“Stone Cold Justice”: a powerful new documentary shows the harsh reality of Zionism


Complete video documentary, full transcript and background materials here:

“Stone Cold Justice,” by John Lyons, Janine Cohen and Sylvie Le Clezio, 12 February 2014

 

Since its imposition, the Zionist quest has sparked wars and wreaked havoc throughout the region.  The Zionist quest has imposed a horrific reality upon the Palestinian people for decades and has settled into a brutal, relentless military occupation, much similar to that endured by Lebanon for twenty-two years.

English-language media has generally sugar-coated and excused the actions of the West’s Israeli ally.  But every now and then comes along a candid portrayal of the Israeli practice of systematic intimidation—of the racism that drives it and of the violence it breeds.  A joint investigation by Four Corners (Australia’s premier television current affairs program) and The Australian newspaper has resulted in a spectacular documentary film.  In just 45 minutes, the film captures the injustice and the inhumanity of military occupation.

The documentary is well sourced and well balanced.  It achieves a report that moves beyond the vortex of Israeli versus Palestinian.  It demonstrates that such a situation is fundamentally unethical and thus forces a mockery of justice.  Without basic human empathy, in the end everyone will pay the price of Zionist occupation.  The Israeli mother and child suffer a stone cold justice.  The Palestinian mother and child suffer a stone cold justice.  It is bleak indeed when we sell our very humanity for survival.

Please watch and share this powerful documentary.  And please take a moment to contact Four Corners television and thank them for their effort and courage to make public the reality of military occupation.  You can even do so anonymously, if you like.  Four Corners contact form here.

 

Read more: “Stone cold justice,” by John Lyons, The Australian, 26 Nov 2011


Complete video documentary, full transcript and background materials here:

“Stone Cold Justice,” by John Lyons, Janine Cohen and Sylvie Le Clezio, 12 February 2014


Key reports cited in “Stone Cold Justice”

REPORT: Children in Israeli Military Detention: Observations and Recommendations | UNICEF | Feb 2013 – In this briefing paper UNICEF recommends measures so that Palestinian children in Israeli military custody are treated in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international standards.

Children in Israeli Military Detention: Observations and Recommendations | UNICEF Bulletin No. 1 | Oct 2013 – On 6 March 2013, UNICEF released its paper entitled ‘Children in Israeli Military Detention – Observations and Recommendations’. Since the publication of the UNICEF paper, the Military Prosecutor has been engaging closely with UNICEF and has been reviewing the recommendations of the UNICEF paper. This engagement is facilitating a deeper analysis and understanding of the process of military arrest, detention and prosecution in the West Bank. [PDF 123 Kb]

Children Affected by Armed Conflict | UNICEF Bulletin | Jul 2013 – Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group has consolidated efforts to report on the impacts of armed conflict on children in Israel and the State of Palestine. The bulletin is published on a bi-monthly basis highlighting trends and patterns in grave violations against children. This edition covers the second quarter of 2013.[PDF 345Kb]

Children in Military Custody: A report written by a delegation of British lawyers on the treatment of Palestinian | Jun 2013 – This report assesses the treatment of Palestinian children under Israeli military law, examining each stage in the process: arrest, interrogation, bail hearings and plea bargains, trial, sentencing, detention and complaints.

Humanitarian Atlas | UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs | Dec 2012 – A map atlas that includes maps, infographics and statistics on humanitarian issues facing Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory. [PDF 49Mb]

Bound, Blindfolded and Convicted: Children held in military detention | DCI-Palestine | Apr 2012 – The report is the culmination of four year’s work by DCI, with the support of the European Union, focusing on verifying reports of ill-treatment and torture of children in the Israeli military detention system. Download.

UNICEF CO Situation Report | 31 Jul 2013 – The main manifestations of the Israeli occupation across the occupied Palestinian territory have barely changed and as a result serious protection and human rights concerns and limited access to essential services including education and health continued to characterize the day-to-day lives of many Palestinians. Read this update from UNICEF. [PDF 786Kb]

http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il Israeli soldiers talk about the occupied territories

 

 

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