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Kuwait hosts conference against normalisation with Israel

The National Assembly of Kuwait building, 16th April 2009 [Xiquinhosilva / Wikipedia]
The Kuwaiti National Assembly [Xiquinhosilva / Wikipedia]

The Conference to Resist Normalisation with Israel in the Gulf began in Kuwait today.

Organised by the BDS Movement in the Gulf, consisting of BDS and anti-normalisation organisations in the region, the forum will discuss papers addressing the forms of normalisation, criteria for combatting normalisation and the dangers of normalisation. The legal aspects of normalisation and resistance are also on the agenda.

Panellists will also discuss strategies for boycott, including the concept and influence. South Africa’s experience will be highlighted along with the student movement in America and the Palestinian issue, and the Zionist violations of the rights of Palestinian workers.

Sponsored by the Kuwaiti National Assembly, the conference has received popular and partisan support from numerous organisations in the country.

Video: Kuwaiti official orders Israel delegates to ‘get out’

A member of the conference’s Coordinating Committee, Mariam Al-Hajri, told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed:The conference is necessary in light of the fact that some Gulf countries are leaning towards complete normalisation with Israel and disregarding the blood that was sacrificed for the sake of the Palestinian cause.”

“The conference is recording the position of the Gulf people on normalisation and their complete rejection of it.”

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  • charliematerne

    How do they manage their “boycott” while still using all those Israeli innovations in their computers, phones, the internet etc.?

    • Manuel Meister

      Just boycott the Zionist state as far as possible. If you have a choice between a product from the Zionist state and another state, then boycott the Zionist product.

      • charliematerne

        So Using Zionists of OK with you? How do you manage to get past all the Zionist advancements in Food, water and energy technology that are not produced by anyone else? How do you get past the Zionist Medical advancements (do you just hope you won’t get some deadly disease while waiting for the “Palestinians” to advance nothing but war crimes technology). I do pity the “Palestinians”, they could have had their own state since 1947 and many times after but they continue to hold on to their dementia that Israel will just vanish. You are just one more in along line of people fooled by their own propaganda

        • Manuel Meister

          What you call “Israel” is a terrorist settler state colonizing and occupying other people’s land. Of course the colonial settler apartheid state will not just vanish, just as other rogue states will not just vanish. And of course I would not hesitate to take advantage of a Zionist product that saves my life if it is not produced by anyone else. But why should one support the colonial settler apartheid state if one has a choice. In most cases one has a choice. For example, it is certainly not necessary to buy potato chips produced in occupied Palestine.

          • charliematerne

            I find it interesting that someone less than one day old could develop so much hatred and bigotry with so little intelligence and knowledge. Israel has never been a colony. Israel is a State of written laws. Where are the “apartheid” laws you allude to? Where is “occupied Palestine”? And please get serious … “potato chips”???? Other than suicide bombers and war criminals, what has “Palestine” produced with the massive amounts of foreign aid it receives?

          • Helen4Yemen

            Is that they call “Israel” an apartheid state. The evidence is overwhelming. Lots of articles contained on this link.


          • kirby1

            I could see the student’s point if they were directing your fury at any of the 22 apartheid Arab states that sponsor global terrorism but not Israel the only democratic country in the a Middle East.

            Arab apartheid / Muslim apartheid are the largest ‘apartheid systems’, that exist today.
            Virtually all non-Arabs and/or non-Muslims are second class citizens. Among minorities that feel the wrath of the bigoted Arab-Muslim world are:
            * Berbers (native N. African)
            * Copts (indigenous Egyptians suffer from both: Arab racism and Islamic bigotry).
            * Kurds (Examples include: [Saddam’s] Iraq and Syria.
            * Blacks, in Arab lands or in Arab ruled Africa like the genocide in the Sudan and slavery in both Sudan and in Mauritania.
            * Asians, particularly in the Gulf Arab states.
            * Maronites-Christians [Native Lebanese] suffer from both Arab ethnic racism and religious bigotry, like the massacres in the 1970s by local Muslims and by Palestinian/Syrian forces.
            * Assyrians, are/have been persecuted both racially and religiously. Still very much marginalized in Iraq, for example.
            * Iran is not an Arab country but racism is huge against Kurds, Jews, Turkmens, etc. So is anti-non-Muslim bigotry against Christians, Bahai, Zoroastrians and other in the Islamic republic.

        • Helen4Yemen

          I will make deal with you: get the he!! out of stolen Arab land and take your goddamned inventions with you. Deal?

          • kirby1

            The Arab immigrants were drawn to the land because Jewish settlement there brought on development of economic opportunities as well as improvement in sanitation and medicine.

            In 1939, then-U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt said that the immigration of Arabs to Palestine since 1921 was outpacing the immigration of Jews during that same period.

            Winston Churchill, who would later become prime minister of Britain, commented on the massive waves of Arab immigration into the country during that time. “Despite the fact that they were never persecuted, masses of Arabs poured into the country and multiplied” Churchill observed.

        • Helen4Yemen

          Larry David = 97.8% Ashkenazi, 99% European

          Bernie Sanders = 97.8% Ashkenazi, 99% European

          How long are the fake Israelite going to continue to leech off Arab land?

          • abu antar

            Give it a rest. These fake DNA nonsense. Why would anyone bother to “check” their DNA?
            I’m a Hartani,so what does that make me? who cares.Maybe you ,and then hold my mixed black roots against me.only you and the sites you retrieve your “info” .

          • Helen4Yemen

            Haha! If DNA had detected that the Ashkenazi has even 1% Middle East ancestry, then you have no problem with it, right? Tell me how did DNA determine that Bill Maher was 50% Ashkenazi and 50% Irish?

            The Ashkenazi happens to be one of the purest of any European groups at 99.9% European. It does not get any purer, does it? 95% of world Jewry is composed of these lily-white Europeans. Yes, Jews have been expelled from Europe but the dates correspond to when today’s Ashkenazi converted.

            Who cares? Well the white man known as Ashkenazi does say he is descended from Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, right? But it is impossible at 0%!


          • kirby1

            Even Yasser Arafat, the most famous “Palestinian” and leader of the P.L.O terrorist organization, was not native to Judea. He called himself a “Palestinian refugee” but spoke Arabic with an Egyptian accent. He was born in 1929 Cairo, Egypt. He served in the Egyptian army, studied in the University of Cairo, and lived in Cairo until 1956! His full name was Mohammed Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini. “Al-Qudwa” tribe origin?

            Yasser Arafat also proudly stated in his authorized biography that, “If there is any such thing as a Palestinian people, it is I, Yasser Arafat, who created them.”l

          • kirby1

            Biggest lie of all. Many Arabs identify their origins by their family names. Here are some of the most common family names among the “Palestinians”:
            “Masri” = from Egypt-Hamas member of Parliament, Mushir al-Masri (the word “masri” littelery means “the egyptian” in arabic !).
”Khamis”= Bahrain “Salem Hanna Khamis” “al-Faruqi”= Mosul, Iraq
”al-Araj” = Morocco, a member of the Saadi Dynasty “Hussein al-Araj”
”al Lubnani” = the Lebanese
”al-Mughrabi” = the Moroccan (Maghreb” – meaning “West” in Arabic, and usually referring to North Africa or specifically to Morocco)
”al-Djazair” = the Algerian
”al-Yamani” = the Yemeni “Issam Al Yamani”
”al-Afghani” = the Afghan
”al-Hindi” = the Indian “Amin al-Hindi”
”Iraqi” = from Iraq.
”halabi” = from Aleppo, Syria
”El Baghdadi” = from Baghdad Iraq.
”Tarabulsi”= Tarabulus-Tripoli, Lebanon.
”Hourani” = Houran Syria.
”al-Husayni” = Saudi Arabia.
”Saudi” = Saudi Arabia.
”Metzarwah”= Egypt.
”Barda—wil” = “Salah Bardawil” HAMAS legislator in Gaza; Egypt, Bardawil Lake area.
”Nashashibi” = Syria.
”Bushnak” = Bosnia
”zoabi”= from Iraq: “Haneen Zoabi”.
”Turki” = Turkey “Daud Turki”
”al-Kurd” = Kurdistan.
”Haddadins” = YEMEN descended from Ghassanid Christian Arabs.
”Arab Abu-Kishk” = Egypt.(Bedouins)
”Arab al shakirat” = Egypt (Bedouins)
”Arab al zabidat” = Egypt (Bedouins)
”Arab al aramsha” = Egypt (Bedouins)

        • Helen4Yemen

          Who made the British, the French, the Italians, the Crusaders vanish? The question is what is your 99% European sss still lingering on Arab land for?

          • kirby1

            95% of Violent Conflicts Around The World are Muslim.
            Country and Main religious groups involved
            1. Afghanistan Extreme radical Fundamentalist Muslim terrorist groups & non-Muslim Osama bin Laden heads a terrorist group called Al Quada (The Source) whose headquarters were in Afghanistan.
            2. Bosnia Serbian Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholic, Muslims
            3. Cote d’Ivoire Muslims, Indigenous, Christians
            4. Cyprus Christians & Muslims
            5. East Timor Christians & Muslims
            6. Indonesia, province of Ambon Christians & Muslims
            7. Kashmir Hindus and Muslims
            8. Kosovo Serbian Orthodox Christians, Muslims
            9. Kurdistan Christians, Muslims Assaults on Christians (Protestant, Chaldean Catholic & Assyrian Orthodox). Bombing campaign underway.
            10. Macedonia Macedonian Orthodox Christians & Muslims
            11. Middle East Jews, Muslims, &Christians
            12. Nigeria Christians, Animists, & Muslims
            13. Pakistan Suni & Shi’ite Muslims
            14. Philippines Christians & Muslims
            15. Russia, Chechnya Russian Orthodox Christians, Muslims. The Russian army attacked the breakaway region. Muslims had allegedly blown up buildings in Moscow. Many atrocities have been alleged.
            16. Serbia, province of Vojvodina Serbian Orthodox & Roman Catholics
            17. Sri Lanka Buddhists & Hindus Tamils
            Additional conflicts
            19. Thailand: Pattani province: Buddists and Muslims 20. Bangladesh: Muslim-Hindu (Bengalis) and Buddists (Chakmas) 21. Tajikistan: intra-Islamic conflict

      • charliematerne

        PS: Who were you before this morning when you were born as “Manuel Meister”

    • Helen4Yemen
      • kirby1

        A short list of killing of US citizens

        * 2012 – US Embassy in Libya was attacked. The ambassador and three other Americans were killedd
        * 2013 – 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, 3 killed, 183 injured. April 15.
        * 2014 – 2014 kidnapping and murder of Israeli teenagers, 3 teens kidnapped and murdered, Hamas suspected, including 1, Naftali Frenkel, an American citizen. June 12.
        * 2015 – 2015 Charleston, South Carolina shooting, a prayer service attended by state senator Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney was attacked by a gunman. 9 people were killed, including the senator
        * 1993 – January 25 – Attack at CIA Headquarters in McLean, Virginia: 2 killed, 3 injured.
        * 1993 – February 26 – World Trade Center bombing, 6 killed, 1,042 injured.
        * 1995 – March 8 – Killing of two US Diplomats in Pakistan.
        * 1996 – June 25 – Khobar Towers bombing: 19 American servicemen killed
        * 1998 – August 7 – US embassy bombings: U.S. Kenya Embassy blown up, 214 killed (including 12 Americans); U.S. Tanzania Embassy blown up, 11 killed
        * 1983 – April 18 – The Bombing at United States Embassy in Beirut. 63 people, including 17 Americans, are killed.
        * 1983 – October 23 – The Beirut barracks bombing. 305 people, including 241 US servicemen, are killed by 2 suicide bombers.
        * 1984 – Twenty-two people were killed (two of them American) and seventy were wounded when a van loaded with four hundred pounds of explosives exploded in front of the U.S. Embassy annex in Awkar, Lebanon. Islamic Jihad (code name of Hezbollah) claimed responsibility for the bombing in a call to the media.
        * 1985 – June 14 – TWA Flight 847 hijacked, U.S. Navy diver is killed by Hezbollah.
        * 1985 – October 7 – Achille Lauro hijacking, wheel-chair bound American killed by Palestinian militants.
        * 1988 – December 21 – Pan Am Flight 103, outbound from London for New York with 259 people aboard, was destroyed by a bomb on December 21, 1988 while over Lockerbie, Scotland. All aboard the aircraft were killed as were eleven persons on the ground.
        * 1988 – 1990 – Marine Col. Rich Higgins kidnapped, tortured and murdered by Hezbollah terrorists.

        * 1970 – The first mass aircraft hijackings occurred in 1970, the so-called Dawson’s Field hijackings, when the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine seized control of two American planes and one Swiss airliner, all bound from Europe to the United States, to punish the United States for supporting Israel. The Pan Am, TWA and Swissair planes were blown up on the ground in Jordan and Egypt.
        * 1979 – U.S. embassy burning in Islamabad – embassy was attacked by mob because a radio report mistakenly blamed the US for the seizure of the Grand Mosque in Mecca; actions that were carried out by a radical Islamic faction Grand Mosque Seizure. Two Americans and two Pakistani members of the embassy staff were killed.
        * 1979 – U.S. embassy in Tripoli also burned due to the mistaken information about the Grand Mosque Seizure.

    • Helen4Yemen

      Are you saying that had European Jewry not stolen Palestine that the world would be without computers?