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Israel’s self-imposed isolation

By   /  October 20, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

In its fight against supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and other defenders of Palestinian human rights, the Israel Law Centre, Shurat HaDin, claims it is “working with Western intelligence agencies across the globe to file legal actions.”

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Open Letter to Mediaworks to withdraw Sodastream sponsorship of “Married and First Sight” or face boycott

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  John Minto, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Our request is made as part of the international BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign which was launched in 2005 by Palestinian civil society groups to bring pressure to end Israeli apartheid. Israeli-made products such as Sodastream are one focus of the campaign.

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Oslo deception exposed – defend UNRWA – BDS can bring justice

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on Oslo deception exposed – defend UNRWA – BDS can bring justice

A member of the Israeli anti-Zionist Breaking the Silence movement, who had served with Israeli Occupation forces in the Palestinian city of Hebron, described in a television documentary interview the Israeli Army policy of photographing Palestinian families inside their homes. Following home invasions, often without warning, in the middle of the night, the families would […]

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Who is this Woman? Why was she on board? What’s it to her?

By   /  August 26, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

I hope you are  aware of Mike Treen’s ordeal. He, along with other passengers and crew on the Freedom Flotilla boat Al Awda,  was hijacked in international waters and forced to go to Israel. Mike was brutally tasered, while being arrested. Why has there been no public and political outrage here in NZ? What is the matter with us?

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Zionism – the stumbling block to peace

By   /  August 25, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

Some Zionists assert that there is no such thing as Palestine, going so far as to deny its culture and history.

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Blockade and piracy unpunished

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

Since the beginning of this year, the Israeli Navy has opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats in more than 180 attacks. Dozens have also been either boarded or hijacked. One fishing boat crew member has been killed and two fishing vessels sunk by the Israeli Navy. In July, a Palestinian boat attempting to voyage from […]

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“Who Are You Calling ‘Mate’, Mate?”

By   /  August 3, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

Right-wing Australia would like nothing more than to close its borders to these damned annoying Kiwis. Unfortunately, that would involve tearing up the Australian-New Zealand Closer Economic Relationship and toppling New Zealand into a full-scale economic and social crisis.

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URGENT: Mike Treen kidnapped by Israel

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  65 Comments

Mike has been kidnapped by the Israeli Navy Please view his important message and urgently contact the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rt Hon Winston Peters, asking him to demand the Israeli government immediately release all flotilla participants and ensure the cargo of medical aid is promptly delivered to Gaza. His email address: w.peters@ministers.govt.nz

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Now is the time for action

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

No one should be surprised at the recent Israeli Parliament’s passing of the “Basic Law – Israel as The Nation State of the Jewish People”. The law is but one more step in the incremental realisation of the ultimate ambition of Israel’s founding European ideology, Zionism.

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Mike Treen reports as Gaza flotilla sails from Sicily

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

The converted fishing trawler I am travelling on, the Al Awda, along with three sailing yachts are under constant guard as previous flotillas have been sabotaged in foreign ports by the Israeli secret services trying to stop the attempts to break the blockade.

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Mike Treen leaves NZ for Gaza Flotilla

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

Mike Treen – National Director of Unite Union Auckland speaks before departing to join the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla

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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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Union leader Mike Treen to join ship trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Veteran human rights campaigner and union leader, Mike Treen, is about to join the 2018 international Freedom Flotilla determined to challenge Israel’s 11-year inhumane naval blockade of Gaza later this month.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Sometimes, not very often, just sometimes, a story manages to attract the World’s attention

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Yet, sometimes, not very often,  just sometimes, a story manages to attract the world’s attention. Videos of cruelty get widespread exposure. Sometimes, even overseas political officials take notice.  Such is the case of the plight of the West Bank Bedouin  village, Khan al Ahmar, under demolition orders.

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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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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – For Want of a School

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

If, when travelling on the busy modern divided four-lane highway running down the steep hill from Jerusalem, eastward, on your way to Jericho, you were to look out the window on either side , you’d be shocked by the poverty, and wonder , who are these people, why are they so poor, how can anyone live like this.

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