''Fuck it, wipe out Gaza''', says spokesman for new EU campaign/Letter to the EU delegation in Israe

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FUCK IT, WIPE OUT GAZA, SAYS SPOKESMAN FOR NEW
EU CAMPAIGN/LETTER TO THE EU DELEGATION IN ISRAEL
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TO THE DELEGATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
TO ISRAEL
Mr Lars Faaborg-Andersen
Head of the Delegation
Subject:
Your unacceptable EU-Israel ''promotion'' campaign and
the choice of your promotion advocate, mr Avishai Ivri.
Dear Mr Faaborg-Andersen,
''Here's a strategy that hasn't be tried out yet:
1000 Arabs killed for each one of our people killed.
I think they owe us 5.000 last week'' [1]
When I read those words, I smell but one thing:
An incitement to fascist hatred and genocide.
It may be obvious that people, who ventilate that sort
of horrible thoughts have to be condemned and avoided
by any civilized person and certainly by an organization as
the EU, which boasts of its human rights treaties.
See your own EU Charter of Human Rights and the
Treaty of Lisbon. [2]
Yet you hired the man, mr Avishai Ivri, who uttered those words,
 for a video campaign to present the EU more
''positively'' for the Israeli public.
Before taking you to the cleaners about this, first something
about your EU ''promotion'' campaign for the Israeli public.
I say it straight:
Your ''making the Israeli public falling in love with the EU''
allows Mr Avishai Ivri to open with the following sentence
''“The EU – you think it’s anti-Israeli, right? Let me surprise you.”  [3]
Ivri notes that EU is a huge market, and runs through the trade cooperation advantages. He mentions that 1/3 of the Israeli export reaches EU (worth about $13 billion annually). “They love the Israeli export – and we love theirs!” he says. He notes that Israel imports goods for $21 billion. He then notes the touristic value for ‘us and them.’ 
“You thought EU doesn’t agree with us on anything?” he asks, then describes the ‘open skies’ agreement: “We gave them free access to our airports, and they gave us free access to theirs – they have 500 of them!” [4]
He notes that every year 2 million tourists come to Israel and leave $2 billion in Israel. He says Europeans love the Israeli agricultural export; 80 percent of Israel’s fresh agricultural export goes to Europe, worth about 1 million Euros a year, including of course the cherry tomatoes and tahini. Then Ivri moves on to technology – high-tech – drones (which are of course battle-tested against Palestinians), moving on to irrigation, cyber-security etc.
Having cited all these advantages, Ivri concludes,
“It also doesn’t hurt for us to be identified by technological innovation, rather than by other things… So the next time you hear about the EU, remember – they are the best neighbors we’ve got!” [5]
I can't believe you have the guts to promote this untasteful propaganda,
completely ignoring the fact, that Israel is no average State, but a
50 years occupation power, with as a consequence war-crimes, human 
rights violations and crimes against humanity.
What else you would describe the starvation of the population
of the people of Gaza, called the Gaza Blockade? [6]
And there is more to it:
Israel's bloody military operations, especially
in Gaza:
In operation ''Protective Edge'' in 2014, thousands of Palestinians
have been killed, from who one third children. [7]
Schools and hospitals were destroyed, numerous wounded 
people!
And then the humanitarian consequences in the aftermath. [8]
There is more, much more:
The policy of apartheid, charactarized by the different law systems,
in Israel the ''normal'' law, in the occupied Palestinian territories
the ''military law. [9] For civilians.
The continuing expansion of the illegal settlements [10],
as the EU itself stated [11] the
water theft with the Palestinians as humanitarian victims. [12]
The humanitarian consequences of the illegal Wall. [13]
And so on:
AND WHAT DOES THE EU?
Nothing but talk and worse, promoting a positive Israeli-EU
relation at the moment you should not only
condemn Israel, but draw the consequences to reconsider or
make an end to the EU Association with Israel.
You have a human rights clausule [14]
Use it!
YOUR GENOCIDAL VIDEO PRESENTATOR MR AVISHAI IVRI'
The presentator you hired for your ''making love to the Israeli
public'' stuntvideo, mr Avishai Ivri is an evil one.
Not a word I use lightly, but this man is
I quote some of his statements:
In an Israeli News debate
''“You’re always asking [us] ‘what’s your solution? What’s your solution? Hello?? We don’t shout ‘Death to the Arabs’ because it rhymes!” “We shout it because it’s our solution! We fucking write it with spray on the wall! How secret do you think we keep our solution?” [15]
''''Here's a strategy that hasn't be tried out yet:
1000 Arabs killed for each one of our people killed.
I think they owe us 5.000 last week' [16]
A week earlier he had a more effective solution:
“Fuck it, wipe out Gaza”, he wrote. [17]
Sadly for you, the last criminal statement of Ivri became news
and went around the world!  [18]
That's why I heard about it.
For me, it was nearly Kafka. [19]
Not only you, the EU delegation, didn't promote measures 
against the continuing Israeli crimes, you actually promoted
a feel good video for the Israeli public.
Hereby you actually ENCOURAGED the Israeli State and military
to continue their policy of terror, oppression and murder!
AND you made use of a man, who openly promotes genocide!
Just when I thought, that the EU couldn't sink deeper.
Listen to me well, mr Faaborg-Andersen:
By giving the Israeli public and government the signal that
the EU is not ''anti Israel'' [you mean: anti the Israeli policy
of terror and oppression, because that's what Israel is], you
are complicit in the Israeli occupation and all its crimes.
By hiring a racist and genocidal guy to pronounce your 
''EU is not anti Israel'' message, you behave disgustingly.
HERE IS MY DEMAND
USE YOUR LEGAL WEAPON AND RECONSIDER OR END
THE  EU ISRAEL ASSOCIATION TREATY, AS LONG AS ISRAEL
DOESN'T MEET ITS OBLIGATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL 
LAW TO WITHDRAW FROM THE PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, 
DISMANTLE ALL ILLEGAL SETTLEMENTS, TEAR DOWN THE ILLEGAL WALL
AND RECOGNIZE THE PALESTINIAN RIGHT OF RETURN!
It is high time the EU makes the only possible stand:
That is fulfilling the International Law tregarding the Israeli
Palestinian conflict!
If you don't you are responsible for ALL civilian victims in the
conflicts, Palestinian and Israeli and will be thrown on the  garbage
dump of history.
So simple is that.
So do your duty and finally show, that you have a conscience!
Kind greetings
Astrid Essed
Amsterdam 
The Netherlands
NOTES
[1]
MONDOWEISS
ADVOCATE OF ''DEATH TO ARABS'' IS EU FRONTMAN IN
ISRAELI PR CAMPAIGN.
4 AUGUST 2017
[2]
CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
TREATY OF LISBON [2007]
[3]
MONDOWEISS
ADVOCATE OF ''DEATH TO ARABS'' IS EU FRONTMAN IN
ISRAELI PR CAMPAIGN.
4 AUGUST 2017
[4]
MONDOWEISS
ADVOCATE OF ''DEATH TO ARABS'' IS EU FRONTMAN IN
ISRAELI PR CAMPAIGN.
4 AUGUST 2017
[5]
MONDOWEISS
ADVOCATE OF ''DEATH TO ARABS'' IS EU FRONTMAN IN
ISRAELI PR CAMPAIGN.
4 AUGUST 2017
[6]
INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS
ELECTRICITY SHORTAGES AFFECT ALL ASPECTS
OF LIFE IN GAZA
THE SIEGE ON GAZA
BBC
UN OFFICIAL SLAMS ISRAEL ”CRIMES”
10 DECEMBER 2008
BLOCKADE ON GAZA/CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
ASTRID ESSED
14 FEBRUARY 2008
[7]
50 DAYS: MORE THAN 500 CHILDREN: FACTS AND FIGURES
ON FATALITIES IN GAZA, SUMMER 2014
[8]
OCHA
OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY/GAZA EMERGENCY
4 SEPTEMBER 2014
GAZA STRIP: HUMANITARIAN DASHBOARD NOVEMBER 2014
[9]
”A new report published by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) outlines the nature of the legal regime currently operating in the West Bank. Two systems of law are applied in a single territory: one – a civilian legal system for Israeli citizens, and a second – a military court system for Palestinian residents. The result: institutionalized discrimination.”
ACRI [ASSOCIATION FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN ISRAEL]
ONE RULE, TWO LEGAL SYSTEMS: ISRAEL’S REGIME OF LAWS
IN THE WEST BANK
24 NOVEMBER 2014
REPORT
14 OCTOBER 2014
ACRI [ASSOCIATION FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN ISRAEL]
ONE RULE, TWO LEGAL SYSTEMS: ISRAEL’S REGIME OF LAWS
IN THE WEST BANK
The laws implemented in the West Bank are inequitable and discriminate against Palestinians. Although the settlers live in the same geographical area in which martial law is imposed, Israel has decided that they are not subject to military law, but rather to Israeli law. The application of two distinct legal systems in a single territory constitutes gross discrimination”
 
MILITARY LAW
[10]
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
ISRAEL APPROVES MAJOR EXPANSION OF
WESTBANK SETTLEMENTS
24 JANUARY 2017
LA TIMES
FROM BAD TO WORSE, AS ISRAEL PURSUES SETTLEMENT
EXPANSION
28 DECEMBER 2016
ILLEGALITY OF THE SETTLEMENTS
”The Fourth Geneva Convention prohibits an occupying power from transferring citizens from its own territory to the occupied territory (Article 49).
The Hague Regulations prohibit an occupying power from undertaking permanent changes in the occupied area unless these are due to military needs in the narrow sense of the term, or unless they are undertaken for the benefit of the local population.”
LAND EXPROPRIATION AND SETTLEMENTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL
LAW
”Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.”
ARTICLE 49, FOURTH GENEVA CONVENTION
HAGUE CONVENTION 1907
[11]
”The EU considers that settlement building anywhere in the occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, is illegal under international law, constitutes an obstacle to peace and threatens to make a two-state solution impossible. ”
EUROPEAN UNION
MIDDLE EAST PEACE PROCESS
15 JUNE 2016
 
[12]
WATER FOR ONE PEOPLE ONLY
DISCRIMINATORY ACCESS AND ''WATER APARTHEID''
IN THE OPT''
[13]
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
THE LONG TERM IMPACT OF ISRAEL'S SEPARATION
BARRIER IN THE WESTBANK
OCTOBER 2012
INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WALL
IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
9 JULI 2004
[14]
”Relations between the Parties, as well as all the provisions of the Agreement itself, shall be based on respect for human rights and democratic principles, which guides their internal and international policy and constitutes an essential element of this Agreement.”
ARTICLE 2, EURO MEDITERRIAN AGREEMENT
ESTABLISHING AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE
EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND THEIR MEMBER STATES OF THE
ONE PART, AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL, OF THE OTHER PART
21 JUNE 2000
[15]
MONDOWEISS
ADVOCATE OF ''DEATH TO ARABS'' IS EU FRONTMAN IN
ISRAELI PR CAMPAIGN.
4 AUGUST 2017
[16]
MONDOWEISS
ADVOCATE OF ''DEATH TO ARABS'' IS EU FRONTMAN IN
ISRAELI PR CAMPAIGN.
4 AUGUST 2017
[17]
MONDOWEISS
ADVOCATE OF ''DEATH TO ARABS'' IS EU FRONTMAN IN
ISRAELI PR CAMPAIGN.
4 AUGUST 2017
[19]
WIKIPEDIA
FRANZ KAFKA

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