Posts Tagged ‘Gaza’

When genocide is permissible?

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Never. Well, sometimes. Or at least thinking aloud about it is okay. Why else would The Times of Israel publish such a thing? They may have removed it in short order, but as we know once things get on the internet…. Yochanan Gordon’s execrable screed shits on the memory of his ancestors. I am loathe to bring up […]

Does Israel “cause” antisemitism?

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

The great German socialist August Bebel once dubbed anti-semitism “the socialism of fools”. This oft-quoted aphorism referred specifically to the conspiracy-mongers of his day for whom capitalism was the front for international jewry. But could it be that anti-semitism is the delusion of the desperate too? This question was raised in the Lords last night. […]

Hard to believe Israeli shelling of civilians, hospitals & refuges wasn’t deliberate

by Michael Meacher.

The killing last night of sleeping children in a school in a refugee camp has been rightly denounced by UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, as a “serious violation of international law by Israeli forces” and “an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame”. The evidence also indicates that it was […]

End the slaughter in Gaza

by Gerry Adams.

The scenes of desolation and destruction in Gaza, of whole streets reduced to piles of broken rubble, and the images of torn bodies, especially of young children and babies, demand that the international community do all that we can to end this slaughter. Just before noon on Tuesday morning I spoke to Saeb Erekat in […]

Gaza genocide will only stop if the political & military cost to Israel is too high

by Michael Meacher.

At least 425 Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli blitzkrieg on Gaza, including 80 in the last day alone, and nearly 80% of the dead are civilians, 20% of them children. This is the result of launching the world’s fourth military power against 1.8 million Palestinians already blockaded in the largest open-air prison on […]

National demonstration for Gaza: assemble Downing Street 12 noon Sat 19 July

by Newsdesk.

1400 Israeli air strikes, over 1000 rockets fired, and Israel says there is much more to come. Over 200 Palestinians have been killed, 77% of them civilians, a quarter of them children. 1500 have been injured, 800 homes destroyed. Israeli prime minister Netanyahu says, “No international pressure will prevent us from striking.“ Israel’s barbaric bombardment […]

The Gaza ceasefire is not the end of the matter

by Michael Meacher.

The relief felt that a ceasefire had been achieved over Gaza and that President Morsi of Egypt had been helpfully ‘pragmatic’ (i.e. assisted Western objectives) is not the end of the story about this latest Israeli aggression which has killed 160 Palestinians. There is still no longer-term settlement which guarantees human rights to the Palestinians […]

Israel/Palestine and why the conflict needs less ideological posturing

by James Bloodworth.

Almost all of those with an overtly ideological take on the conflict in Israel/Palestine come across as slightly deranged. The justification offered by supporters of each side is that it is their faction that is in the right, their faction that is acting in self-defence, and that it is the other side which is motivated […]

Time to stand with the Palestinian people

by Tom King and Calum Sherwood.

The recent outbreak of violence in Gaza is the most significant attack on the Palestinian territory since Israel launched Operation Cast Lead in 2008-09. Airstrikes have already killed at least 14 including an 11 month old baby. Numerous other casualties have been inflicted on Palestinian civilians, with an estimated 250 maimed or wounded, despite Israeli […]

The case against bombing Libya

by Owen Jones.

The Arab Spring has given way to a cold snap: Tiananmen Square-style massacres of protesters in Yemen, the Saudi invasion of Bahrain and full-blown Western intervention in Libya. Of course, it was never going to be easy. The Middle East is the most strategically important region on Earth, and also boasts the biggest concentration of brutal dictatorships: […]

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