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Jan 8Liked by Mick Hall

Many thanks again Mick for bringing the issues that should concern all of us back home to Aotearoa /New Zealand. We need to keep pressuring our government to support South AFRICA, Malaysia and Turkey with the ICJ and the call of genocide against Israel. Keep up the good work.

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Jan 8Liked by Mick Hall

Even if the ICJ departs from its normal policy of doing nothing to offend the United States and its western allies, Israel will ignore any ruling made against it, and as usual the US will back the State of Israel. Contrary to the popular mantra that "there can be no military solution to the conflict" in fact there can be nothing but a military solution, even if that is followed up by a political settlement. The Yemeni authorities recognise that words or court rulings will not stop the genocide, and that is why they are regulating commercial shipping in the Red Sea to stop the passage of any goods which will directly or indirectly assist the genocide. The Realm of New Zealand, on the other hand, supports the genocide and opposes the Yemeni attempts to frustrate Israeli and US actions aimed at destroying the Palestinian population of Gaza and expelling them from the territory. New Zealand does not actually adhere to the principle of freedom of commerce on the seas, because it has supported or condoned maritime blockades of many other nations, such as Korea, Iran, Cuba, Yemen and Venezuela. New Zealand's sole interest is in supporting Anglo-American global hegemony, and if that requires an occasional dose of genocide against recalcitrant peoples, then so be it.

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The ICJ hearing is a judicial proceeding in a complex are of law with few precedents. But Kelsey and colleagues argue politics and worldview which (hopefully) will not be of the slightest interest. to the Judges.

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