[The Book Depository’s real time viewer, the gift that just keeps on giving.]
Archive for the 'Israel' Category
Congress is supporting a mass demonstration on Saturday June 5, which has been called by the Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign to protest at the killing of members of the humanitarian flotilla by the Israeli Defence Forces and the illegal detention of Irish and other activists in Israel.
The demonstration will assemble at Parnell Square at 2pm […]
Dr. Fintan Lane, Irish labour historian and political activist, is among those on the Challenger 1, which was one of the ships attacked early this morning with at least 19 fatalities.
The Irish-Palestine solidarity Campaign has called for a protest at the Spire in Dublin this evening, 31 May, @ 6pm.
Among the speakers confirmed are […]
I don’t have time to write a post at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I can’t just link to things I find worthy of note.
Note 1: Sara Roy in the London Review of Books, in a detailed description of Israel’s blockade on Gaza and how it has it has been effectively starving the […]
Last night on Newsnight the phrase ‘deterrent’ was used by the Israeli ambassador to the UK to explain why his country was killing so many Palestinian civilians. Paxman, whose famously assertive style of interrogation is based on trying to find out ‘why this lying bastard is lying to me’, had asked what Israel had hoped […]
I’ve recently become a fan of Jerry Haber’s blog Magnes Zionist. Jerry is an academic and Orthodox Jew who works in the US and Israel and takes grave exception to how the Israeli government are treating Palestinians.
The Magnes of the title refers to Judah Magnes, a Reform Rabbi, who originally worked in the US […]
Jerry Haber is updating us on the outcome of the Oxford Union debate on Israel that Norman Finkelstein was finally invited to and he wonder if it is appropriate considering all that is going on in Gaza at the moment:
The siege in Gaza is tightening, human rights abuses continue daily, Hamas promises more suicide […]
As I have already written about the debacle over the rescinding of an invitation to Norman Finkelstein to debate the motion calling for a two-state solution at Oxford Union, it seems only right and proper that I should mention that the promise to invite Finkelstein ‘in the future’ is now being honoured.
This time Finkelstein […]
Earlier this week I became aware of the stink around an article written over at Harry’s Place by Jonathan Hoffman about the taking back of an invitation to Norman Finkelstein to speak at the Oxford Union debate, “This House Believes that One State is the Only Solution to the Israel Palestine Conflict”. The suggestion was […]
In the middle of a reading a perfectly interesting and informed post on Lenin’s Tomb this morning about the parallels between the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the apartheid system in South Africa I got a genuine shock.
“…the Palestinians face more than an onerous system of oppression and ritual devastation: they face real […]