Gaza Genocide Promoter Baroness Cox – Dundee University Must Withdraw Honorary Degree 218

Baroness Cox is a prominent supporter of organisations which actively and openly promote the ethnic cleansing of all Palestinians from Gaza. She was incredibly given an Honorary Degree by the University of Dundee in 2006. I call on the students and academic staff of Dundee University to campaign to have this award stripped from her.

It is a matter of shame to me that my University has honoured a woman whose primary political activity is as a promoter of genocide.

Baroness Cox’s support for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is persistent and consistent. She is the deputy head of the Presidium of the Jerusalem Summit, an organisation which states that:

“The establishment of a Palestinian state must be removed from the political agenda”

The Jerusalem Summit calls for the deportation of all Palestinians from Gaza.

This is not an accidental association of Baroness Cox. She also is a key member of the Israeli Institute of Strategic Studies, which also calls prominently for the ethnic cleansing of all Palestinians from Gaza:

“The only durable solution requires dismantling Gaza, humanitarian relocation of the non-belligerent Arab population, and extension of Israeli sovereignty over the region.”

This is not an issue of freedom of speech. Genocide is in process in Gaza today. To support genocide is not a legitimate academic position within the realm of free debate. Dundee University must end its honouring of Baroness Cox, or be seen as endorsing the legitimacy of her views, which all decent people find obnoxious.

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218 thoughts on “Gaza Genocide Promoter Baroness Cox – Dundee University Must Withdraw Honorary Degree

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  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    It’s clear that ethnic cleansing is not something to be encouraged or supported in any way – in general.

    However, in this particular case : provided the West Bank’s territorial integrity were to be restored (give or take some minor adjustments of the 1967 frontier) and the West Bank were to form a independent Palestinian state, and provided that adequate financial assistance were given, then there might be something in the idea of the inhabitants of Gaza being relocated to that independent Palestinian state and Gaza itself being given to Israel.

    If nothing else, this would solve the problems inherent in an independent state of Palestine consisting of two non-contiguous parts (the restored West Bank and Gaza). The history of quasi-enclaves is not an encouraging one from at least the economic and developmental angle, even in the case of reasonably friendly neighbours (eg, the examples of Danzig between the wars and Kaliningrad today).

    Of course I’m not claiming that any of the above would be acceptable to Israel (or the Palestinians for that matter)* – but such a scenario does perhaps serve to show that the portmanteau term “ethnic cleansing” might not necessarily always have entirely negative connotations and outcomes.

    {* nor that Baroness Cox’s ideas are based on any such scenario}

  • Rehmat

    Long live Israeli Hasbara (propaganda)

    This week, British newspaper The Telegraph reported that Hamas is purchasing rockets from North Korea to make-up its depleting stocks of arms for the expected long war with the Jewish army.

    “North Korea is an obvious place to seek supplies because Pyongyang already has close ties with a number of militant Islamist groups in the Middle East,” claimed the paper. One wonders why Hamas has abundant its next-door allies, Hizbullah, Syria and Iran which had been accused of arming and training Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters for a decade by Israel and Jewish lobby groups.

    In April 2014, Israel’s military propaganda website DEBKAfile claimed the CIA was having secret meetings with Hizbullah officials, which was a try to give an impression that even the “Israeli poodles” in Washington could be ready to provide arms to Hizbullah and Hamas to fight the Jewish army.

    On July 30, 2014, The Jerusalem Post claimed that Hamas leader No.2, Cairo-based Moussa Abu Marzouk invited Hizbullah to join the fight against Israel by opening a new front along Lebanon-Israel border. The ‘six million’ question is why Hamas leader would ask foreign military help when it is winning the war on several fronts.

  • harry law

    Baroness Cox should be stripped of her Honorary Degree for advocating ethnic cleansing and justifying grave war crimes i.e, the transfer of citizens of the occupying state into the occupied Palestinian Territories in breach of article 49.6 of the Geneva Conventions also now incorporated in UK Law with the ICC act 2001. On the present course Israel is embarked on Ex Ambassador Michael Oran said, “Israel must be permitted to crush Hamas” In my opinion this cannot be done, it is a physical impossibility. Of course its the proliferating rocket fire of the qassams which are increasing in range and lethality, and can never be stopped, simply because
    1/ They are so simple to make, just a length of common metal pipe with fins spot welded on, fuel a combination of potassium nitrate [fertilizer] and sugar, the equipment to manufacture them can be found in any simple garage or workshop. A reporter from Spiegel online visited one of these workshops in Gaza and found just a few individuals could turn out 100 rockets in one shift. Yes Hamas have fired over 2000 rockets so far and only succeeded in blowing up the desert. But if they moved their workshops and manufacturing facilities or just their rockets to anywhere around the Metropolitan area of Tel Aviv, in other words 10 miles north, south, east or west of Ben Gurion airport, most rockets with a flight time of several seconds could directly impact the airport and be impossible to stop. Bang goes the Israeli economy including the tourist industry, the same could be said for refineries and other strategic locations. In 4GW warfare low tech can beat high tech anytime, just ask the US. In Iraq they spent billions trying to combat IED’s. University Departments were given huge contracts and came up with all kinds of exotic solutions, some did work, for instance by triggering a premature explosion, the insurgents simply started using commercial fertilizer and set the explosion off with a piece of string, game over. Margaret Weiss at the Washington Institute did an interesting article on the qassam rocket here.

  • doug scorgie

    Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !
    31 Jul, 2014 – 6:50 pm

    “It’s clear that ethnic cleansing is not something to be encouraged or supported in any way – in general.”

    “However, in this particular case…”


    Habbabkuk supports the ethnic cleansing of Gazans. This from a “man” that lied when he said he was not a Zionist.


    “…there might be something in the idea of the inhabitants of Gaza being relocated to that independent Palestinian state and Gaza itself being given to Israel.”


    So the Gaza population 1.8 million to be sent to what will be left of the West Bank when the Zionists decide which bits to keep and which bits can be “given” to the Palestinians.


    “Of course I’m not claiming that any of the above would be acceptable to Israel…”


    But it would be acceptable to Israel, wouldn’t it, because that was the Zionist intention all along?


    Where will the West Bank Palestinians go (together with the newly introduced Gazans) when the Zionists decide to do a “humanitarian relocation” when they Annex the West Bank as is their aim?

    You have previously hinted at Jordon I remember Habbabkuk.

  • Juteman

    The British Nationalist Labour Party, Northern Branch, is a fully paid up member of the Israel Party.
    Ask Jim Murphy MP where he stands on this issue.

  • Mary

    Dissent is breaking out in the Tory partei over Gaza. Margot James who was PPS to Hague and Lady Warsi are voicing concerns.

    Tonight Jon Snow had a challenging interview with the fervent Zionist Alistair Burt, ex MENA FCO on this subject. Birt calls himself a Christian yet last year was suggesting the same terrible death for Assad that was enacted on Gaddafi. Nice type. CFoI of course.

    ‘But Burt – a close ally of the foreign secretary, William Hague – revealed his deep anger at the failure of MPs in August to back the principle of military action. “We have put ourselves in a constitutional mess this way. I think government needs to take executive action in foreign affairs. It informs parliament. If parliament does not ultimately go for it, then the issue becomes a vote of confidence issue. I don’t think you can handle foreign affairs by having to try to convince 326 people [a majority of MPs] each time you need to take a difficult decision. You do it and if they don’t like it, they can vote you out and they can have a general election.”

    Burt insisted the British government “knew exactly what would happen if there was not a strike against Assad over chemical weapons. He goes on. And the only thing that would deflect this man and this regime is if they fear they are going to end up in a storm drain with a bayonet up their backside. If they don’t fear that, they will go on killing as many people as they need to stay in power.”‘

  • Aidworker1

    Craig’s comments have been so sharp and absolutely spot on.

    It’s amazing that on this site we only seem to have one hasbara!!

    Can you please sign the petition to remove the Israeli Embassador here in London?

  • Clark

    I read the page that Craig linked to:

    “Humanitarian Regional Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”

    What a blatantly racist, deceptive document. I’ll say no more, read it yourselves. let them see the page hits from this blog.

    “Relocation and resettlement”. The initial claim of fascists over and over again.

  • Fedup

    There should be a mechanism of disapproval and horror at the zioglitterati through penalising them to make these understand that; we the people no longer are prepared to put up with the aggressive genocide, land theft and inhumanity of the zionist scum. That is despite our supine bought and paid for selected political leadership.

    Those individuals who are lending their support to the most aggressive, expansionist Jewish supremacists, should understand their actions have consequences and not the positive strokes from the various zionist scum support lobbies that has so far been so customary.

    Enough of the blanket lies and shameful headlines;

    Outrage as Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets orders the Palestinian flag to fly over town hall ‘in solidarity with Gaza’

    Tower Hamlets’s Muslim mayor Lutfur Rahman sparked a storm of protest tonight after raising the Palestinian flag over the town hall ‘in solidarity with Gaza’.

    Barely 24 hours after it emerged Mr Rahman is to face trial over claims he committed widespread voting fraud, he ordered the flag to fly ‘in support of a ceasefire and peace’.

    Jewish leaders condemned the move as ‘destructive’ for community relations as local residents said the council should concentrate on ‘potholes and bins’ and not international conflicts.

    The zionist fascist have contracted out their supremacist hatred of all things Arab and Muslim. Whilst the zionist scum are tearing and mangling their way through the living flesh of undernourished Palestinian women and children, their contracted out gauleiters are busy attacking anyone who sides with their victims the Palestinians. Reading the comments and the phony ratings, it is obvious the outrage has everything to do with Muslims and nothing to do with the unfolding genocide as seen on tv. sickeningly shameful, this is in line with encouraging and aiding genocide!

  • Clark

    Facists always promise the same thing; “We should pay them to go away”:

    “Generous relocation grants to Palestinians living in Israeli administered territories”

    But they’re never going to pay because they consider the “other” subhuman, unworthy of being heard, let alone paid:

    “they [Palestinians] are in effect both unwilling and incapable of achieving and maintaining statehood”

    “the de-legitimization of the Palestinian narrative becomes a vital prerequisite”

  • Mary

    Extraordinary that a nurse and a daughter of a doctor could harbour such views.,_Baroness_Cox

    She founded the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust.

    She does not declare her association with the IISS in her HoL register.
    ‘She also is a key member of the Israeli Institute of Strategic Studies, which also calls prominently for the ethnic cleansing of all Palestinians from Gaza’. I think she should. It is highly relevant.

    A hypocrite. She displays partiality in her ‘caring’. A weird one.

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    Mr Scorgie

    I think you need to read my comment more carefully.

  • Clark

    Fascist offers of “Generous donations for relocation and resettlement” actually lead to extermination camps.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    I had to work for my Dundee degree, not so long before Cox was given one free. Bah. Still, at least they didn’t make her a doc. Mad auld bat, infected by Zionism through the tried and tested medium of hyperchristianity. I doubt she realises that she’d be a second-class citizen in the Promised Land.

  • Clark

    Habbabkuk, you’ve been criticising commenters as misusing the word “fascist” when they describe the UK; do you regard “fascist” as a fair description of that document?

  • Fedup

    Fascist offers of “Generous donations for relocation and resettlement” actually lead to extermination camps.

    These days the fascists have cut out the middleman and are directly engaging in extermination. As in Gaza, the water systems has been hit, and almost all of Gaza has no potable water (80 percent), the hospitals have been hit, and now the hospital is a tent, the sewerage system has been hit and in the heat of the summer, along with mangled and minced remains. This situation is setting the scene for a pandemic of water born diseases.

    The zionist scum are inveterate liars and manipulators, what they say and what they do, has no correlation, and in fact it is designed to mask their expansionist policies and intent, all the while fooling the goyim cattle.

    Note the declarations;

    … strongly suggest that persisting with attempts to attain a political solution on the basis the conventional paradigm are at best futile – and at worse harmful. Accordingly, alternative modes of resolution must be pursued.

    But then it goes on;

    driven less by lack of Palestinian self determination and more by the very the existence of Jewish self determination; less by the aspiration to establish a Palestinian state and more by the aspiration to dismantle a Jewish state.

    Followed by:

    desire for Palestinian self determination and the aspiration for Palestinian statehood – cannot be reconciled with the history of Palestinian behavior, this narrative also must be branded as devoid of any legitimacy.

    Ending with;

    Thus, the de-legitimization of the Palestinian narrative becomes a vital prerequisite to any comprehensive resolution of the Palestinian issue.

    Ergo it is the right of the zionist scum, to extirpate the Palestinians, root and branch, on their way to the next war; in constituting Ertz zionistan.

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !


    To be completely accurate, Clark, what I’ve been doing recently is asking Craig whether he believes – as many on here claim – that the UK either is already a fascist state or on the way to rapidly becoming one.

    As for your question: I fear that this reply will not satisfy you, but I would hesitate no less before calling a document fascist than I would before calling a state fascist.

  • BrianFujisan

    Well said Craig

    i should hope any Dundee Protests wind up at the University’s Front Door…

    Here PLO’s Hanan Ashrawi..tell it like the world is seeing ( but of course NOT From the bbc ) –

    PLO’s Hanan Ashrawi: ‘Deliberate Massacre’ in Gaza

    And Much more Arms just waiting to be delivered…Sick B’s –

    Obama rushes arms to “best friend” Israel so it can keep slaughtering civilians in Gaza

  • Pykrete

    @Habby 6:50pm

    Hmmm …. what happens to the gas field off the coast of Gaza then?

    I seem to recall reading somewhere that around half the gas reserves along the Gaza-Israel coastline belong to Palestine.

  • BrianFujisan


    Some more on the Displaced Gazan souls –

    Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) told members of the UN Security Council that the humanitarian crisis in Gaza has surpassed United Nations capabilities for emergency shelter and services and is NOW THE RESPONSIBILITY of the Israel army.

    “I feel we are facing a precedent,” Krahenbuhl continued, warning the Security Council that Gaza “will become unlivable in a mater of years unless urgent steps are taken.” He concluded that the humanitarian crisis has now “exceeded” UNRWA’s reach and “immediate steps” must be taken to address root issues, not limited to Israel’s security and lifting the blockade across the besieged Gaza Strip. He stressed accountability from Israel as the occupying power to provide dire relief, as UNRWA has exhausted all of its means of caring for nearly a quarter million refugees.

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !


    “Hmmm …. what happens to the gas field off the coast of Gaza then?”

    That’s a fair point. In the scenario I set out, ideally a proportion of the revenue arising would accrue to the Palestinian state.

    Look, the issue you mention would certainly only be one of (probably) hundreds of issues needing to be resolved. But don’t forget that the main point of my comment was to suggest that what you’d call an “ethnic cleansing” would not necessarily be entirely negative in all situations (pls refer back to my original comment)

  • Mary

    Mercifully a 72 humanitarian unconditional ceasefire has been agreed commencing 8am local time tomorrow.

  • Clark

    Habbabkuk, I’m not joking; this, from your 10:51 comment, is the most revealing thing you’ve posted on this site:

    “Look, the issue you mention would certainly only be one of (probably) hundreds of issues needing to be resolved. But don’t forget… “

    It’s the first thing you’ve posted with genuine emotion behind it. Your ambition and optimism shine through. You really think you can do this, “move” the Gazans elsewhere, and the value of that gas can make it possible. You personally probably wouldn’t benefit much in any direct material way; prestige and professional pride, maybe.

    But you’ll be trying to do deals with fascists – No, do not hesitate; name it when you see it. The Gazans would never reach their promised land, and your reputation would be ruined.

    Habbabkuk, have you prayed on this matter?

  • Fedup

    Habbabkuk, look long and hard into yourself. I believe your soul may be in danger.

    I really love your optimism, do you really believe this specimen has ever had a soul? What you don’t have you never miss mate.

    Just a glance through the records of it pusillanimous support of the murderous zionist scum, proves, it is fully aware of the implications of the evil (unlike a skinhead troglodyte barely able to count to ten) fascist creed of zionism, yet steadfastly wriggles in every turn and corner to reiterate it support through various techniques be it rabbinical allegories, to zersetzung, what matters to it; is to stem the tide of awareness and revulsion of the zionist scum that is on the rise and intent to fool the goyiem cattle back to where they were at, blissfully ignorant and unaware and incapable to discern their political elbow from their butt.

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