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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Bridge of Remembrance Christchurch, Rally

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for coming.  My name is Lois Griffiths. Martin , my husband, and I are members of  NZ Palestine Solidarity Network. We  have become very concerned about the situation in what is sometimes called the ‘holy land’, ever since we visited Israel and the West Bank for the first time in 2009. […]

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Happy Birthday Ahed Tamimi

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Sixteen year old Ahed Tamimi ‘s birthday is on 31 January of this year. She will not be having a party. Instead she will still be alone, in an Israel prison.

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Dear Lorde – here’s why you did the right thing

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

…when you have to trump up false charges against a teenage girl because she hit an occupying forces soldier who is invading her home, you know that the justification for this ongoing human rights obscenity has reached pretty barrel scrapping levels.

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GUEST BLOG: Sister Barbara Cameron – One Palestinian Family’s Story

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

In 2011 as a NZ  Catholic nun, a Mission Sister, I had volunteered with the  International   Women’s  Peace Service group in Palestine on the West Bank, a group that supports the Palestinians in any  non violent resistance to the occupation of their land by  Israel, and reports on human rights abuses.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Palestinian Heroine

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  49 Comments

What would you do if armed soldiers of an occupying force shot your 14-year old cousin in the face at close range and then tried to force their way into your property?

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Trump scores own goal for Zionism

By   /  December 23, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

The Gaza Strip has been closed to Israeli journalists for 11 years but globally, the majority of the mainstream news media have themselves chosen to ignore the crimes against humanity committed by Israel, both in Gaza and in the militarily Occupied West Bank. The news media regularly publicise the human stories of individuals caught up in terror attacks and accidents. Except, that is, when it comes to the victims of Israel’s daily violence and oppression against the Palestinian people, struggling to survive in their homeland

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Dear Lorde – don’t play Apartheid Israel

By   /  December 20, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  67 Comments

You are one of the most talented New Zealanders on the planet right now. Your music is incredible, your performance is amazing and your politics have always been an inspiration.

What you do matters to many.

Which is why so many will beg you not to play in Israel in June of next year.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – An Israeli Interpretation of the Battle of Beersheva

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

How dramatic, how exciting! A carefully researched , authentic re-enactment by the Australian and New Zealand descendents of the Light Horse Brigade whose brave cavalry charge lead to the defeat of the Ottomans at the Battle of Beersheva fought on 31 October 1917. Note the horses, the uniforms, the flags!

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Beyond Whale oil and accusations of Holocaust denial

By   /  November 11, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

On 31 October 2017, the Whale Oil website posted a Newshub article featuring a photo of the First Secretary of the Iranian Embassy, Hormoz Ghahremani, below the headline: Complaints laid about Iranian hate speech diplomat. Beneath the photo can be seen a video of a meeting at which Ghahremani was the first guest speaker. A casual visitor to the website might be excused for believing that the Iranian Embassy’s First Secretary was guilty of Holocaust denial.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Make Money Über Alles?

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

A friend has alerted me to a story that I missed when it was printed in the business section of the Oct 07 Press. Just when an Arms Fair was being held in Wellington, promoting the latest in weaponry, the Press ran a story ‘Unease at innovation agreement with Israel’. The story reports on NZ and […]

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – BACK TO SCHOOL , NOT FOR EVERYONE!

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

Jubbet Adh-Dhib is a small Palestinian village in the West Bank.  To get to school, children have had to walk several kilometres, on muddy rough trails. Moreover, they have  often been harrassed, sometimes violently,  by Israeli soldiers and ‘settlers’

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The inhumanity of Zionism

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

Last week saw the 35th anniversary of the Israeli war crime known as the Sabra and Shatila Massacre, when thousands of unarmed Palestinian refugees were slaughtered between 15 and 18 September 1982.

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Steadfastness of Palestinian Bedouin resistance

By   /  September 9, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

In 1965, Israel passed its Planning and Building Law, which caused 100,000 Bedouin to be removed to ‘townships’ where they were forced into poverty. Many others refused to be moved and have struggled to defend their culture and way of life. According to the Institute of Palestine Studies (IPS), there are some 130,000 individuals defiantly […]

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Never mind the harm – so long as Zionism gets its way!

By   /  August 26, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

As sponsors of UNSC Resolution 2334, it is New Zealand’s responsibility to encourage the UN to deal resolutely with Israel’s defiance of international law – the world is watching. Accordingly, we expect and demand of our lawmakers that they unite, with determination, to fight for justice and human rights.

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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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