L’ambassade de France à Londres a reçu de nombreux courriers et coups de fils ce lundi à propos du procès TEVA contre Olivia Zémor ce mardi 16 mars.
Les militants britanniques souhaitaient non seulement exprimer leur solidarité mais savoir pourquoi il y a en France des procès mettant en accusation des actions pacifique de boycott d’Israel et de ses entreprises comme TEVA.
Certains militants ont même fait le déplacement pour déposer une lettre :
For the attention of Catherine Colonna, French Ambassador to the UK,
58 Knightsbridge,London SW1X 8PZ
15 March 2021
Re: Court hearing 16 March 2021, in the Lyon Court in France
Madam Ambassador Colonna,
We wish to communicate to you, as citizens committed to the respect of human rights and international law, our concern regarding the proceedings launched by the French government against activist Olivia Zémor who will appear on Tuesday 16 March 2021 in Court in Lyon
Despite the excellent judgement of the European Court of Human Rights that legitimated the boycott of Israel and its products only nine months ago on 11 June 2020, and also condemned the French state to pay more than 100.000 euros to BDS activists that had been sanctioned, the French government intends to continue weaponizing anti-Semitism, and wants to override the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.
Olivia Zémor, president of the (French) association CAPJPO-Europalestine, is summoned to the Lyon court on Tuesday 16 March 2021. And this, for having relayed in 2016, on the website europalestine.com of which she is the editor, a call of the Lyon Palestine Collective to boycott the Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva.
The undersigned organizations and persons reaffirm their full solidarity with the activists facing the repression of a French government complicit in the apartheid regime’s crimes against Palestinian civilians including children. From this point of view, they are particularly outraged by the recent circular by the French Justice Minister ordering all prosecutors in France, to condemn BDS activists.
France is well placed to know that these abuses that violate numerous UN resolutions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Convention, as well as the International Convention against Torture, are signed by France.
How dare the French state go after a Jewish woman of conscience who has done her duty, by refusing to turn a blind eye to atrocities.
We know the weight of blackmail involving false allegations of antisemitism, which consists essentially of conflating Judaism and the State of Israel.
But it is a blackmail to which it would be odious to yield and which would lead to becoming an accomplice of another slow genocide, that of the Palestinian people.
We allow ourselves to recall the judgment of 11 June 2020 of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which fully legitimates the political actions of boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) against Israel. https://bit.ly/3vrJTPV
We thank you in advance for conveying to the French authorities our support and our respect for the activist Olivia Zémor, president of the (French) association CAPJPO-Europalestine, who has been summoned to appear in the court in Lyon tomorrow 16 March 2021.
Prof. Moshé Machover, Professor (emeritus)
Prof. Haim Bresheeth, SOAS University, London
Margaret Cassar, Convenor of BDS Adelaide
Australian Friends of Palestine Association (SA)
Caroline O’Reilly, Retired teacher trainer
Luke O’Reilly, Football producer
Edmund O’Reilly – Psychotherapist
John Tymon, Journalist
Virginia Moietta, Retired Teacher
Angus Geddes, Agricultural Economist (Retired)
Gill Hewitt, Former events management
Tom Loeffler, University administrator (Retired)
Ted Clement Evans, Surveyor
Glyn Secker, Jews For Justice for Palestinians (personal capacity)
Chantal Cameron-Guillin, Retired language teacher
Clare Richardson, Retired Lecturer
Lambeth & Wandsworth PSC
Tim Towers, Lecturer in English (Retired)
Elizabeth Morley, Teacher (Retired)
Angela Birtill, Lecturer
Steven Taylor, Writer
Alan Watts, Haringey Justice for Palestine
Nicola Saunders, Haringey Justice for Palestine
John Dowdle, FRSA
John Nicholson, Treasurer, Manchester Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Sean Clinton, Concerned Citizen
John Lynes, Retired University Lecturer
Chris Baker, Haringey Justice for Palestine
Deborah Darnes, Retired Social Worker, Manchester PSC
Patrick Darnes, Chemical Engineer (Retired), Manchester PSC
Michael Shanahan, College lecturer in Further Education
Steve Kendall, York Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Jean Kendall, York Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Barbara Iqbal, Retired Local Government Officer
Giorgio Baldari, Taverniti, Painter and Sculptor
Joe Keating, M.A., M.Sc, M.Ed. Retired Teacher
Peter Crabb, Retired Civil Service Manager
Kathy Brooks, Chairperson of Montgomeryshire PSC
R. Naomi Johnson, Retired Social Worker
Steve Roman, “Jewish, Retired Local Government Officer”
John Mc Fadden, Retired Fire Fighter
Roshan Dadoo, Convenor, South African BDS Coalition
Na’eem Jeenah, South African BDS Coalition
Paul Kelemen, Retired academic
Stephen Watters, BA ACII
Jenny Lynn, Labour Councillor
Keith Gibbard, Manchester PSC
Salle Dare, Manchester PSC
Andy Simons, palestinebooks.net
Claire C. Tierney, Administrative Assistant
Nisar Ali Shah, Reporter
Owen Cooper, Personally and on behalf of The Big Ride
Janet Walker, Teacher (Retired)
Dr. John Garrett, Associate Professor (Retired)
Valerie Braganza Morton, Psychotherapist/ retired GP
Seymour Alexander, Activist
Stan Squires, Canada-Palestine Association
Barbara Moore, School teacher (Retired)
Brian George, Electronics Engineer (Retired)
Football Against Apartheid
Rada Daniell, Activist and journalist.
Beleigh Jbara, Lawyer
Teo Soh Lung, Singapore
John Leigh-Brown, BDS Activist, Cambridge
Penny Leigh-Brown, BDS Activist, Cambridge
Natasha Camran, Nursery Assistant
Geoffrey Toy, Retired lecturer
Hanna Solemani, Psychoanalyst
Mike Rodney, Lecturer
Blake Alcott, Zurich, Switzerland
Giorgio Reva, Payday Men’s Network
Niki Adams, Legal Action for Women
Sara Callaway, Women of Colour / Global Women’s Strike
Sonya Delancey, Legal Action for Women
Selma James, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network UK
Michael Kalmanovitz, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network UK
Maggie Ronayne, Lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway
Didi Rossi, Queer Strike
Sam Weinstein, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network UK
Catherine Newall, Manchester
Un grand merci !!!