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Zionism’s slow demise

By   /  August 12, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

The silence from Israeli politicians over settler attacks on the Zionist state’s armed forces is but one aspect of profound historic developments that Israel and its founding ideology now face.

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Israeli military exercises force families from their homes and threaten lives

By   /  July 29, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

The military forces of most UN member states conduct their training exercises away from heavily-populated areas and civilians are prohibited, for their own safety, from entering such areas. Israel is an exception to this norm. Where Israel has chosen to rule over a captive population, its military exercises are held in civilian areas.

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Apartheid Israel – Violent News Gets More Clicks

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Sian Robertson  /  7 Comments

By now you’ve probably heard about the deaths in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank following protests at al Aqsa mosque. That’s because violence makes for great headlines. What received almost no attention from English language media was a historic legal procedure.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Gaza on my mind

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Why not say it as it is! Not an open air prison. It’s a concentration camp, a death camp. Now, today. The 21st century. A death camp for roughly 2 million men, women and children. Don’t forget the children.

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Open questions on Middle East policy for Gerry Brownlee and the National Party

By   /  July 15, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Mr Brownlee – please demonstrate the National Government’s commitment and take action to end Israel’s impunity.

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Lost childhood – growing up under Zionist terror

By   /  July 2, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

On 15 June 2017, a gang of Zionist fanatics from the Itamar Occupation settlement, near Jenin, assaulted a handicapped eight-year-old Palestinian boy, Bashar Abdel-Latif Ghazal Malitat, and abducted him to their settlement. There, they tortured him, smearing his handcuffed body with hot molten plastic.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – The Time Has Come

By   /  June 28, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

 Now 8 years after  Palestine Kairos  and 100 years after the Balfour Declaration,   the Christian churchs of Palestine, in desperation,  have issued another plea, this time in the form of an Open Letter to the World Council of Churches (WCC).

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Aftermath of Israel’s 1967 war

By   /  June 17, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

On 8 June 2017, Amnesty International launched an urgent appeal to the international community to support BDS and fully boycott Israel. Amnesty’s Secretary-General, Salil Shetty, commented: “States that continue to help [illegal Israeli] settlements flourish economically are blatantly undermining their international obligations and the very policies they have pledged to uphold.” Failure to uphold the […]

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Israel’s Six-Day War objective

By   /  June 3, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

On 5 June 1967, Israel launched its Six-Day War for territorial expansion and population-control in what was left of Palestine following the Nakba and the Zionist State’s unilateral ‘declaration of independence’. The result has been 50 years of belligerent military Occupation – the longest in modern history.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – NO COUNTRY WOULD DARE ATTACK A US NAVAL SHIP!

By   /  June 3, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

June 8 should be remembered in America as a ‘day of infamy’.

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The Zionist Inquisition

By   /  May 20, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

The Spanish Inquisition, claiming to combat heresy, was a brutal political device for consolidating the power of the monarchy, leading up to and following the Christian reconquest of Andalucia. Previously, the region’s Jewish population had been among the largest in Europe, growing both in numbers and professional status.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – SHUSH! DON’T TELL ANYBODY!

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – SHUSH! DON’T TELL ANYBODY!

SHUSH! DON’T TELL ANYBODY! Could this be the motto of New Zealand mainsteam media, as regards world news that is in any way critical of Israel?

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UK Government’s shameless complicity with the Zionist enterprise

By   /  May 6, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Ever since the announcement of the Balfour Declaration in 1917, successive British governments have stood imperiously by it, regardless of its irrational and discriminatory purpose. They have, at different times, been either complicit in or turned a blind eye towards Zionist human rights abuses, atrocities and violations of international law.

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Right to Resist

By   /  April 23, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Israel contrives apparent justification of its persecution of Palestinian children by ensuring near-100% guilty verdicts. A non-governmental organisation, Military Court Watch, monitored the treatment of more than 450 Palestinian minors held captive by the Israeli military between 2013 and 2016. The data collected revealed that 94% of those taken prisoner in 2013 and 2016 reported being painfully handcuffed. In an even more needless and terrorising abuse, 82% were blindfolded. Verbal violence was experienced by 46%.

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Tel Aviv’s War Fair

By   /  March 11, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

“In war, truth is the first casualty”, so wrote the Greek dramatist Aeschylus around 500 BC. Experience has shown us that lies precede wars in order to facilitate them. As war rages, misleading propaganda accompanies the slaughter to render it tolerable and after, when war is won, lost or in abeyance, there are fresh lies to cover the criminal acts of the perpetrators.

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Incitement and provocation

By   /  February 25, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

While issuing statements affirming the unacceptability of Israeli settlement expansion, it has become fashionable for governments and UN institutions to also condemn what they describe as Palestinian ‘incitement’.

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