A group of dedicated Canadian academics has now formalized the launch of the initiative: Palestinian Students & Scholars At Risk (hashtag#PSSAR) https://pssar.ca
The initiative serves to match highly qualified candidates with academics in Canadian universities. The emphasis is on Palestinian students in Gaza who are under imminent danger and whose future in Gaza has been destroyed, along with the destruction of all 5 universities in Gaza.
𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩:
For hashtag#Canadian Professors: Please sign up here: https://lnkd.in/e3QUhM52
By completing the form, you will be sent candidates in your domain and we will facilitate communication with the student and help the student with the admission process at your university.
For hashtag#Gazan Students, please complete the form here: https://lnkd.in/ec--tyj7
We're counting on the support of academics, institutions and industry partners to spread the word and help us expand this initiative.
Israel has always used torture against Palestinians, the article below is 24 years old… but colonial states in Europe and North America has always absolved torture , ethnic cleansing, genocide, repression, kidnapping, destruction, land confiscation, state teerorism, when they were perpetrated by their “friends”.
Let’s remain sensitive to justice and truth, and vigilant not to become numb in front of atrocities, not to become a complicit silent, not to lose freedom of conscience, not to loose onself; for what does it profit a person to gain the whole world and loses oneself?
The Israeli state terrorism is continuing its genocidal plan in Gaza with full support from the US, Canada, and the EU (who do lip service for human rights).
You are a fool If you believe any word your government says. The fact is that the US government's actions are materialized in sending continuous military support and arms to Israel while claiming there are "disagreements" and "tensions" with the Israeli government and requiring respect for human rights (actions are clear, words do not count).
Actions are clear, too, on the Canadian government side. The moment the Israeli government claimed that some UNRWA employees participated in the Oct 7 attack, the Canadian government cut funding to UNRWA, i.e., they acted in full support of starving the Palestinians (in fact, such cut is not justified even if there were proofs not only allegations). Yet, the government of Canada makes statements, void of any tangible pressure, in support of respecting human rights. Well, even the Israeli government claims full respect for humanitarian laws while conducting its genocide; even today, it claims such respect while conducting its plan to continue its genocidal attack.
Hypocritical rhetorics coupled with genocidal actions are colonial tools; most people from the South have known that for a long time, while most people in the West have no clue about their government's real actions on the international stage. People in the "west" are not free; they are fed lie after lie by media and political leaders so that they remain caged in illusions and oblivious to reality. The famous novel "1984" does not only apply to the soviet union.
For those wondering why I am posting on a non-informatics subject, please remember the original reason behind the scientific activity (surprise, no it is not profit): serving and furthering human life and life in general. All activity is non-sense without that goal.
Based on Israel's history, I expect that Israeli officials will claim that the International Court of Justice is biased, illogical, has a one-sided view, and is antisemitic (it should be extremely worrisome to people truly interested in human rights for all, how Israel is diluting the term and making a mockery of the it).
In any case, the ICJ can rule whatever it wants, but Israel will not comply, thanks to US protection. What if israel does not comply? It will be in breach of its obligations as a state party to the Genocide Convention. OK, so what? South Africa can go to the Security Council to ask for enforcement of compliance, and there, you have the US veto.
ICJ ruling is important, but Palestinians who are experiencing a genocidal attack cannot wait, and given the US protection, what remains for them to do is to resist occupation. The world as it is run by the empire (the US) disregards people's rights unless it is beneficial for the empire's ruling class (not its people), or unless it is pressured to respect such rights.
Thanks to the US, Israel continues to occupy Palestinian land despite existing UN Security Council resolutions; please remind me again: what exactly is the two-state solution when 700,000 Israeli settlers grabbed land in the West Bank and are being protected by an army?
There is a simple solution that preserves everyone's right to freedom and safety: END THE OCCUPATION.
People can always imagine permanent solutions to live together in JUSTICE so that PEACE can be. South Africa did it. If one cannot imagine it being possible, it does not mean it cannot be done.
Noteworthy testimony from the co-director and director of "israelism" documentary
For legal reasons, the question of intentionality is important. Still, for people who have genuine respect for human life and life in general, for people who would like to live in a world of peace, not racism, destruction, and savagery, the question of intentionality is secondary in a non-legal context, a country (not a group) has put plans and orders in action (1) for its army to kill nearly 25,000 (nearly 250 a day) and wound 60,000, (2) to starve more than 2 million people, and to create conditions so that half of the living population might die from diseases and epidemics, is something to be rejected categorically without second thoughts.
And for those who still wonder how to end this "situation" peacefully and protect every life in historical Palestine, there is a simple solution: israel to end its occupation and apply UN resolutions that ordered the end of occupation decades ago. It is not only a blatant travesty to speak of "complex" and "conflict"; it is a way of thinking that leads nowhere but more killing and destruction.
You might be one of those who rationalize an imaginary "complexity" so that they take no side, but the solution that respects human life is so obvious and simple: end the occupation.
The simple fact is that wanting peace means wanting the end of the occupation; if you are not interested in ending the occupation, you are not interested in peace.
On the 100 days of the israeli Genocidal Attack on Gaza, I post two links
1- the South Africa speech accusations of genocidal conduct against Israel at the UN Int'l Court of Justice (around 2.5 hours - if we leave out the opening remark and the break).
2- A link to the 84 pdf document that South Africa has submitted to the UN Int'l Court of Justice
Listen to Israeli minister explaining that the current path (i.e. starvation, torture, humiliation and destruction) should continue in order to compel Palestinians to leave Gaza voluntarily(!); which makes everything aligned with human rights; it is not a joke; it is in line with the racist supremacist utterances and actions we’ve been reading and hearing since years.