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Jews speak out against “Gaza massacre”

Posted in Uncategorized by pifactory on January 10, 2009

JEWS are bravely speaking out in opposition to the Israeli war against Gaza, calling it the “Gaza massacre”.

Australian academics John Docker and Ned Curthoys have set up a new Committee for the Dismantling of Zionism.

They say: “We are part of an increasing number of people around the world of Jewish descent who are sickened by the coldly calculated massacre of the Palestinians of Gaza and who utterly repudiate Israel’s claim that it acts in the name of Jews the world over.”

They accuse Israel of committing genocide agaqinst the palestinians and describe Israel as being a “genocidal settler colonial society”.

“The December 2008 Gaza massacre by Zionist Israel poses an intense dilemma for Israel’s organized Jewish supporters and much of the Jewish diaspora, who have for decades cooperated with and been complicit in the ongoing, incremental Israeli genocide of the Palestinians.”

They add: “Israel is guilty under article II, part C of the UN Genocide Convention, in that it intends to destroy, in whole or in part, an ethnic group by ‘deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part’.”

Jewish diaspora thinkers, Daniel and Jonathan Boyarin have also argued that the lesson of any diasporic experience should be “that peoples and lands are not naturally and organically connected”.

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