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New Zealand’s future role

By   /  November 5, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

New Zealand has historically tended to follow in the footsteps of Britain, the US and other Western powers (the best and most honourable exception being our anti-nuclear policy) and it is no surprise, therefore, that our country supported the imposition of Zionist control over the Palestinian homeland through partitioning and colonisation.

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Aiding Israel’s profitable expansionism

By   /  October 23, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

Next month, from 14-20 November the USS Sampson will attend the Royal New Zealand Navy’s International Naval Review, which just happens to coincide with a Weapons Conference & Expo sponsored by the NZ Defence Industry Association (NZDIA), 16-20 November.

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Response to Dr Paul Moon on Women’s Boat to Gaza

By   /  October 8, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  39 Comments

In an article published on 7 October, Dr Paul Moon, Auckland University of Technology, called the women whose vessel was hijacked in international waters by the Israeli Navy, “fools”. Astonishingly, he accused Green MP Marama Davidson of having “little understanding of the geopolitical situation in the region”. Dr Moon called the courageous expedition “a ship of fools” and a “cheap media stunt”.

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Israeli hijacking of Women’s Boat to Gaza – An open letter to Murray McCully

By   /  October 6, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  43 Comments

We ask you to strongly condemn the illegal Israeli hijacking of the Women’s Boat to Gaza, Zaytouna-Oliva, in international waters, 70 kilometres from the Gaza shore.

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Comment on Govt Press Release regarding Education Minister’s visit to Israel

By   /  October 3, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

The New Zealand Government issued a Press Release on 1 October 2016 concerning what it called Education Minister Hekia Parata’s significant visit to Israel in which she extended her education visit in order to represent New Zealand at the state funeral for Shimon Peres.

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UN Security Council fails to demand accountability

By   /  October 1, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

In an address to the University of Otago’s 50th annual Foreign Policy School in June 2015, New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister, Murray McCully, spoke of this country’s intentions regarding its present term at the UN Security Council.

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UN Human Rights Council debate: New Zealand’s voice absent

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on UN Human Rights Council debate: New Zealand’s voice absent

“All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.” – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 12 March 2007 On the 23 September more than 37 nations were represented at a Human Rights Council general debate on human rights in Palestine and […]

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Israeli population control and child victims

By   /  September 17, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Thanks to digital technology, the manner in which the Israeli Army goes about its population control activities is now often captured on video devices and widely distributed. Netanyahu Uncensored is not alone in providing evidence of assaults upon Palestinian children by heavily-armed Israeli soldiers.

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Dear NZ Herald – The Syrian Golan Heights are NOT in Israel

By   /  September 16, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

A news item in the NZ Herald published yesterday (14 September 2016), reporting on a missile that landed in the Golan Heights, commented: “The incident was the fifth case since last week in which fighting in Syria has spilled over into Israel.”

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Make Israel pay!

By   /  September 5, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

For Israel, the payment of small amounts in reparation is not out of the question if it helps to serve Zionism’s geo-political objectives. Israel is to pay Ankara US$20m in reparations in return for Turkey dropping legal action over the war crime committed by Israel when its marines stormed a Turkish ship on the high seas in May 2010.

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Plundered water boosts Israel’s surplus

By   /  August 20, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

Outside interference and power politics have wreaked havoc in the Middle East and for that, in various ways, we all bear responsibility. Whatever their shortcomings, the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council present platforms for debate and reform based upon international law.

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Challenge the smears – it’s Zionism that’s anti-Semitic

By   /  August 6, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  53 Comments

Israel’s supporters are directing spiteful and ridiculous accusations of ‘anti-Semitism’ towards Britain’s Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn

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NZ fails at UN to call for Palestinian security

By   /  July 23, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

New Zealand’s Representative at the Security Council said in his speech that Israel and the Palestinians should make compromises. That implies that the Palestinian people, under the duress of merciless military Occupation, should make even greater concessions to Israel to help it legitimise its violations of international humanitarian law.

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Hiding war crimes

By   /  July 10, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

The arrogant militarism of Western leaders has been revealed anew with the publishing of the long-awaited Chilcot Report.

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Posturing and selective commitment

By   /  June 25, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

At 1:30am, 9 June 2016, three Palestinian fishermen in two small boats came to the end of an exhausting 13-hour fishing trip. As they began their return to port an Israeli Navy gunboat approached, hurling abuse from a loudhailer before opening fire on them and wounding a fisherman, Rajab Khaled Abu Riela. The warship then rammed one of the fishing boats.

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No refuge

By   /  June 12, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 recognises the Palestinian people’s inalienable right of return. Today there are over five million Palestinian refugees eligible for UNRWA protection.

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