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BDS won’t work, Zio leaders tell Methodists…

Of course, it wasn’t going to be long before the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD) stuck their oar into the Methodists’ big debate on BDS (Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel http://www.methodist.org.uk/bdsbriefing, which included a public consultation questionnaire. The BoD has now pubished their 33-page ‘Response to the Methodist Church in Britain’s Inquiry […]

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Appeasement dooms Palestinians to everlasting misery

UN’s precious gift empowering legal action is squandered while Israel, with US/UK/EU acquiescence, continues to seize land and resources with impunity Later this month Palestinians will be celebrating an important anniversary, namely the decision by the UN General Assembly a year ago to recognise Palestine as a non-member observer state. But not with much joy, […]

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UK government’s devotion to racist Israeli regime continues

…as new ministerial stooge is slotted in at the Foreign Office A letter from the Palestine Solidarity Campaign recently flopped into my Inbox for forwarding to MPs, urging them to write to the Foreign Office and ask what action was being taken to address the growing humanitarian disaster in Gaza. I edited it slightly and […]

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Israel Benefits as World Loses

Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think? –Peter Hitchens What started off as Arab Spring has turned morbidly into Arab Fall. What began as a seasonal description became directional and self-destructive. Not only have movements […]

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ORIENT TENDENCIES: THE VICTORY OF SYRIA

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Veritas Orient Tendencies Monday October 14, 2013, no153 Weekly information and analysis bulletin specialized in Arab Middle Eastern affairs prepared by neworientnews.com Editor in chief Wassim Raad wassimraad73@gmail.com New Orient Center for Strategic policies The victory of Syria, a realistic bet By Ghaleb Kandil   Away from all the […]

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Simon Schama – ideology versus truth and reason

In the third part of his BBC history documentary The Story of the Jews Simon Schama announced “I am a Zionist and quite unapologetic about it.[1]” That honest but blunt admission advises us that when the subject of Israel/Palestine is under discussion, whatever opinion or evidence Schama may contribute to it will be constrained within […]

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Assad: Hamas Has Betrayed Us Repeatedly, But…

By: Elie Chalhoub Published Monday, October 14, 2013 Damascus – It is remarkable how much Russia occupies the strategy of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. He seems very reassured by the Russian role, but stresses that the Russians are not defending Syria as much as they are ultimately defending themselves. During a recent meeting with visitors […]

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A Talk with Avi Shlaim – Part 2

This is the second part of a three-part interview with Avi Shlaim, professor of International Relation at the Middle East Centre, Oxford. Iran and International Organisations – some legitimate, some less legitimate – were discussed. An important point to note is Israel’s behaviour towards Iran. The Iranian nuclear program is not an Israeli issue: it’s […]

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Who was Key really representing at the UN?

In his speech[1] to the United Nations General Assembly on 26 September, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key made the following reference to the Syrian conflict: The Secretary-General has advised the Council and the General Assembly, “The United Nations Mission has now confirmed, unequivocally and objectively, that chemical weapons have been used in Syria.” The […]

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Israel Teaches France a Lesson

Remember Marion Castaign, the French diplomat who was roughed up by Israeli soldiers recently? What was she thinking? That dissing Israei publicly after, well, really, provoking the IDF to grab her out of the truck carrying aid for the Palestinians whose homes had been destroyed by Israel and brutalize her, that, worse, after allowing videotapes […]

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Are Jewish communities planning to ‘annex’ parts of north London?

There’s something creepy going on in the leafy suburbs of north London. A local planning authority has given permission for the erection of an Eruv – a Jewish aerial boundary – in lovely Bushey. WTF is that? I hear you ask… Are Jewish communities planning to ‘annex’ parts of north London? ‘Eruvs’: coming soon to […]

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In Occupied Palestine: Zionism in practice – Israel’s Daily Toll on Palestinian Life, Limb, Liberty and Property

HEADLINES for 19 & 20 September 2013: Armed settler terrorists open fire on Palestinian shepherds 3 people wounded in Israeli Army attacks Israeli forces fire tear gas grenades at children Settler mob beats up and hospitalises special needs patient 2 people injured by Israeli Army rubber-coated bullets Israeli Army opens fire with rubber-coated bullets in […]

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Shameful Exceptionalism

We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health lawyers destroy justice universities destroy knowledge governments destroy freedom the press destroys information religion destroys morals and our banks destroy the economy. ~ Chris Hedges Paul Schied, commenting in the Harvard Political Review writes, “American Exceptionalism argues that the United States is the best at […]

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In Occupied Palestine: Zionism in practice – Israel’s Daily Toll on Palestinian Life, Limb, Liberty and Property

HEADLINES for 18 September 2013: Israeli Army prevents families (made homeless by its destruction of their homes) from erecting tents donated by the International Red Cross Gaza incursion: Israeli Army bulldozes crops Israeli Army position opens fire on Gaza refugee camp farmland Israeli forces, firing stun and tear gas grenades at schoolchildren, seize and hold […]

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In Occupied Palestine: Zionism in practice – Israel’s Daily Toll on Palestinian Life, Limb, Liberty and Property

HEADLINES for 16 &17 September 2013: Jenin home invasions: Israeli troops shoot and wound Palestinian man in his bed and later shoot him dead Jenin home invasions: 3 children and youth (17) critically wounded Israeli Army prevents Red Cross, medics and journalists from entering another newly-created scene of destroyed homes, devastation and homelessness Israeli Navy […]

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