2009-11-06

Kurz gefasst: Linke, Goldstone, Francop, Lanzmann-Film

20 Jahre danach...







Goldstone-Bericht durch UN-Vollversammlung angenommen

The UN General Assembly approved on Thursday an Arab-backed resolution endorsing the Goldstone Report, paving the way for the matter to be sent to the Security Council.

A total of 114 nations voted in favor of the resolution and 18 voted against it, with 44 members abstaining.

Israel and the US voted against the decision, as did Germany, Holland, Canada, Australia and several eastern European nations. Most EU states abstained.

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian UN observer, called the resolution "an important night in the history of the General Assembly and the history of fighting against impunity and seeking accountability."

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FM: Vote shows Israel has moral majority
Rede der israelischen UN-Botschafterin zum Goldstone-Report

Terrorism deprives people of their most basic human right - the right to life.

States have not only the right, but indeed the duty, to pursue those who engage in the barbaric tactics of terrorism. States sponsoring terrorism - members of this organization - that actively engage in activities, such as smuggling of weapons, ammunition and terrorists by sea, air, and land, must be held accountable before the international community.

Yet today, Mr. President, rather than confronting terrorism, the General Assembly chose again to detach itself from reality. Today's debate is anything but genuine and candid. Rather than discuss how to better stop terrorist groups who deliberately target civilians, this body launches yet another campaign against the victims of terrorism, the people of Israel.

The report before you was conceived in hate and executed in sin. From its inception in a one-sided mandate, the Gaza fact-finding mission was a politicized body with predetermined conclusions.

It is the product of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, a body whose obsession with Israel has led it to pass more resolutions against Israel than on all other U.N. Member States put together. This same Human Rights Council rejected any investigation regarding the constant firing of 12,000 rockets and mortars by Hamas, over eight years, on towns and villages in Israel.

The basic human rights of nearly one million Israeli citizens did not matter then. Are we now to believe that the Council's latest incarnation is honest, objective and fair?

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Benjamin Weinthal: Germany’s Next Top Rocket (Jpost)

The Francop, the German-owned vessel seized early Wednesday by the Israel Navy that was carrying weapons destined for Syria and Hizbullah, is the second German-owned ship found carrying Hizbullah-bound arms in the past month.

Asked about the Iranian rockets found on the Francop, a representative from shipping company Gerd Bartels told The Jerusalem Post, "I am sorry but I cannot give an answer." Gerd Bartels is based in Neu Wulmstorf, near Hamburg. The ship had been leased by a Cypriot company and was flying an Antiguan flag.

In early October, the Hansa India, owned by the Hamburg-based Leonhardt and Blumberg company, was seized by the US Navy in Suez Bay.

Aaron Sagui, a spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Berlin, declined to comment on the involvement of multiple German vessels transporting Iranian weapons.

He told the Post that the "ship is proof of how Iran is violating international law and UN sanctions," adding that "Iran keeps sending arms to Hamas and Hizbullah."

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Henryk M. Broder: Darum Israel

In Hamburg, der coolsten deutschen Großstadt, gibt es im Stadtteil St. Pauli ein kleines Programmkino, das “B-Movie” heisst. http://www.b-movie.de/info/info_selbst.php3 Im selben Gebäude in der Brigittenstraße Nr. 5 befindet sich auch das “Internationale Zentrum B 5”. Jetzt sind die Leute vom “B-Movie” mit den Leuten vom “Internationalen Zentrum B 5” aneinandedr geraten, bzw. umgekehrt, denn die Aktivisten vom “Internationalen Zentrum” haben die Vorführung eines 37 Jahre alten Films von Claude Lanzmann im “B-Movie” verhindert.http://nachbarschaft.immobilienscout24.de/de/interessanter-ort/internationales-zentrum-b5,183871.html

Dazu gab das “B-Movie” die folgende Erklärung ab:

Das B-Movie wurde am 25.10.2009 daran gehindert, den Film “Warum
Israel” von Claude Lanzmann zu zeigen. “Warum Israel” sollte im Rahmen
einer Diskussionsveranstaltung in Kooperation mit Kritikmaximierung
Hamburg um 15 Uhr in unserem Kino aufgeführt werden. Personen aus dem
Spektrum des benachbarten internationalen Zentrums B5 hatten den
Zugang zum B-Movie abgesperrt. In einer Agitprop-Vorstellung wurde ein
“israelischer Checkpoint” errichtet. Die dargestellten israelischen
Soldaten waren mit selbstgeschnitzten Holzgewehren ausgerüstet. Andere
an der Blockade beteiligte Personen waren mit Fahrradschlössern und
Schlaghandschuhen bewaffnet. Bei mehrfachen Gesprächsversuchen wurde
uns unter Gewaltandrohung deutlich gemacht, dass die Veranstaltung auf
keinen Fall zugelassen werde. Um eine Eskalation zu verhindern, sahen
wir uns gezwungen, die Veranstaltung abzusagen. Dennoch kam es zu
nicht tolerierbaren Beschimpfungen und mindestens drei unserer Gäste
wurden durch Faustschläge ins Gesicht verletzt.

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