden zu propagieren; durch Bomben und Attentate auf die eigene Community. Somit wurde ein Massenexdus [sic] dann in den 1950’er Jahren nach Israel getriggert…“ [4] Die Einwanderung, Flucht und Vertreibung von etwa 850000 Sephardim und Mizrachim, wird so zum Resultat eines jüdischen Terrors umgedichtet. Frau Roldán Mendivíl bedient sich hiermit einer Deutung, die maßgeblich und vermutlich zuerst von den den antisemitischen Mördern und Verfolgern der irakischen Juden der 1940er Jahre gestreut wurde. [5] Eine ähnliche Verkehrung des Verhältnisses von Tätern und Opfern betreibt Roldán Mendivíl, wenn sie sich zu den antisemitischen Terrorist*innen der Hamas äußert. Auch diese seien nur eine Folgeerscheinung der Existenz Israels. [6] Solidarisch erklärt sie sich in den genannten Beiträgen öffentlich mit der maoistischen Gruppe des „Jugendwiderstands“, welche durch eine militant antidemokratische Haltung auffällt, [7] und der BDS-Bewegung, [8] die unter anderem von Prof. Dr. Samuel Salzborn als antisemitisch eingestuft wird und die sich für die (auch akademische) Isolation Israels – und das meint dezidiert aller Israelis, die sich nicht öffentlich von ihrem Staat distanzieren – einsetzt. [9] Ferner ist Roldán Mendivíl mutmaßlich in der sogenannten „Antikapitalistischen nichtweißen Gruppe“ aktiv. [10] Diese äußerten beispielsweise, die zahlreichen Messerangriffe auf jüdisches Israelis seit dem Spätsommer 2015 würden keine Zivilisten treffen, da alle Bürger*innen des „Kolonialstaats“ Israel, welche jemals Wehrdienst leisteten, diesen Status für sich nicht beanspruchen könnten. [11] Roldán Mendivíl arbeitet offenbar auch mit dem Rapper Kaveh zusammen, der Verbindungen zur verschwörungsideologischen und antisemitischen Szene unterhält. [12] In dem Musikvideo zu dem Lied „Antideutsche / Tayha Falastin“ von Kaveh und Thawra ruft Roldán Mendivíl mit einer Menschenmenge „Freiheit für Falastin – kein Frieden mit dem Apartheidregime“. [13] Es ist eindeutig, was diese Zeile in einem Lied bedeutet, in dem für Jerusalem und Tel-Aviv bewusst und ausschließlich die arabischen Namen verwendet werden. [14] Es geht um die Abschaffung des Staats Israel. Wie diese erreicht werden soll, teilt Kaveh auch ganz offen mit, in dem er die „3. Intifada“ fordert, die nichts als einen gewaltsamem Aufstand gegen die jüdischen Einwohner*innen Israels bedeuten kann. [15]
Durch ihre öffentlichen Äußerungen verbindet Frau Roldán Mendivíl somit die theoretische Delegitimierung der Existenz Israels mit der Erklärung, solidarisch an der Seite derer zu stehen, die diesen Staat und seine Bürger*innen praktisch isolieren und gewalttätig attackieren.
Wir bitten Sie zu prüfen, inwiefern sich die geschilderten, öffentlich geäußerten Positionierungen mit einer Lehrtätigkeit an der Freien Universität Berlin vereinbaren lassen.”
Belege:
1: Roldán Mendivíl, Eleonora: Anti-Deutscher Angriff auf ‘My Right Is Your Right’ Demo – Berlin, 21. März 2015, veröffentlicht am 23. März 2015, www.cosasquenoserompen.noblogs .org/… (alle Links zuletzt abgerufen am 4. Januar 2017).
2: Vgl. Ebd.
3: Monroy, Matt [H., Matthias]; Roldán Mendivíl, Eleonora: Zwischen Angst und Verantwortung. Möglichkeiten radikaler Analyse und Kritik innerhalb der Akademie, in: AstA FU Berlin (Hrsg.): Out of Dahlem, Nr. 16, Berlin 2016, zitiert nach: www.academia.edu/26086453/Zwis chen_…. H. und Roldán Mendivíl erklären Noah Chomsky in ihrer Formulierung zum größten Kritiker eines solchen Genozids. Chomsky selbst ist eine derartige Einschätzung des Geschehens allerdings mit keiner Zeile nachzuweisen, die AutorInnen verzichten zudem auf die Verwendung der indirekten Rede.
4: Roldán Mendivíl, Eleonora: Und immer wieder die Anti-Deutschen…, veröffentlicht am 28. März 2014, www.cosasquenoserompen.noblogs .org/….
5: Vgl. Gat, Moshe: The Jewish Exodus from Iraq. 1948–1951, London 1997, S. 184 ff.
6: „denn die Hamas gebe [sic] es nicht und die Zustände für im Libanon lebende palästinensische Menschen gebe [sic] es nicht, tja, wenn es nicht 1948 zur Katastrophe, zu Al-Nakba gekommen wäre… also komisch dann historisch bei 2. und 3. anzufangen und nicht bei 1.!“, Roldán Mendivíl 2014.
7: Vgl. Roldán Mendivíl 2015. Sowie zur politischen Positionierung des „Jugendwiderstands“: Bericht zum Wahlboykott in Berlin, veröffentlicht am 21. September 2016, www.jugendwiderstand.blogspot. de/20….
8: Vgl. Roldán Mendivíl 2014.
9: Vgl. Salzborn, Samuel: Israelkritik oder Antisemitismus. Kriterien für eine Unterscheidung, in: Brocke, Edna et al. (Hrsg.): Kirche und Israel, Heft 2013-1, zitiert nach: http://www.salzborn.de/txt/201 3_Kir…, S. 13 ff.
Sowie: Ghannam, Doris: Akademischer Boykott, www.bdskampagne.de/boykott/aka demis….
10: Vgl. H. und Roldán Mendivíl 2016. Die AutorInnen erklären hier ihre gemeinsame Arbeit in einer antikapitalistischen, nichtweißen Gruppe. Die Arbeit H.s in der Gruppe mit eben diesem Namen ist den Autoren dieses Briefes durch seine öffentlichen Auftritte in deren Namen bekannt.
11: Screenshot der entsprechenden Äußerung bei facebook abrufbar unter: www.t1p.de/ScreenshotZiviliste n
13: Vgl. https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=LpW…, Roldán Mendivíl ist unter anderem bei Minute 1:10 zu sehen.
[5]
Wir verurteilen, dass die Stellungnahme veröffentlicht wurde, ohne vorher das Gespräch mit der Betroffenen zu suchen und fordern, dass dies umgehend nachgeholt wird und Eleonora Roldán Mendívil in die Planung der kommenden Veranstaltung einbezogen wird.”
 
FUR EINE OFFENE DISKUSSION: KEINE
VORVERULTEILUNG DER LEHRBEAUFTRAGTEN
E. ROLDAN MENDIVIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
[6]
 
BTSELEM, THE ISRAELI INFORMATION CENTER FOR HUMAN
RIGHTS IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
[7]
Jewish voice for Peace
 
 
 
 
[8]
 
 
Boycott From Within 
 
 
 
[9]
 
 
Association for Civil Rights in the Israel
 
 
 
 
 
[10]
 
HaMoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual
 
 
 
 
 
[11]
 
 
Physicians for Human Rights-Israe
 
 
 
 
 
[12]
 
 
Public Committee Against Torture in Israel
 
 
 
 
 
 
[13]
 
 
ILAN PAPPE
 
WIKIPEDIA
 
 
 
 
 
THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINE
 
 
 
 
 
 
[14]
 
 
 
THE JERUSALEM POST
GERMAN UNIVERSITU SUSPENDS PRO-BDS PROFESSOR
10 JANUARY 2017
PEINLICHE POSSE BEI DEN POLITOLOGEN
BERLINER ZEITUNG
FU BERLIN STUDIERENDE WERFEN LEHRBEAUFTRAGTER
ANTISEMITISMUS VOR
[15]

 

SIE VERSUCHEN ZIONISMUS UND JUDENTUM GLEICHZUSETZEN-
IM GESPRACH MIT ELEONORA ROLDAN MENDIVIL
17 JANUAR 2017
[16]
UBER 250 ISRAELISCHE WISSENSCHAFTLER INNEN PROTESTIEREN
GEGEN SUSPENDIERUNG VON ELEONORA
[17]
UBER 250 ISRAELISCHE WISSENSCHAFTLER INNEN PROTESTIEREN
GEGEN SUSPENDIERUNG VON ELEONORA
[18]
”Israel maintains effective control over Gaza, controlling all but one of the crossings into the Gaza Strip, the airspace, territorial waters, telecommunications and the population registry which determines who is allowed to leave or enter Gaza. Therefore, Israel is still considered the occupying power and is responsible for the welfare of the inhabitants in the strip under international humanitarian law.”
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
ISRAEL/OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
´´“Under international law, the test for determining whether an occupation exists is effective control by a hostile army, not the positioning of troops,” Whitson said. “Whether the Israeli army is inside Gaza or redeployed around its periphery and restricting entrance and exit, it remains in control.”
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
ISRAEL/´´DISENGAGEMENT´´ WILL NOT END GAZA OCCUPATION
[19]
ALAKHBAR/ENGLISH
THE VICTIMS OF GAZA: A LIST OF PALESTINIANS KILLED
IN ISRAEL’S ONGOING ASSAULT
OPERATION CAST LEAD, 27 DEC. ’08 TO 18 JAN. ’09
 
 
ISRAELI ATTACKS ON GAZA/DIRTY WAR AGAINST THE
PALESTINIAN CIVILIAN POPULATION
ASTRID ESSED
11 JANUARY 2009
 
 
 
 
 
[20]
LAND EXPROPRIATIONS AND SETTLEMENTS IN THE
INTERNATIONAL LAW
The resolution states that Israel’s settlement activity constitutes a “flagrant violation” of international law and has “no legal validity”. It demands that Israel stop such activity and fulfill its obligations as an occupying power under the Fourth Geneva Convention.[2][3]
WIKIPEDIA
UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 2334
 
 
LINK
 
 
 
 
TEXT
 
 
 
Resolution 2334 (2016) Adopted by the Security Council at its 7853rd meeting, on 23 December 2016 The Security Council, Reaffirming its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973), 446 (1979), 452 (1979), 465 (1980), 476 (1980), 478 (1980), 1397 (2002), 1515 (2003), and 1850 (2008),
Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and reaffirming, inter alia, the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force,
 Reaffirming the obligation of Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and recalling the advisory opinion rendered on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice,
Condemning all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, including, inter alia, the construction and expansion of settlements, transfer of Israeli settlers, confiscation of land, demolition of homes and displacement of Palestinian civilians, in violation of international humanitarian law and relevant resolutions,
Expressing grave concern that continuing Israeli settlement activities are dangerously imperilling the viability of the two-State solution based on the 1967 lines, Recalling the obligation under the Quartet Roadmap, endorsed by its resolution 1515 (2003), for a freeze by Israel of all settlement activity, including “natural growth”, and the dismantlement of all settlement outposts erected since March 2001, Recalling also the obligation under the Quartet roadmap for the Palestinian Authority Security Forces to maintain effective operations aimed at confronting all those engaged in terror and dismantling terrorist capabilities, including the confiscation of illegal weapons, 2/3
Condemning all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation, incitement and destruction, Reiterating its vision of a region where two democratic States, Israel and Palestine, live side by side in peace within secure and recognized borders,
Stressing that the status quo is not sustainable and that significant steps, consistent with the transition contemplated by prior agreements, are urgently needed in order to (i) stabilize the situation and to reverse negative trends on the ground, which are steadily eroding the two-State solution and entrenching a one-State reality, and (ii) to create the conditions for successful final status negotiations and for advancing the two-State solution through those negotiations and on the ground, 1.
Reaffirms that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace; 2.
Reiterates its demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and that it fully respect all of its legal obligations in this regard; 3.
Underlines that it will not recognize any changes to the 4 June 1967 lines, including with regard to Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the parties through negotiations; 4.
Stresses that the cessation of all Israeli settlement activities is essential for salvaging the two-State solution, and calls for affirmative steps to be taken immediately to reverse the negative trends on the ground that are imperilling the two-State solution; 5.
 Calls upon all States, bearing in mind paragraph 1 of this resolution, to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967; 6.
Calls for immediate steps to prevent all acts of violence against civilians, including acts of terror, as well as all acts of provocation and destruction, calls for accountability in this regard, and calls for compliance with obligations under international law for the strengthening of ongoing efforts to combat terrorism, including through existing security coordination, and to clearly condemn all acts of terrorism; 7.
Calls upon both parties to act on the basis of international law, including international humanitarian law, and their previous agreements and obligations, to observe calm and restraint, and to refrain from provocative actions, incitement and inflammatory rhetoric, with the aim, inter alia, of de-escalating the situation on the ground, rebuilding trust and confidence, demonstrating through policies and actions a genuine commitment to the two-State solution, and creating the conditions necessary for promoting peace; 8.
Calls upon all parties to continue, in the interest of the promotion of peace and security, to exert collective efforts to launch credible negotiations on all final status issues in the Middle East peace process and within the time frame specified by the Quartet in its statement of 21 September 2010; 3/3 9. Urges in this regard the intensification and acceleration of international and regional diplomatic efforts and support aimed at achieving, without delay a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions, the Madrid terms of reference, including the principle of land for peace, the Arab Peace Initiative and the Quartet Roadmap and an end to the Israeli occupation that began in 1967; and underscores in this regard the importance of the ongoing efforts to advance the Arab Peace Initiative, the initiative of France for the convening of an international peace conference, the recent efforts of the Quartet, as well as the efforts of Egypt and the Russian Federation; 10.
Confirms its determination to support the parties throughout the negotiations and in the implementation of an agreement; 11. Reaffirms its determination to examine practical ways and means to secure the full implementation of its relevant resolutions; 12.
Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council every three months on the implementation of the provisions of the present resolution; 13. Decides to remain seized of the matter.  
[21]
VOA NEWS
ISRAEL TO EXPAND SETTLEMENTS IN WESTBANK
24 JANUARY 2017
[22]
INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WALL
IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
9 JULI 2004
”Construction of the Barrier has imposed new restrictions on movement for Palestinians living near its route, in addition to the sweeping restrictions in force since the outbreak of the second intifada. Thousands of Palestinians have difficulty reaching their fields and marketing their produce to other areas of the West Bank.”
……..
…….
”The restrictions on freedom of movement also limit the access of Palestinian villagers to hospitals in nearby towns; the educational system suffers because many schools, primarily village schools, depend on teachers who live outside the community and must commute to the school; also family ties and social connections are adversely affected.”
THE SEPARATION BARRIER
[23]
BBC
UN OFFICIAL SLAMS ISRAEL ”CRIMES”
10 DECEMBER 2008
BLOCKADE ON GAZA/CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
ASTRID ESSED
14 FEBRUARY 2008
[24]
BTSELEM
DETAINEES AND PRISONERS
MINORS IN DETENTION
[25]
DISCRIMINATORY LAWS IN ISRAEL
[26]
THE ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINE
 
 
 
 
 
 
[27]
 
 
 
LA INDYMEDIA
DISASTER OVER PALESTINE: THE REFUGEE PROBLEM
AND THE IDEOLOGY OF TRANSFER
ASTRID ESSED
28 JUNE 2007
SEE ALSO MY WEBSITE
DISASTER OVER PALESTINE: THE REFUGEE PROBLEM
AND THE IDEOLOGY OF TRANSFER

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