Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bolivia President declares Israel 'terrorist' nation, urges global boycott

President Morales speaks out against Israeli terrorism and US imperialism

By Brenda Norrell
Indigenous Resistance

Bolivia President Evo Morales has called for a boycott against Israel. Morales, founder of the Network in Defense of Humanity, condemned both the genocide being carried out by Israel in Palestine, and the United States for its hypocrisy and feeding Israel's military.

The Network in Defense of Humanity said, "We further manifest our absolute rejection of the genocide against the Palestinian people by a State founded on the remains and colonial occupation of Palestinian territories. We recognize and express our solidarity with the historical struggle of the Palestinian people and its organizations of resistance, especially in Gaza against the attempt of Israel to exterminate it and strip what is left of their homeland."

"We condemn the imperialist role of the United States that feeds and supports politically, financially and militarily Israel in face of the unbelievable inaction of the UN Security Council whose resolutions on Palestine have been systematically and with impunity by Washington. A United States that demonstrates its hypocrisy and cynicism of its actions throughout history, threatening with sanctions against the peoples of Latin America, Africa and Eurasia that defend their sovereignty while it supports the actions of Israel."
Meanwhile, Elbit Systems factory was shut down by UK pro-Palestine campaigners. Elbit, an Israeli defense contractor with headquarters in Israel, provides security surveillance around Palestine, and sells drones and spy technology to countries around the world.

US Homeland Security gave the 2014 border surveillance contract for the US/Mexico border to Israel's Apartheid security contractor. Elbit now has the contract for the spy towers on the Arizona border, including the US spy towers on the sovereign Tohono O'odham Nation. Those spy cameras are pointed at the homes of the traditional O'odham. The elected tribal government was co-opted by deals with the US government.  http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/03/apartheid-israeli-company-receives-us.html
On Thursday, Aug. 8, 2014, activists in solidarity with Gaza shut down Barclays bank in Machynlleh. Barclays is a major shareholder in Elbit Systems, the Israeli arms company.

Bolivian President Evo Morales, after declaring Israel a terrorist nation, has officially signed on as a supporter of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Read more: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Bolivian-President-Calls-for-Israeli-Boycott-20140807-0060.html

Read full statement of the Network in Defense of Humanity:

CALL : IN DEFENSE OF PALESTINE
La Paz, Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
August 4th, 2014


The Network in Defense of Humanity (REDH), in face of the tragic
events the Palestinian people are going through in Gaza, fulfills its
duty to manifest the following:
We declare our adhesion to the words of comrade Evo Morales, founder
of the Network in Defense of Humanity, president of the Plurinacional
State of Bolivia declaring Israel a terrorist state.


We further manifest our absolute rejection of the genocide against the
Palestinian people by a State founded on the remains and colonial
occupation of Palestinian territories.
We recognize and express our solidarity with the historical struggle
of the Palestinian people and its organizations of resistance,
especially in Gaza against the attempt of Israel to exterminate it and
strip what is left of their homeland.


We condemn the imperialist role of the United States that feeds and
supports politically, financially and militarily Israel in face of the
unbelievable inaction of the UN Security Council whose resolutions on
Palestine have been systematically and with impunity by Washington. A
United States that demonstrates its hypocrisy and cynicism of its
actions throughout history, threatening with sanctions against the
peoples of Latin America, Africa and Eurasia that defend their
sovereignty while it supports the actions of Israel.


We accuse the complicity of these actions, by omission in some cases
of the governments of the European Union as well as unconditional
support of the media obeying the dictates of Washington. Stop Now!
Calling this genocide a war perpetrated by one of the best armed
armies in the world against peoples whose defensive resources are
infinitely less in number and quality!


We call on you to join the campaign for the Boycott, lack of
investments and sanctions against the terrorist state of Israel. It is
now time for solidarity to be active and creative further from the
statements of condemnation. We have failed the more than over 1 600
persons killed in Palestine in recent weeks as well as the 9 000
wounded since the terrorist campaign called hypocritically “Protective
Edge”.


We demand an end to apartheid, genocide as well as the walls and
illegal settlements. We insist on the governments of the world to
demand Israel to comply with the resolutions of the UN Security
Council and force their withdrawal from Gaza, the West Bank and East
Jerusalem, return to the borders prior to the “Six Days War” (1967)
and insure the return of Palestinian refugees as established by the
Resolution No. 242 of November, 1967, a resolution that has yet to be
complied with by the State of Israel.


We defend a real political solution of the conflict in Palestine on
the basis of a dialogue, negotiation and existence of two equal states
with definite borders and recognized internationally. A solution that
requires the immediate lifting of the blockade of Gaza and liberation
of all the Palestinian political prisoners. We congratulate the
posture of solidarity of the governments of ALBA, Mercosur and other
governments of the South against the barbarous conduct of Israel in
Gaza.


Using ours the words of revolutionary Nelson Mandela who said: “we
know too well that our freedom will be incomplete without the freedom
of Palestine”; we affirm that Israel has lost morally and politically
this battle against the brave people of Palestine and the growing
condemnation of the peoples of the world against a “rogue” State that
violates international law. The unyielding resistance of Palestine
will be rewarded sooner than later with the smiles of the children of
a free homeland.


Against Israeli terrorism and U.S. imperialism, in defense of the
inalienable rights of Palestine and all the peoples of the world!


For Adhesions send your name and country to: endefensadepalestina@gmail.com


Initial Signatures
Evo Morales, Bolivia; Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentina; Pablo González
Casanova, México; Eduardo Galeano, Uruguay; Roberto Fernández Retamar,
Cuba; Federico Mayor Zaragoza, España; Silvio Rodríguez, Cuba; Luis
Arce Catacora, Bolivia; Gianni Vattimo, Italia; Gabriela Rivadeneira,
Alice Walker, Estados Unidos, Istvan Meszaros Ecuador, Hungría/Reino
Unido; Samir Amin, Egipto; Alfonso Sastre, País Vasco; Nardi Suxo,
Bolivia; Enrique Dussel, México; Marta Harnecker, Chile; Carmen
Bohorquez, Venezuela; Cesar Navarro, Bolivia; Miguel Barnet , Cuba;
Franz Hinkelammert, Alemania; Héctor Arce Zaconeta, Bolivia; Piedad
Cordoba, Colombia; Reverendo Raúl Suarez, Cuba; Martin Almada,
Paraguay; Fernando Rendón, Colombia; Graziella Pogolloti, Cuba; Sacha
Llorenti, Bolivia; Ana Esther Ceceña, México; Luis Britto, Venezuela;
Rafael Cancel Miranda, Puerto Rico; Atilio Boron, Argentina; Theotonio
Dos Santos, Brasil ; Alfredo Rada, Bolivia; Piedad Cordoba, Colombia,
Farruco Sesto, Venezuela; Ángel Guerra, Cabrera, Cuba/ Mexico, Juan
Carlos Trujillo, Bolivia; Mel Zelaya; Honduras; Hildebrando Pérez
Grande, Perú; Patricia Villegas, Colombia/Venezuela; Maria Nela Prada,
Bolivia; Stella Calloni, Argentina; Omar González, Cuba;; Hugo Moldiz,
Bolivia; Pascual Serrano, España;; Raúl Pérez Torres, Ecuador; Obispo
Raúl Vera, México; Joao Pedro Stedile, Brasil; Boaventura de Sousa
Santos, Portugal; Rodrigo Álvarez Cambras, Cuba; Socorro Gomes,
Brasil; Katu Arkonada, País Vasco/Bolivia, Medea Benjamin,  Estados
Unidos.


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