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US vice president has wine from illegal Israeli settlements in her office

MEMO | April 27, 2022

US Vice President Kamala Harris has wine produced in illegal Israeli settlements in her office, it has been revealed by Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq. The director of the organisation, Shaawan Jabarin, exposed this in an open letter to Harris in which he pointed out that offering her guests wine produced in settlements encourages Israel’s apartheid system imposed on the Palestinians. Apartheid is akin to a crime against humanity.

Jabarin’s letter highlighted violations of the law by Israeli settlers, as well as the disastrous effects of the illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinians. The wine that Harris serves to her guests, he pointed out, comes from a winery in the settlement of Psagot, an illegal Jewish settlement enterprise in the occupied West Bank.

Such support for the settler-colonial, apartheid settlement enterprise, said Jabarin, and the US receipt of illegal goods produced from the proceeds of international crimes, as well as America’s direct involvement in the promotion of Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise in this way, is of grave concern. “Psagot is complicit in the continued illegal appropriation of privately owned Palestinian land and pillage of Palestinian natural resources, acts amounting to crimes within the jurisdiction of the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court.”

The director of Al-Haq noted that, “Since 1948, Israel has employed a set of discriminatory laws, policies and practices, with the fundamental goal of engineering a Jewish majority in Palestine, through displacing and dispossessing Palestinians, manipulating the demographic composition of the Palestinian population, and at the same time, building and expanding Jewish settlements on both sides of the Green [1949 Armistice] Line.

“Settlements are a key component of Israel’s apartheid regime over the Palestinian people, in which Israel administers the territory under two entirely separate legal systems and sets of institutions: a civil administration for Israeli-Jewish communities living in illegal settlements, and a military administration for the occupied Palestinian population living in Palestinian towns and villages.”

The fact that the US supports this “illegal Israeli settlement enterprise in its highest office” is in blatant violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, making America “complicit” in the war crime of the pillage of Palestinian resources.

“Moreover, the US substantially supports the dissemination and promotion of Psagot Wine by allowing it to be sold by Duty Free America shops located in airports across America,” concluded Jabarin. “The US thus breaches its obligation to promote respect for human rights with business enterprises… involved in gross human rights abuses.”

April 27, 2022 - Posted by | Aletho News

5 Comments »

  1. So outrageous, so frustrating. Al-Haq’s Director Shaawan Jabarin merits a huge “hat’s off” for a great statement of dissent to the all-encompassing psychosis-based evil of settler-colonial Zionism. I hope Mr. Jabarin copied his open letter to the SECSTATE — not that such would/will do any good for the Palestinian cause.

    KHarris is an abomination (in all aspects)…but of course so is her dementia-ridden boss and the entire “dual loyalty” and Ziocomplicit apparatus of the US vassal/tribute-paying state that has irreversibly sold its soul to the devilspawn….

    Viva Palestine!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by roberthstiver | April 27, 2022 | Reply

    • Everyone in the White House, is a servant of Israel, and Israel likes to flaunt it. “The Most Powerful Nation on Earth” is just a small ‘Pussy Cat” to Israel, and they DO like to FLAUNT It……..humiliating as it must be to Patriotic Americans……..
      If “Sleepy Joe” had any power(or character) himself HE would set the rules in the White House……….But, he can’t and he won’t……The “Benjamins” are in full control…..it is SO obvious.

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by brianharryaustralia | April 27, 2022 | Reply

  2. If there is any way to censure Kamala Harris for having this product, add my name to a list calling her choice as supporting a racist, apartheid, state-sponsoring terrorist country, Israel.

    And to imagine her as President, if Joe “I’m a Zionist” Biden loses more of his mental faculties and starts shaking non-existing hands, starts to smell the costumed Easter bunny’s hair, or names Hunter Biden as ambassador to the Ukraine.

    Then Kamala Harris will really lead the country to ruin. All with a hideous, cackling laugh. Imagine her listening to Naftali as to policy. Or Nancy Pelosi, trying to make sense of spluttering and mutterings of another brain-dead geriatric “leader”.

    The mind reels…

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by michael | April 27, 2022 | Reply

    • Michael, I’ve never initiated a petition and am an inveterate IT, ignoramus, but I did this as an individual; you or any commenter or person (only four commenters here!) can follow my lead, editing the text i settled on (I was limited to “2,000 characters”!) by taking these actions [and BTW, thank you for motivating me to do this!] —
      –Go to whitehouse.gov/contact
      –Specify Vice President as official to be contacted
      –complete the “fill in” fields
      –Copy and paste this (or your edited) text in the comment field [when I hit “Submit,” my transmittal was immediately acknowledged]; I intend to follow-up/retransmit every other day ad infinitum until I receive a response and thereupon will decide on any other course of action I might feel inclined to take:

      https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220427-us-vice-president-has-wine-from-illegal-israeli-settlements-in-her-office/

      Veep: I am horrified and outraged by the insensitivity (cut to the chase: UNWISE, ABHORRENT, UNLAWFUL ACTIONS) displayed by you WRT the use in your official capacity of wine illegally produced in Palestine’s Illegally Occupied West Bank. I’ll paste here only the lead paragraph of the investigative-journalism report by Middle East Monitor (above url):
      “US Vice President Kamala Harris has wine produced in illegal Israeli settlements in her office, it has been revealed by Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq. The director of the organisation, Shaawan Jabarin, exposed this in an open letter to Harris in which he pointed out that offering her guests wine produced in settlements encourages Israel’s apartheid system imposed on the Palestinians. Apartheid is akin to a crime against humanity.”

      How have you responded to Mr. Jabarin’s letter? Have you immediately removed and properly disposed of (I suggest referral to an appropriate federal investigative agency for research, analysis and determination of impropriety…) all such wine from your office? What counsel have you given to your staff? Have you informed them, inter alia, that all of you have participated in a “crime against humanity” due to your callous disregard for Palestinian rights, international law, etc.? Will you issue a public apology, appropriately detailed, to me and other Americans vitally concerned about racism, illegal occupation of others’ lands, knee-on-neck oppression, persecution-cum-apartheid, and all the other evils of Zionism as these crimes against humanity are visited on the Palestinians by our “ally” Israel?

      I await your immediate response.

      Robert H. Stiver, US Citizen (no dual-citizenship or -loyalty here), US Army 1963-67, federal civil servant 1967-1999, human-rights and justice activist since 1964

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      Comment by roberthstiver | April 28, 2022 | Reply

  3. illegal entity, illegal cult, illegal squats, illegal wine,

    illegal vp.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | April 27, 2022 | Reply


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