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Israel, United States Accused of Denying Basic Human Rights to Palestinians


By Willis A. Carto

The Genocide convention is back. Readers who were supporters of Liberty Lobby and its newspaper, The Spotlight, which was destroyed by agents of the federal government because it became too influential, will remember the Genocide Convention (GC).

The text of the GC is reprinted below. It was ratified by the Senate on Oct. 19, 1988, and promptly signed by President Ronald Reagan on Nov. 4, 1988.

It is clear that the worst offender against the principles of the Genocide Convention is Israel, which signed onto the treaty on March 9, 1950. In its drive to take over the holy land, Israel has dispossessed at least a million Palestinians whose ancestors have lived in Palestine for more than a thousand years or more. Uncounted thousands of men, women and children have been killed, dispossessed, chased into refugee camps where they have lived for generations and mercilessly been starved and treated like dogs.

Under the terms of the Genocide Convention, Israel is guilty of uncountable crimes as clearly defined in article 2 of the GC. In their aggression, the Israelis have killed anyone who has stood in their way. One example is peace activist Rachel Corrie; an attractive young California blonde who was murdered by an Israeli bulldozer on March 16, 2003. Ironically the Caterpillar bulldozer was a gift from American taxpayers.

Now, a committee has been set up by the distinguished E. Stanley Rittenhouse to see that the United States government lives up to its responsibility to enforce the terms of the GC.

It is appropriately called, Committee to Enforce the Genocide Convention. Rittenhouse plans a publicity campaign to notify every member of the House and Senate, the entire media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and the Internet, and all Americans of the need to enforce the principles of the GC.

Observance of this legal document would mean a total pullout from the territories occupied by the Israeli army. It would spell the end of political Zionism and likely compensation to its victims.

Rittenhouse brings good credentials to his new job. He served as chief legislative representative for Liberty Lobby from 1971 to 1980. In that job, he testified repeatedly supporting pro-American legislation and opposing legislation hurtful to America before both houses of Congress. Rittenhouse lives in Virginia.

“We intend to bring the facts of Israeli aggression to the attention of enough loyal Americans to make a difference. It is time to take a stand against the illegal aggression of Israel, and I ask that all Americans join me in this aim,” he said.

Currently, chairman Rittenhouse can be contacted through AFP. A direct address will soon be procured through which AFP readers may contact the committee directly.

(Issue #29 & 30, July 16 & 23, 2007)

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Updated July 13, 2007