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A wish-list for the brave Palestinians

What more horrors are in store for Gaza? A wish-list for the brave Palestinians I wonder what Hamas and Israeli leaders are thinking as they survey the devastation in Gaza and review the death-toll and casualty figures? Or course, neither has to live among the ruins and clamber over the devastation. Neither has the stench […]

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If ISIS Established a Government, the World will Recognize it as Lawful

What would be world’s reaction to an Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) government? Although it would be very sad to imagine, what if ISIS actually established a stable government? After all they have the motivation and support they need to accomplish their goal. Some social media and news agencies published a map demonstrating […]

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The Lancet: Leading doctors and scientists denounce Gaza violence

Read the full letter in The Lancet [Ed note: Readers are urged to read the full letter and circulate widely as possible to everyone and anyone who has some influence to speak up for Gaza such as Politicians, press, institutions, professional groups, activists, concerned friends] More than 20 leading doctors and scientists* from the UK […]

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It’s the new ‘self defence’

Carry on slaughtering the men, women and children you illegally occupy and daily humiliate… It’s the new ‘self defence’ Britain’s newly-minted foreign secretary Philip Hammond has lost his shine already. A few days ago he warmly welcomed Egypt’s bogus Gaza ceasfire proposal which hadn’t even been shown to Hamas. Yesterday he was asked three times […]

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The Dementedness Destroying Israel

“They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others. They grabbed what they could get for the sake of what was to be got. It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder […]

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Seize the moment!

Seize the moment! They want war? Then launch a full-blown BDS assault on Israel and its supporters There was never a better moment for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement to mass-mobilise for a mega-campaign to not only impact more heavily on the lawless Israeli state but also unmask those in business and public […]

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Why are ISIL Takfiris obsessed with killing Shias?

ISIL terrorists move along beheading and chopping bodies, attempting to establish a Caliphate in Iraq and Syria, while the Muslim world shouts back “not in our name.” According to political analyst, Gordon Duff the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia is “waging a corporate war” on the entire Middle East by supporting the Takfiris. He argues […]

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Dead teenagers: Netanyahu’s criminal settlement policy put them in harm’s way

The BBC, that paragon of broadcasting, repeatedly fails to give the necessary context when reporting events in occupied Palestine. The rest of the mainstream media are equally guilty but we still tend to look to the BBC as the standard setter, a lofty position from which it has slid a long way recently. In its […]

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UK Methodists still half-hearted about BDS

“We’ll continue dialogue and engage prayerfully” The UK Methodist conference has ducked the opportunity to extend BDS to the whole of Israel. They are content to limit it to firms that operate in the illegally-occupied Palestinian territories for the time being. They sidestepped a proposal to “strengthen the Church’s commitment to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions […]

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UK Methodist conference: Will Jewish meddlers dictate church policy?

UK Methodist conference: Will Jewish meddlers be allowed to dictate church policy? At its conference four years ago the Methodist Church in the UK set a brave example. It voted to boycott products from Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestine, regarded as illegal under international law, and to encourage Methodists across Britain to do the same. […]

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US Presbyterians under the cosh for doing their Christian duty

Why do churches let themselves become ensnared in inter-faith ‘friendships’ with extremists? How does it help the quest for peace and harmony? I’ve been reprimanded for being too critical of the Presbyterian Church (USA) which has taken 10 years and 5 general assemblies to deal with its objectionable investments, and then only by the narrowest […]

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Five Questions and Answers about “Call to Arms” in Iraq.

On Friday the 13th Ayatollah Ali Sisitani’s representative, Mortaza Kishmiri, urged Iraqis to take up arms in order to defend their country and protect religious Shrines. Since then, many Shia, both men and women, put on military uniforms and joined the Iraqi Army. This article aims to answers five important questions about what is going […]

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A look at the Middle East last week

Remember when the Obama administration was urging the Egyptian government to restrain the security forces against peaceful protesters® and their fundamental freedom of protest, association and assembly? Well, that was January 2011, when former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was beginning to look an inadequate leader, failing to meet the Egyptian people’s aspirations, yearning for democracy […]

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Timid US Presbyterians shun BDS and let Israel off the hook

Timid US Presbyterians punish American companies, shun BDS and let Israel off the hook Pro-Palestinian campaigners are cock-a-hoop over the Presbyterian Church USA’s vote to divest from Caterpillar Inc, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions. Hailed as amazing, brave and miraculous in some quarters, it was actually a very close-run thing: 310 to 303 against, with no […]

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The Jewish Plan for the Middle East and Beyond

In the recently posted THE JEWISH PLAN FOR THE MIDDLE EAST AND BEYOND, Atzmon reveals a callous disregard for one of the, if not the, direst sufferings of a persecuted segment of the Palestinian population who is in most urgent need of assistance and whom progressive Western activists and generous non-profit organizations are trying to […]

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Rights activists’ calls for help remain ignored

A veteran activist who has seen his life and safety be put on the line often due to his advocacy work and determination to see Yemen’s most influential figures held responsible for their actions, Mogib Hassan said to have been chocked at Yemen rights community’s apathy and sheer disinterest to his appeal. As AWAMinternational relation […]

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Mogib Hassan – Yemen Looted Funds’ whistle-blower

Mogib Hassan, a rather well-known political and rights activist was called to sit on Yemen Looted Funds Recovery body, AWAM, back in 2013 as a liaison officer. His work essentially involved keeping Yemen’s foreign partners aware of whatever progress AWAM had managed to make in lifting the veil on some of Yemen’s most corrupt officials […]

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Sports and The Domestic Violence Hoax

There is an odious myth continuously promoted by feminists: a rise in domestic violence against women by men occurs during major sporting events like the American Football Super Bowl and Soccer’s World Cup. Men, it seems, cannot control themselves and use these occasions to express their “innate” violent nature by battering women according to feminists. […]

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The Rise of the European Right: Reaction to the Neoliberal Right

Introduction The European parliamentary elections witnessed a major breakthrough for the right-wing parties throughout the region. The rise of the Right runs from the Nordic countries, the United Kingdom, the Baltic and Low countries, France, Central and Eastern Europe to the Mediterranean. Most, if not all, of these emerging right-wing parties mark a sharp break […]

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Sowing religious tensions in Bahrain as a defence strategy – a King’s tale

Amid yet more reports of grave human rights violations against Bahrain Shia community, a rather worrying development has come to light in the kingdom island as King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa is attempting to sow discord amid the Christian and Shia Muslim community, intent on pitting two friendly and traditionally peaceful communities against each […]

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Saudi Arabia professes a regime of terror against the Shia community

  While 2011 certainly marked a sudden increase in violence against Saudi Arabia’ Shia community, human rights violations and acts of anti-Shiism have been many over the past decades, a by-product of Al Saud tyrannical rule and dogma. Treated as social pariah in their homeland, Saudi Arabia’ Shia Muslims continue to endure the most vicious […]

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Activists in Bahrain denounce anti-Shia Policies

Early last week political activists affiliated with Bahrain’s opposition groups delivered a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon calling for his office to take a stand against Bahrain’s systematic targeting of the Shia community. Ever since Bahrainis rose against the government in 2011, emboldened by the Arab Spring, to demand social and judicial […]

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Is Palestine ‘solidarity’ going soft?

In the run-up to the EU elections the UK’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) emailed supporters urging them to use a specially worded form for MEP candidates to fill in. It included these two questions… Will you ensure that the EU fully applies the conditionality clause guaranteeing respect for human rights in all its future and […]

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“Unhelpful” to blame anyone for peace talks breakdown

“Unhelpful” to blame anyone for peace talks breakdown, says British government. Support Kerry and return to pointless negotiations. Britain’s Foreign Office, presided over by William Hague, has come up with the most fatuous response so far to the collapse of the latest peace talks stage-managed, as always, by Israel’s partner in crime, America. Here it […]

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Is UKIP the ‘white knight’ of British politics?

‘Sir Nigel’ rides forth…. Is UKIP the ‘white knight’ of British politics or just another mercenary of the pro-Israel Lobby? UKIP (UK Independence Party) is poised to cause an earthquake in British politics at the European elections on 22 May. The mainstream parties – Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats – are panicking as they watch […]

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Peace process: PLO ignores interview request

Peace process: PLO ignores interview request Questions activists want answered are posted here The futile exercise reviving peace talks between Mahmoud Abbas’s half-baked puppet administration and the Israelis comes to its scheduled climax in a few days, after which we wait with bated breath for US Secretary of State John Kerry’s much-trumpeted “framework” for even […]

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Targeted killing could become a game for all

Fail to nail the warmongers and… Targeted killing could become a game for all ‘Assassination Bureau’ revisited Secret mafia-like cabals are systematically wrecking our planet to feed their greed. They do so with impunity and without regard to human misery. An enormous backlog of war criminals still strut the international stage while we seethe with […]

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Meet Dave – your Christian Dyno-Rod

But don’t expect him to unblock the Holy Land sewer Over the Easter holidays the UK’s prime minister, David Cameron, was on his knees “doing God” in the run-up to European elections. And he sparked a great commotion in the media by claiming Britain is “a Christian country”. Cameron wrote in the Church Times : […]

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More threats from Palestine’s nasty neigbour

Israel to extract a heavy price if Palestinians join UN bodies, says minister US-brokered negotiations with Israel, which started on 29 July 2013 and were to last nine months, are nearing their ignominious end. And Israel, the serial defaulter that it is, has reneged on the agreed release of 104 pre-Oslo prisoners in exchange for […]

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The Goal of the BDS Movement Is Justice

The Goal of the BDS Movement Is Justice: Israel Denies Justice and therefore does not Exist as a Legitimate State Justice and legitimacy are one and inexorably linked to the Charters and Declarations of the United Nations. This is a truth that Michael J. Rosenberg does not address as he castigates the supporters of the […]

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BDS is irrelevant. Oh, really?

“BDS is irrelevant.” Oh, really? What maddens Zionists most is that they cannot control civil society like they can pull the strings of the spineless political élite. They fear BDS action (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) will derail their precious project for a Greater Israel. So they now sneer at civil society and try to discourage […]

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Audience with war crimes suspect Livni

You couldn’t make it up! £50 for an audience with Israeli ‘justice’ minister on war crimes wanted list …and basking under the special protection of Her Majesty’s Government The 2014 Annual Congress of the University and College Union Scotland (UCU Scotland) has voted unanimously to condemn the planned visit by Israel’s Tzipi Livni, wanted for […]

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MEPs denied access to Gaza

Subject: Re: MEPs denied access to Gaza From: stu@f8.eclipse.co.uk Date: Wed, March 26, 2014 4:20 pm To: info@palestinianmissionuk.com OK. But what are the Palestinian authorities (PA/PLO) doing about it, please? How are they using this important information? What is your leadership saying/doing? What diplomatic moves are being made? Where is the Ambassador’s statement/briefing? How do […]

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Time to target the worst villains of all

BDS must expose our MPs’ unnatural devotion to a foreign power that practises apartheid, defies international law and terrorises children Last week David Cameron, addressing Israel’s Knesset, pledged to defeat any boycotting of Israel. “Britain opposes boycotts,” he said without having consulted the British people on the matter. This should be enough to put the […]

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Ukraine & Egypt: A tale of two coups

US plans for Egypt and Ukraine are falling apart and Russia is scrambling to pick up the pieces. In the latest color revolution, it was not an army but a rump parliament that pulled the plug on the elected president on a wave of protest, pushing out Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovich on 22 February. He apologized […]

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Nordisk Ungdom in Ukraine

Introduction by Lasse Wilhelmson: This guy is from a nationalist quite small group of young people mostly from Sweden but also Nordic. Not really a party or traditional organization. Anyone can join for free. They produce short videos and perform in the streets with excellent satire and humor – no violence or hate.  I think they […]

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Boycott would-be MPs who are Friends of Israel

BDS, this is your big chance…. In the coming elections, Boycott would-be MPs who are Friends of Israel Name and shame supporters of the racist regime! A recent article, ‘Holocaust hullabaloo: another MP intimidated’, tells how a British lady MP was harrassed by the chief executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, Karen Pollock, for daring […]

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Palestinian Declaration

Re-posted from Poetry for Palestine at the suggestion of Scott Free who felt this might be a good place to run the “Palestinian Declaration” and generate some discussion. To see the growing list of signatures visit Poetry for Palestine on the link above. Originally posted by Nahida Exiled Palestinian on January 19, 2014 PLEASE SIGN  THIS […]

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Anti-Jewish Ire in France

This past Sunday was a “day of ire” in France, when a mass demonstration against “the establishment” in general and the Prime Minister, François Hollande in particular, turned into an explicit anti-Jewish protest. Gilad Atzmon, in his article below, makes the point that Jewish organizations in France and around the world failed to appreciate the […]

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When will the Palestinians clear the decks?

Let’s shine a light into the ICC’s dusty corners… When will the Palestinians clear the decks for action? I watched the Palestinian ambassador, Prof Manuel Hassassian’s performance before a session of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee enquiring into ‘Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories: prospects for 2014′. http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=14617 . He was asked by […]

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Defending Good and Evil

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.  –George Orwell Typically, people argue to defend what they do (or believe), attacking opposing views where they can, and ignoring arguments they haven’t considered. The more that kind of activity serves as American foreign policy–whether it’s in […]

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Help prod the ICC into action over Israel’s illegal ‘settlements’

The Palestinian leadership won’t do it – will you? Unbelievably, President Mahmoud Abbas and his hapless crew in Ramallah promised the US not to file charges against Israel in the International Criminal Court. Meanwhile the Israeli regime is accelerating its squatter programme on Palestinian territory even in the middle of so-called peace talks, increasing its […]

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French Palestinian Solidarity Deserves a Quenelle

France is the middle of a sweeping popular movement sparked by Dieudonné and symbolized by la Quennelle, a movement that has united young and old, white and black, men and women, the middle class and the unemployed, extreme Left, Center and Right, many Muslims, Christians and even a couple of Jews. It is an anti-establishment […]

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Friends of yours, Mr Cameron?

Israel’s appalling crime-sheet for 2013… Killed 56, injured 1385, carried out 8636 raids and attacks, demolished 172 homes… Friends of yours, Mr Cameron? The Palestinian Embassy, for once, has done something useful and released figures that paint a shocking picture of Israel’s mega-crimes against their helpless Palestinian neighbours over the past year. Of course, these […]

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Walled in by Zionist ugliness

Walled in by Zionist ugliness The grim horror now surrounding our ‘Little Town of Bethlehem’ London’s Christmas was made gloomier this year – and rightly so – by the appearance in the courtyard of St James’s Church, Piccadilly, of a replica of the hated Israeli annexation Wall that threads its thieving way around the Palestinian […]

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Pal. Sisters as Keepers of their Brothers inside Emergency Damascene Shelters

This brief update is not focused on the ever deteriorating grave conditions of Palestinians and Syrians displaced and often trapped inside dangerous areas on Damascus Franklin Lamb Al-manar Al Zahera neighborhood, south Damascus This brief update is not focused on the ever deteriorating grave conditions of Palestinians and Syrians displaced and often trapped inside dangerous […]

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Jerusalem the Red Line

Hamas chief calls for massive armed resistance to protect it… but how? The other day Hamas’s political chief, Khaled Meshaal, criticised the Palestinian Authority for “criminalizing armed resistance”. He claimed that, by dropping the armed resistance option, Arab States and the PA had lost the ability to deter Israel and its never-ending violations. He said […]

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Will Western churches unite and fight?

‘Reverberations’ expected as Methodists go out to consultation on BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) The Methodist Church in Britain has invited individuals, NGOs, faith groups and government organisations in the UK, Israel/Palestine and beyond to take part in a consultation exercise and answer questions on what it calls “the wider context around BDS“. The aim […]

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“Go Tell It on the Mountain, From the Peaks of Qasioun!”

American Bombing Still Likely by FRANKLIN LAMB Damascus. Al-manar At the height of the war scare here in early September, a group 9 primarily Sunni, Christian, and Alawite students and activists, led by a charismatic and agnostic pro-Hezbollah Lebanese Shia woman from Hermel in Lebanon’s North Bekaa Valley, set up a Human Shields and Observers […]

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Lasse Wilhelmson: A Portrait That Tells Many Tales

Lasse Wilhelmson is one of my top favorite thinkers, writers and human beings. His thoughts about the actual portrait he reproduces and describes also achieves a poignant self-portrait of the remarkable man he is. The essay also appeared on Atzmon’s site. It should appear widely and be read everywhere. A Portrait that Tells Many Tales […]

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