Palestine questions

Questions to ask your pro-Israeli friends

Paul Kinzelman formulates a set of questions which people of conscience can ask Israel’s supporters on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in general and on Israel’s genocidal war against the people of Gaza. More »

Happiness

Corporate capitalism versus human happiness 

Graham Peebles argues that the prevailing paradigm of market fundamentalism, neo-liberalism, globalisation and corporate politics, rather than promote social cohesion and the pursuit of happiness, engender depression, anxiety, greed and disharmony. More »

Britain-Israel

Ridding Britain of Israel’s stooges

Stuart Littlewood says Britons must get rid of the “enemy within” – the Israel flag wavers – before they could bring Israel to account and peace and prosperity to the Palestinians. More »

Netanyahu's ceasefire trick

Netanyahu’s self-inflicted Gaza conundrum

Uri Avnery says the collapse of the ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas may have been engineered by the Israeli secret service, and also helped Netanyahu out of a tight political corner. More »

Prosecute Israel for Gaza war crimes

Israel faces its own evil

Gilad Atzmon argues that on the eve of the collapse of the Gaza ceasefire, Netanyahu faced a dilemma: to lift the Gaza blockade or to end up at the International Criminal Court. More »

Liberal Zionist dilemma

The liberal Zionist dilemma

Lawrence Davidson highlights the contradiction between universal civil and political rights and support for Zionist state. He says that, faced with the choice, most “liberal” Zionists would ditch the veil of liberalism. More »

David Cameron and the Israeli flag

Freedom to live ordinary lives…

Stuart Littlewood argues that while Israel continues to ride roughshod over international law and the will of the international community, Britain’s Conservative-led government continues to regurgitate the same tired old messages. More »

Zionism corrupting US democracy

Open letter to President Obama: Your legacy

Alan Hart spells out, in an open letter to US President Barack Obama, what it would take for Obama not to go down in history as a Zionist stooge and a joke. More »

Broken promises and broken dreams

Gaza: raw power and the murdering of justice

As the Gaza conflict rages, Stuart Littlewood asks whatever happened to the US-Quartet Agreement, signed by Israel, “to give the Palestinian people freedom to move, to trade, to live ordinary lives”? More »

Israeli losers

The Gaza conflict: losers and consequences

Uri Avnery looks at who has come out worse from the month-long Gaza conflict, and assesses the consequences for Israel domestically and internationally, and for Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. More »

Category: Britain

Britain’s largest supermarket chain Tesco boycotts products from occupied West Bank

Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, will no longer sell products originating from the Israeli-occupied West Bank starting September 2014, the Jewish Chronicle reports. Meanwhile two health and beauty product suppliers told the

Where’s BBC scoop on Netanyahu’s big lie?

Jonathan Cook writes: Here’s a hugely significant story that I suspect will get almost no play outside Palestinian solidarity sites. Mickey Rosenfeld, the Israeli police spokesman, has told BBC reporter Jon Donnison

UK’s largest trade union resolves to boycott Israel

Britain’s biggest trade union, Unite, has resolved to campaign for the boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, which it slammed as “guilty of the crime of apartheid”, the Middle East Monitor reports. In a

UK Methodists still half-hearted about BDS 

Methodist hypocrites

Stuart Littlewood examines the empty talk, weasel words and mischief used by the UK Methodists to avoid doing the decent, Christian thing and boycotting Israel until it does justice to the Palestinians.

Will Jewish meddlers dictate UK Methodist policy?

Methodist Friends of Israel

Stuart Littlewood wonders whether the UK’s Methodist Church will surrender to the Zionist lobby, noting one Methodist delegate’s observation that the church has already sold out to Israel on several issues.

Is Palestine “solidarity” going soft?

EU-Israel

Stuart Littlewood wonders what might lie behind an apparent softening in the approaches of Britain’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign – and even the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement – to the Israeli occupation.

Meet Dave, your Christian “Dyno-Rod”

Dyno-Rod David Cameron

Stuart Littlewood reflects on the “Christian” rhetoric of Prime Minister David Cameron, whose actions belie his supposedly “Christian” sentiment, and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, whose moral outrage carefully tip-toes around Israel.

Tickets for an Israeli war criminal

Tzipi Livni war criminal

Stuart Littlewood examines the Jewish National Fund’s provocative decision to invite Israeli war crimes suspect Tzipi Livni to Britain on the day Palestinians mark their ethnic cleansing and dispossession by Jewish terrorists.

British architects call for world boycott of Israeli counterparts

Britain’s Zionophile prime minister, David Cameron, might be spellbound by Zionism and Israel, but back in the real world things are moving in the opposite direction. The Guardian newspaper reports that the

“We must impose sanctions,” says British MP

Gerald Kaufman

Stuart Littlewood highlights a speech in the British parliament by one of the very few brave legislators, Gerald Kaufman, in which he underlined the absolute necessity of imposing sanctions on Israel, urgently.