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Xmas greetings to the UK Government…

Xmas greetings to the UK Government… and a reminder of the misery its inaction perpetuates across the Holy Land “So this is Christmas And what have you done?” Hello, the holly-decked halls of Westminster. Be of good cheer, all you chaps in your little festive bubble. I thought you might enjoy this Xmas message from […]

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Right to Resist Oppression

In August 2004, Richard Hugus, critic of progressive injustice, wrote an article on the “Lies of the Israeli Peace Movement”. What Hugus wrote almost ten years ago has as much forgotten or neglected relevance today. In an announcement for a meeting, the public was invited to hear from “bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families supporting peace, […]

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Stealing Palestine

Creeping annexation, ethnic cleansing and ‘the politics of fragmentation’ inflicted by criminals who strut the world stage and thumb their noses at international law As the international conspiracy to rob Palestinians of their freedom and homeland is exposed a little more each day, observers and activists still puzzle over the duplicity of the United Nations […]

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Who Are The Terrorists?

When Helen Thomas told a Rabbi that the Jews should go back to where they came from, he asked where that would be. Her response was as honest and appropriate as it was direct: “Poland, Germany, America…” For that she lost her job as the best White House reporter America has had. Her response was […]

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Will the Pope Insist on Seeing Gaza This Time?

After the humiliation of the last papal visit, Will the Pope insist on seeing Gaza this Time? Or, should he too, Boycott Israel until Jerusalem  and the Christian and Muslim Communities are freed from Occupation? CNN reports http://edition.cnn.com/2013/12/02/world/europe/pope-netanyahu/index.html?eref=edition [1] on Israeli PM Netanyahu’s reception at the Vatican and plans for the Pope to visit Israel […]

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Emad Aqel: The Palestinian

22-year-old Emad Aqel was born under the tyranny of Jewish rule in occupied Palestine. He lived, fought and was martyred 20 years ago on November 24th, 1993. May 12th 1948: The Aqel family were driven out of their home at gunpoint in the Al-Majdal district of Bar’er. Jewish terrorists of the Givati and Negev Brigades […]

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Israeli Hawks Resisting Deals

To the Israelis, any deal made between the world powers and Iran would be a bad deal. It’s obvious from Israeli reactions to the talks in Geneva that the only action acceptable to Israel would be to bomb Iran. Minister of Military Affairs Moshe Ya’alon describes any agreement with Iran as “a historic mistake”. Israeli […]

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Just how real is Hamas’s transformation?

And is new spokesperson Isra on a ‘mission impossible’? I wish 23 year-old Isra al Modallal all the luck in the world in her new and important job as the media face of Hamas – important, that is, if Hamas allows it to be. It’s a courageous move on her part… and a curious innovation […]

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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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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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Jerusalem the Red Line

Hamas chief calls for massive armed resistance to protect it… but how? The other day Hamas’s political chief, Khaled Meshaal, criticised the Palestinian Authority for “criminalizing armed resistance”. He claimed that, by dropping the armed resistance option, Arab States and the PA had lost the ability to deter Israel and its never-ending violations. He said […]

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Will Western churches unite and fight?

‘Reverberations’ expected as Methodists go out to consultation on BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) The Methodist Church in Britain has invited individuals, NGOs, faith groups and government organisations in the UK, Israel/Palestine and beyond to take part in a consultation exercise and answer questions on what it calls “the wider context around BDS“. The aim […]

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Letter To A Rustic American

You’ve been living in rural America; and living the farmer’s life doesn’t leave much time or desire to follow what’s going on in the rest of the world. Even with your daily hour of TV news and Sunday read of the New York Times, you’ll be left with questions that the major news channels simply […]

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Who are these so-called “Palestinians”

Who Are these so-called “Palestinians?” Concerning the True Identity of the so-called “Palestinian People”… Concerning, also the Identity of the People referred to as “Joseph” in the Ha’ Nevi’im, the Prophets: Consider the passage: Ezekiel 37:15-20 And the passage: Amos 6:6 Especially, Who Are the downtrodden and oppressed people, of whom, in Zephaniah 3: 12, […]

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