Tag Archives: Gaza

JOHN TULLOH. Six days of war and 50 years of conflict.

For Palestinians, Nakbar Day means the day of catastrophe. It is commemorated on May 15, the day after the anniversary of Israel’s independence in 1948. It remembers the 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were evicted from their homes and land … Continue reading

Posted in Defence/Security, International Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

MUNGO MacCALLUM. Turnbull on Indonesia and Israel.

The theory remains that Indonesians are all right to visit, but we still don’t regard them as full allies or equals.  

Posted in Defence/Security, International Affairs, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on MUNGO MacCALLUM. Turnbull on Indonesia and Israel.

Gaza, Israel and Palestine.

In the link below from AlterNet, published on 9 September 2014, you will find a very important analysis by Noam Chomsky. John Menadue.   http://www.alternet.org/noam-chomsky-real-reason-israel-mows-lawn-gaza?akid=12222.32110.TSqdYT&rd=1&src=newsletter1018632&t=2&paging=off&current_page=1#bookmark

Posted in Defence/Security, International Affairs | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Gaza, Israel and Palestine.

Saree Makdisi. The catastrophe inflicted on Gaza – and the costs to Israel’s standing.

The Israeli public relations is almost as powerful as the Israeli military machine. An alternative view is expressed below by Saree Makdisi, a professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA, and the author of ‘Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday … Continue reading

Posted in International Affairs | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Saree Makdisi. The catastrophe inflicted on Gaza – and the costs to Israel’s standing.

John Menadue. Suffer the little children to come unto me…

Well, not so if they are Palestinian children or asylum seeker children in our detention centres. At last counting there were 1,230 Palestinians killed in Gaza as a result of 3,000 or more air and artillery strikes. 56 Israelis have … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, International Affairs, Refugees, Immigration, Religion and Faith | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Richard Butler. US: What Leadership?

There is continuous debate, within the US, about President Obama’s handling of international affairs. To some, he has responded to their wish to see the US less entangled, everywhere; to others, he’s a feckless weakling and should be impeached. The … Continue reading

Posted in International Affairs, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Richard Butler. US: What Leadership?

John Tulloh. The Grief and Pain of Life in Gaza.

‘Gaza is a tragic place’, observed John Lyons, The Australian’s Middle East correspondent, the other day. It certainly is. Gaza must be one of the worst places in the world in which to live or at least try to survive. … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, International Affairs | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on John Tulloh. The Grief and Pain of Life in Gaza.

MH 17-Light a candle rather than curse the darkness

In the horror and sense of evil we all feel about the downing of MH17 how should we respond?  Perhaps out best response is summed up in the above exhortation which is attributed to Peter Benenson the founder of Amnesty … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, Religion and Faith | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on MH 17-Light a candle rather than curse the darkness