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Monday, August 23, 2004

To the people of Israel: Tear Down This Wall!

As most readers of this blog are aware, Israel has been busy constructing a huge wall around Palestinian towns and villages that amounts to a land grab.

Recently, on July 9th, the international court of justice (ICJ) issued an opinion:

By fourteen votes to one,

The construction of the wall being built by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, and its associated régime, are contrary to international law”;

As expected George W. Bush issued his own opinion:

The White House, Israel's chief supporter, said it was "inappropriate" for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to issue the ruling,

And Tweedeldum - on the Democratic end of the non-existent political spectrum, John Kerry also had his opinion:

Kerry strongly condemned the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) decision, which demanded the removal of the wall, and called for the US to block a United Nations resolution to implement the historic verdict. "I do not believe that the ICJ should even be considering this issue given that they do not have jurisdiction," a press release by Kerry on his website stated.

On July 21st, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly 150 for, 6 against, 10 abstain, passed this resolution

The General Assembly today voted overwhelmingly to demand that Israel heed last month's advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to halt construction on its security barrier in the West Bank, tear down the portions built on Palestinian land, and provide reparations to Palestinians whose lives have been harmed by the wall.

One might expect George W. Bush and Republican Party to blatantly disregard international law, given their illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq. But how different are the Democrats in their disregard for international law?

And, on July 22nd, Flashpoints reported that Barbara Boxer, Democrat senator from California is co-sponsoring a bill, that would condemn the International Court of Justice. Effectively condemning international law!

Contrast these twin parties' disrespect and disregard of international law with Ralph Nader's statement:

RALPH NADER: The majority of the people in Israel and the majority of Americans of Jewish faith in this country support an independent Palestinian state, as a solution -- peaceful solution to that long-drawn-out conflict. It's really interesting. John Kerry on the wall is now not even up to the Israeli supreme court, which has issued a decision quite critical of the way that the wall is being built to take existing Palestinian land, separate peasants from their farms or children from their schools. So, he ought to read the latest decision by the Israeli supreme court.

We know all about the Bush ideologues - they don't care - But why are the usually astute and principled progressive anti-war people leaping into bed with this kind of flagrant disregard for international law?

Why all this hostility towards the Nader/Camejo campaigen? All in the name of "anybody but bush"?!!

No, not in our name - we will not contribute to this charade!

Vote Nader/Camejo!