Monthly Archives: December 2015

UN supports sovereignty for Palestine and slams Israel

UN supports Palestinian sovereignty Stuart Littlewood hails the UN General Assembly resolution reaffirming the Palestinian and Syrian peoples’ sovereignty over their natural resources in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian and Syrian territories. Read more [...]

Perpetuating distrust and conflict: Israel’s use of character assassination

Character assassination Rich Forer writes: The government Read more [...]

“Expel Israel from the UN”

Expel Israel from the UN Stuart Littlewood explains, with reference to Israel’s violations of international law and the principles of the UN, why it is past time for the Palestine Solidarity Campaign to embrace a draft resolution calling for Israel’s expulsion from the UN. Read more [...]

Economic anxiety, public safety fears and the rise of demagogues in the US and Europe

Politics of fear Lawrence Davidson examines how economic anxiety and fears over public safety, fuelled by the Islamist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, are creating the environment for demagogues and militarists such as Donald Trump to flourish. Read more [...]

Israel’s lonely lawyer fighting impunity

Israeli lawyer Avigdor Feldman Uri Avnery explains the challenges facing Israeli lawyer Avigdor Feldman who has asked the Supreme Court to open a criminal investigation against Israelis who have killed "terrorists" after they had become unable to act. Read more [...]

What was the point of Obama’s message to Israel’s president?

Reuben Riven and Barak Obama Alan Hart examines what could be either a warning or an expression of despair from President Obama to his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlen, and wonders what Obama’s game plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict might be in what remains of his presidency. Read more [...]

Market-driven homelessness in London

Homelessness in London Graham Peebles highlights the growing problem of homelessness in the British capital, and the criminalisation and marginalisation of homeless people by a central government that is focused on serving the rich and powerful. Read more [...]

War Against the People: a timely jolt to spur civil society action

Jeff Halper's book, War Against the People Stuart Littlewood reviews Jeff Halper’s book, War Against the People, which “exposes the evil intent behind Israel's occupation and creeping annexation” and aims to enable activists to “formulate an effective anti-security and counter-hegemony agenda”. Read more [...]

Israeli children’s organisation faces major lawsuit in USA for child abuse

Child Abuse - Eli-American Friends of the Israel Association for Child Protection Marianne Azizi writes: A USD 5 million Read more [...]

Terrorism and some hard truths 

US gun culture Lawrence Davidson says much of the hysteria in the US about Islamic terrorism is politically motivated and that if politicians were serious about addressing the violence and terror in American society, they would tackle the country’s gun epidemic. Read more [...]