Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, May 16th, 2022 - 30 comments
The spotlight is again on Israel after the senseless shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh allegedly by an Israeli army sniper and on the subsequent disruption of her funeral by Israeli defence forces.
Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, August 31st, 2021 - 76 comments
With the last flights coming out of Kabul, it’s time to review whether this US attitude to the world is a good idea.
Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, May 16th, 2021 - 50 comments
The state of Israel has committed a war crime by deliberately targeting and blowing up a Gaza tower that housed civilian residents and the Aljazeera Middle East office.
Written By: - Date published: 10:25 pm, April 20th, 2021 - 19 comments
Following her speech to the NZ China Council, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta wanted to be very clear that in speaking out about issues with other countries, New Zealand would not be doing it in concert with Five Eyes partners. She expressed a view that New Zealand did not agree with Five Eyes remit encroaching beyond intelligence, and that this had been communicated to Five Eyes partners. Good.
Written By: - Date published: 7:36 pm, October 30th, 2020 - 35 comments
Following a report into anti-semitism in the UK Labour party, Corbyn said it exists in the Party but it is over-stated and the campaign against it is politically-motivated by opponents inside and outside the Party. He was instantly suspended from the party and had the whip removed by leader Sir Keir Starmer, which seems excessive and will cause further discord. Corbyn is not an anti-Semite.
Written By: - Date published: 7:21 am, September 16th, 2020 - 40 comments
Just two months before election day, Donald Trump appears to have won a diplomatic coup in the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have normalised relations with the state of Israel.
Written By: - Date published: 2:43 pm, July 5th, 2020 - 11 comments
Love Music, Hate Racism? Here’s the film for you!
Written By: - Date published: 11:07 am, March 3rd, 2020 - 21 comments
Two leadership races and a General election appear to be going to conservative candidates. What does that mean for parliamentary democracy?
Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, January 29th, 2020 - 21 comments
This news shows how strange International Relations has become. Donald Trump, currently on trial in the Senate for withholding approved funds from the Ukraine in an attempt to get the Ukranian authorities to dig up dirt on his possible opponent Joe Biden, and Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and […]
Written By: - Date published: 2:57 am, July 21st, 2019 - 25 comments
Hamish Rutherfurd writes that Winston Peters’ trip to the US to secure a trade deal is far-fetched and a waste of time. I agree. But if Peters has his agenda, so will Mike Pompeo, Mike Pence, John Bolton and Dan Coats have theirs. He was scheduled to meet them all. No wonder the 9th floor are worried.
Written By: - Date published: 3:03 pm, May 10th, 2019 - 54 comments
Anne-Marie Brady submitted to yesterday’s Select Committee Inquiry into foreign interference in our elections, making copious reference to her “Magic Weapons” paper of 2017. She didn’t mention another paper which casts a much different light on her independence and purpose
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, November 15th, 2018 - 13 comments
Avigdor Lieberman has resigned his position as Israeli Defense Minister because he can’t endorse the government’s “surrender to terrorism”.
Written By: - Date published: 5:46 pm, October 12th, 2018 - 36 comments
Compensation for not getting to see someone in concert? $12 000. Compensation for being imprisoned in a big bloody compound and shot at by snipers if you go anywhere near the perimeter fence? Nothing. But…
Written By: - Date published: 6:17 pm, September 18th, 2018 - 83 comments
A quick smorgasbord of reported news from Syria, to China and Sweden, to antisemitism and (hidden behind the links) an interview with (hopefully) the first woman who will serve as President of the USA.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 pm, September 3rd, 2018 - 86 comments
Jeremy Corbyn has a problem. His supporters are struggling to seperate anti-Zionism from anti-racism and the Tories can’t believe their luck. UK Labour desperately need to turn around the narrative that they’re tolerant of bigotry. And in just two days, a definition is going to define Corbyn.
Written By: - Date published: 9:45 pm, July 30th, 2018 - 36 comments
Ahead in the polls and with the Tory Government on the Brexit rack, the UK Labour Party should be prepping for victory at the next election. Instead, the party and leader Jeremy Corbyn are under attack for perceived bigotry. Do Labour have a case to answer?
Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, July 14th, 2018 - 42 comments
. . . Mike will join many other prominent human rights advocates from around the world and international media personnel on this peaceful and non-violent civil society mission to challenge Israel’s illegal and inhumane 11-year naval blockade of Gaza . . .
Written By: - Date published: 2:34 pm, June 26th, 2018 - 21 comments
If we can’t see the wood for the trees, shouldn’t we simply step back a bit and look again?
Written By: - Date published: 4:57 pm, June 20th, 2018 - 53 comments
The United States of America in its support for Israeli trashing of Palestinian rights and the withdrawal of support for the United Nations Human Rights Council as well as the mass incarceration of children of parents who have tried to enter the United States without permission is displaying concerning signs.
Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, May 16th, 2018 - 65 comments
The “lesser of two evils” speaks its mind.
Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, May 9th, 2018 - 108 comments
Donald Trump has torn up a deal between the US and Iran that provided for limitation of its nuclear programme and prevented it from obtaining nuclear weapons.