Beirut Bombs Bring Empty Condolences

On February 20, 2014, in blog posts, by admin

  Beirut Bombs Bring Empty Condolences By Brenda Heard We have now watched six terrorist attacks on Lebanon in 2014.  They were not domestic crimes—they were international terrorism.  Those responsible promise more to come.  Yet the organisations of the international community that are designed to address this sort of problem continue to do as they […]

Netanyahu and Iran: What Next?

On October 2, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Netanyahu and Iran: What Next? By Damian Lataan There is just one of two scenarios that can be deduced from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s obsessive stance on Iran: he either genuinely believes that Iran wants to build a nuclear weapon specifically to launch at Israel or he has some ulterior motive for wanting the […]

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A Plea for Caution From Russia

On September 12, 2013, in Articles, by admin

A Plea for Caution From Russia What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria By Vladimir V. Putin, President of Russia As published in The New York Times Opinion Pages on 11 September 2013 MOSCOW — RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It […]

In Praise of Richard Falk – An Analysis

On May 7, 2013, in Articles, by admin

In Praise of Richard Falk – An Analysis By Lawrence Davidson   PART I – Richard Falk Tells the Truth   Shortly after the 15 April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian territories, published an […]

Birds of Prey: the Record of Impunity for Israeli Military Aircraft

On February 17, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Birds of Prey: the Record of Impunity for Israeli Military Aircraft By Brenda Heard Since March 1978, for thirty-five years, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, has been monitoring the conflict between Israel and Lebanon— the tension, the daring, the mayhem, the killing.  The enthusiastic efforts UNIFIL made in the early years soon […]

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. […]

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

On September 25, 2011, in Articles, by admin

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by Daniel Patrick Welch   That’s the night that the lights went out in Georgia That’s the night that they killed an innocent man. Well, don’t trust your soul to no backwoods, southerly lawyer ‘Cos the judge in the town’s got blood stains on his hands –Vicki […]

Qana: a lesson still unlearned

On May 17, 2011, in Articles, by admin

Qana: a lesson still unlearned By Brenda Heard With his now infamous Washington Post op-ed , Richard Goldstone has publicly swallowed the excuse that has become so trite that it could serve as a tag line for the Israeli military: ‘it was a regrettable mistake’. The Israeli public relations team has cultivated a rhetoric so […]