Thursday, 31 July 2014

Evo Morales Leading The Way

As the wholesale murder of Palestinians by Israel goes on in the Middle East, people have been asking what can they do to protest against the Israeli governments abhorrent actions.
Personally, i am one of many who have been boycotting Israeli good since the 80's, an effort which is having an effect reducing the Israeli GDP by as much as 5%. With supermarkets now clearly labelling Israeli good this will obviously have an even greater effect.
We can march but thousands did that the last few weekends and the fatality list continues to go up alarmingly so the real only way is to pressure the Governments to do something.
America won't do anything and they are the ones bankrolling and providing cover at the UN for the Israeli killing machine but at least one Government has decided to make a stand so a round of applause for President Evo Morales and the Bolivian Government.
Bolivia has declared Israel to be a 'terrorist state' and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offence in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 and left over 7,000 wounded.  
Explaining his decision, Morales said that: 'Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community'.
He has also filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for crimes against humanity although America will almost certainly make short work of that with yet another swift veto to protect Israel.
Other Latin American countries including Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Chile and El Salvador have recalled their ambassadors in Israel so we just need a few more countries to boycott Israel and impose sanctions until they end the 65 year brutal oppression of the Palestinian people and we may get finally somewhere and if we don't, Israel will become even more the pariah state that it deserves to be.

1 comment:

Nog said...

Well if Hamas just agreed to sally out of the Gaza Strip, I'm sure they could find some unpopulated place in the Nejev to fight it out without risk to civilians.