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(en) rozbrat.org: Not for the occupation of Palestine! Not for the lecture lobbyist with ICT UAM! Campaign of Solidarity with Palestine, Anarchist Federation - Section Poznan [machine translation]

Date Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:08:10 +0300

The authorities of the Department of Political Science and Journalism AMU invited Uri Ben Yaakov associated with the Israeli government think tank International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) to deliver a lecture Fri. "About the Global Terrorism". In the light of the policies pursued by the authorities, which supports ICT and composition, activities and goals of the organization invited it deserves to be called a scandal. The board of ICT is the former head of Mossad (1986-1996) Shabtai Shavit. And its president Uriel Reichman in the spirit of militarism states that: "Source achievements of Israeli society is not in the government in Jerusalem, but in the strength of the Israeli majority, the people of this nation, who take responsibility for the future of the country: serve in the army of Israel or are reservists ..." ( statement of February 2011 source: www.urielreichman.com )

For several decades, Israel is not a country that fights terrorism, but the aggressor and occupier pulp of the national and democratic aspirations of the Palestinians. Israeli leaders even this does not hide, but loudly say that their enemy is not so much armed terrorists, but human rights organizations and international law. According to this principle it falls victim to state repression not only people under occupation, but also peace activists from Israel. Contrary to its rhetoric, Israel is not a guarantor of security and stability in the region, but on the contrary - a factor militarization, unpredictable aggressor (as the latest evidence that the invasion of Lebanon in 2006., The siege and the subsequent massacre of Gaza's population - 2008-9 r., 2012 r., 2014.), a warmonger to incite an attack on Iran, the country that uses torture and terrorism (the attack on the humanitarian Freedom Flotilla in international waters in 2010., the systematic murder of the leaders of Palestinian organizations in the country and abroad).

Under the guise of fighting terrorism, the Israeli political class is selling to the world the doctrine, the aim of which is to weaken and eliminate all forms of political resistance and criticism of the repressive actions of the state apparatus. ICT is involved in these activities. The organization provides analysis to demonstrate the important link between Islam and terrorism. Supports the doctrine of the security of the Israeli government formulated in recent years, which is among the three biggest existential threat on the State lists, alongside organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah, and the Iranian nuclear program, the activities of human rights organizations. Solutions, which provides ICT, such as collecting data on activists and searching after the relationship between activism and terrorism, have been tested in practice in the living organism occupied Palestinian community. They provide the tools of everyday policy-occupational colonial, which in the name of security receives occupied not only the right to political self-determination, but also human rights and the protection of international law. One of the key elements of this strategy is the policy of bending the law to the needs of repressive actions by creating lasting precedents and pushing the limits of what is permissible in the activities of the army and security forces. This is done inter alia by blurring the boundary between the political opposition and armed resistance, between the armed resistance and terrorism, and finally between the terrorists and the population occupied. The recent actions of the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip very well illustrate how in practice bending the law and how this policy is dangerous. In essence, it means an attempt to legalize the killing of civilians "by the way" operations classified as anti-terrorism. This policy of breaking with the fundamental principles of human rights and international law, and the law (the Geneva Conventions), intended to ensure total impunity of the army and security forces.

Anti-terrorism performed by Israel and ICT is not used to defend democracy against violence, but equates democracy and human rights against terrorism with a view their suspension or elimination. This kind of discourse does not provide security. Rather is a threat. Not only for the occupied Palestinian people, but also for the citizens of those countries that wish to go "buy" and apply on their own ground.

In this situation, the lecture expert ICT is a glaring violation of the mission of the university, which after all should serve to disseminate critical knowledge and culture of human rights , respect for freedom and democratic aspirations of societies around the world. On the other hand, the support given to the organization of the lecture ICT by the authorities of Poznan at odds with the image of an open city, an act of solidarity with the victims of conflicts and human rights violations, friendly refugees and persecuted. One of two things - either the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan and the authorities are on the side of democratic rights, or the side of those who trample them. You have to make a choice - whether you want to be on the side occupied, whether on the side of the occupier!

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