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Urgent appeal: stop the ethnic cleansing of Khan al-Ahmar

By   /  July 15, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Condemnation of Israel’s most recent act of destruction in the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar was expressed on 4 July this year by the European Union and the United Nations. Since the 1950s the Jahalin Bedouin community’s homes, schools and livelihoods have been under constant threat by the Israel. As one villager, Tahreer Abu Dahouk, a mother of four children all aged under ten years, put it: “we sleep afraid, wake afraid”.

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Why not say anti-Jewish?

By   /  June 30, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Zionism exploits the tragedy of the Holocaust and uses the slur of ‘anti-Semitism’ to discredit all who demand an end to its violations of international humanitarian law.

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Zionists claim NZ sided with terrorists

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

While Israel and the US would have us believe that the Gaza massacre was simply an unavoidable act of self-defence on Israel’s part, the world knows otherwise, which is why the United States blocked the adoption of a Security Council statement that would have called for an independent probe into the massacre. There is simply too much for them to hide.

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No concern for Palestinian security

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Every country, including New Zealand, that supported the original plan to surrender Palestine and its people to the ambitions of Zionist ideology, has a responsibility for their security and the restoration of UN-recognised Palestinian human rights.

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Gun law menace to international law

By   /  June 3, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

On the morning of 30 March this year, referring to the Great March of Return protest in Gaza and the West Bank, Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman tweeted: “Anyone who approaches the border puts his life in jeopardy”.

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Zionist lies and preparation for nuclear war

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

If we cannot bring Israel to respect the most fundamental provisions of international law, then we must part company with our ‘traditional allies’ as they seek to cover for Israel’s lawlessness and inhumanity. New Zealand should reappraise its foreign policy and align itself with humanity rather than unashamed power. Solidarity with BDS would be a shining beacon for united action by all who yearn for a return to sanity, justice and respect for the whole of humanity.

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The massacre of protesters in Gaza

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Remember us, we are not statistics, we are people – members of families who have been sacrificed to Zionist ambition for daring to protest. Here are our names:

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Israel Institute repeats falsehoods on Iran

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

In a Press Release dated 12 May 2018, the Israel Institute’s director, Dr David Cumin, welcomed US President Trump’s reckless and destabilising decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of world powers. The Institute’s Press Release went so far as to claim, without a shred of proof, that “Recent Israeli intelligence shows that Iran is actively working to secure a nuclear warhead”.

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As US Jerusalem Embassy Opens: Dozens Killed, Hundreds Injured By Israeli Fire In Gaza

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Early medical reports from Gaza today indicate that dozens of people have been shot in the head or chest. Amnesty International last month documented research from the Gaza Strip that showed the Israeli military were killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them.

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The Liberal Agenda – BDS call for action

By   /  May 13, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on The Liberal Agenda – BDS call for action

The Palestinian BDS National Committee, Palestinian civil society’s largest coalition, calls on people of conscience, unions, municipalities, political parties, social movements, student groups, academics, artists, churches and LGBTQI groups, around the world to: Plan actions to intensify and amplify campaigns that are linked to the call to end military and security ties with Israel. For […]

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Protest or subservience

By   /  May 5, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

Last month in Gaza, a boy playing soccer near the al-Bureij refugee camp was shot by Israeli soldiers. The wound inflicted was so severe that he has since had to have his leg amputated. On 19 April, Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical teams reported extraordinarily large wounds being inflicted among protesters by Israeli Army snipers, causing terrible destruction of bones and soft tissue, with huge exit wounds as large as a fist.

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In support of Golriz Ghahraman

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

Golriz Ghahraman should be congratulated for her courageous outspokenness. In spite of myriad UN Security Council and General Assembly Resolutions, the Israel Lobby’s malevolent political influence among Western-allied states continues to contribute massively to Israel’s impunity. The lack of informed reporting by the mainstream news media regarding Palestine is also of great help to Israel. Protest is essential – silence is shameful.

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Proportionality and international law

By   /  April 22, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  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  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  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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Zionism condemned

By   /  March 25, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  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  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  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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