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Punishing Israel

In light of recent events an adage needs updating: Benjamin Netanyahu never seems to miss an opportunity, to miss an opportunity. I am not the only one annoyed at Netanyahu’s maladroitness. Two astute Middle East analysts, Meir Javedanfar and Hussein … Continue reading

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Israelis, Social Justice And Moshe Siman

I had not heard of Moshe Siman until I read Mystical Politics’ account of his protest. When reading that what struck me was, how little we hear of the real Israelis’ struggles in the Western media. Contrast that with the … Continue reading

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Power, Armies And Unacceptable Demolitions

The excess of power twists peoples’ perspective, it brutalises us and affects our humanity as evidenced by US forces’ activities in Haditha. That is true of the British Army’s long list of atrocities in Northern Ireland. We can see that … Continue reading

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UNESCO And Settlements

David Schraub makes an excellent point: “In response to Palestine’s successful bid to gain membership in UNESCO, Israel has approved a wave of new settlement construction, apparently on the theory that hacking off one’s own nose is worth it to … Continue reading

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