Hundreds of Politicians from 12 Countries Trying to Ban Weapons Supplies to Israel

Well, all of the weapons come from the US.

So, frankly, I’m not sure what this discussion is about.

The Guardian:

More than 200 MPs from 12 countries have committed themselves to trying to persuade their governments to impose a ban on arms sales to Israel, arguing they will not be complicit in “Israel’s grave violation of international law” in its assault on Gaza.

The letter, organised by Progressive International, a network of socialist MPs and activists focused on international justice, is seen as the best practical measure possible to bring public anger over the 30,000 deaths of Palestinians in Gaza into the heart of parliaments, where calls for an immediate unconditional ceasefire have so far fallen on deaf ears or been rejected by national governments.

The organisers believe governments supplying arms are vulnerable to legal challenges given the scale of devastation in Gaza that they say extends beyond any definition of self-defence or proportionality.

The signatories are all MPs in parliaments where the governments allow arms sales to Israel. Nine are current or former leaders of political parties, including the former UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn; the leader of the Green party in the Australian senate, Larissa Waters; the coordinator of France Unbowed, Manuel Bompard; the national secretary of the Workers’ party of Belgium, Peter Mertens; the Canadian MP and member of the Progressive International council, Niki Ashton; the Brazilian federal deputy Nilto Tatto; the former leader of Die Linke, Bernd Riexinger; the leader of the Spanish party Podemos, Ione Belarra; the leader of the Dutch Socialist party, Jimmy Dijk; the Irish teachta dála (member of parliament) Thomas Pringle; and the former co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic party in Turkey, Sezai Temelli. The sole signatory from the US is the Michigan congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib.

The action by the parliamentarians is supported by the founder of France Unbowed, Jean-Luc MĂ©lenchon, the Spanish government minister Pablo Bustinduy and the prominent Indian politician Jignesh Mevani.

In the UK, 39 parliamentarians have signed the letter, including Labour, Scottish National party, independent and Social Democrat and Labour party (SDLP) MPs.

In their letter the politicians argue that, after the international court of justice ordered Israel to ensure its forces did not commit acts of genocide in Gaza, “an arms embargo has moved beyond a moral necessity to become a legal requirement”. This week, UN experts made a similar pronouncement, claiming “any transfer of weapons or ammunition to Israel that would be used in Gaza is likely to violate international humanitarian law and must cease immediately”.

Yeah, people are arguing all kinds of things.

The Jews have said they’re going to continue killing, and the Biden Administration has said they will support whatever Israel does.

I don’t understand this conversation.

You are going to have to remove the Washington elite in order to change the actions of Israel.