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Israeli Cabinet Resignation.

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”.

Concert Woes.

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…

Zionism: Protestant Tosh.

Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, October 3rd, 2018 - 30 comments

I’m willing to bet you probably didn’t know that.

And the antisemites are…?

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, September 5th, 2018 - 65 comments

UK Labour adopted the IRHA definition of antisemitism in full, and…

UK Labour’s Big(otry) Issue

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?

Democratic Party thunks on Gaza

Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, May 16th, 2018 - 65 comments

The “lesser of two evils” speaks its mind.

No Iran Israeli War.

Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, May 12th, 2018 - 11 comments

In spite of all the sharp intakes of breathe going on across media outlets, there will be no war between Iran and Israel. Here’s why.

Gaza

Written By: - Date published: 10:46 am, April 6th, 2018 - 69 comments

Is it the new by-word for silence?

Love war, fear and hate.

Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, March 31st, 2018 - 28 comments

Political power doesn’t respond well when those who are meant to be invisible decide to be visible.

Ain’t Gonna Play

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 26th, 2017 - 185 comments

New Zealand musician Lorde has announced that she will respect the boycott of Israel and not perform there.

The United Nations gives Trump the middle finger

Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, December 22nd, 2017 - 250 comments

The United Nations has responded to Donald Trump’s threat to cut aid funding if it voted to condemn America’s decision to recognise Jerisalem as Israel’s capital by overwhelmingly support the decision.

Brain Curdle.

Written By: - Date published: 4:37 pm, December 9th, 2017 - 75 comments

If ever anyone needed a reason to insist on secularism…

Trump trashes chance of Middle East peace for giggles and a diversion

Written By: - Date published: 6:54 am, December 7th, 2017 - 50 comments

Donald Trump is expected to controversially announce the movement of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The 50th anniversary of the Six Day War

Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, June 6th, 2017 - 55 comments

This week marks the anniversary of the Middle East six day war.  How have things developed and what can be done to achieve lasting peace?

Four eyes and an arsehole

Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, May 17th, 2017 - 40 comments

NZ with its various operations around this end of the Pacific really doesn’t need its own intelligence gathering operations blown by the current incompetent blowhard of the White House. Nor does anyone else who shares information with the US. That is the problem with Trump childishly boasting about the intelligence gathered by others merely to boost his ego.

National’s messy Israel position

Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, May 16th, 2017 - 18 comments

National’s shifting position on Israel suggests all is not happy within National’s ranks.

Netanyahu accuses New Zealand of committing a declaration of war

Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, December 28th, 2016 - 126 comments

Israeli Prime Mininster Benjamin Netanyahu told Murray McCully that New Zealand supporting the rights of Palestinians in the homeland areas would be regarded as a declaration of war.

Israel threatens sanctions against New Zealand

Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, December 27th, 2016 - 131 comments

Israel has responded to New Zealand’s principled stand in seeking to uphold the rights of Palestinian citizens by threatening sanctions.

Well done Murray McCully

Written By: - Date published: 7:48 pm, December 24th, 2016 - 286 comments

Murray McCully has had New Zealand co sponsor a successful Security Council resolution condemning Israel for violating International Law through its resettlement policy.

Davidson detained by Israeli navy protesting blockade of Gaza

Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, October 6th, 2016 - 145 comments

The Israeli navy has intercepted a boat carrying female pro-Palestinian activists including Green MP Marama Davidson engaged in a peaceful protest against Israel’s blockade of the Gaza strip.

Banksy on Christmas

Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, December 25th, 2015 - 101 comments

Merry Christmas …

ImperatorFish: A statement from the Israel Defence Force

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 5th, 2014 - 81 comments

The indiscriminate and criminal slaughter of children and civilians of Gaza perpetrated by the fearlessly over-armed IDF must make every Israeli or fellow traveller armchair warrior grasp their groin in total excitement.

Sunday Reading

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, December 2nd, 2012 - 7 comments

My regular Sunday piece of interesting, longer, deeper stories I found during the week. It’s also a chance for you to share what you found this week too. Those stimulating links you wanted to share, but just didn’t fit in anywhere.  This week: Child poverty, malnutrition, austerity, Israel in the media and stoicism.

Gaza – not acceptable!

Written By: - Date published: 9:59 am, November 19th, 2012 - 100 comments

While most of us have been strongly focused on the Labour Party Conference, an appalling act of slaughter has been going on.

Iran

Written By: - Date published: 9:20 am, March 4th, 2012 - 106 comments

Israel and the US have both been ratcheting up their rhetoric against Iran in the past few months and an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities looks highly likely. Just the other day, Obama told Iran to stop its nuclear programme or else adding, “I don’t bluff”. I really, really hope he’s bluffing. Because Iran’s ready to make an attack on it cost the world big time.

National security

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, July 21st, 2011 - 56 comments

Were a group of Israeli spies operating in Christchurch?  The question has emerged as a result of the death or an Israeli national and the events that followed in the aftermath of the February quake.  In the name of “national security” we’ll probably never be told the truth.

Key: Mubarak’s last supporter?

Written By: - Date published: 10:53 pm, January 31st, 2011 - 65 comments

Like many of you, I stopped watching Breakfast after Paul Henry left* but an alert reader sent me this interview with John Key on the show yesterday. Before he makes his weak excuses for not Mondayising public holidays but he says something truly amazing: he thinks Mubarak should stay in power in Egypt just because he recognises Israel.

Flotilla Massacre Roundup

Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, June 4th, 2010 - 11 comments

After the first shocking news, Israel took control of information about their act of high seas piracy. From jamming the airwaves to stop the media reporting from the boats shortly after they boarded them, to keeping the protesters detained, they ensured that their side was the only one that had the facts.

Expel Israeli ambassador

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, June 1st, 2010 - 257 comments

Heavily-armed Israeli commandos have murdered at least 19 civilians in an unprovoked attack in international waters on a flotilla of ships trying to get aid to occupied Gaza. Reports indicate several times that many civilians are wounded. Details are sketchy because Israel has taken control of the ships and detained surviving the passengers and crew.

Israel and Gaza on a Summer Mind

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, April 30th, 2009 - 11 comments

I think I can safely credit Israeli foreign policy with ruining my summer. If you’re the empathetic type it’s hard to go to the beach and swim in the sun while, several thousand miles beneath your feet, people are being killed en masse by people who should know better about how not to treat people […]

War crime?

Written By: - Date published: 5:26 pm, January 9th, 2009 - 35 comments

Idiot/Savant seems to think so. DPF doesn’t. Robert Fisk does: What happened was not just shameful. It was a disgrace. Would war crime be too strong a description? For that is what we would call this atrocity if it had been committed by Hamas. So a war crime, I’m afraid, it was.

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