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Intl. activists warn against left-wing Zionism promotion, attacks on Palestinian resistance front

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
In this file picture, Israeli soldiers stand by as masked Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian protesters (unseen) during a demonstration against construction on an Israeli outpost near the Palestinian village of Turmusaya and the settlement of Shilo, north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, on October 17, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

A group of dozens of international human rights activists has warned against the promotion of the left-wing Zionism, which seeks to colonize popular solidarity with the Palestinian people through presenting them as a helpless nation and attacking the resistance front against the Tel Aviv regime.

The campaigners, in an open letter addressed to the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN), warned the non-governmental organization against the decision to opt former Australian journalist and television presenter Sophie McNeill as the keynote speaker during its upcoming event, scheduled for May 23.

The activists highlighted that McNeill has encouraged the “Palestinians as victims” line at the same time as she has ferociously been attacking the anti-Israel resistance front.

They went on to describe her as a Western apologist, who attacks the resistance bloc in order to defend Washington’s divide and rule strategy, US-led military invasions, and attempts to either destroy or balkanize Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

Following the assassination of top Iranian anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani near Baghdad airport in a terror drone strike authorized by former US president Donald Trump on January 3 last year, every Palestinian faction pointed to his enormous role and unswerving support to the Palestinian cause, the human rights activists said.

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, similarly, underscored the prominent role of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, in this regard.

Leila Khaled, long-time activist and Central Committee member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), has also pointed to the regional character of the US-led militancy imposed on Syria.

The activists said McNeill now works as a researcher for the so-called Human Rights Watch (HRW), whose executive director is a prominent liberal Zionist and he frantically tries to conceal the apartheid nature of the Israeli regime by a humane mask.

Human Rights Watch regularly makes moral equivalence between Israeli massacres and resistance mounted by Palestinian groups in the face of the Tel Aviv regime’s acts of aggression, they argued.

They further noted that McNeill repeatedly made US-HRW-crafted allegations about the use of barrel bomb and chemical warfare in Syria in order to incriminate the Damascus government as well as Syrian government troops, and prolong the Syrian conflict.

The activists said the former Australian television presenter also ran the publicity stunt about young Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh, whose blood- and dust-covered face spread across the internet following an alleged airstrike in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in August 2016.

Her frenzied and scathing attacks on Syria also led American-Palestinian activist Ali Abunimah to ask her to explain her intentions which probably sought an Australian invasion on the conflict-plagued Arab country, they underlined.

The activists noted that McNeill was nominated for a Lowy Institute award back in 2017, stressing that the institute is known to be a staunch supporter of the Tel Aviv regime and said that Australia and Israel should be “partners in Asia.”

They finally urged the APAN to reconsider its decision regarding the main speaker of its forthcoming event, otherwise they will certainly not take part in it.

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