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Gaza Israel Ceasefire: But Where Is Peace?

August 28, 2014 - 13:14 -- Admin

It's easy to be enthusiastic about the long term ceasefire between Gaza and Israel. It's a lot less easy to be enthusiastic about the prospects for a negotiated peace process. Apparently that is going to be negotiated in the future, with talks starting in say a month's time. The indicators however are not good. Here I comment on some recent info from Israel and the Palestinian Authority.


Netanyahu Israel and ISIS

August 26, 2014 - 14:55 -- Admin

Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has compared Hamas with Isis in an attempt to explain away his penchant for murder and inflicting destruction and desolation on those who cannot defend themselves. The comparison is absurd. Here then, to provide some balance in the discussion, is a comparison of Isis and Israel. It too could be claimed to be absurd. But on the other hand, it might come closer to the truth. What do you think?


77 Journalists Killed in 2014: You Know One

August 25, 2014 - 23:52 -- Admin

Reporters Without Borders lists 7 journalist killed this year in Gaza out of a total of 44. Gaza is the second highest, Syria tops the list with 10. Why then do the Western Press and certain Western governments speak volumes about only 1 journalist death, and ignore all the others? The total number of journalists killed per year over the years 2009 to 2013 were: 75, 58, 67, 88, and 77 respectively.

Gaza: Israel Deports Two Surgeons. A Diary

August 24, 2014 - 11:48 -- Admin

Dr Swee Ang is a skilled surgeon and a patron of Medical Aid for Palestinians. Recently she and colleague who is a consultant surgeon went to Israel with a view of entering Gaza to provide much needed surgical expertise. Both Dr Swee Ang and her colleague were denied entry by Israeli authorities and deported. What follows is a diary of events as they happened.

Israel Wins, Gaza and Hamas Lose: Analysis Part 2

August 23, 2014 - 00:26 -- Admin

Five weeks ago I wrote an article titled Israel wins, Gaza and Hamas Lose: an analysis. Sadly I was largely correct. Today's article brings that analysis up to date and includes a section of the price Israel has willingly paid to achieve its objectives: undermine Gaza, undermine Hamas, install a weakened puppet Palestinian Authority to govern Gaza.

World Humanitarian Day: a Reflection on War

August 20, 2014 - 14:59 -- Admin

Humanitarian: the doctrine that humanity's obligations are concerned wholly with the welfare of the human race. World Humanitarian Day (19 August) is a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. A rich philanthropist or Government aid to developing or threatened populations may be said to be humanitarian, but that does imply that they are to be recognised on World Humanitarian day. So, who is?


Hamas Plot to Overthrow PA: Another Israel History Invention

August 19, 2014 - 11:48 -- Admin

A number of reports are emerging from Israel that Hamas was planning to topple the Palestinian Authority. So far these reports have only appeared in media that is known to have a pro-Israel bias. Ali Abunimah, co-founder of The Electronic Infifada has dismissed it as fabricated and a part of Israel's alliance with the quisling Mahmoud Abbas.