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Palestine To Sue UK For Creation Of Israel

July 26 2016

by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

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The President of Palestine has announced plans to sue the British government for creating Israel and subjecting the Palestinian people to illegal occupation and brutality. 

Mahmoud Abbas says he will sue Great Britain over the 1917 Balfour Declaration in declaring Palestine a “Jewish national home”. reports:

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Al Maliki made the announcement on behalf of Mahmoud Abbas at Monday’s opening of the Arab League summit in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott.

Al Maliki said the suit would be filed in an international court, but did not elaborate.

The Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration laid the vision for the future Israeli regime and sparked waves of Jewish immigration to the British mandate in Palestine.

According to Dr Hanna Eissa, who is part of the Palestinian team preparing the lawsuit, the Palestinian attempt to bring a case against the British government is meant to deliver a message to the British government to assume the historic responsibility and follow the example of Germany which recognised and compensated victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

Israel declared its “independence” in 1948 after the mandate expired and won a subsequent war against its Arab adversaries.

Al Maliki said the declaration was a “fateful promise from the ones who don’t own to the ones who don’t deserve”.

Illegal and illegitimate by international law

“The Balfour Declaration was illegal and illegitimate by international law. The British government gave what is not hers to undeserving people,” Dr Eissa told Gulf News.

He said that the British authorities implemented the Balfour Declaration on the ground and helped the Zionist movement establish four major security forces that contributed in the destruction of 531 Palestinian cities and villages. “The suffering of the Palestinian people started by issuing the Balfour Declaration and continues till now, and Britain must pay for this,” he said. “The British government remains a major ally and partner to the Israeli government.”

Upon the approval of the UN General Assembly, he said that the International Court of Justice can issue an advisory opinion that is not binding.

Britain fully responsible for the Israeli crimes

Al Maliki said that Britain is fully responsible for the Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinians since the end of the British mandate in 1948.

Dr Eissa argued that the British mandate had never been based on sovereignty on the Ottoman territory of the Palestinian province and that does not entitle the British government in any way to secure rights for the Zionist movement in Palestine.

Signed by the British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour in 1917, the declaration was seen as giving the Zionist movement recognition and backing from a major power.

Falklands/Malvinas: Argentina asks why UK is not punished for not complying with UN

Source:  Merco Press
July 24  2015

Argentine diplomats questioned in Montevideo why the United Kingdom is not punished for its denial to comply with the UN General Assembly Resolution from 1965 which calls on Argentina and the UK to sit and dialogue on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute. They also denied any attempts from Argentina to suffocate the Falklands economy or hydrocarbons industry.

“Why some countries are punished if they don't accept UN resolutions, while others that are founding members” can look aside and not comply asked Filmus

“Why some countries are punished if they don’t accept UN resolutions, while others that are founding members” can look aside and not comply asked Filmus

The head of the Argentine Foreign ministry’s Malvinas affairs Desk, Daniel Filmus was hosted on Thursday with a special session at the ALADI offices in Montevideo, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Resolution 2065 which recognizes the existence of a sovereignty dispute between the two countries.

ALADI stands for the Latin American Integration Association and is made up of thirteen members: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Peru. The current chairman is Carlos “Chacho” Alvarez, a former Argentine vice-president who resigned ahead of the 2001/2002 political and economic meltdown of Argentina.

UN resolutions

“Why some countries are punished if they don’t accept UN resolutions, while others that are founding members and also have permanent seats in the Security Council can look aside and not comply with what the UN Decolonization Committee reiterates year after year?” asked Filmus following the special session and unveiling of a commemorative plaque and a Malvinas hall in the ALADI Montevideo building.

Filmus said it was hard to understand why the UK had not sat to dialogue with the Argentine government to address the issue, as established by the UN General Assembly resolution: “How can it be that the UK refuses to comply with the United Nations”, he insisted.

Filmus also made comments on the recent decision by the Argentine justice to embargo British, US and European companies’ assets for their involvement in the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands without the consent of the Argentine government that claims the Islands and adjoining maritime spaces where the exploration for oil and gas with Falklands’ awarded licenses it taking place.

Sovereignty over the islands

“We are not intent in isolating or suffocating economically the Malvinas Islands, but simply want to exercise our rights, and our rights are sovereignty over the Islands” underlined Filmus regarding the UK government claims that Argentina wanted to ‘strangle’ the Falklands economy and the development of the Islanders’ hydrocarbons industry.

The Argentine official said that there were three main important pending questions in the region: Panama canal sovereignty, US and Cuba relations and the Malvinas dispute, and now “two of them have been accomplished, only the third one is waiting to be resolved”.

“We need the solidarity of the all Latin American countries, as in the other two cases to overcome the long-standing controversy over the Malvinas Islands”

A Latin American cause

ALADI chair Alvarez pointed out that “the Malvinas Islands claim is inexorably becoming a Latin American cause”. He added that nowadays colonialism is condemned by all countries in the world and “only 17 of these cases have survived so far, of which ten are linked to the UK”.

Alvarez also warned how dangerous is was to have in Latin America ‘a foreign power’ occupying part of ‘our territory’ and underlined the importance of ensuring that “our resources” are preserved to the benefit of the Latin American community.

Finally the president of the ALADI representatives council, Felix Rivas Alvarado read a message from Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro expressing full support and solidarity with “Argentina’s legitimate claim over the Malvinas”.

Source:  Falklands/Malvinas: Argentina asks why UK is not punished for not complying with UN Merco Press

Argentina president says West seeking to destabilize Latin America

April 12 2015

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has slammed the West’s “soft” campaign to destabilize Latin American countries.

cristina fernandez 3During her address at the 35-nation Summit of the Americas in Panama City on Saturday, she said the attempts always originate in some NGOs that “we never know who finance them.”

She warned that the destructive attempts “aim at the destabilization of governments in the region, of the governments that have done the most for equality, for education and social inclusion.”

Pointing to the “major accomplishments” of the Latin American governments in the areas of human rights, social inclusion, health, and education, Kirchner said the West lends support to “governments with neoliberal policies that shattered people.”

She also denounced the Western attempts to combat “governments that can show their credentials of having been the ones that have included their countrymen the most.”

Malvinas Islands

Elsewhere in her remarks, the Argentine president criticized the UK for considering her nation a “threat” and thus justifying an increase in its military presence in the Malvinas Islands, known as the Falklands to the British.

“The United Kingdom declared my country a threat to its won territory, the Malvinas Islands: 2.3 percent of UK’s budget is allocated to defense. It is also absurd,” she added.

Britain declared Malvinas as part of its overseas territories in 1833. Argentina calls it an occupation and has time and again challenged the British military presence in the archipelago, which is about 500 kilometers (310 miles) east of Argentina’s coast.

Row over the islands turned into a bloody war in 1982. The conflict then claimed the lives of 649 Argentine soldiers, 255 Britons and three islanders.

Tensions between Argentina and the UK mounted again in 2013, after a London-backed referendum asking the islanders to decide whether to remain under the British rule. Some 99.8 percent people voted to remain a British territory. The Argentine government challenged the vote calling it “a British manoeuvre lacking legal value”.

Source:  Argentina president says West seeking to destabilize Latin America

Evidence Reveals Canada, UK Involvement in Venezuela Coup Plot

Evidence presented on Venezuelan TV showed a video of the coup plotters, as well as the 10-year U.S. visa granted to one of the accused.

diosdado cabello 2The president of Venezuela’s national assembly, Diosdado Cabello, presented further evidence of the right-wing plot to overthrow the Bolivarian government Friday evening.

Cabello presented evidence of the foiled plans, including a video showing members of the military prior to recording a message announcing that the military no longer recognized the government.

The video, which was set to be aired after planned attacks had been carried out, was to have been televised by a station in Venezuela or Miami.

Cabello also showed a 10-year U.S. visa given to one of the detained, days before the plan was to be implemented.

Cabello also said that a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and a member of the U.K. diplomatic corps in Venezuela, had been involved in plans, including seeking information on airport capacity in case of emergencies.

According to Venezuelan intelligence, the computers seized to military detractors revealed maps from the places where the opposition was plotting to carry out attacks, including the Miraflores presidential palace, and the headquarters of teleSUR in Caracas.

Coup thwarted

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday that the government had thwarted a coup attempt which was being coordinated by Venezuela’s right-wing opposition with the support of the U.S. government.

During the televised presentation, Cabello pointed to a recent interview given by U.S. president Barack Obama, in which he stated that “American leadership at times entails twisting the arms of states which don’t do what we need them to do.”

The plans were to take place exactly one year after opposition-led acts of violence rocked the country, claiming 43 lives and billions in damage.

On Wednesday, opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez, Maria Corina Machado and Antonio Ledezma released a “transition plan” which involved privatization of the country’s oil, deregulation of the economy and accords with “international financial institutions” including the International Monetary Fund.

Source:  Evidence Reveals Canada, UK Involvement in Venezuela Coup Plot  TeleSUR

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U.S. Praises Cuban Work Against Ebola

Source: TeleSur

samantha power us ambassador to the unU.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, praised on Friday the work that the Cuban medical staff are doing in West Africa to control the Ebola outbreak in the region.

Power, who has just returned from a four-day trip to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, thanked the island for sending so much help to the affected countries.

“We are very grateful to Cuba, which already has 265 doctors in the region, and to which will be added 200 more. Even if our efforts are not integrated, we are working side-by-side” said Power in a Reuters Newsmaker event.

Proud of job done by doctors

Power added that she was proud of the job done by “U.S, Cuban, and European doctors, who are so many hours inside those protective suits that are like ovens.”

Cuba and the U.S. have been locked in diplomatic conflict since 1962, when the U.S. declared an economic embargo towards the island.

However, both countries have also worked together on other natural disasters, notably after the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.

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