Category Archives: Highlights

Is it too late for peace in Israel/Palestine? 

Is peace possible in Palestine/Israel? Alan Hart argues that if the Palestinians insisted on dissolving the Palestinian Authority and handing back to Israel full responsibility and complete accountability for the occupation, peace in Palestine/Israel might still be possible. Read more [...]

Richard Falk reprimands Ban Ki-moon over truth about Israel’s crimes

Richard Falk-Ban Ki-moon Stuart Littlewood recalls an interview with former UN human rights rapporteur Richard Falk in which he exposes “the politics of deflection” – shooting the messenger while ignoring the message – underlying the propaganda efforts of Israel and its allies. Read more [...]

Optimism of the will: One man’s hope amid fascism and bigotry in Israel

Optimism Uri Avnery explains why he is optimistic despite the deep despair of the Israeli peace camp, the exponential rise of Israel’s home-grown fascism and the fact that the Israeli government is leading the country towards national suicide. Read more [...]

Unjust and dysfunctional: Asylum in the UK

Dysfunctional UK asylum system Graham Peebles argues that the British asylum system, which is slow, inadequate, cold and indifferent towards some of the world’s most vulnerable people, is causing hardship to thousands of innocents and is in need of urgent, far-reaching reform. Read more [...]

The usurped rights of Israel’s Palestinian citizens

Israeli apartheid - by Carlos Latuff Jamal Kanj explodes the myth of Israeli democracy, noting that Israel’s Palestinian citizens face discrimination in education, health care and housing, in addition to having their mobility restricted, living under martial rule and being continually dispossessed of the little land they own. Read more [...]

On the down side of institutionalised religion

Religion cartoon Lawrence Davidson explains why religion should be confined to the individual and local charity work, and points to the lethal consequences when religion claims for itself the trappings of secular power or attaches itself to the institutions of power. Read more [...]

Israeli media silent as authorities seize and electronically tag newborn baby

Tagged Israeli baby Marianne Azizi writes: A newborn Read more [...]

American Jews and Israel: A divorce in the making?

Jews against Israel Alan Hart argues that fear by US and European Jews that anti-Israeli sentiment created by Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians might turn into anti-Semitism is turning these Jews away from the Zionist state. Read more [...]

UK’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign blocks call to expel Israel from UN

Wither PSC? Stuart Littlewood asks where does the Palestine Solidarity Campaign – the UK's leading pro-Palestine campaign group – go from here, now that it has rejected a proposal to seek Israel's expulsion from the UN for persistently violating international law? Read more [...]

The Palestinians must put their political act together if their cause is to be kept alive

Palestinian children Alan Hart explains what the Palestinians must do if their quest for justice is to succeed, and what Israeli Jews must do if they want to live in peace and harmony, rather than in an obnoxious and increasingly violent apartheid state. Read more [...]