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pscnorth Secret London meeting to plan battle against Israel boycott

Jewish Chronicle article Secret London meeting to plan battle against Israel boycott By Marcus Dysch, April 9, 2014 Follow Marcus on Twitter Dozens of leading politicians, campaigners and grass-roots activists gathered in Britain this week for a secret conference on tackling delegitimisation of Israel. The three-day event, held in closed sessions amid heavy security … Continue reading

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Come back tomorrow . . .

… for the best and worst of 2013. Next day for 2014 hopes and fears. Happy New Year! Though the images in the slideshow above may not all come from the past year, they are all relevant to what happened during that year for me. Continue reading

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Samad Billoo: A special place in hell

A special place in hell by Bradley Burston in Haaretz In his eleventh-hour decision against attending the funeral of Nelson Mandela, Benjamin Netanyahu proved that he is not the smug, petty, vindictive, waffling, in-your-face insulting man he seems. He\’s something worse. The problem is not so much that the prime minister had first informed the South African government that … Continue reading

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Unintended Conquerors – In These Times

“Unintended Conquerors” Zion Karasanti, Yitzhak Yifat and Haim Oshri, IDF paratroopers at Jerusalem’s Western Wall shortly after its capture. (David Rubinger / Knesset website) Yossi Klein Halevi’s new book Like Dreamers speaks with rare clarity on the Israel-Palestine conflict. This review by Louis Nayman summarises: “To kibbutzniks, the founding elite of the modern Jewish state, … Continue reading

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Aug 18: Roger Waters – to my colleagues in rock and roll

“To cut to the chase, Israel has been found guilty, independently, by international human rights organizations, UN officials, and the International Court of Justice, of serious breaches of international law. These include the crime of Apartheid…” 18th August 2013 Warsaw To My Colleagues in Rock and Roll Nigel Kennedy the virtuoso British violinist and violist, at … Continue reading

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EU takes tougher stance on Israeli settlements | The Guardian

The European Union has dealt a harsh blow to the Israeli settlement enterprise in a directive that insists all future agreements between the EU and Israel must explicitly exclude Jewish colonies in the West Bank or East Jerusalem. The move, described by an Israeli official as an “earthquake”, prompted furious criticism from the Israeli prime … Continue reading