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Falk reprimands Ban Ki-Moon over truth about Israel’s crimes

‘The politics of deflection’ (shoot the messenger, ignore the message) exposed With obvious relish Richard Falk, former professor of international law at Princeton and UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Occupied Palestine, has issued a well deserved slap on the wrist to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for his naivety. It follows Israel’s furious […]

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‘Ethical’ Co-op Bank leaves Palestinian cause in the lurch

Several organisations in the UK that support Palestinians in their struggle for freedom are reported to have had their accounts frozen or closed by the Co-op Bank or been threatened with the chop. The bank until recently was part of the well-regarded Co-operative movement and famed for its business ethics. After running into financial difficulties […]

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UN supports sovereignty for Palestine and slams Israel

Resolution severely criticises the ‘Occupying Power’ Can this be true? Something important and, freedom lovers may think, rather wonderful seems to have happened at the United Nations, and it went largely unreported in mainstream media. The UN General Assembly approved a draft resolution ‘Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including […]

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Expel Israel from the UN

UK activists’ clarion call to civil societies around the world: ‘Expel Israel from the UN’ At least some people are determined to kick off the New Year on a positive note. A motion to expel Israel from the United Nations is to be put to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s AGM. It reads as follows: Motion, […]

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War Against the People

Global Pacification, the Matrix of Control and other nasties… ‘War Against the People’: a timely jolt to spur civil society action If you want something to scare the pants off you this Christmas ask Santa for this excellent book. The author, Jeff Halper, is an American-Israeli Jew who trained as an anthropologist, joined the anti-Vietnam […]

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UK strains for war

It looks bad for Corbyn as UK strains for war “I am writing to consult you on what you think Britain should do. Should Parliament vote to authorise the bombing of Syria? Let me know your views…” The knives are out; and this is what beleaguered Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has emailed to his supporters. […]

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God help the Palestinians!

God help the Palestinians!

Their ‘can’t deliver’ Chief Negotiator is now promoted to Secretary-General Watch this horror movie…. if you can bear to. It stars Palestine’s top negotiator in action. And it’s not pretty. I’ve seen/heard Saeb Erekat interviewed before. He gives the same cringe-making performance and quickly becomes hysterical. In 20 years he has learned nothing from the […]

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Yes, Bibi, get with the programme

….Which, in case you’ve forgotten, is to remove your gunslingers and squatters from the West Bank and East Jerusalem (including the Old City), lift the illegal blockade of Gaza, ensure free movement of goods and people between the Palestinian territories, end interference with the Palestinians’ right to trade with and travel to the outside world, […]

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What if you don’t wish to ‘recognise’ Israel?

Should you be smeared, bad-mouthed, bullied or branded an anti-semite? During last week’s Labour Party Conference new leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed a Friends of Israel fringe meeting. Pro-Israel propaganda outfit Engage, in an email to all and sundry, complained that Corbyn failed to mention ‘Israel’ at all. He refused to utter the word “Israel”.  He […]

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Should Corbyn Split with Labour?

Prospect of endless disarray dooms Labour The fear is that Corbyn’s brave new world of kinder politics and a more caring society will never be allowed to take root and flourish Next year Britain will decide whether to replace her four Vanguard-class Trident submarines. The Labour Party’s shadow defence secretary in April said his party […]

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Corbyn shifts into reverse to avoid Conference car-crash

UK Labour Party Conference Corbyn shifts into reverse to avoid Conference car-crash Thousands who backed his leadership bid expecting him to pursue an anti-Trident and EU-sceptic line are left frustrated. At the Labour Party Conference there was no debate on Trident even though non-renewal of the nuclear deterrent was central to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign. […]

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