Resisting Israeli politics

On March 25, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Resisting Israeli Politics by Brenda Heard Six months prior to the upcoming UK general election, the Board of Deputies of British Jews published its “2015 General Election Jewish Manifesto.” This forty-page document urges both existing and prospective members of the UK Parliament to support various “policy asks” and to “champion these causes.”  The Manifesto was […]

Why We Need the International Criminal Court

On February 16, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Why We Need the International Criminal Court by Lawrence Davidson   This is the first of two analyses on the International Criminal Court. The second one will consider the Palestinian appeal to the Court.   Part I – The Need for Rules and Laws Americans consider themselves citizens of “the Land of the Free” with […]

Israel’s March 2015 Elections

On January 11, 2015, in Articles, by admin

Israel’s March 2015 Elections by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Trepidation There is trepidation in the Zionist ranks over the March 2015 elections for a new Knesset or parliament. It seems that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got angry at his more “liberal” coalition partners Tzipi Livni and Yair Lapid because of their opposition to […]

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, […]

The Liberal Zionist Dilemma

On August 19, 2014, in Articles, by admin

The Liberal Zionist Dilemma By Lawrence Davidson   Part I – The Liberal Ideal   Liberalism, framed as a socio-political ideal, argues that human beings are good and social progress achievable.  It is a “glass half-full” outlook. Within this paradigm all individuals, not just members of a specific religion, race or nationality, should have political […]

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 US and Israel’s “Obsession” with Iran—The Real Reasons

On October 2, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The US and Israel’s “Obsession” with Iran—The Real Reasons By Damian Lataan Article below originally published here 6 November 2011; image article originally published The Sydney Morning Herald – 5 August 1982* Actually, it’s not so much that the U.S. and Israel are seemingly ‘obsessed’ with Iran, but more that the neoconservative’s of the U.S. and Israel’s right-wing […]

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. […]

Confined cruelty:Israeli treatment of Palestinian minors

On March 31, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Confined cruelty: Israeli treatment of Palestinian minors By Graham Peebles They shoot children don’t they The innocence of childhood is a precious jewel, to be gently cared for and nurtured, allowing the child, whose future we are building, to develop happily and safely in an atmosphere of love and peace. For many Palestinian children their […]