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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Palestine: Homes destroyed, land stolen, lives shattered

On March 21, 2012, in Articles, by admin

  Palestine: Homes destroyed, land stolen, lives shattered By Graham Peebles Criminal demolitions in the OPT’s Within the catalogue of criminality that is Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, the destruction of Palestinian homes must rank as one of the most cynical and heinous. “Some 90,000 people are currently reported to be at […]

Unsettled, unlawful, unresolved: Israeli settlers in a foreign land

On January 17, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Unsettled, unlawful, unresolved:     Israeli settlers in a foreign land   By Graham Peebles Violence, abuse, non-accountability, hate—such is communal living today within the occupied West Bank, where some 518,974 colonisers[1] sit within “200”[2] illegal settlements. Noam Chomsky: “The settlements cover over 42% of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), not counting the Jordon valley, which they […]