Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Defining Israeli Zionist Racism: Part 4/12

By Kim Petersen and B.J. Sabri
Dissident Voice

"Section 1: Analysis of Israeli Zionist Racism [Continuation]
E: A view by Human Rights Watch/
UN Human Rights Committee

....How can we interpret such report? For instance, while resisting occupiers is a right enshrined in the basic fabric of humanity, Israel wants the PA to hand over such resisters that it calls "suspects and defendant". The question is: what are the "suspects" suspected of, and what are these charges against these "defendants"? In the US history of black slavery, if a slave escapes from his owner and someone shelters the escapee, this someone has to return the slave to his "rightful owner"; so does Israel want the resisters (enslaved by occupation) back as owned objects or as a bargaining chip with a PA that gave away everything and got nothing in return? Does the UN or HRW contemplate the situation under the slavery paradigm?

We believe that people (who claim to be genuinely concerned about human rights) need to scrutinize the words, actions, and motivations of self-professed human rights organizations. One should regard with utmost skepticism the desire to a balanced human rights picture. When a violent situation is between balanced sides and where no side has an upper hand on the other side, then we would clearly expect a balance in reporting. However, when a self-professed human rights organization, like HRW, attempts to draw an equivalency between an occupier and the occupied, the victimizer and the victims, the exploiter and the exploited, then critical thinkers should take umbrage at such Zionist, imperialist, corporatist deceit. Human rights organizations have no rights whatsoever to stymie the victims of racism from the right of self-defense. And they have no right, whatsoever, to usurp the right of oppressed and occupied peoples to resist oppression and occupation.

Clearly, in historical Palestine the preponderant means of violence are with the Zionists. The Zionists are also the dispossessors, colonialists, occupiers, and oppressors. The Palestinians have every right to defend themselves from further aggression against them and to resist the crimes wreaked upon them. A human rights organization that does not acknowledge these moral principles is but a tool of the violators of human rights."

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