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Open Letter to New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully

Open Letter to Murray McCully: Invitation to support international law regarding Israel’s trading practices 30 April 2012 Dear Mr McCully, The fifth-biggest UK food retailer and biggest Co-operative Group in Europe has ceased trading with suppliers that are linked to Israeli settlements. The Co-op’s decision will immediately hit four suppliers, Agrexco, Arava Export Growers, Adafresh […]

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Richard II

The Globe Theatre BDS Scandal

This is a story of three Theatres. The Habima Theatre of Israel, The Globe Theatre of London UK, and the Ashtar theatre in Ramallah, occupied Palestine. The Ashtar Theatre has recently received rave reviews, with an ‘Arab Spring’ version of Shakespeare’s classic tale – Richard 2nd, and are due to perform this May at the […]

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Women’s Activism in Palestine

From the Disappointment of the First Intifada to the Hope of a New Movement Women took an active role in the Palestinian struggle in the First Uprising ‘Intifada’. Nonetheless, after the signing of the Oslo agreement in 1994, women’s role has diminished. Seventeen years later, a new generation of Palestinian women rose stronger than before. […]

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Israel bars entry for ‘Welcome to Palestine’ activists

Israel has refused entry to dozens of activists who arrived in Tel Aviv as part of an international campaign dubbed ‘Welcome to Palestine’. Nine Israeli activists have also been arrested. The organizers say they’d planned peaceful activities like planting trees in the West Bank and have criticized Israel for over-reacting. RT gets the details from […]

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The Israel Security Barrier

Putting Palestine back on the agenda

By asserting that Iran is a threat to Israel’s existence (a ludicrous assertion) and beating the drums for war with it, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has succeeded in getting Palestine off the political and mainstream media agenda and winning more time for Zionism to consolidate its occupation of the West Bank. (As Barak Ravid noted […]

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Germany’s Humiliation

Can a new Hitler rise? In the last month, there was an accumulation of odd news items concerning German humiliation by Israel, culminating with two truly odd affairs. German Nobel laureate Gunter Grass was declared persona non grata in Israel, and Richard Wagner’s music was rejected by the Israeli Opera as an overture for a […]

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In Defense of Günter Grass

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph” (Haile Selassie).   Have our Jewish sisters and brothers forgotten their humiliation? Have […]

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Reponse Letter to the Call for Disavowal for Gilad Atzmon

Greetings Mr. Abunimah and fellow signatories of your statement titled:  “Granting No Quarter: A Call for the Disavowal of the Racism and Antisemitism of Gilad Atzmon.”, As someone who both respects and admires much of your work, it’s with disappointment and regret that I read this demand for Mr. Atzmon’s disavowal.   It is acknowledged that […]

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My Pro-Palestine CD Reviewed & then ‘Un-reviewed’

Introduction by Gilad Atzmon: Rich Siegel is now subject to Zionist abuse and smear campaign. Jazz writer Brent Black of  who reviewed Rich’s peace seeking album favorably has now changed his mind due to Jewish pressure. Black wrote on facebook: my humble apologies to my jewish friends for reviewing rich sigel (sic) an anti-zionist […]

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BDS update: Israel’s Ides of March

Palestinian Land Day and Israel Apartheid Week activities around the world gave Israel and its Western backers something to think about in recent weeks. Israeli land confiscations accelerated in the 1970s and led Palestinians to organise the first coordinated demonstrations in the Occupied Territories on 30 March 1976, during which 6 Palestinians were killed. This […]

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Jewish food fight (at Park Slope Co-op)

In my article last month, Zionist Bullying in the West Coast Co-op Movement, I described moves within the co-op movement on the American west coast to undermine the proposed boycott of Israeli goods (Knott 2012). These manouevres have a history. Ten years ago, San Francisco’s Rainbow food co-op stopped selling Israeli food as a protest […]

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The Zionist Cuckoos in Christianity’s Nest

  If you are as puzzled as I am how a true Christian could possibly be taken in by Zionism, a short paper on the phenomenon is available from Sadaka “The destiny of the Jewish people is to return to the land of Israel and reclaim their inheritance promised to Abraham and his descendants […]

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A Modern St George and a Tribe of Dragons

A modern St George vowed one day to save his people from the ravages of a tribe of dragons. These monsters had been setting fire to towns and villages throughout the land, and if something wasn’t done soon, there would be none of his people left to save. Of course St George knew very well that not […]

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Israel’s Willing Executioners: AIPAC Invades Washington

by James Petras and Robin Eastman Abaya Introduction:  A Week of National Humiliation: From March 4th to March 9th, 2012, 13,000 militant Israel Firsters, took over “political Washington”[1] and imposed a foreign regime’s (Israel) political agenda to the rousing applause and appreciation of their captive vassal US legislators and executives who crowded the halls and […]

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Free Palestine

Permission to examine “Jewishness”

In-fighting is characteristic of progressive movements.  On the right things are much easier.  They want a “survival-of-the-fittest” society, small government, low taxes, no safety- net, no brown-skinned people crossing our borders,  the right to unlimited profits un-hampered by any oversight or regulations, the right to claim foreign natural resources and to take advantage of cheap […]

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I’m So Glad We’ve Got Gilad

The attack on Gilad Atzmon by the UK Palestine Community Network, relayed on Ali Abunimah’s blog, is a depressing reminder that an influential section of Palestinian opinion has accepted the narrative about Israel-Palestine preferred by most (supposed) pro-Palestinian Jews. That is, of course their right. There is an argument for saying that Zionism is a […]

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Israeli Apartheid Week and Ken O’Keefe

The students at the University of Kent have received this, there is significant pressure to cancel my speaking engagement this Friday. Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to you today with regards to an event that has been organised by the Kent Palestine Solidarity Group as part of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) which will feature Ken […]

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Israel’s Goebbelian Ploy

No justification for war or sanctions on Iran The hysteria over Iran’s nuclear capabilities having reached such a stage as to call for immediate bombing of its nuclear facilities – this hysteria is a red herring, a smokescreen deliberately and insidiously being whipped up by Israel to turn away the world’s gaze from its vicious […]

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Palestinian Art

A spotlight on Palestinian painter, Bissan Rafe

Palestinian Folkloric Fairy Tales Hit Asia and Europe Art Scene “Someone once described my work as emotive and powerful without the need for jargon yet criticized that my politics use art as its tool; to which I simply replied: ‘Politics are the opinions or sympathies of a person, the total complex of relations between people […]

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Banksy Graffiti art from Occuppied Palestine

Gingrich’s “Invented People” & A Collectivist Distortion of History

  Newt Gingrich’s recent comments that the Palestinians are an “invented people”, while technically correct, is nothing new to the Israel Palestine discourse. The argument has a long history of usage amongst those who seek to distort the history of mass ethnic cleansing and human rights abuse against Palestinians by Israeli Zionist forces. However, the […]

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Zionist Bullying in the West Coast Co-op Movement

Several articles on have described the power of Zionism in corrupting progressive groups in Britain, e.g. Laura Stuart’s A Victory for Bullies Everywhere(2012). It’s the same in the USA. In the summer of 2009, just as the west coast co-operative movement was gearing up to adopt a resolution boycotting Israeli goods, there was a […]

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The Writing on the (Apartheid) Wall

History has proven that the more recent the wall, the faster the collapse of the regime that built it. 1803: Rothschild funded British invaders conquer the land of India and build the Salt-Tax or Salt-Hedge wall across the country. 137 years later, the British are defeated and retreat. 1830: Rothschild funded French invaders conquer Algeria […]

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Ken on Fire

Ken O’Keefe Lecture at Middlesex University

Israeli Apartheid Week- February 23, 2012 Here is my lecture last week at Middlesex University. The one with our friendly Zionists. Watch the video to see what they reckon I should be jailed for; ‘incitement’ they call it. I would have to agree that telling the truth is the mostrevolutionary activity of our time and […]

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Is Holocaust II (shorthand for another great turning against the Jews) inevitable?

The Gentile me believes this question needs to be addressed because there is a very real danger that the rising, global tide of anti-Israelism, which is being provoked by Israel’s terrifying arrogance of power and sickening self-righteousness, will be transformed into anti-Semitism unless two things happen. The notion that anti-Israelism could be transformed into anti-Semitism […]

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Mic Righteous

BBC censors Palestine from rap

Mic Righteous PRESS RELEASE for immediate release: 31st January 2012: - The BBC has admitted it was ‘overcautious’ in editing the word ‘Palestine’ from an artist’s performance on Radio 1Xtra and has said it is ‘looking to learn’ from the way it handled the situation. However, in a ruling released today (31/01/12), the BBC Trust said the […]

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What is Power? A Couple of Stories.

Pontius Pilate famously asked: ‘What is truth?’ He might just as well have asked: ‘What is power?’ Consider his situation. Pilate was the prefect of the province of Judea, the representative of the great Roman Empire. Before him stood a young other-worldly man who might be a nutter or a seer and who said nothing […]

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Nick Clegg Criticises Israel for Sabotaging Peace Process

Nick Clegg, British deputy Prime Minister criticised Israel on Monday for sabotaging Palestinian peace process. Really what a shocker!!  Following a press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas he said this on the subject of settlements. Once you’ve placed physical facts on the ground that makes it impossible to deliver something that everyone has for […]

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Operation Free Palestine

Dear Citizens of the world, We live in the most troubled times! Ravaged by debt, enslaved by greed, and trapped by media lies! Our lives have become such a burden, that we forgo the very basic instincts of our being – to care for our fellow brothers and sisters, We must dare to speak out […]

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