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Hamas

“But today, identity seems more central to politics than ever before.”

Thu 22 November 2012, 5:17pm

Tweet Brian’s noting of the advice from Richard Haass to the Israeli government reminded me that there are other places, and administrations, who have received similar ‘lessons’ from The Process™ here.  Afghanistan, for example.  Of course, it always helps to have well-placed friends [writing your speeches! - Ed].  And it’s worth noting that Richard Haass’ role […] more »

… a ballot paper in one hand: #Gaza 2012

Tue 20 November 2012, 3:55pm

Tweet There seems to be nothing that exposes the impotence of the much vaunted international community more starkly than the meek tolerance of Israeli violence in the Palestinian territories and Lebanon. News outlets like the BBC are now reporting both that the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) are leafleting Gazans warning of an imminent invasion of ground […] more »

Irish Ship to Gaza sabotaged

Thu 30 June 2011, 11:34pm

Tweet The Irish Ship to Gaza campaign have reported sabotage to their vessel, MV Saoirse, which they claim was carried out by Israeli agents. The MV Saoirse was to participate in another Free Gaza flotilla aimed at breaking through the Israeli blockade to bring aid to the Gaza region. Al Jazeera are reporting this as the second incidence of […] more »

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