Mudenda condemns Zionist Israel

Adv Mudenda

Adv Mudenda

Tehran. — A two-day international conference in support of Palestine opened here yesterday, with Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda condemning Zionist Israel for its continued violation of a series of UN resolutions, including the regime’s ongoing construction of illegal settlements within Palestinian territory.

The conference, dubbed “Together Supporting Palestine” was sponsored by the Iranian government, with more than 500 delegates from over 60 countries in attendance.

“The relationship between the people of Palestine and the people of Zimbabwe is deeply and firmly rooted in our comradeship forged in our common struggles for independence and sovereignty driven by the humanitarian motive force against oppression and ethnic supremacist misdirected as political ideology,” Adv Mudenda told the 6th conference which was officially opened by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

“Zimbabwe fully supports the just cause of Palestine to be a sovereign state (and) Zimbabwe upholds the principle that only a two-state solution is the open sesame to the current apartheid arrangement, where Israel has usurped the right to self-determination of Palestinians.”

The Speaker is leading a three-member Parliamentary delegation, whose other members are chairman of the Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs Kindness Paradza and committee member Priscilla Misihairambwi-Mushonga.

Among the countries represented at the conference, whose focus is to support Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation, are superpowers Russia and China, North Korea and a host of other pro-Palestine militant groups like Hezbollah and Hamas. Adv Mudenda said efforts to resolve the Palestinian crisis should now go beyond just UN resolutions or conferences to include a “concrete plan of action” to deal with the 70-year-old crisis “once and for all”.

Said Adv Mudenda, “Our hope now lies in intensive and robust Parliamentary diplomacy.” This was in reference to current efforts to expel Israel from the International Parliamentary Union.

The Speaker reminded the delegates of President Robert Mugabe’s speech to the UN General Assembly on September 12, 2002 when he stated that,

“The Palestinian question should be resolved without further delay as it is causing untold suffering to the people in the occupied territories.

Israel must withdraw her forces from Palestinian land soon and the Palestinians must be afforded the opportunity of having a state of their own. Israel must know that her chances of peace and security lie in having a Palestinian state that will live side by side with it in mutual respect of sovereign states.”

As proof for its support to the Palestinian cause, Adv Mudenda said Zimbabwe was among the first countries that in 1988 recognised Palestine as an independent state and upgraded the then PLO offices in Harare to become a fully-fledged embassy with an accredited ambassador.

The Speaker paid tribute to Iran for its unwavering support for the Palestinian cause, a move that has led Tehran to endure a cocktail of sanctions imposed by the US and its European allies.

He narrated several attempts that were made, over the years, at international level to resolve the Palestinian crisis, which failed as successive Israeli governments ignored or violated all the agreements.

“The greatest tragedy is not the manner in which Israel has conducted itself with respect to Palestinian occupied territory, but the double standards demonstrated by some Western powers with respect to Israel,” said Adv Mudenda.

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  • Otto Tawanda Chisiri

    To support Palestine is to be on the wrong side of History..Jerusalem has been the capital city of Isreal founded by David and this is a known factor. We need to study the creation of Palestine and understand the importance of fulfilment of the Holy Scriptures. And look at the guys we have in camp..Russia Iran north Korea against European countries .America and Britain our foreign policy needs to change

  • CH

    A meeting of terrorists is of no substance. There are God’s symbols on earth – and fighting Israel is tantamount to fighting God. The Prophets Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses Miriam, Aaron, Joshua, David, Isaiah, Elijah, Elisha and others are among the people of Israel.

    Further, Jesus Christ the Messiah, and his mother Miriam (Mary), Rabbi Shaul (Saul) of Tarsus, Shlomo Caipha (Simon Peter) and Stephen are the people of Israel.

    Then we have modern people of Israel: Albert Einstein, Karl Marx, Mark Zuckerberg to name just a few.

    We also have all modern technology that you so much love: the Internet, the mobile phone, all modern medicines, you name it – it was developed by Jews.

    Then honestly: What does a Christian have in common with a muslim – nothing.

    What does a Christian have in common with a Jew – everything, from the Holy Bible to your own method of thinking; no violence etc.

    Inside every Christian is a Jew!

  • Pastor

    Supporting Palestine is just futile , waste of effort. That question shows the reality of the scriptures that land was given to the descendants of Abraham by God- The Israelis. That is they are just undefeatable despite being surrounded by enemies. Forget it there is no going back Israel is going to fully take Jerusalem which is currently partly occupied by the Arabs and that marks the return of Christ . Luk 21:24 ….. Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. This was mentioned by the LORD himself as a sign of the second coming of Christ . AD 70 the Israelis were taken away from their motherland after their defeat by the Romans as prophesied by Christ himself, AD 1948 they became a nation again AD1967 they defeated a coalition of Arab nations in a 6 day war and they took over part of Jerusalem. 1973 They defeated again a coalition of Arabs nation. Over the years the Palestinieans have been beaten left right and centre. Just open your eyes and see the hand of God on the Israeli side. More important see the prophetic time clock.

  • dee

    i totally differ with the advocate. those who go against Israel go against God!!!!

  • L. Makombe

    Let us not get carried away and deviate from the Word of God. We may be friends with Palestine, but let us be guided by the Word of God, otherwise these uncalled for statements which are made emotionally will have a negative impact on the country. No wonder why we have challenges every now and then, because we tend to deviate from the Word of God. What does God say about Jerusalem and the state of Israel. Are we also saying that just because our friend Iran says Israel must be wiped out from the map of the world, we are going to join in that foolish talk? Heavenly Father, may You please give wisdom to Zimbabwe’s leaders so that they are guided by You and not their emotions. Please do not judge Zimbabwe by what our politicians do and say.