Friday, January 2, 2009

"Boycott Israel" -- in the "Concord Monitor" (New Hampshire)

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"Boycott Israel"

by Kenneth Jopp, Concord

January 02, 2009 - 12:00 am

In the Concord, New Hampshire "Monitor", at:

"...On Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces launched an aerial attack on the Gaza refugee camp, a million and a half dispossessed Palestinians, the third generation of whom have lived in poverty and squalor and, under the current Israeli siege, without potable water, electricity, adequate sanitation, medicine or medical care. More than 200 men, women and children have been slaughtered.

"Palestinian children are now malnourished at the same level of children in Darfur. Most have suffered hearing loss due to the sonic booms of illegal Israel over-flights.

"More than 90 percent suffer from emotional trauma, the same PTSD our troops in Iraq are afflicted with.

"Israel has undertaken a policy of ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians, principally to acquire the land of Palestine and to drive them from their homes into exile. Israel continually flouts international law and treaties and has acted in an abhorrent, lawless manner inconsistent with the norms of civilization.

"I wish then that the community of nations boycott, divest and sanction the apartheid government of Israel, revoke its UN charter and hold it responsible for its violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights until it chooses to act in accordance with international law.

"If our civilization is to survive, we need to constrain such ideological destruction. If we do not embrace and enforce the rule of law, we will all descend into an endless night of madness."