'I accept that the comments that Ken Livingstone has made make it more difficult for Londoners of Jewish faith to feel that the Labour Party is a place for them,' says mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan.03:33 02.05.16 | 0 comments
Your believe that anyone who criticizes the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory is a naive, misguided, Palestinian apologist. If that is the criterion, there are a lot more of them in the world than there are Jews. Israel has subjected the Palestinians to a 42 year harsh, humiliating illegal occupation. That occupation is in violation of UN resolutions 242, 452 and 465. Israel has expropriated Palestinian land, destroyed their homes, destroyed their crops and built settlements and roads to those settlements Palestinians can't use. The building of those settlements, and the annexation of Jerusalem, is in violation of articles 23, 49, 53, and 147 of the 4th Geneva Convention. Violations of these articles are war crimes. Israel has built a security wall on Palestinian land that the UN Int'l Court of Justice has declared illegal. The Israeli blockade of Gaza, collective punishment of a civilian population, is a violation of article 33 of the 4th Convention. Another war crime.