Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


NZ Jews Called To Break Their Silence Over Wall

New Zealand Jews called to break their silence about Israel's apartheid wall, ruled iilegal by the ICJ.

July 11 th 2004

Palestine Human Rights Campaign Calls on New Zealand Jews to break their silence about Israel's apartheid wall, ruled iilegal by the ICJ.

The Palestine Human Rights Campaign applauds the strong ruling by the International Court of Justice on the illegality of the Israel's separation wall in Occupied Palestine.

It welcomes the statement by the NZ Government Foreign Minister Phil Goff that the International Court, by an overwhelming 14-1 majority, had found that the barrier's construction was "tantamount to annexation" and impeded the Palestinians' right to self-determination a decision which comes on top of a recent Israeli High Court decision requiring the Israeli Defence Force to look again at the route of part of the wall."

David Wakim a spokesperson for the Campaign calls on New Zealand Jews of conscience to break their silence and speak out and press Israel to take serious note of the court's ruling, and international opinion. He says Israel has the right to a build a wall but that the construction should on its legal 1967 border, not on Palestinian land.

Further, the campaign implores the New Zealand government to revoke the visa waiver agreement with the Israeli Government and urges all New Zealanders to boycott Israeli goods and services.New Zealand organisations should isolate Israel in economic, sporting and cultural areas until Israel conforms to the norms of a civilised nation by abiding with UN Resolutions, Geneva Conventions and other international agreements.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news