World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Month against the Apartheid Wall!


Month against the Apartheid Wall!


Today, exactly two months from the 10th anniversary of the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legal consequences of Israel's construction of the Apartheid Wall - the call from Palestine is out:

Make July the month against the Apartheid Wall! #StopImpunity
(Please see below and at: http://www.stopthewall.org/2014/05/09/joint-call-action-july-2014-month-against-apartheid-wall.
Initial endorsers are six Palestinian civil society coalitions and 20 civil society organizations

After Israel has imploded the latest round of talks, even though they were heavily in their favour, it is essential to promote and a great opportunity to mainstream the understanding that there can be no effective diplomatic initiative, no solution to the Palestinian question, no justice for Palestine, until Israeli impunity is not ended. Those that are ordering, perpetrating, aiding and profiting from Israeli violations of Palestinian rights have to be held accountable and the international community has to comply with its obligations under international law.

10 years after the ICJ issued its opinion on the Wall - which crucially not only asked Israel to tear down the Wall but specified to the international community its obligations - please contribute to our efforts to remind the world that the horrific Apartheid Wall still rips apart Palestinian lands and lives ... posing as a challenge to humanity!
We encourage you to use this occasion develop and strengthen campaigns against companies involved in building the Wall (such as Elbit, Israeli Airspace Industries, G4S, Magal, Cement Roadstone Holdings, Capegate etc.) and lobbying initiatives towards your governments.

We are collecting and preparing information material and resources, which will be released in the coming weeks.
We really appreciate to hear your feedback, questions, discussions and ideas on your local action and global coordination.

Let's build a month of actions and initiatives that will gain its impact from the diverse contributions in Palestine and around the globe and fortifies our joint capacity to ensure Israel will be held accountable through a powerful movement for Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions!

thanks a lot,
Stop the Wall

-----------
Joint Call to Action: July 2014 - Month against the Apartheid Wall!
#StopImpunity
On July 9, 2014 it will be a decade since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued an advisory opinion entitled Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, which declared the Apartheid Wall in the West Bank illegal under international law. The Court was clear: it demanded the Wall to be torn down, sanctioned once again Palestinian rights once again and called upon the international community to enforce Israeli compliance.
What followed has been another decade of injustice and continued impunity with a lack of accountability for unlawful Israeli actions. Ten years later, the Wall and its associated regime of settlements continue to grow in Palestine, embodying a massive instrument of land annexation, pillage of natural resources and displacement. The Wall marks the final brick in Israel’s apartheid project that defines the segregated enclaves to which the Palestinians are to be confined - a more cruel version of the Bantustans established by the former South African apartheid regime. Worldwide, Israel has succeeded in illustrating that walls are an acceptable model for governments to exclude, marginalize, dispossess, discriminate and segregate one people from each other.
In the very moment that Israel has jeopardized the last round of over 20 years of failed talks, it is time for a ‘legal intifada’, an intensified popular struggle and more boycotts, divestment and sanctions. It is time for accountability.
We call on people all across the world to join efforts with us:
Make July the Month against the Apartheid Wall!
#StopImpunity
We encourage you to:
- Raise awareness about the Wall and its impact on the Palestinian people and our struggle for justice;
- Start and strengthen campaigns against the companies building and maintaining the Wall;
- Pressure your government to respect its obligations as outlined in the ICJ decision.
The decision of the International Court of Justice stated three obligations:
1) For Israel to tear down the Wall, undo all laws and regulations related to its construction and make reparations for the damage created
2) For the international community not to recognize, aid and assist
• the Wall,
• the regime associated with it (including the settlement project)
• the maintenance of the situation created by it.
This implies a clear call not to finance or otherwise support any activity related to the above.
3) For the international community to take effective action to end Israeli violations of international law, which may include sanctions.
In Palestine, people have continued to resist the Wall with popular protests, court cases and direct actions. Exactly one year after the ICJ decision, Palestinian civil society called for a global campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) in order to support our struggle for justice and liberation.
We thank all those across the globe that have taken action to pressure their governments, institutions and corporations to enact the ICJ decision, and beyond this, to overcome Israeli apartheid, colonialism and occupation. We ask you to expand and deepen the global BDS movement for justice.
Justice delayed is Justice denied! Stop the Wall Now! Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Now!

On America's path toward a clean energy future, solar power is an increasingly important building block.

That's why we installed solar panels on the roof of the White House -- it's a clear sign of our commitment to energy efficiency.

Go behind the scenes with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and other experts, and take a closer look at the solar panels on the White House roof:

But it's not just the White House that's going solar.

Earlier today, President Obama announced that more than 300 organizations in the public and private sector have made commitments to advance the deployment of solar power and invest in energy efficiency.

These new commitments mean thousands of homes will go solar in the next few years, and electricity bills will be lower for more than 1 billion square feet of buildings.

Simply put, solar panels mean less carbon pollution, and more jobs for Americans -- jobs that can't be outsourced. They're good for our energy future, and they're good for our economy.

Last year, jobs in the solar industry increased by 20 percent. And a new American home or business goes solar every four minutes.

Find out more about this outstanding solar progress, and how it’s leading to a cleaner future and a healthier environment.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Peace Deal ‘first Step’ In Resolving South Sudan Crisis

Children at a protection of civilians site in Juba, South Sudan, run by the UN Mission, perform at a special cultural event in March 2015. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine More>>

Yemen: Killing Or Maiming An Average Of Eight Children A Day

Killing or maiming an average of eight children a day, ‘brutal’ Yemen conflict must end – UNICEF More>>

Changing Habits/behaviours Key To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy can be caused by factors such as negative beliefs based on myths, misinformation. Fear of needles can be a factor for refusal. Photo: PAHO/WHO More>>

Burundi: Ban Condemns Assassination Of Senior Army Officer

Refugees from Burundi in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: OCHA/Naomi Frerotte United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination Burundi’s former Army Chief of Staff, Colonel Jean Bikomagu, who ... More>>

Deadly Industrial Explosions In Northern China

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the injuries to scores of people as a result of deadly explosions in Tianjin, China. More>>

UN Urges Action To Tackle Deepening Refugee Crisis In Greece

A group of Syrian refugees arrive on the island of Lesbos after travelling in an inflatable raft from Turkey, near Skala Sykaminias, Greece. Photo: UNHCR/A. McConnell More>>

Probe Into Those Responsible For Chemical Weapons In Syria

The US Vessel Cape Ray, on which all 581 metric tonnes of a precursor chemical for sarin gas were removed from Syria and safely destroyed as the ship sailed in international waters in 2014. Photo: US Dept. of Transportation More>>

Myanmar Election: UNICEF Urges Prioritisation Of Children

With 99 days to go before Myanmar elections, UNICEF urges candidates make children the clear winner More>>

Liberia Thousands Of Unregistered Children Born During Ebola Crisis

Thousands of unregistered children born in Liberia during Ebola crisis at risk of exploitation – UNICEF More>>

UN Refugee Agency Envoy Angelina Jolie Visits Myanmar

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt (left) in Myitkyina township, Kachin State, Myanmar, meeting with some of the 100,000 displaced people who currently live there. Photo: UNHCR/T.Stoddart More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news