Israel/Gaza


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Thank you, Amnesty International

Amnesty International in the UK is calling on people to write to the Foreign Minister urging Britain to support efforts to isolate and condemn Israel. They write: The UN-mandated International Independent Fact Finding Mission, headed…


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An open letter to Amnesty International

The following letter has been sent to the editor of Amnesty International’s magazine in the UK. Kristyan Benedict’s article on “10 Days in the West Bank” (Amnesty Magazine, July/August 2009) takes up three full pages…


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Is Israel a victim or aggressor?

That was the title of a debate held on Thursday evening at Durham University and hosted by the Durham Union Society. I was invited to be one of the three proponents. Other speakers included Jonathan…





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A “decisive loss for Israel”?

Mousa Abu Marzook, deputy chief of the Hamas political bureau, thinks that Israel has lost the battle in Gaza. He certainly has the right to think that. And one can understand why Hamas leaders will…