If we don’t rebel, if we’re not physically in an active rebellion, then it’s spiritual death.” ― Chris Hedges

Friday, July 08, 2011

South African advertising and media watchdog rules that Israel can be called an "apartheid" state!


A bold ruling by South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed all complaints relating to a radio advert which called for a boycott of Israel and compared the Zionist state to Apartheid South Africa. The ruling referred to a message broadcast on South African Broadcasting Company's station 5fm by the lead guitarist of Faithless in support of the South African Artists Against Apartheid collective.

The wording of the message was unequivocal: "Hi, I'm Dave Randall from Faithless. Twenty years ago I would not have played in apartheid South Africa; today I refuse to play in Israel. Be on the right side of history. Don't entertain apartheid. Join the international boycott of Israel. I support southafricanartistsagainstapartheid.com."
In an official complaint to the ASA, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) attacked the radio advert and alleged that the view expressed that Israel is an Apartheid State is "untrue, not supported by any evidence... and contains a lie which amounts to false propaganda". The Board sought an order requesting the SABC to apologise for broadcasting the advert.

The ASA dismissed each and every complaint made by the SAJBD against the advert and instead ruled in favour of the submissions made by SA Artists Against Apartheid, who were represented by Webber Wentzel Attorneys. The ASA also refused to provide any sanctions in favour of the SAJBD.


Reggae DJ The Admiral, a member of SA Artists Against Apartheid, welcomed the ruling: "The ASA decision is significant due to our own history of Apartheid. The decision sends a clear message to the Zionist lobby that the time has come for an end to the baseless accusations of 'discrimination' and 'hate speech' whenever criticism of Israel is voiced. Calling Israel an Apartheid state is legitimate because Israel practices Apartheid. The boycott of such an oppressive regime should be supported as it was in our own Anti-Apartheid freedom struggle."

South African Palestine solidarity groups have celebrated the ASA ruling, claiming it as a "legal victory" for the boycott of Israel movement. Fatima Vally from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Working Group pointed out that, "This is the second major boycott of Israel decision coming from South Africa in less than six months, the first being the historic decision by the University of Johannesburg to sever its Israeli ties. The boycott of Israel campaign is the new Anti-Apartheid Movement, and it's growing rapidly."


Commentators across South Africa have called the ASA ruling a huge step for freedom of speech in general and Palestinian solidarity in particular.


Below is a short summary of the four main issues dealt with by the ASA:


1. Discrimination

Responding to the SAJBD complaint that the 5fm advertisement resulted in discrimination, the ASA rejected the complaint entirely, stating that a reasonable person would understand clearly that:


"[The advertisement] is a call to all listeners irrespective of their circumstances, race, gender and the like, to support the [cultural boycott of Israel] cause... if anything, it [the advert] is condemning the actions and events in Israel, rather than victimising or castigating people of Israeli origin. Put differently, it is condemning oppressive actions..."

2. Freedom of expression and political speech

SA Artists Against Apartheid submitted that the ASA should take into account the fact that the radio advert was a form of political speech which is protected by the right to freedom and expression under section 16 of the South African Constitution:


"Political expression is of particular importance in a democratic society because it has a bearing on each citizen's ability to formulate and convey information, ideas and opinions about issues of public importance. International campaigns such as the cultural boycott of Israel have a domestic implication as well, as South African citizens are entitled to express their views on the stance that should be adopted by South Africa in relation to Israel."


3. Offensive advertising

Responding to the complaint that the advertisement constituted offensive advertising, the ASA ruled that a reasonable person who is neither hypercritical nor hypersensitive


"...cannot reach a conclusion that this commercial was intended to offend. There are no calls for violence, no derogatory comments flung about, and no implication that all Israelis should be condemned. The commercial states the artist's reason for not performing in Israel, and invites people to join in the cause promoted."


4. The claim that Israel is an apartheid state

SA Artists Against Apartheid submitted that the view that Israel is an apartheid state "is based on a sound factual matrix and the connection between apartheid South Africa and Israel has been made numerous times in the South African media. The claim is therefore justified [...] "


SA Artists Against Apartheid successfully disputed the allegation that the reference to Israel being an apartheid state can only be justified by a ruling of an International Court:


"The term "apartheid" is clearly not an exclusively legal term and is recognised as a descriptive term to refer to a situation that exhibits segregation and inequality."


The ASA noted that extensive evidence was submitted in favour of the case that Israel is an apartheid state. Some of these submissions included "reports by a UN Special Rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territories as well as a copy of the International Court of Justice [ruling] concerning the [Israeli Separation] wall in Jerusalem". In addition substantial academic studies, newspaper articles and political cartoons (several by cartoonist, Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro) were also submitted justifying the ability to express the view that Israel is an apartheid state.


Furthermore, affidavits by Israeli Professor Uri Davis and former South African Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils were also attached to the SA Artists Against Apartheid submission.
Significantly, the 2009 South African government Human Sciences Research Council report, that found Israel guilty of the crime of apartheid, was also an official submission.

www.southafricanartistsagainstapartheid.com
My Source: thenakedfacts
Original Article.

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13 comments:

musique said...

Cuzz V, Yes... pinch me!

Do I see Faithless? I loved their music since way back when I cared for nothing else but electronic music. "Insomnia" by Faithless was my numero uno song. WOW!

Here is the juutube link if you decide to add. ☺

Cheers cuzzie!

veritas6464 said...

Hey musique,...That's kismet kuzzy!

Coooeeee!

veritas

INCOMING!!!!!!! said...

Well guess who'll be getting a load of contract slaving ChiComms dropping in, all unwelcome like, to put some ANC upstarts in their place? The SA satanic meeting houses must have red hot trombone lines out to Beijing right now.

My local Satanic meeting house was surrounded by the civil authority last evening. So you can be sure that there are now newly dead children stalking the streets of London, protected by D notices, here in the sceptic Isle.

wv=unersu. My erse!

veritas6464 said...

Hey Tuks,...The ANC was a stooge; mrs swiney mandela should be in jail, swingin' from a beam! That bitch is pure evil. It was white goyim that put an end to the apartheid dutch yid diamond mongering child-molesters. Now those yid afrikaaners all live in rothschalia, faaark!

The nippons call the chinkcoms "The joos of S.E.Asia".

maranatha brother

veritas

INCOMING!!!!!!! said...

veritas I forgot to mention that every SA I met here in the Smoke was a fleeing satanic meeting house botherer who previously ran a slaving colony down there when all was cushty in Apartietland. It is a fantastic juggling act, frreeing the slaves and wat the same time slaving the slaves.

As for the Winnie bird she's just a gangsters mol. She'll get necklaced soon enough.

veritas6464 said...

Hey Tuks,...Yep, slavin' away at work, that'll be the yids; swiney emolatin' coooeee!

veritas

genie said...

"rather than victimizing or castigating people of Israeli origin."

hmm...I wonder what is "Israeli origin"? Oh, like if I was staying at Disneyland and I communicate from there, I would be "originating from Disneyland" as in, what property my feet are standing on for the moment. I would be a "Disneylander." yeah ok, I get it. That is like being an "Israeli."
Good post, good news, have not heard good news in awhile!

veritas6464 said...

Hey Genie,..."Significantly, the 2009 South African government Human Sciences Research Council report, that found Israel guilty of the crime of apartheid, was also an official submission." How cool is that!?

cheers babe,

veritas

Genie said...

When I get a chance I will look in "israeli" sites and read how they are ripping their hair out at such blatant "anti-semitism". I love it when they do that.

veritas6464 said...

Hey Genie,...Isn't it schadenfreude to see them spit and squeal. I hate the bastards, check this out, ignore the title:

http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/assyria.htm

Much schadenfreude to be had there!

I feel we have naught left to do now but fight, the fix is in and the final whistle is only moments away - let's go for broke!

veritas

veritas6464 said...

The following comment has been published because I find it entertaining and I feel some of the visitors will find it contains new information presented in an interesting way.

All anon-e-mouse comments that pass MY filtering process, haaargh! Will face this scrutiny and be subject to the humiliating leader qualification, or register an identity and grow a pair! Unedited:

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post Wed 13/07/2011 7:34 PM


A rant

It's all about the jews stupid!

It's all about the money.

Woke up this morning and felt a sense of clarity about what is really happening.

The USA and israel are siblings. Their common creator is the original city of London financiers.

The ruling class on earth until around 1400 were the kings and queens and their families. They all intermarried in order to keep the money and power contained and controlled by the fraction of one percent of the population.

As non-royal (normal) people began to be educated, first as priests and then in all manner of professions, the "royal blood line" justification for the rulers and serfs began to wear thin.

The common man, as he became more educated and aware, was less and less inclined to accept a system where he toiled and the royal rulers kicked back and lived luxeriously 24/7 without doing anything resembling work.

What to do? The ruling royal class didn't want to work, they wanted to party and pursue the arts at their own leisure.

The fateful beheading of all the French royals naturally gave the royal family members living in the other countries serious reason to pause.

What to do? How to keep control of the money and power and still keep your head? A conundrum.

Necessity is said to be the mother of invention. The solution presented itself by its own volition. A goldsmith family in Germany had set up a very lucrative scam where they handed out more IOU's for gold than they had in their safe. This family had been so successful with this scam they had acquired many properties and companies and were trying to "buy" into nobility status in the countries where they successfully operated.

A deal was struck. The goldsmith scammers would be allowed to integrate and marry into the ranks of nobility if they would use their scam to preserve the money and power in those same royal families.

From the common working man's point of view this was the deal from hell because it entrenched he and his fellow (non-royal and non-scamming) man to a kind of peasant status forever. One where now both the royals and the scammers could kick back and party 24/7 with out doing any real work.

When the new world was being settled this same royal scam was operating all over europe and in many other parts of the world. That is why the wise founding fathers put into writing that the issuing of money 1) shall be gold and coins only [not fractional fiat], 2) that no one except the government shall issue money.

Patriotism is said to be tyrany wrapped in a flag, and religion is the justification of atrocities disguised as serving the "right" god.

It is through fractional fiat and usury that the whole world is kept subjugated to the royal scammers.

God created all men and women equal.
Royal scammers are not more equal than others anymore than brown people are less equal than others.

The fractional fiat and usury control of the people and their governments, and the acceptance of a priviledged nobility really needs to end.

Bailouts, restructuring, etc. will never solve the problem. A one world government and a one world currency would entrench the problem even more (if that is even possible).

Nope. The whole way the world is structured by man has to change. That means TPTB may all have to lose their heads in order to end the royal scam.

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musique said...

Hellllo Cuzzin!

You've been awfully quiet ...... did your wifey got arrested wearing burqa while driving? hmm hmm hmm?

Only kidding!

September is only two months away and zion's next golden child India is getting "ruffed up" by the terrorists? Even more bigger fishies to expect later, right?

Have you seen "Brutus the croc"? It is soo hilariously questionable picture ... but fun 4 surre!

Marantha indeed, cuzz! ☺

veritas6464 said...

Hey musique,..Cuuuuuuzzee! That's one big croc' eh?

They should let it loose at the next Climate Gate conference, that would be some serious reductions in CO2! Haaaaaargh!

Maranatha

veritas