Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’

Labour Friends of Israel continues to whitewash war crimes

by James Elliott.

One year on from the tragic events in Gaza last summer, and the British Israel lobby is still trying to distract us from Israel’s crimes by highlighting perceived wrongdoing by other sides. In her piece for Left Foot Forward, Jennifer Gerber makes a number of claims which require refutation: Hamas’ responsibility for provoking ‘the conflict’; […]

Blair should be sacked from his post as Quartet Representative in the Middle East

by Michael Meacher.

Following the latest example of Blair’s shameful support for brutal regimes in the Middle East, I have sent this letter to all four members of the Quartet – Ban Ki-moon at the UN, President Obama, President Putin, and President Barroso of the EU Commission: Dear Secretary-General, I write as a former Minister in the Blair […]

On the “Obsession” with Israel and Palestine

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

I think James Bloodsworth has been unfair locating the opposition to Israel’s bombing and invasion of Gaza in the matrix of revolutionary identity politics. Yes, in the fractured universe of British radicalism the Israel/Palestine conflict is an occasion for position-taking, and, as with nearly all positions assumed, be it war in the Middle East, the attitude to […]

Peter Hain is right – the two-state solution is dead

by Mohamed Harrath.

In his recent contribution to the Israel-Palestine debate, Peter Hain did something remarkable. In a speech at Swansea University, the Labour MP, former Northern Ireland secretary, and veteran anti-apartheid campaigner broke with the consensus that a two-state solution spells the best chance of securing a just and peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unsurprisingly, Hain […]

O little town: Palestine’s separation wall comes to Piccadilly

by Newsdesk.

Hoping all our readers had a merry Christmas. And here’s an exciting project to remind the public that the reality of Bethlehem in 2013 is very far indeed from the Victorian romantic notions of the everlasting light.

State of Play: Euro 2013, Football and Palestine

by Mark Perryman.

In the autumn of 2011 Philosophy Football met Honey Thalijeh, then captain of the Palestine Women’s Football team. Inspired by what she told us about what football meant to her country we promised that when Euro 2013 opened in Israel we would be in Palestine. From 5-18 June Israel hosts the second biggest international team tournament […]

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 […]

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 […]

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