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Abbas UN Resolution Abandons the Palestinian Cause

December 30, 2014 - 14:35 -- Admin

The major danger of the Jordan backed Abbas UN resolution is that it might be supported. If so, in one simple move Mahmoud Abbas will have proved he has been totally corrupted by the funds he and the Palestinian Authority receive from the US (assuming that is that you think even more proof if necessary). The resolution totally abandons much that the Palestinians should defend.

Israel and Jersusalem Back to a Dark Age?

December 3, 2014 - 12:07 -- Admin

Bibi Netanyahu calls for elections, and grabs headlines. A much more important article passes by quietly. It was written by Ghanem Nuseibah, the scion of the oldest Arab family that has held the key to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for more that 1,400 years. It is worth comparing the two.

Bibi wants an election in order to gain a mandate to take apartheid in Israel to new heights. He does not put it that way, of course:

Nuweimeh Plan: Israel's Illegal Forcible Transfer of Bedouin

December 1, 2014 - 12:38 -- Admin

I recently received an email from the Jahalin Association about the Israel proposal to breach international law and to forcibly transfer Bedouin communities as part of Israel's overall plan to fragment the West Bank and thus prevent any future meaningful two state solution. There is an opportunity to voice protest by contacting the Israeli Civil Administration.

Australian Navy Canoe: If It Floats, We Didn’t Build It

November 28, 2014 - 12:44 -- Admin

If it floats, we didn’t build it. That’s not quite what Australia’s Defence Minister David Johnson told Parliament on Tuesday. He wouldn’t trust ASC to build a canoe. Well, they might build it but it won’t float. PM Tony Abbott is full of confidence: “We are working closely with ASC on a reform strategy”. That “strategy” dates back three years. It’s a failure. Here’s the history.