A little legal restraint on Israel at last?

On February 16, 2015, in Articles, by admin

A little legal restraint on Israel at last? Palestine defies the US/EU and joins the ICC By David Morrison   For many years, Britain has regarded Israel’s colonisation of Palestinian territory in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as illegal under international law and an obstacle to bringing about a “two-state solution”, which is the stated objective of British policy.  Here is a […]

History shows Israel will again fail to implement its agreement with Hamas

On August 27, 2014, in Articles, by admin

History shows Israel will again fail to implement its agreement with Hamas By David Morrison 26 August 2014: Palestinian and Israeli leaders have finally agreed an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to end the seven-week-old Gaza war. It is appropriate to recall that Israel’s last military offensive against Gaza in November 2012 also ended with an agreement concerning Gaza brokered by Egypt [1].  Under it, […]

Britain says every state should join the ICC apart from Palestine

On January 16, 2014, in Articles, by admin

  Britain says every state should join the ICC apart from Palestine by David Morrison   It is British policy to extend the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to every corner of the earth, except the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, that is, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza. And it is not […]

The elephants in the room: Israel’s weapons of mass destruction

On November 19, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The elephants in the room: Israel’s weapons of mass destruction By David Morrison   Israel is not a party to the Chemical Weapons Convention.  It signed the Convention in 1993 when it opened for signature, but it has never ratified it. Now that Syria has become a party to the Convention, Israel is one of only 6 states in the world […]

US scuppered deal with Iran in 2005, says then British Foreign Minister

On September 26, 2013, in Articles, by admin

US scuppered deal with Iran in 2005, says then British Foreign Minister By David Morrison and Peter Oborne This week can be a turning point in the troubled history of relations between the United States and Iran. It is greatly to be hoped that President Obama will take the chance of meeting President Rouhani when […]

Iran and the US: Their Real Red Lines in Weaponry

On May 16, 2013, in Articles, by admin

  Iran and the US: Their Real Red Lines in Weaponry by David Morrison   “… for four years, the United States took the lead in blocking any meaningful action by the Security Council to stop Iraq’s use of chemical against Iranian military and civilian targets. Washington was fully aware of what Iraq was doing: […]

A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West is Wrong about Nuclear Iran

On May 7, 2013, in blog posts, by admin

A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West is Wrong about Nuclear Iran   Friends of Lebanon contributor David Morrison has co-authored a book with Peter Oborne, chief political commentator for the London Telegraph.  As publishers Elliot and Thompson describe this new work: “In 2013 it is possible that Israel, backed by the United States, will launch […]

Without external pressure on Israel, a Palestinian state is unattainable

On June 25, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Without external pressure on Israel, a Palestinian state is unattainable By David Morrison   “The continuing Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian territories is at the heart of the unresolved Arab-Israeli conflict. The issues which have been critical for Israel for most of its history – the existence of the state of Israel and its […]

Israel is a rogue state

On June 8, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Israel is a rogue state By David Morrison Unrivalled record of military occupation, annexation and colonisation First and foremost, it deserves the title “rogue state” because it has occupied militarily large swathes of territory not its own for well over forty years – the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan Heights. […]

International Obligations: Some facts about Iran’s nuclear activities

On March 31, 2012, in Articles, by admin

International Obligations: Some facts about Iran’s nuclear activities by David Morrison   Summary “The United States, European allies and even Israel generally agree on three things about Iran’s nuclear program: Tehran does not have a bomb, has not decided to build one, and is probably years away from having a deliverable nuclear warhead.” (Reuters Special […]