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Proportionality and international law

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  2 Comments

Decades of alien military dictatorship, annexation and racist, colonial settlement have rendered impossible the Palestinian people’s right to lead a normal, decent life. The malevolence is undeniable even though world leaders and the mainstream news media prefer to look away.

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Land Day after three months of escalating Israeli violence in Gaza

By   /  April 7, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  2 Comments

On 30 March 2018, Good Friday, thousands of unarmed Palestinians gathered to take part in a well-publicised, non-violent annual protest, known as the Great March of Return. The event commemorates the day in 1976 when the lives of six Palestinians were taken by Israeli forces for daring to protest in a general strike against 30 years of repression and dispossession.

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Radio silence after massacre on the border of Gaza

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  26 Comments

The people of Gaza are prisoners in a giant cage made by Israel. And Israel is shooting at them.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Let My People Go

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

For how many decades are Western leaders and opinion makers, including New Zealand leaders : political, religious, media , or academic, going to look the other way? 

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Facebook & Israel

By   /  March 25, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

Facebook has been in our NZ media news recently. But there is another issue human rights activists  have with Facebook. That is, Facebook’s cooperation with Israel’s suppression of Palestinians’ right to communicate.

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Zionism condemned

By   /  March 25, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  4 Comments

Zionism is a self-absorbed, racist anachronism. The ideology’s proponents have never been honest and the attempt to engender a ‘negotiated’ settlement has resulted in nothing but inevitable failure and decades of extreme suffering for Zionism’s victims.

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Justice depends upon truth

By   /  March 4, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  2 Comments

On Wednesday, 21 February this year, Israeli Army bulldozers arrived to destroy the the home of Atta Jaber and lay waste to what was left of the land that had been in his family for 800 years.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – UTU ISRAELI STYLE

By   /  March 2, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – UTU ISRAELI STYLE

What was going through Mohammed’s mind? Maybe he was afraid soldiers would poke around the part of his head with no skull. Maybe he was afraid that he would locked up so long that he would miss the appointment for further operations. Maybe he was exhausted and just wanted to get back to his parents.

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

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Uncategorized  /  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  /  Uncategorized  /  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  /  Uncategorized  /  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  /  Uncategorized  /  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  /  Uncategorized  /  48 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  /  Uncategorized  /  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  /  Uncategorized  /  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  /  Uncategorized  /  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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