Diplomacy

Qatar, and other American “allies”, are among the villains in Gaza

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American allies, especially Qatar and Turkey, have been providing material support to Hamas, which the United States has listed as a foreign terrorist organization. This support includes financial, diplomatic, media and even the provision of weapons that deliberately target Israeli civilians from behind Palestinian civilians who are used as human shields. It also includes harboring war criminals, especially leaders of ... Read More »

‘The world stands disgraced’ – Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15

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• UN condemns IDF attack on sleeping children as violation of international law• Strike on crowded market in Shujai’iya during ceasefire kills 17 • Death toll now more than 1,300 after three weeks of fighting United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being ... Read More »

ISIS is Using an All-Women Brigade to Enforce Sharia Law in Syria

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“Jihad is not a man-only duty. Women must do their part as well,” Abu Ahmad, a spokesman for ISIS in Syria told Syria Deeply. In the city of Raqqa, where last week ISIS ambushed and killed more than 50 Syrian soldiers, the Sunni militant group has established an all-female unit tasked with policing other women under ISIS’s rigid interpretation of Sharia law. ... Read More »

The Case For People Of Conscience To Condemn Israel

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As the death toll mounts, Roslyn Ross makes a passionate case for why the actions of Israel must be condemned. Why does Palestine matter more than any other conflict at present? Why is it so important that anyone of conscience condemns Israel? Because, beyond the fact that Israel rampaging around the Middle East, armed to the teeth, acting like a ... Read More »

Exodus: Why Europe’s Jews Are Fleeing Once Again

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The mob howled for vengeance, the missiles raining down on the synagogue walls as the worshippers huddled inside. It was a scene from Europe in the 1930s – except this was eastern Paris on the evening of July 13th, 2014. Thousands had gathered to demonstrate against the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. But the protest soon turned violent – and against ... Read More »

Israel and Hamas trampling on humanitarian law in Gaza conflict

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A legal propaganda war surrounds the sickening violence of the real war in Gaza and Israel. Israel righteously says it is defending itself against Hamas’ rockets and tunnels. Hamas likewise claims it is defending Gaza from Israel’s crushing blockade, and Israel’s occupation and illegal settlements of the West Bank. Apologists for Israel and Hamas live in parallel moral universes. Looking ... Read More »

The Road to a Bad Nuclear Deal with Iran

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The decision to extend nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 beyond the July 20 deadline was based on an assessment that despite remaining lack of agreement on key issues, enough progress had been made to justify a four-month extension of the talks. U.S. Secretary of State Kerry announced on July 18 that the term was extended in order to give the parties “time ... Read More »

What about Turkey and Cyprus?‎

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On July 20, two important incidents were reported by the Turkish Radio and Television ‎Corporation, the country’s national public broadcaster.‎ The first report covered how Turkish officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were bashing Israel, the ‎‎”oppressor,” for initiating a military operation in Gaza. Of course, there was no mention of this being a response to hundreds of rockets ... Read More »

Community Relations Boss Resigns After Pro-Israel Assault Email

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The Chairman of the NSW Community Relations Commission has finally resigned, after supporting the Israeli assault on Gaza. Vic Alhadeff’s job as the Chairman of the government-appointed Community Relations Commission was to promote harmony in New South Wales between different ethnic groups. He sure had a funny way of going about it. Two weeks ago, Alhadeff, in his other capacity ... Read More »