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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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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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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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Palestinian ambassador hotly denies ‘recognising’ Jewish State

…it would be “political suicide” Israel’s elaborate hasbara (propaganda) machine has done a sterling job over the years of distorting the truth and re-framing the Holy Land narrative to make the regime in Tel Aviv appear blameless and its war criminals sweetly innocent. Not only that, but also painting the unarmed, impoverished and captive Palestinians […]

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Why boycotting Israel is so Important and Necessary

“DePaul students don’t want their tuition dollars invested in weapons manufacturers who supply the Israeli government, army and prison services” Why boycotting Israel is so important and necessary Nothing, it seems, is too ridiculous for Nick Clegg, UK Deputy Prime Minister, to contemplate. See him in this painful video ‘Nick Clegg welcomes the Jewish Manifesto’ […]

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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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