Tag Archives: Occupation

No time for shallow diplomacy, Christians, in the religious war on churches in the Holy Land

Palestinian Christians cry for help Stuart Littlewood examines the indifference of the Western Church establishments to the desperate cry for help from the National Coalition of Christian Organisations in Palestine, and argues the case for resetting the Christian-Jewish dialogue. Read more [...]

BDS, human rights and the Jews

BDS at 12 years Lawrence Davidson examines the achievements of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement as it enters its 13th year, and debunks the Israeli arguments intended to destroy it, including the attempt to identify it with anti-Semitism. Read more [...]

Gaza, this “poor desperate place”: Waiting for the end?

Misery in the Gaza Strip A Palestinian mother of three writes to Stuart Littlewood from the Gaza Strip explaining how her life, and the lives of others from the strip, have become near-impossible in the three years since she wrote to him last. Read more [...]

Israel’s ever-more sadistic reprisals help shore up a sense of victimhood

Israeli soldier headlocking Palestinian boy Jonathan Cook argues that “Israel has taken collective punishment – a serious violation of international law – to new extremes, stretching the notion to realms once imaginable only in a dystopian fable like George Orwell’s 1984”. Read more [...]

Israel’s efforts to hide Palestinians from view no longer fools young American Jews

Jewish and Palestinian anti-occupation activists Jonathan Cook says US Jewry are becoming polarised, between an older generation whose ignorance allows them to advocate unthinkingly for Israel and a young generation whose knowledge has brought with it a sense of responsibility. Read more [...]

Palestine: another desperate cry for help

Palestinian Christians holding a cross and a Palestinian flag As Palestinian Christians warn that they are “on the verge of a catastrophic collapse”, Stuart Littlewood calls for a national campaign to visit all UK churches and shame them by asking what links they have with the Holy Land. Read more [...]

Why has Cyprus become an Israeli province?

Israel-Cyprus gas pipeline Gilad Atzmon writes: The Cypriot Read more [...]

How Israeli moves in Jerusalem are scotching Trump’s “ultimate deal”

Trump at the Western Wall Jonathan Cook argues that 1 June will be decision day for Donald Trump regarding his election campaign promise to move the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem and thereby kill any prospect of a two-state solution. Read more [...]

Why Palestinian President Abbas fears the prisoners’ hunger strike

Marwan Barghouti in handcuffs Jonathan Cook explains why the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike, and possible mass disobedience that may flow from it, threaten to undermine Abbas’s approach of reliance on Israel’s Western friends to achieve Palestinian statehood. Read more [...]

Pimping for Israel remains undiminished since UN report branded it an apartheid state

Theresa May and Binyamin Netanyahu Stuart Littlewood views the UK government’s refusal to apologise for the crime of the Balfour Declaration in the context of the Zionist lobby’s deep penetration of the British political establishment. Read more [...]