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“When ancient theologies are used for modern political ends…”

“When ancient theologies are used for modern political ends…” (Gospel according to Rabbi Lord Sacks) In a House of Lords debate on the Middle East the other day Lord Risby, who opened proceedings, set the tone and spoke of moving to “a final acceptance of the Palestinian reality”. He reminded the House that he and […]

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The Dirty Dozen MPs who want to prolong the Palestinians’ misery…

The Dirty Dozen MPs who want to prolong the Palestinians’ misery… Where is their ‘common humanity’? In the local newspaper where I used to live somebody wrote in demanding to know why local MP Jonathan Djanogly was one of the 12 who voted to deny Palestinians their statehood and right to self-determination in the recent […]

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Agent Cameron still hasn’t got the message on Palestine

‘Recognising a Palestinian state would inhibit the peace process? What peace process?’ Agent Cameron still hasn’t got the message on Palestine Last Monday the House of Commons voted emphatically to “recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution.” So decisively, that the motion […]

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UK MPs blow a ‘raspberry’ at Netanyahu and his serfs

Debate to recognise Palestine statehood UK MPs blow a ‘raspberry’ at Netanyahoo and his serfs Despite all the veiled threats and the loony posturings of the pro-Israel lobby, Parliament voted 274 to 12 on Monday to recognise Palestine as a State. The motion, as amended, read: “That this House believes that the Government should recognise […]

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Which way will UK Parliament jump on Palestinian recognition?

Which way will the UK Parliament jump when it votes on Palestinian recognition? On Monday the House of Commons in London will debate and vote on a parliamentary motion to unilaterally recognise the State of Palestine. A positive result could have a tremendous influence on the state of play in the Palestinians’ struggle for freedom. […]

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Palestine’s Last Chance

Is this Palestine’s last chance? Ever since I began taking an interest in the Palestinians’ struggle – nearly ten years ago – those brave people have been cursed with rubbish leadership that has taken them steadily backwards instead of forwards… leadership that studiously ignores Palestine’s friends outside, fails its people inside and allows its territory […]

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The Gaza Medical Aid Scandal

The Gaza medical aid scandal: Suffer, little children…. What do our clueless politicians care? The indifference shown by Messrs Obama and Cameron to the slaughter and unimaginable destruction that Israel – the self-styled “only democracy in the Middle East” with “the most moral army in the world” – inflicted on Gaza a month ago is […]

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Scots Kiss Goodbye to Independence

Scots kiss goodbye to independence Wallace and the Bruce left spinning in their graves As voting day neared, the “Yes” to Independence campaign was seriously threatening the unity of the realm by arguing that the only guarantee of self-governing powers for Scotland was to vote for independence. Successive polls showed the matter was too close […]

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When Scots ruled chunks of England

As Scotland decides peacefully whether to quit the Union – a lesson to all — let’s remember When Scots ruled chunks of England The polling booths have opened on Scotland’s Big Day and the world is watching, mesmerised, to see which way they jump. It’s too close to call, we’re told. But the Scots weren’t […]

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UK Independence Party hugs another Friend of Israel

Desperate for its first seat in Parliament UK Independence Party hugs another Friend of Israel The UK Independence Party (UKIP), which hopes for a big breakthrough in next year’s general election, has been wining and dining potential Conservative defectors one of which has actually come across. Last week Douglas Carswell stepped down as MP for […]

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Free Palestine? First we must free ourselves from the Enemy Within

Western leaders ‘nobble’ the International Criminal Court Free Palestine? First we must free ourselves from the Enemy Within Was anyone surprised to hear that the International Criminal Court is under pressure not to investigate Israel’s war crimes in Gaza? The British government wouldn’t even vote for the UN Human Rights Council’s proposal to launch an […]

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Freedom to live ordinary lives…

Freedom to live ordinary lives… as per the 2005 promises. That’s all the Gazans want I have just received a very disappointing reply from my true-blue Tory MP to pleas for real government action over the slaughter in Gaza. A similarly worthless response has been received in other parts of the country so I conclude […]

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Gaza: “Raw power is killing those who struggle for justice”

Whatever happened to the US-Quartet Agreement , signed by Israel, ‘to give the Palestinian people freedom to move, to trade, to live ordinary lives’? What are the chances of anything good happening to the Palestinians after this latest carnage? Was their torment addressed on previous occasions? Were the wrongs against them righted? Think back. When […]

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Toleration of Israel’s inhumanity condemns UK’s leaders

Toleration of Israel’s inhumanity condemns UK’s leaders Our ‘Three Stooges’ must go What’s the latest score in this shoot-fish-in-a-barrel spectacle enjoyed by beer-swilling Israelis in deckchairs from the hills overlooking Gaza? 460 Palestinian children and 250 women murdered… 1,938 souls exterminated altogether so far. Not only that, but nearly 2,900 little ones are injured or […]

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Free Palestine projected on Houses of Parliament

Some not amused by Palestinian flag projected onto Parliament building

Sanctions, arms embargo and end to massacre demanded in lights The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has projected an image of the Palestinian flag onto the Houses of Parliament in London. The image includes calls for sanctions against Israel and an end to the massacre in Gaza. Hugh Lanning, Chair of PSC, criticised the British Government for […]

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Palestinians claim UN protection and prepare lawsuits

Palestinians claim UN protection and prepare lawsuits …while the international community gives Israel all the elbow-room it needs to crush Gaza and its nuisance inhabitants permanently As Gaza and its lovely people were being blown to smithereens by Israel’s state-of-the-art weaponry, paid for by the grotesquely unlovely US administration, I put what I thought was […]

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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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Britain dies of shame

Britain dies of shame as Her Majesty’s Government plays the useful idiot to Israel’s crazed ambition Today in London crowds are gathering to vent their anger in a mass demonstration and march to Parliament to “stop the massacre in Gaza” and call for an arms embargo against Israel. This follows last weekend’s huge protest outside […]

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Hamas pricks Israel’s soft under-belly, Ben Gurion airport

Hamas has hit Palestine’s bloodthirsty occupier where it could hurt real bad — in the soft under-belly that is Ben Gurion airport. The Resistance has achieved this by lobbing a rocket too close for comfort and causing air carriers in the United States and Europe to halt flights to Tel Aviv after warnings from governmental […]

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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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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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Exit Agent Hague

…still making excuses for Israel William Hague has quit as British foreign secretary. We thought the fawning Zio, Miliband D, was bad enough but his successor, Hague, probably made us even more enemies around the world. Did he finally realise that his infatuation with the criminal state of Israel was incompatible with his position as […]

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Dear PLO… Take your case to the ICC

As I write, the Israelis have slaughtered 160 Palestinians in their latest mad-dog military adventure, the vast majority being civilians including 35 children. 934 others have been wounded, including 280 children. And still the mighty international community shuffles and mumbles. The Israeli onslaught has brought a flurry of press releases from the Palestinian authorities. One […]

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