Tag Archives: Middle East/North Africa

Thoughts on Cameron’s Visit to Israel and Palestine

This week David Cameron was in the Muddled East. He met Bibi Netanyahu in Israel as a friend and a supporter of the two state solution. As a supporter of the two state solution, I wonder if David Cameron told … Continue reading

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If They Can Sanction Russia Over Crimea, We Can Sanction Israel Over Palestine.

From here. Even the most politically conservative person on our trip, who is sympathetic to some Tea Party agenda, said to me on day 4: “It doesn’t take a genius to see this and know who the aggressor and oppressor … Continue reading

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Ashton deplores Israel’s announcement of additional West Bank construction

Baroness Ashton says that Israel’s colonial outposts settlements are illegal under international law and constitute an obstacle to peace. I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more. Haaretz reports here In a statement issued Sunday Ashton said :”I … Continue reading

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Syria: Now Military Intervention is Inevitable.

Though I believe that before any military response by Britain, parliament should be recalled and it debated, I think that the situation in Syria has got to the point where military intervention is inevitable. The fact is, if it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Israeli Government is Against a Two State Solution

The Times of Israel reports here, that Israel’s ruling party and the governing coalition are staunchly opposed to a two-state solution and would block the creation of a Palestinian state if such a proposal ever came to a vote, Deputy … Continue reading

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Israel’s “foreign policy of deception” documented in new book

Avi Raz’s The Bride and the Dowry: Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War is a meticulous examination of the two-year period that followed Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza … Continue reading

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Israel plans to Annex the West Bank

I stated here that Israel doesn’t want peace. I stated here that Israel is intent on conquest. Now prominent members of ruling party, Likud have decided to no longer remain quiet concerning these facts. According to the Guardian here, government … Continue reading

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Musings on Gaza

Some believe that Gaza is suffering because Barak Obama won the presidential election. If Romney had won, Bibi would be happily watching the US bomb Iran but because Romney lost, Bibi is now throwing a tantrum. There seems to be … Continue reading

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UK ready to take on Israel over fate of children clapped in irons

The Independent reports that the Foreign Office revealed last night that it would be challenging the Israelis over their treatment of Palestinian children after a report by a delegation of senior British lawyers revealed unconscionable practices, such as hooding and … Continue reading

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Amnesty International – Ipswich Group

Yesterday evening the Amnesty International group for Ipswich had it’s monthly meeting and I attended. First of all we heard a report about how former Amnesty Internationl Secretary General Irene Khan, screwed the organisation of half a million pound and … Continue reading

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