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SUFFERING, SPIN AND SILENCE July 18, 2014

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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The “massacre” in Gaza is troubling.
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HISTORICAL FRAMING OF ISRAEL-PALESTINE VIOLENCE July 4, 2014

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The Federal Government is an unfolding revelation of neoliberalism. The budget, was preceded by ongoing and intensifying cruelty to those fleeing persecution, and then Senator Brandis framed the position on Israel-Palestine.
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“POWER STUPEFIES”? April 1, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Democracy, Israel-Palestine, Modern History.
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Veteran journalist, Uri Avnery at Counterpoint, attributes idiocy specifically to the behavior of the Israeli Government in the case of the Mavi Marmara and makes the wider case.
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ISRAELI IMPUNITY February 27, 2013

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At AlterNet, Charlotte Silver asks: How Israel Gets Away with Torturing Palestinians to Death. Or maybe I should ask,How did 30 year old Arafat Jaradat die from heart failure?
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PRISONER X, MURDERED? February 14, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Israel-Palestine.
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The ABC program cutely observed, “Israel has unique security problems”. And then we are reassured by the pronouncement that Israel is a democracy, but that neatly overlooks that its Arab citizens are either not fully represented, they have been exiled in the manner of a diaspora, often don’t vote when citizens, and when elected never are in government.
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NETANYAHU WINS BUT LOSES CONTROL January 24, 2013

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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Binyamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party seems likely to lead the new Israeli Government following the elections for the Knesset.
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ISRAEL: INTERNATIONAL OUTLAW December 3, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, Terrorism Issues.
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Seriously, is there anything that the Government of Israel will not again and again stoop to?
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NEW UN STATUS FOR PALESTINIANS? November 30, 2012

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It is a puzzle. Why is it that Palestinians do not have a State, and how was it possible for the State of Israel to continue their dispossession despite the Olso Accords?
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RECOGNIZING PALESTINE November 29, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics, Israel-Palestine.
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Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbot,  asked a question of the Prime Minister this week concerning Israel.
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A GAZA PEACE November 23, 2012

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The establishment of a peace settlement that stops the overt political violence, at least for now, between Palestinians and Israelis is very desirable.
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DEFENCE OR MURDER? November 20, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine.
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The military forces of Israel are again attacking the Palestinians who live in Gaza, a large proportion of whom are children and claiming it is defence. Certain  persons, including those who are public officials,  are parroting this line.
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STANDING, IF NOT WALKING October 2, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Environment, Human Rights, Israel-Palestine.
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This commentary from Rabbi Arthur Waskow is interesting on several grounds.
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UN SPEECHES: PRESIDENT MORSI September 28, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, Middle East, US Politics.
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The United Nations is proving to be this season somewhat of a speaker’s forum.

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YASSER ARAFAT MURDERED? July 8, 2012

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Al Jazeera has been undertaking investigative reporting. Why would the Israeli Government wish for the death of the Palestinian leader who was seeking recognition for Israel?
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IMMIGRATION AND ISRAEL June 12, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth, Israel-Palestine.
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Wealthy countries are magnets for immigrants who are simultaneously fleeing oppression and seeking better a life. Israel is just one more country dealing the problem.
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DEFENDING ISRAEL May 24, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Israel-Palestine, Peace, Terrorism Issues.
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Not only does Israel live in “a very tough neighbourhood”, but then there is the media environment.
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NAKBA REMEMBERED May 16, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Israel-Palestine, Peace.
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Palestinians have remembered Nakba, and the complicity of the Western Imperial Powers and the Jewish settlers in the dispossession from their land in 1948.
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ISRAEL’S EXISTENTIAL DILEMMA: “What must be said” April 12, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Israel-Palestine, Peace.
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The Israeli Government did not like Gunter Grass’s poem, “What must be said”. They were not content to brand him as persona non grata, but label him as being anti-Semite and associate him with the Nazi past and the Holocaust.
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THE FUTURE OF ISRAEL January 6, 2012

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Every settler society is a set of social experiments.
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“OCCUPY WALL STREET, NOT PALESTINE” November 12, 2011

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The apparent consensus of the major political parties on the injustice in Palestine and the opposition to the recognition of a Palestinian state by the United States is staggering.
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