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The inhumanity of Zionism

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

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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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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Whale Oil confounded by history

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  57 Comments

Israel’s imposition of illegal settlements outside its borders and brutal military control of the Palestinian people are war crimes. They are violations of international law that demand the urgent imposition of UN sanctions designed to bring Israel to account.

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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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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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The Nakba

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  50 Comments

Yesterday, 15 May, marks 69 years of the Palestinian Nakba, the catastrophe imposed upon the Palestinian people by the Zionist enterprise. On this day, in particular, the Palestinian people remember the massacres of Deir Yassin and Abu Shusha, among the many crimes against humanity perpetrated in order to found the Zionist state.

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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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Open letter to the British Government – Leslie Bravery

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

With regard to the UK Government’s response to the petition UK must apologise for the Balfour Declaration & lead peace efforts in Palestine from Leslie Bravery, a signatory to the petition. The Government response to the petition began with the following observation: “The Balfour Declaration is an historic statement for which HMG does not intend […]

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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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Israel’s apartheid water crime

By   /  April 8, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

For Jewish-only colonists in the Palestinian West Bank there are, of course, no water shortages. The average Israeli uses around 300 litres of water per person per day and settlers enjoy up to six times the amount of water than that allowed for nearby Palestinian communities.

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