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Israel: To condemn or not to condemn, that is the question / Protesting President Herzog’s “Candle Lighting” visit to Hebron settlers / ’It Never Occurred to Me to Boycott Israel. Until Arkansas Told Me I Couldn’t’

Monday 29 November 2021, by siawi3

Source:Gush Shalom 28.11.21

To condemn or not to condemn, that is the question / Protesting President Herzog’s “Candle Lighting” visit to Hebron settlers / ’It Never Occurred to Me to Boycott Israel. Until Arkansas Told Me I Couldn’t’

Adam Keller

28.11.21 16:26 (2 hours ago)

To condemn or not to condemn, that is the question

http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/weekly_ad/1637689921/

When an unarmed

Israeli civilian

Is killed

By a Palestinian,

The Arab Knesset Members

Are told to issue

Denunciation statements.

When unarmed Palestinians

Are killed

By Israeli soldiers,

Jewish Knesset Members

Don’t even consider

Denouncing the killing.

Not even when

The victims

Are youths.

Gush Shalom Statement, Nov, 28. 2021
Contact: Adam Keller +972-(0)54-2340749

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https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-left-wing-groups-call-to-protest-herzog-s-hanukkah-candle-lighting-in-hebron-1.10418936

Israeli Left-wing groups protest President Herzog’s “Candle Lighting” visit
to Hebron settlers.

Herzog’s visit ’to a settlement in the center of Hebron legitimizes the apartheid regime and the incessant settler violence under which the city’s Palestinian residents live’
://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-left-wing-groups-call-to-protest-herzog-s-hanukkah-candle-lighting-in-hebron-1.10418936

Nov. 26, 2021

Left-wing organizations are calling for a demonstration in Hebron on Sunday in protest of President Isaac Herzog’s intention to light the first candle of Hanukkah at the Tomb of the Patriarchs.

In addition to the organizers of the demonstration, the groups Peace Now, Breaking the Silence, Crime Minister, Mothers Against Violence and the Mechazkim NGO will also participate.

The event’s Facebook page read: “The visit of ’Citizen Number One’ to a settlement in the center of Hebron legitimizes the apartheid regime and the incessant settler violence under which the city’s Palestinian residents live. He spent the first months of his presidency flattering and bowing to the settlers – and we are tired of it.”

The Peace Now movement said: “The settlement in Hebron is the ugliest face of Israeli control over the territories. It is inconceivable that the president, who is supposed to be a unifying figure, would choose, of all places, to light a candle in a place that has become a stronghold of oppression and violence.
We will come to Hebron and make it clear to Herzog that we do not accept his clear attempt to pander to the right-wing camp and that we will not allow him to
normalize settler extremists,” Peace Now added. “Herzog seems to have decided he wants to be the president of the settlers. It’s not too late to change it”

Breaking the Silence stated that “Herzog’s choice to mark the first Hanukkah candle in the stronghold of Kahanism is a shameful and tone-deaf decision. As he lights
the candle, soldiers will be sent to close roads of the city in another demonstration of apartheid.“Breaking the Silence went on to say that they invite Herzog to read”some of the thousands of testimonies of soldiers who served in Hebron in order to understand how much violence, dispossession and racism the settlement in Hebron produces.”

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’It Never Occurred to Me to Boycott Israel. Until Arkansas Told Me I Couldn’t’

Host Simon Spungin is joined by Alan Leveritt, the publisher and owner of the Arkansas Times, who finds himself inadvertently on the frontlines of the battle against Israeli-sponsored legislation against the BDS movement.

How did a small monthly newspaper in Little Rock become a test case for legal action against states’ efforts to silence the BDS movement? Who’s behind the legislation and what role are evangelical Christians playing?

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/podcasts/EXT-PODCAST-listen-it-never-occurred-to-me-to-boycott-israel-until-arkansas-said-i-couldn-t-1.10418891
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/22/opinion/israel-arkansas-bds-pledge.html