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Rome to Jerusalem: Vatican Impartiality

Rome to Jerusalem: Vatican Impartiality  by Clive Hambidge For twenty five unsuccessful  minutes on 26 January 1904 Theodor Herzel met with a “coarse-grained village priest” (Herzel)  who just happened to be Pope Pius X. Herzel was sitting “right next to him” the Pope in an armchair, “a throne for minor occasions” commented Herzel. Theodor Herzel […]

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Schoolgirl Leanne Betrayed

Free-speech organisers pull the plug on her ‘Birds not Bombs’   In a highly-regarded public speaking competition 15 year-old Leanne Mohamad, a pupil at Wanstead High School in London, stood up and gave an impassioned speech about the appalling situation back home in the Holy Land. It was so moving that she won the regional […]

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Israel vs Palestine: Colonization set for major expansion finfacts.ie

Israeli colonialism signed in the UK, sealed in the USA

Israeli colonialism signed in the UK, sealed in the USA By Clive Hambidge “We must do everything to insure they (the Palestinians) never do return … The old will die and the young will forget.”   (Ben Gurion) Considering the British Mandate of Palestine “carved out of Ottoman Southern Syria” and its favourable view of a […]

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Age of Fools

Age of Fools – Book Review

Reviewed by Jim Miles (Age of Fools.  William A. Cook. Dandelion Books, LLC.  Mesa, Arizona. 2015. ) In a world of fools,  Age of Fools by William Cook is passionate and accusatory book that reviews the Bush/Sharon era of Israeli/Palestinian affairs. Cook’s style is different than the usual prosaic works of history, and while the ‘facts’ […]

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Jeremy Corbyn

Get Corbyn!

Antisemitism Inquisition shifts up a gear in bid to wreck Labour’s election chances and remove the ‘loose cannon’. With important local government elections a few days away the campaign against alleged antisemites reached a crescendo over the weekend, with the press and TV corps in full cry.   Their main quarry was former mayor of […]

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My Anti-Racist Comments on Israel

I was accused on Sky News of making comments attacking the Jewish tribe. Ripped from its context, the remark appeared so offensive I could not conceive I had ever made it. I find now that in fact I did say it, but in the context of a specific remark by an Israeli minister making a […]

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Welcome to Palestine 2017 A legal Imperative by Clive Hambidge

Welcome to Palestine 2017 A legal Imperative Clive Hambidge “Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act” (Albert Einstein) The ship carrying the precious cargo of a Palestinian Statehood Bid, intended for late 2017, navigates through the choppy waters of Israel’s polluted sea of propaganda, US obduracy and a forever abstaining […]

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The Jewish Settler's Mind

The Jewish Settler’s Mind

Who is more dangerous? The fanatic believing a Judaic myth extolling theft and the extermination of the “other,” or the “diaspora” Jewish “agnostic” using lies and intimidation to enable the goals of the fanatic? Hard to choose…They are two hands clapping to salute genocide and grand larceny. All along, the Palestinian land is being eaten up by the […]

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Jews and Walls

Jews and Walls

Jews and walls… Jews and shtetls …. Jews and paranoia…. collective insanity. “They can’t be that crazy, ” says Aziz Oubid. Yes, Aziz, they can and they are! Saying he wants “to save Jewish lives,” the leader of the Israeli opposition is proposing to divide Jerusalem with more high walls and checkpoints, effectively banishing 200,000 […]

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UK Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Boycott Israel? You Die!!!

It’s not hard to imagine a dystopian future in which calling for a boycott of Israel can result in the death penalty. Does that sound farfetched? Last summer, Sheldon Adelson, Haim Saban and other wealthy Jews got together and hosted an anti-BDS summit at Adelson’s luxury Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. Closed to the media […]

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Gaza, this Uninhabitable Planet

‘Gaza, this uninhabitable planet… I want to run away from this madness’ Latest word from mom of three trapped in the hell we created… There is little joy in writing about the plight of the Palestinians, as I have done for the last 10 years. But one of the rewards is that, occasionally, I receive […]

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Call to PSC for Israels expulsion from UN rejected

UK’s leading pro-Palestine campaign group blocks call to expel Israel from the UN (again) At its Annual General Meeting last weekend the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) threw out a proposal to seek Israel‘s expulsion from the United Nations. Chairman Hugh Lanning is reported to have kicked off proceedings on a positive note saying: “Let us […]

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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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