Human Right supporters hold a vigil outside the Israeli Embassy, London on 10th March 2012, as Israel continues to massacre Gazans.
Human Rights supporter, outside Israeli Embassy London, 10th March 2012
Waking up to the news on Saturday 10th March 2012, that 15 Gazans have been murdered by Israel under their latest areal and land offensive upon Gaza was deeply striking. The inherent lack of substantive reporting by U.K’s main news channels of the adversity faced by Gazans was notably usual. Whilst those in Gaza via social network sites and Palestinian new channels strived to keep the world informed of events as they occurred. An emergency vigil was organised outside London’s Israeli embassy primarily to ensure that Israel’s latest crimes are not whitewashed by silence manufactured by Israel and our Government.
The UK government is complicit in Israel’s illegal actions, due to its support of Israel, its failure to take reasonable steps to oppose Israel’s gross violations of International law & by the protection it affords Israel. Our Government was a staunch supporter of Apartheid South Africa and one of the last countries globally to withdraw its support for the apartheid South African regime. In a similar manner, the UK now funds & is complicit in Israeli apartheid.
The UK government controls our media & uses this to further its own objectives. As a result, the news of regular Israeli massacres upon Palestinians is not a clarion of truth or a voice often produced.
Israel works to silence dissent which our Government supports by directing its police force, a force the people pay for, to police the people, to further the Governments own objectives.
People took to the streets of London to let others know what is happening in GAZA now, to say this is NOT in our name & ask all to stand against this injustice.
A positive response was received from the public who stood by to listen and stand in solidarity often expressing their agreement and hopelessness as what they could do to help change the situation for Palestinians who are being systematically murdered & ethnically cleansed from their homeland until it seems that both they and their land no longer exist.
As a result of the failure of World leaders to stop Israel’s violations against International Law & crimes, in 2005, The Palestinian civil society called for a global people’s response, they are asking us to boycott, divest from & sanction Israel until:
1. Israel ends its occupation & colonisation of occupied Arab lands & the apartheid wall is dismantled; &
2. Israel recognises the rights of Arab Palestinians citizens of Israel, to full equality; &
3. Israel allows Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland.
For more information please visit www.bdsmovement.net.
At a similar event recently, I thanked a police officer and as I left and I told him he was different, he had a gentle and caring nature to him. The officer told me he has one of the ‘boycott Israel’ cards in his pocket and he will no longer be buying any of the products listed on it.
Assalamu alaikum, peace be upon you.
Response to article:
Thanks for posting.
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Its very important in this day and age to source from ethical suppliers and that means avoiding companies who raise tax revenue for dubious governments with human rights abuses.
Initially it was difficult justifying this position and it all came down to the inevitable bottom line of cost but with a little effort it wasn't hard to find a cheaper supplier who could produce to the quality we needed.
No we have a good business model with the added benefit of being able to maintain an ethical position which works across the board. We have certainly found it works for us.
Being able to state an ethical line shows we have what it takes to find the best components in the global marketplace and that we are savvy to the modern political environment too. It also allows our end users to avoid many of the problems associated with modern business by not being undermined by their suppliers.
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