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Question of the Week – Week 51

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0savesSave This weeks question (s) How do you feel about Israelis petitioning foreign parliaments to recognise Palestine? Is this a different question if it was Israelis petitioning foreign parliaments to change a decision made by the Knesset on any issue? Please … Continue reading

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What is our Plan B?

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0savesSave BufferWhat do we do if/when …? On December 18th the European Parliament will vote on recognising the State of Palestine. That still gives time for European readers to make last-minute contact with their Mission Essential Personnel. Who am I kidding? MEPs – … Continue reading

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Time for a last push

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0savesSave BufferChange BBC boilerplate on Gaza casualties to reflect disputed figures. The petition to push the BBC to fulfil their journalistic and legal duty to neutrality has stopped moving. Nevertheless 680 signatures is quite respectable and it will be submitted … Continue reading

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Get real

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0savesSave BufferBelling the cat Senator Averil Powers of the Irish Seanad addressed the United Nations Special Conference on Palestine. If you want to read her speech it features on her website. As she has blocked comments I am forced to use … Continue reading

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Dry Boned

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0savesSave BufferHelp combat willful rewriting of history and the spread of antisemitism Who’s the leader of the gang That’s made for you and me M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E This actually has nothing whatsoever to do with this post about the Dry Bones Project … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Stories

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0savesSave BufferHow the BBC inverts the news In the latest BBC ‘Palestinian’ story, the headline leads the reader to believe that this is  mainly about his demise. Yet out of 466 words only 49, including the headline and the bold type … Continue reading

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Hamas are coming… Hamas are coming… Too late… They’re here!

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0savesSave Buffer New video Hamas on Campus and they call themselves Students for Justice in Palestine.

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Hamas on campus

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0savesSave BufferHamas are coming… Hamas are coming… Too late… They’re here! My first direct experience with Israel advocacy came with the two-year, ultimately successful fight to keep the Palestine Liberation Organisation proxy, the General Union of Palestinian Students out of … Continue reading

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France-Spain, Be careful what you wish for

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0savesSave BufferWill a Spanish and/or French decision to recognise the State of Palestine come back and bite them? The French and Spanish governments are shortly about to repeat the Swedish/English/Irish farce and debate/ decide without debate and probably recognise the … Continue reading

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Chickenpoop

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0savesSave Buffer Someone who is not brave or willing to take risks? By now most everybody knows that an anonymous senior Obama administration official called Netanyahu chickensh*t†. Another unnamed official agreed. Bloggers rejoiced. Never had they had a more appropriate occasion … Continue reading

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