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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  • oddie

    the brit/israeli soldier has a twin!

    Haaretz – LIVE UPDATES: Hamas says missing officer probably killed in Israeli shelling
    Livni: Hamas will pay a heavy price
    2:30 A.M. Hamas Military Wing issues a statement saying that they believe that the missing Israeli officer was killed in an Israeli bombardment. “We lost contact with the group of combatants that took part in the ambush, and we believe they were all killed in the bombardment. Assuming that they managed to abduct the soldier during combat, we assess that he was also killed in the incident.” …
    4:51 P.M. Cleared for publication: 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, suspected captured, has a twin brother who is an IDF soldier…
    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.608331#!

    Vice – Racists Are Rampaging Through Israel
    By Philip Kleinfeld
    http://www.vice.com/read/israeli-racism-gaza-kleinfeld-511?utm_source=vicetwitterus

    Guardian – Chris McGreal: American media’s new pro-Israel bias: the same party line at the wrong time
    Evolving conversations on the ground demand probing questions on-air. So why does TV news look like a Netanyahu ad?
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/31/american-media-israel-bias-netanyahu

    amazing how Israel has attacked Gaza three times since Obama was elected to the Presidency. Cast Lead conveniently began just after he was elected, and it ended before he was inaugurated. he got away without saying a single word about it. wonder how his alleged Palestinian friends feel about him these days?

  • oddie

    tragic….

    scroll down…

    Canada.com – Top images from around the world
    Palestinian Nidal Abu Rjeilah, 30, leans over the blanket-covered corpse of his disabled sister Ghadeer, 17, in the southern Gaza village of Khuzaa on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Abu Rjeilah said he and other relatives had been forced to leave Ghadeer behind when fleeing Israeli firing nine days earlier because they could not push her wheelchair quickly enough for a safe escape. A brief lull Friday offered the first opportunity for Abu Rjeilah to find his sister’s body. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
    http://o.canada.com/news/photos-august-1-top-images-from-around-the-world

    hopefully this is true:

    UPDATE 2 – AlAhram – Gaza truce talks going ahead as scheduled – Egypt’s FM spokesman
    Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said on Friday that planned ceasefire talks in Cairo between Israel and Palestinian factions had not been cancelled as per media reports…
    According to British broadcaster Channel 4 news, the soldier is from a British Jewish family, and is also a third cousin of Israel’s defence minister, Moshe Ya’alon…
    http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/107504/World/Region/UPDATE–Gaza-truce-talks-going-ahead-as-scheduled-.aspx

  • johnf

    For those interested in the theory that people who upset the great and the good are likely to end up in a scandal – usually sexual – this might be of interest:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11006984/Jemima-Khan-and-Russell-Brand-trigger-police-investigation-after-masseuse-claims-assault.html

    Russell Brand is currently in the midst of a big set-to with Fox News presenter Sean Hannity, calling him a terrorist after Hannity had mercilessly bullied a Palestinian on air, calling him a thick head and cutting him off after he had refused to say “Yes” to the question “Is Hamas a terrorist organisation?” Brand did a video blog on this interview which has since gone viral with over 1.8 million views on Youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_m98GAdqKM&feature=youtu.be

    (Apologies if this has already been posted).

  • Mary

    The following press release this morning gives the Hamas military wing’s explanation of how the ceasefire was broken and what may have happened to the (allegedly) kidnapped Israeli soldier….

    http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/gazaunderattack-press-release-al-qassam-brigades-regarding-breach-of-truce-and-alleged-capture-of-israeli-soldier/

    http://www.alqassam.ps/arabic/#!/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%AA/5106/

    The Zionist Enemy violated the humanitarian ceasefire yesterday, Friday, 1 August 2014, by moving forces to the East of Rafah, the continued artillery shelling, and the deployment of snipers on many fronts in the Gaza Strip. In addition, Enemy Forces committed a terrible massacre against civilians in Rafah, killing dozens; and the killing of Palestinian civilians continues. The Zionist Enemy claims the disappearance of one soldier. In this regard, Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, after conducting an internal review in the relevant circumstances, affirms the following:

    1- Zionist Enemy Forces used the talks about a humanitarian ceasefire to advance troops more than two kilometers inside the Gaze Strip to the east of Rafah. Our assessment is that one of our deployed ambushes clashed with the advancing troops. The clash started around 7:00 am., before the humanitarian ceasefire. Enemy artillery and air force directed its fire on civilians after 10:00 a.m. in a flagrant violation of the ceasefire, under the pretext of searching for a missing soldier.

    2- We lost contact with the troops deployed in the ambush; and assess that these troops were probably killed by enemy bombardment, including the solider said to be missing, presuming that our troops took him prisoner during the clash.

    3- Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades has no information till this moment about the missing soldier, his place, or the circumstances of his disappearance.

    4- We informed the mediators who participated in arranging the humanitarian ceasefire of our agreement to cease fire against Zionist cities and settlements; and that we cannot operationally cease fire against troops inside the Gaza Strip that conduct operations and move continuously. These Enemy Forces could easily come in contact with our deployed ambushes, which will lead to a clash.

  • Resident Dissident

    I’m not sure why the definition of kidnap doesn’t include soldiers i.e.

    “abduct (someone) and hold them captive, typically to obtain a ransom.”

    Past experience shows that is absolutely what Hamas does with those it captures.

    I again note how most here continue to assume that only fallibility for this conflict lies with the Israeli Govt (that is apart from the anti-semites who seek to blame the whole religion). Surely this view is infantile and contributes nothing whatsoever to a resolution – only the otiose or those with an incurable bloodlust will believe that this mess will be resolved without recognising that both sides have valid arguments and that both have acted improperly in support of those arguments.

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    “My two quick examples were just that. They weren’t offered to ‘justify’ – or prove beyond doubt – the claim that CU is Zionist.”
    ___________________

    Oh, OK.

    As they were immediately preceded by the words “Cambridge University is also very Zionist” one might be forgiven for thinking that they were offered proof if that claim.

    So why don’t you just retract graciously (of you can find that within you) and say something like “there are some people at Cambridge who are demonstrably Zionist” That would be more accurate, wouldn’t it?

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    Fedup

    “Come on tell, how many Palestinians/Muslims/Kids have you tortured? How many little kids back have you broken?”
    __________________

    Normally I wouldn’t answer such blowhard questions, but I’ll make an exception in your case as you seem on a rather desperate state.

    The answers to your two questions are (1) none, and (2) none.

    Now that I’ve answered your questions, perhaps you’d answer mine : have you, or have you not, written to the rector of Dundee University to protest about Baroness Cox? And if not, why not?

  • je

    Mary – A completely plausible picture emerges.

    Hamas carried out the operation before the ceasefire deadline, as they said.

    The Israelis then are missing a soldier. They have their “Hannibal Directive”, to get the soldier back whatever. Breaking the ceasefire coming into force would be a trifling matter to them. They carry out a bombardment, killing dozens of civilians, and possibly it seems their own soldier.

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    Resident Dissident

    “I’m not sure why the definition of kidnap doesn’t include soldiers i.e.

    “abduct (someone) and hold them captive, typically to obtain a ransom.”

    Past experience shows that is absolutely what Hamas does with those it captures.”
    _______________________

    Well, RD, you know that I most often agree with your points of view, but I don’t on the above. There is a localised war going on and the captured/missing soldier can only be considered to be a POW (unless already dead). The appellation “kidnapped” is a tendentious distraction.

    And for “ransom” one could also – perhaps should – read “exchange of prisoners” during or at the end of hostilities, something not entirely unheard of in previous, more conventional wars.

  • Resident Dissident

    Habba

    The point I was trying to make is that Hamas do not really consider those that they capture as POWs but as bargaining tokens, often for those who by stretch of the imagination would normally be considered POWs.

  • Mary

    Surreal.

    August 01, 2014

    Common Dreams
    Israel’s Military Censors Demand ‘Prior Review’ of NYT’s Gaza Reporting
    Free press advocates advise newspaper to ignore such censorship, but incident raises larger questions in debate over coverage of ongoing conflict
    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/01/israels-military-censors-demand-prior-review-nyts-gaza-reporting

    and the full text of the Times of Israel piece that innocently asked if genocide was permissible.

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

    Here’s the full text of the deleted Times of Israel post backing genocide in Gaza

    The English-language Israeli publication Times of Israel today published, and then quickly deleted, a blog post by the writer Yochanan Gordon with the extremely inflammatory headline “When Genocide is Permissible.” The post does not explicitly endorse the genocide of Palestinians, but it asks if doing so would be morally justified after building up the case it would be and presenting only evidence in the affirmative
    http://www.vox.com/2014/8/1/5959635/heres-the-full-text-of-the-deleted-time-of-israel-post-backing

    These terrible happenings in Gaza (and the so called West Bank too let’s not forget) are ongoing as politicians, dignitaries and minor royals stand around ‘remembering’ WW1. They have remembered nothing and have learnt even less. The Palestinians have been waiting for justice these last 66 years.

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    Resident Dissident (with apologies to Mary)

    I’m sure you’re right, but I think we can agree that for anyone else the guy is a POW? So those on here who object to the use of words like “kidnapped” are – for once – correct.

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    “We can well do without the slimeballs here chatting away to each other.”
    _________________

    Coming from you that’s a little rich, don’t you think?

    PS – but to stay with the subject of this thread: have you written to the rector of Dundee University yet?

  • Mary

    My hero here speaking to Afshin Rattansi. Gaza, the media bias, Ukraine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41YTAZHIWN8

    .
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground with filmmaker and author John Pilger as he challenges Western mainstream media spin. He warns that ‘to be informed by it is not an option’ because of censorship, omission and distortion of the facts. Whilst other stories overtake it, we find out the death toll in Libya is still rising. We discover why illegal immigrants were prevented from smuggling themselves OUT of Britain. We look at whether Cameron is privatising the NHS by selling it to doctors and nurses. And as the IDF offensive on Gaza continues, are media attitudes softening whilst those of the government harden?

    Later The NHS and John Lewis

  • Mary

    My hero here speaking to Afshin Rattansi. Gaza, the media bias, Ukraine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41YTAZHIWN8

    .
    Afshin Rattansi goes underground with filmmaker and author John Pilger as he challenges Western mainstream media spin. He warns that ‘to be informed by it is not an option’ because of censorship, omission and distortion of the facts. Whilst other stories overtake it, we find out the death toll in Libya is still rising. We discover why illegal immigrants were prevented from smuggling themselves OUT of Britain. We look at whether Cameron is privatising the NHS by selling it to doctors and nurses. And as the IDF offensive on Gaza continues, are media attitudes softening whilst those of the government harden?

    Later The NHS and the John Lewis model briefly.
    The video ends with Miliband and Cameron and then that heartbreaking clip of Chris Gunness sobbing. Is the whole world sobbing? No. Just some of us are.

  • je

    Its unnecessary speculation to suggest that the Israelis delibrately killed their soldier rather than may have inadvertently killed him.

    We know so little about his fate to begin with. But I’d imagine the sympathies of his fellow soldiers would have been with him – to get him back alive. We know the Israelis are psychopathic enough already, with what they do to the Palestinians in plain view. We don’t need to speculatively invent another layer to it.

  • Mary

    The daily log of atrocities in Occupied Palestine is very out of date. They cannot keep up I assume and the lack of electricity in Gaza prevents communication.

    Zionism in practice – Israel’s Daily Toll on Palestinian Life, Limb, Liberty and Property

    24 hours to 8am
    23 July 2014

    120 air strikes – 79 attacks (50 in Gaza Strip +29 in West Bank) – 20 raids including home invasions – 1 beaten and hospitalised – 83 dead (83 in Gaza Strip +1 in West Bank) – 543 injured (530 in Gaza Strip +13 in West Bank) – 3 acts of agricultural/economic sabotage – 16 taken prisoner – 9 detained – 106 restrictions of movement

    Israeli air strikes kill 10 children and 13 women

    Missile strikes by Israeli Army and Navy kill 14 children and youngsters aged 18 months to 17 years

    West Bank: Israeli Army rubber-coated bullets and stun and tear gas grenades cause death and injuries

    Armed Occupation settler terrorist shoots and wounds Palestinian man

    Night peace disruption and/or home invasions in refugee camp and 16 towns and villages

    Details and the names of those killed: http://www.sapienspromise.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=3214

    Just on one day remember.

  • nevermind, it will happen anyway

    Have you all written to the rector of Dunbdee yet? and now, you unruly eminences, sic, you must write one hundred times’ Gaza is a concentration camp and soldier Goldin has drowned in his muesli, it was a very strong current’

    He knew what he went to Gaza for and what he died for if he’s dead, a militarist rogue UN enclave that failed to live in peace with its neighbours and steals their land, for 66 years, what honourable death indeed.

    And if he’s not dead yet, as an officer, he is a bargaining chip of considerable leverage, he will be better fed and watered than any of the ancious and chased thousands of victims squeezed into UN schools, hospitals and cellars.

    I hope that another thousand Palestinins, children and Parliamentarians will be released from prison in exchange. Moderates such as Marwan Barghouti do not belong in jail, they need to be on the negotiating team.
    By imprisoning these moderate and able people, Israel has manifested its own insecurity of resolve, iot does not want to speak to a united Palestinian delegation and face the music.

    So here we are, USUK Governments are siding with ongoing evil, perpetuating a modern crusade of genocide of a people, assisting Israel in driving the Palestinians into the sea, rather than mean Gaza to be a self copntrolled regional entity, trading with the world.

    I will never again buy anything knowingly that comes from Israel, even if they declare a unilateral ceasefire and go back to the status quo. This conflict has gone on too far and for too long to be postponed or patched up again, so Israel will put three fingers up to Obama, who so obviously has no control over US arms exports to fascists, another lame duck fuck.

  • guano

    “Resident Dissident
    The point I was trying to make is that Hamas do not really consider those that they capture as POWs but as bargaining tokens, often for those who by stretch of the imagination would normally be considered POWs.”

    If you had one million pounds of lottery money in the bank, and one hundred pounds in you pocket, and the bank wouldn’t give you your money, what would you do with the money in your pocket?

    Israel used to have 10,000 historical Palestinian prisoners in its jails and thousands of children. I don’t know what the current figures are, but they are all political detainees taken under conditions of ongoing war.

    The whole Israeli concept is made up of bargaining chips.

    The Western politicians held to ransom by the threat of dirty nuclear bombs in their capitals, the zionist banksters threatening to bring down their economies, Israeli control of their countries’ nuclear, security, infrastructure and political institutions. The political prisoners taken under illegal Israeli laws, illegal under the Geneva Convention on Occupied territories.

    Then the Hasbara trolls like you accuse the Palestinians of causing the problems, by using the 100 quid in their pocket to buy food to stay alive, until the world comes to its senses and takes action against the Zionist entity that is strangling not only Gazans but the whole world into submission.

    The time will come when the Muslims release the world from the noose of the Zionist scaffold and you will be saying, as Baroness Cox has said and Robespierre used to say, that we preferred the yoke of tyranny which gave us our little niche of power.

    No politicians in the world have so far been able to stand up and defend Gaza against Zionist global tyranny during this episode in Gaza. Not one. But when the Palestinians take one prisoner you get scared and call for them to be executed as ‘enemies of the revolution’.

    Get very scared.

  • pete

    Nevermind, It Will Happen Anyway says 295 million dollars given towards the iron dome, the article says 225 million dollars. Even so it’s a lot of money to waste on a project that cannot succeed.

  • oddie

    pre-72hr “ceasefire” figures, dated 1 Aug:

    Israel has used 50,000 missiles in Gaza, killing almost 1,500 Palestinians
    The Minister for Public Works and Housing, Mofeed Al-Hasayneh, said that the Israeli aggression has destroyed 5,238 housing units and partially-damaged 30,050…
    It is claimed that Israel has used more than 50,000 bombs in its war on the civilians of the Gaza Strip: 6,318 missiles have been fired by Air Force jets; 13,866 were fired by the navy; and 30,581 were fired by tanks and artillery stationed on the eastern border of the enclave.
    In response, Palestinian resistance fighters have fired 3,000 home-made rockets towards settlements, military bases and cities across Israel…
    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/13180-israel-has-used-50000-missiles-in-gaza-killing-almost-1500-palestinians

    Gaza suffers $4bn in losses following Israeli assault
    Israel has caused approximately $4 billion in damages in the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official told the Petra news agency…
    https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/13181-gaza-suffers-4bn-in-losses-following-israeli-assault

  • oddie

    enough to make u cry :

    July 20 – Jerusalem Post – Reggae star Ziggy Marley rejects calls to boycott Israel
    Online pressure to boycott Israel didn’t dissuade reggae star Ziggy Marley from performing in Tel Aviv Tuesday night or on Thursday at the Return to Zion festival at Sacher Park in Jerusalem.
    “People say, don’t disgrace your father’s name by going to Israel and all these type of things,” the eldest son of the late musical icon Bob Marley said at a press conference Tuesday at the Sheraton Hotel in Tel Aviv, referring to the negative responses he saw on Facebook and other sites upon publication of his Israel tour dates.
    “What I tell them is that, listen, I follow nature, I follow the universe, I follow God. I’m not a part of the segregation that people put on each other … I’m a part of nature and God, and God made the sun shine for everybody.”
    This isn’t Marley’s first visit to Israel, both as a performer and visitor. His wife is Israeli and he said his young children speak Hebrew. ..
    “People love me everywhere I go,” Marley said to laughter….
    http://www.jpost.com/National-News/Reggae-star-Ziggy-Marley-rejects-calls-to-boycott-Israel

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