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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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Zionist myths

By   /  February 11, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Zionist sympathisers make use of ideological myths and unjustifiable assumptions that attempt to exempt Israel from its obligations under international humanitarian law.

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Juliet Moses does NOT speak for ALL New Zealanders

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

The assertion by Juliet Moses on 6 January in the New Zealand Herald article, Israel vote was an affront to all New Zealanders, echoes the arrogance of Zionism’s unjustifiable claim to speak and act on behalf of all Jews.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – More to the Azaria Story

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Superficially much media coverage is being given to Israeli soldier Elor Azaria’s being found guilty of manslaughter, after shooting a 21-year old Palestinian who posed no threat.

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Justice requires accountability

By   /  January 2, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

On Saturday, 24 December 2016, the New Zealand Government issued a Press Release, NZ welcomes UN resolution on Middle East Peace Process, in which Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced that, “New Zealand voted for and co-sponsored the resolution because it is consistent with long-held New Zealand policy positions on the Palestinian question”.

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Israel threatens war and NZ mainstream corporate media go silent – what real fake news looks like

By   /  December 28, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

I appreciate the graduate student C team is wheeled into staff the news room over the Christmas period, hence their breathless updates on the bloody holiday road toll, but surely someone in charge has to appreciate the magnitude and enormity of Israel’s language and threats toward us?

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IT’S A XMAS MIRACLE! Apartheid Israel recalls it’s Ambassador from NZ!

By   /  December 24, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  66 Comments

Oh what a wonderful gift in a year torn asunder by hate and pain, after NZ pushed for a UN vote against the illegal occupation of Palestine, Apartheid Israel has thrown a temper tantrum and recalled their ambassador from New Zealand!

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF ? THE TRUTH MAYBE?

By   /  December 24, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The US State Department has denied an entry visa to 15 year old Palestinian Ahed Tamini . She has been invited by FOSNA (Friends of Sabeel North America) to take part in an US speaking tour beginning in mid-January, No Child Behind Bars , Living Resistance.

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