[lit-ideas] Re: Israel & genocide

  • From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 09:20:36 -0800 (PST)

The definition of genocide is somewhat broader than this article seems to 
assume.

The Convention (in article 2) defines genocide:
...any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in 
part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
>(a) Killing members of the group;
>(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
>(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to 
>bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
>(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
>(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
>— Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 
>Article II

Thus, deliberately imposing unbearable living conditions on an ethnic or 
national group, as well as forcible transfers of large segments of an ethnic 
group, could also qualify as genocide.

O. K.



________________________________
 From: Julie Krueger <juliereneb@xxxxxxxxx>
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Monday, January 2, 2012 8:55 AM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Israel & genocide
 

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/tag/israel-genocide/1 ;

The three parts to this piece on Israel are long-ish but well worth reading.

Julie Krueger

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