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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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Message to Corbyn: dump the baggage, build from new

“You have better things to do than captain a sinking ship” Message to Corbyn: dump the baggage, build from new After his very public humiliation by pro-war rebels in the House of Commons, and with more to come from the dysfunctional Blairite rump of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn might do well to cut his […]

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Stupidity Triumphs

379 to 223 for more war Cameron wins the vote to bomb in Syria but not the argument David Cameron came to the Commons today with his master-plan for confronting ISIS, having told his MPs: “You should not be walking through the lobbies with Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathiser.” At his party’s […]

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Is it curtains for Corbyn?

Disarray is putting it mildly. Coming to a collective view on war and death and what to do about Syria was never going to happen in the Labour Party. After bomb-crazy members of his shadow cabinet made it clear that they would support Cameron’s impatient wish to launch air strikes into Syria, many Labour grass-roots […]

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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!

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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Look who’s in charge of UK government cybersecurity

A chilling remark from a House of Lords debate just caught my eye. Hansard 4 Nov 2015 : Column GC355 Lord Mendelsohn: We welcome the appointment of the former British ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, who will have a key role in cybersecurity inside the Cabinet Office — a very useful and important position. Sure […]

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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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Cameron shows ‘bad form’ hurling insults at Corbyn

British politics hit a new low last week at the UK Conservative Party conference when David Cameron made an unseemly personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition. Here he is in full prime ministerial flow: “And on the subject of protecting our country from terrorism, let me just say this: Thousands […]

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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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What the Church could learn from Harley-Davidson

Cut the frills, leave out the unnecessary. Keep it simple, honest and uncompromising… There are always exceptions, but in general the Church seems to have lost the plot. Countless times I‘ve walked into a church and asked if they had links to the Holy Land, only to receive a blank look. They care not one […]

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Corbyn blows away the Blair/Brown minions

New Labour leader is smeared by panic-stricken Tories as Corbyn blows away the Blair/Brown minions http://l.mail.conservatives.com/rts/go2.aspx?h=13300&tp=i-H8B-6l-1Vr-6E9KW-1c-2hpl-1c-G-6AWZv-1rH5ve As expected, the Tory Dirty Tricks Department were ready and waiting to put the boot in. No sooner had news of Jeremy Corbyn’s amazing leadership victory, with nearly 60% of first-choice votes, trickled through than Conservative Central Office began […]

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