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Israel advocates push ABA to adopt anti-Palestinian definition of antisemitism

The American Bar Association will vote on February 6 whether to promote a newly created definition of antisemitism that has been used “consistently (and nearly exclusively) not to fight antisemitism, but rather to defend Israel and harm Palestinians

This has been done “at the cost of undermining and dangerously chilling fundamental rights of free speech, freedom of assembly and protest, and academic freedom

“The ABA’s embrace of the definition would legitimize this infringement on core democratic rights as well as undermine the ABA’s own ability to engage on issues related to Palestinian rights…”

By Alison Weir | If Americans Knew | January 26, 2023

For 20 years, Israel and its partisans have worked to embed a newly fabricated, Israel-centric definition of antisemitism in governments and institutions around the world. The latest iteration is known as the IHRA definition.

Now there is an effort to push the American Bar Association to promote this definition to “federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal governments in the United States.”

At its upcoming national meeting (which begins on February 1), delegates will be voting on resolution 514 on Monday, February 6.

Numerous groups have written letters opposing the ABA’s use of this definition, pointing out that it would be used against Palestinian rights, would infringe on freedom of speech, and would interfere with academic freedom.

Israel has a long, thoroughly documented history of violating Palestinian human rights, of an apartheid-like system. and of violent attacks on Gaza and the West Bank. It was founded through a war of ethnic cleansing.

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Resolution 514 is co-sponsored by:

Juan Thomas, Chair
Mark Schickman, Senior Advisor
Paula Shapiro, Director
ABA Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice

Hon. Benes Z. Aldana (Ret.), Chair
Skip Harsch, Director
Ann Breen-Greco
ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Twanda Turner-Hawkins, Chair
Selina Thomas, Director
ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice

Priya Purandare, Executive Director
Navdeep Singh, Interim Policy Director
Wendy Shiba, Past President, ABA Delegate
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

James L. Schwartz, Chair
Richard M. Leslie, Chair-Elect
Jack Young, Delegate
Senior Lawyers Division

Marcos Rios, Chair
David Schwartz, Chair-Elect
Michelle Jacobson, Policy Officer
ABA International Law Section

This is what opponents of Palestinian rights enable:

Daily Life in Occupied Palestine from If Americans Knew on Vimeo.

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  1. “Israel has a long, thoroughly documented history of violating Palestinian human rights, of an apartheid-like system. and of violent attacks on Gaza and the West Bank. It was founded through a war of ethnic cleansing”.

    So, it is a terrible crime to be an Anti-Semite, but the continuing persecution of the Palestinians and their homeland, Palestine (and Muslims generally) is “no problem”?

    Something is terribly wrong here….


    Comment by brianharryaustralia | January 27, 2023 | Reply

  2. Yes, to the first comment. The “here” reference applies to many “places”, but primarily to Israel and its partisans. The “here” applies to the countries which have been conquered, those members of the ZCC, or any Zionist Conquered Country. In one of them, Ursula Haverbeck escaped… for now. How she must be scared, though, but escaped: she’s not a slave and she’s not dead. Is the mentality of that country dead? Or a slave?

    The list of those who did not escape is monumental, even if excluding non-jewish, non-citizens of Israel from its first invasion and war, or those areas which are now under its military imprisonment, its ever-ready death sentence. That list is monumental, also. Genocide mean death of an entire people. They face either genocide or flight. Israel works for either end. That is evident every day.

    As to the “Something is terribly wrong here…” excluding the Zionists and their partisans, those who glibly accept being a partner to Israel, something is terribly wrong… in their lack of courage, morality, justice, soul.

    Can they be granted a waiver for not knowing? A waiver for shrugging off how they are a participant? “Not my problem. Not my responsibility. Beyond my control.”

    Any of it, all of it will come back, as America and Israel ready the former for a new war in the middle east. Note the current, joint military exercise, by America and Israel? A monstrous war capability on display. What ‘false flag’ awaits the American media, one to ignite another war for the benefit of Israel?

    Talk of armageddon with the Ukraine/Russian disaster, whereby every nation which is active in the war on Russia, while claiming contrary. How about the armageddon being readied by Israel, putting America in the forefront?

    “Not my problem. Not my responsibility. Beyond my control.”

    And, if the whole Epstein, Maxwell & Ehud Barak, et al, operation was to gather blackmail on the morally corrupted, is the Samson Option real? Given all the Israeli historical, covert operations and manipulations, how very really possible: “If we go down, the whole world goes down, Goyim.” It’s “You want protection? Then pay for protection.”

    The payment is complicity. Partnership. Endless money extorted and endless binding Memorandums of Understandings.

    This is worrisome for my country, its courage, morality, justice and soul. Very worrisome…

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by michael | January 27, 2023 | Reply

  3. Palestinians are semites.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Balthasar Gerards | January 28, 2023 | Reply

    • Powerless Semites……..


      Comment by brianharryaustralia | January 28, 2023 | Reply

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