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Dear Israel – you are suing the wrong people!

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

You should be suing us instead! It’s unfair to give The Spinoff the privilege of being singled out when we despise what you do to the Palestinian people so much more than they do.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – What a Trio, a Toxic Trio: Trump. Netanyahu and Mohammed Bin Salman

By   /  December 17, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

We here in NZ need to debate our role in the world. There is too much at stake. New Zealand should not be afraid to have an independent foreign policy. Someone must say NO to militarism , NO to war, YES to sanity, YES to humanity.

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Busting the myths around Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

By   /  December 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, The Nomad  /  26 Comments

Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has produced a lot of hot air; not only from the President himself, but from the mainstream media, which seems stuck more or less in the same narrative it’s been in for decades.

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Another month of Israeli oppression – November 2017 in Palestine

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

In the month just ended, one that also marked the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the Palestinian people continued their struggle to survive under Israel’s profitable and cynically-imposed regime of population-control.

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The self-fulfilling evangelical death cult prophesy that pushed Trump into declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

For this voting block, the Bible is a literal version of events, not a metaphorical one. They believe the Earth is less than 10 000 years old, they believe climate change won’t flood the planet because God showed Noah a rainbow and they believe that the end of times and Armageddon could be upon us and they will all be raptured away to heaven.

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Trump’s move over Jerusalem undermines international law and disgraces the US

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

US President Trump’s surrender to Israel’s territorial ambitions reveals contempt for international law, in particular the Fourth Geneva Convention. Trump’s announcement contradicts even the most recent Security Council Resolution, UNSCR 2334 of December 2016. Israel’s control of East Jerusalem, including the Old City, is illegal because under international law, an Occupying power does not have sovereignty over foreign territory it militarily occupies.

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Must see TV: Al Jazeera’s “Taliban Oil” and “The Day Israel Attacked America”

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Highly recommended as Must see TV:

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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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On Cassus Belli-aching with Israel

By   /  December 29, 2016  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

There are many reasons why states may be said to go to war with one another.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Who Were Those Women?

By   /  October 18, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Poor Israel! A fearsome warship (well, small sailing boat really) was approaching her shores (well, the shores of Palestine under international law really). On board were dangerous terrorists armed to the teeth with all sorts of dangerous weapons.

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The Ideal And The Real: The BDS Movement and Palestine’s Future

By   /  June 11, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

Peace in Northern Ireland was not negotiated by idealists, but by realists. Peace in Palestine will, likewise, be the achievement of those who begin with the situation as it is, not as it should be, or, as it was.

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Time to boycott the hell out of Israel

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  45 Comments

All the decades long sophistry of wanting peace was swept aside and Israel’s real agenda exposed in all its ugly racism.

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Which Israel should be recognised?

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on Which Israel should be recognised?

What most people don’t know is that Israel and the United States have never recognised the existence of a Palestinian state or even the Palestinians’ right to a state. This has been true even though a Palestinian state entity has been a reality since 1994 as part of the so-called Oslo Peace Accords.

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Wellingtonians say ‘No!’ to Israeli aggression

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

About 600 Wellingtonians, and from further afield, met at the Cuba Mall Bucket fountain under a wintery sunny sky, to protest Israel’s continuing aggression in the Gaza strip, which – at the time of writing – has resulted in the deaths of over 1,032 men, women, and children.

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Astronaut tweets photo of explosions over Israel and Gaza from space

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Astronaut tweets photo of explosions over Israel and Gaza from space

From aboard the International Space Station, German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted this image as the station passed over Israel and Gaza in what he called ‘his saddest photo yet’.

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A blog from the front lines of Palestine: It’s time for a new narrative

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, The Nomad  /  7 Comments

As I write, the war in Gaza appears only to be deepening. International calls for a ceasefire are, however, growing stronger and stronger. I sincerely hope they are heeded and that the senseless loss of life will end as quickly as possible.

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