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What is going on at £14 billion Strathclyde Pension Fund?

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Rolling Stone Magazine famously called Goldman Sachs investment bank "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into…
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Texas city to citizens: no Hurricane Harvey aid unless they promise not to boycott Israel

in Governments
ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)19 October 2017 The city of Dickinson, Texas, is requiring applicants for Hurricane Harvey rebuilding funds to certify in writing that they…
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Zionism and Imperialism: The Historical Origins

in The "Jewish Question"
Abdul-Wahab KayyaliJournal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Spring, 1977), pp. 98-112 Zionism as a modern political creed arose as a reaction to three interacting challenges…

The Balfour Declaration: A study in British duplicity

in Balfour to 1948
Avi ShlaimMiddle East Eye25 August 2017The Balfour Declaration, issued on 2 November 1917, was a short document which changed the course of history. It committed the British…

Targeting complicit companies: Israel’s Dead Sea industry - the case for BDS

in Occupied West Bank
Stalls selling Israeli beauty products based on minerals extracted from the Dead Sea are a common sight in shopping centres around the world. There are a huge number of Dead Sea…
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Zionist objectives and the Balfour Declaration

in A colonial project
Ralph Schoenman: Zionist Objectives Ch 2 of Schoenman's Hidden History of Zionism (1988) "We can reasonably say that should Palestine fall within the British sphere of influence,…
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Anti-Zionism, anti-semitism and internet conspiracy theories

in What is Zionism?
A Tangled WebSarah Glynn unpicks the fine lines between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. An organisation calling itself Jewish Human Rights Watch has just published a report that…
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Israel applied lessons from Warsaw Ghetto to crush Palestinians

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As noted by Prof Stephen Graham of Newcastle University Dept of Architecture, the Israeli Army applied Nazi Germany's experience of crushing the Warsaw Ghetto uprising to attack…
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Fresh legal threats against SPSC from 'Friends of Israel' activist

in Gaza
On July 20th Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Mick Napier as an individual received virtually identical letters from defamation lawyers who had been instructed by a…
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Scottish pro-Israel group welcomes takeover of Al Aqsa

in Friends of Israel
Do SNP and Labour members know how mad are one of the main organisers of the pro-Israel Shalom Festival in Edinburgh, which both party leaders, Nicola Sturgeon and Kezia Dugdale,…
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Scottish Labour and SNP leaders endorse event by those celebrating 'euthanasia' of Palestinians

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Both Nicola Sturgeon and Kezia Dugdale have urged support for an event organised by the Israeli embassy and its murderous agents in Scotland. The Shalom Festival will showcase…
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The Biggest Prison on Earth – A History of the Occupied Territories, by Ilan Pappé

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"If the Palestinian population was compliant and did not resist the occupation they were rewarded with the most basic of civil and human rights and if not, these rights were…
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Gaza under siege - Israel deliberately 'causing serious bodily or mental harm' to Palestinians

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A photo from Gaza last night. Israel (aided by Sisi and Abbas) is preventing fuel getting in to the power plant. Darkness. Hospitals unable to give care.One dictionary definition…
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Scottish court yet again dismisses racism charges against Palestine solidarity activists

in Zionism
On Friday July 14th in Glasgow Sheriff Court 17, Sheriff Barry Divers brought a three-year legal process to an end when he threw out charges of racism against two SPSC members,…
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Syrian war - Israel's aims and involvement

in War and Imperialism
The Syrian War's Worst Kept Secret that could Become an Israeli NightmareRichard SiversteinMiddle East Eye30 June 2017Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an…
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Seeking justice for Gaza

in Gaza
'Civil proceedings have begun in the Netherlands against former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and the commander of Israel’s Air Force, Amir Eshel, over the deaths of six family…
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Is Zionism anti-semitic?

in What is Zionism?
By Leon Rosselson In the current furore over supposed antisemitism in the Labour Party and the suspension of Ken Livingstone for asserting that Hitler supported Zionism, the crux…
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Israeli general & journalist see Israel resembling 1930s Germany

in Rise and rise of the fascist right
Even before the latest UN-commissioned and UN-suppressed report on Israel, an Israeli journalist has nailed aspects of current Israeli society that led Israeli Army Deputy Chief…

Talks by Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur

in A colonial project
Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign15 March 2017BREAKING: New UN Report Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid - an evaluation of…
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We need to discuss White supremacists rising and Palestine solidarity

in Mass killings
"...it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity..." Dickens, Tale of Two CitiesSo many questions we need…
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Israel has always been based on White Supremacy

in What is Zionism?
Israel and White Supremacy by Aaron Michael LoveCounterpunch 15 October 2002 the racial oppression of the Palestinian people is at the heart of the matter; all other things–land…
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Intelligent Zionists fear Israel's enthusiasm for Trump

in From anti-Semites
"Walter Russell Mead, who warned Israel not to embrace Trump too strongly lest it is irrevocably stained in the eyes of American public opinion. Former U.S. Ambassador Martin…
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Don't miss Al Jazeera's 4-part 'The Lobby' this week

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Don't miss the programme the BBC or C4 never tried to make Al Jazeera Investigative Unit's 4-part series "The Lobby" Wednesday, January 11, 22:30 Thursday, January 12, 22:30…
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Mass support for killer Azaria - drift towards genocide?

in Mass killings
Elor Azaria has been tried by an Israeli military court and found guilty of manslaughter after murdering a helpless Palestinian alleged to have attacked and wounded an Israeli…

Urgent: quickly send a letter to your MP to demand release of these children from an Israeli prison

in State terror
Nine children aged 13-17 were kidnapped this afternoon (Monday 10 October) from Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem by masked Israeli soldiers. On Wednesday October 5th three…
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Peres: Israeli war criminal whose victims the West ignored

in State terror
Ben White Middle East Monitor A few years ago, Peres described the Palestinians as “self-victimising.” He went on: “They victimise themselves. They are a victim of their own…
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We face an enemy with deep pockets & friends in high places

in Others
The Israeli Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs flew into London last week to enlist UK Government help to fight the BDS movement. Hand in hand with Israeli massacre…
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Human rights groups call for end to 'severe' Israeli torture

in State terror
Three human rights groups urged the international community to take action to end Israel’s torture and ill-treatment of Palestinian children, on the occasion of the International…
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How British soldiers brutalised Jewish troops in Mandate Palestine

in A colonial project
Terror in Galilee: British-Jewish Collaboration and the Special Night Squads in Palestine during the Arab Revolt, 1938–39Matthew HugesThe Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth…
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Violence at Israel ‘Peace Festival’ in Edinburgh Fringe

in The extreme right
The claim in the Jewish Chronicle of Nazi salutes at a pro-Palestine demonstration in Edinburgh on August 17th was pure invention. The smear is as ridiculous as it is unsurprising…
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Protest Festival of Israeli crime in Edinburgh, August 17

in Zionism
Palestine supporters to Edinburgh on August 17th!The language of some UK pro-Israel organisations is getting very heated concerning their celebration of "all things Israel" during…
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World Council of Churches slams Israeli injustice in Palestine

in Churches
WCC calls for member churches to recognize the danger of using scripture to in any way justify occupation Jimmy Powdrell CampbellEdinburgh7th July 2016 Representing over half a…
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Don't Dance with Israeli Apartheid at the Edinburgh Festivals

in Zionism
The Confederation of the Friends of Israel Scotland has announced a provocative all-day event during the world’s biggest arts event, the Edinburgh Festival & Fringe; on Wed 17…
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Palestinians on campaign to silence pro-Palestine voices

in Apartheid
As members of the Palestinian Diaspora in Britain, many of us British citizens, we have long been familiar with the ploys of Zionists and their supporters in politics and the…
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Jamal Juma public meetings on the Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign

in 1948 till today
"We therefore need to ensure that the campaign for the freedom of all anti-wall activists and Palestinian political prisoners continues to grow. We have to combine our energies to…
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Owen Jones’ Obsession with ‘anti-Semitism’

in Zionism
As A B Yehoshua, one of Israel’s foremost novelists, explained in a lecture to the Union of Jewish Students, ‘‘Anti-Zionism is not the product of the non-Jews. On the contrary,…
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Palestine, Zionism, Apartheid Israel, and UK Government attacks on BDS

in Zionism
"UK Minister of Justice Michael Gove opposes a welcome to refugees fleeing war and seeking sanctuary here and he fights against Palestinian refugees who do not want to come to…
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Police protect Barclays investments in death against symbols of death

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Police Scotland seem to be lining up with Barclays Bank to prevent political activity on a public street against Barclays' $25m investments in arms giant Raytheon. Barclays…
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44% of British people 'proud of the British Empire' - we honour those who resisted and still resist

in War and Imperialism
The British Empire not only organised the Zionist colonisation of Palestine, and invaded and devastated Iraq more than once. These are details in a much larger bloody story. The…
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Protest Co-op Bank threats to Palestine campaign accounts

in Corporate
Saturday 23rd & 30th January 2016 11am to 1pm Glasgow: Gordon Street Co-op Bank Corner of Mitchell St Edinburgh: George Street Co-op Bank between Hanover St & Frederick St The…
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Who is using human shields in war crimes in Israel/Palestine?

in The army has a state
A constant of Israeli propaganda is that Palestinian fighters use Palestinian civilians as human shields to force the humane, heroic soldiers of the “most moral army in the world”…
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Israeli man claims border official drew a penis and wrote ‘Long live Palestine’ on his passport

in Internationally
Israeli outrage at being delayed at border for 90 minutes! "Must have been due to racism". Mr Y'aakobi said the incident happened 'only because I am Jewish' and he had to spend…
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Boris Johnson on dress and academic standing

in Tories and New Labour
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, Tory Mayor of London and criminal conspirator, added his patrician voice to the numerous attacks on the BDS movement while on a trade mission…
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Sadistic refusal of access to Britain for Gaza trauma sugeons to attend trauma conference

in Governments
UK decision to refuse Gaza medical experts from joining Kingston University conference condemned by campaignersJonathan OwenIndependent 10 Nov 2015 A decision by Britain to refuse…

Netanyahu: Palestinians got Hitler to exterminate European Jews

in Modern Zionism
Netanyahu should know better than to minimise Hitler’s role in the HolocaustYvonne RidleyMidle East MonitorWednesday, 21 October According to Zevaha Galon of Israel’s left-wing…
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Protest for Palestine! End Israeli Terror!

in 1948 till today
There will be demonstrations big and modest across Scotland this Saturday in support of Palestinian freedom and against Israel's massacres of Palestinians.Palestinians are…

Call to support refugees and oppose the racist SDL on Oct 3rd in Edinburgh

in The extreme right
Fighting against Zionism and other White supremacism: Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign calls on supporters of Palestinian freedom to support all refugee rights, and to…

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges: "Why I support BDS"

in Complicity
The Palestinians are poor. They are powerless. They have no voice or influence in the halls of power. They are demonized. They do not have well-heeled lobbyists doling out…

British Government approved £4million of arms sales to Israel after Gaza bombardment

in Gaza
Arms deals to Israel worth £4million were approved by Britain immediately after last summer’s bombardment of Gaza. The sales won official approval despite evidence suggesting…
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The 51-Day War: Ruin and resistance in Gaza

in Mass killings
The Israeli attack on Gaza was increasing in intensity a year ago. Since the author is speaking at SPSC meetings across Scotland in August, I’ve just finished The 51 Day War: Ruin…
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Military-grade Israeli surveillance technology deployed in Glasgow + Strathclyde Pension Fund investments in arms that Israel uses to slaughter Palestinians + what you can do about it

in Political
The Herald front page carried an exclusive yesterday (26 May) that Police Scotland are using ‘controversial face recognition software’ that ‘raises fresh fears over civil…
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Call for genocide of Palestinians from Israeli Government minister

in State terror
Israeli lawmaker’s call for genocide of Palestinians gets thousands of Facebook likes Ali AbunimahElectronic In tifada07/07/2014 A day before Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu…
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Leading British Zionist Greville Janner - apologist for massacre

in Support for Zionism
There is outrage in Britain over the decision not to prosecute a senior British peer over child sex offences. Lord Greville Janner should have been charged with historic child sex…
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Glasgow man’s family massacred in Gaza – by Scottish technology

in Corporate
A Palestinian living in Glasgow had 11 members of his family massacred by Israeli bombs; the dead included five children. Laser guidance ‘smart’ systems made sure the Paveway II…
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Launch of Enduring Roots: A Century of Resistance to the JNF

in Mass dispossession
Mon March 30 2015 saw the world-wide launch of the short film Enduring Roots: A Century of resistance to the JNF, released in an initial 14 languages with Greek, Finnish, Slovak…
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Israel has ended the chatter about two states - now we fight to end apartheid

in Hopes
Netanyahu’s Win Is Good for PalestineYousef MunayyerNew York TimesMarch 18th 2015WASHINGTON — IF anyone doubted where Benjamin Netanyahu stood on the question of peace, the…

Glasgow City Council Press Office claims critics of sinister Israeli surveillance contract are "anti-Jewish"

in Governments
Big Brother is watching: Glasgow City Council partners with Israeli surveillance company to monitor ‘unusual behaviour’ among citizens City council spokesperson calls campaigners…

Israeli cosmetics firm plundering Dead Sea

in Occupied West Bank
"It is in the settlements of Mitzpe Shalem and Kalia that Ahava mines and manufactures cosmetics from mud extracted from the occupied Dead Sea area. The company's annual revenue…

Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and the truth about Palestine

in Pre-State of Israel
Wolf Hall, Peter Kosminsky's 2011 mini-series starring Claire Foy, is currently airing on BBC television to rave reviews. Zionists must fear that Kosminsky's and Foy's high…
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We must not sacrifice Palestinians in the hope of good community relations in Europe

in Governments
"It is noteworthy, and unhelpful, that while many Muslim leaders quickly condemned Al Qaeda’s Paris savagery, they find no public echo from the bulk of Jewish political leaders…
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Labour's candidate for Minister of Communities and Social Justice is unfit for both roles

in Tories and New Labour
"Ken McIntosh as Labour Party candidate for Communities and Social Justice Minister in a Scottish Government sends a grim message to Scotland's Palestinian community, campaigners…
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Using the poor for Zionist political ends on December 21st

in Friends of Israel
On December 21st, pro-Israeli groups are planning to deliver Israeli foodstuffs to homeless shelters and food banks as a way to undermine support for the Palestinian appeal for…
Rape as a military tactic

Rape in the practice and the culture of Israeli settler colonialism

in A colonial project
PALESTINE: Sexual Violence, Women`s Bodies, and Israeli Settler Colonialismby Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Sarah Ihmoud and Suhad Dahir-Nashif17 November 2014 "They not only invaded…
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Surveillance company tied to Israeli military spying on Glasgow City Centre

in Others
Mick Napier12 November 2014"We…look forward to a continued partnership with the city of Glasgow…fully utilizing the capabilities that NICE Situator can provide.” Full utilisation…
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Jim Murphy: Champion of Apartheid

in Tories and New Labour
The Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign strongly condemns the candidacy of Jim Murphy MP, former Chair and continuing member of Labour Friends of Israel, for the leadership of…
Scottish Minister for External Affairs, Humza Yousaf

'Scottish government will never join Israel boycott'

in Governments
A Scottish Government minister has pledged not to join the boycotts, divestments and sanctions campaign against Israel. Humza Yousaf told a Glasgow Jewish Representative Council…
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When Genocide is Undeniable

in Mass killings
It is 2014 and Zionism continues to labour under the delusion that it will achieve its settler-colonial aims of 1897. Starting in 1947, the ongoing Nakba has now reached an…
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Scottish Government is working to protect Israel

in Zionism
"Today's news from Israel reports (YNet in Hebrew - translated into English by a friend there) that the Scottish Government is actively working with the Israeli Ministry of…
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UK jihadis serve in Middle East military involved in war crimes

in Governments
"If European leaders are serious about preventing international fighters crossing their borders, or returning home with weapons training and a grudge to bear, they should pay…
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SCOTTISH PALESTINE SOLIDARITY CALL TO ACTION

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Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign calls for • mass welcome for Palestinian Archbishop Atallah Hanna at Edinburgh Airport tomorrow night (Monday) at 9.00pm • City Centre…
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The Legal and Moral Right of Palestinian Resistance

in 1948 till today
Well I hate it when the blood starts flowin’ But I’m glad to see the resistance growin’ – Gil Scott Heron, Johannesburg The majority of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are refugees…
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Analysis of Kidnapping Case: The Corporate Media and Ethnic Cleansing

in Continuing dispossession
The ongoing Nakba against the Palestinian people has intensified this month, with a brutal campaign of collective punishment being meted out in all parts of occupied Palestine.…
Bulldozers at work, demolishing Palestinian homes...

Israeli 'left' and right have never conceded equal rights to Palestinians

in Apartheid
The demand that the Palestinians recognize a Jewish state is no coincidence; it's not to be taken lightly. It's the way to demand that the Palestinians admit their historic defeat…
Israeli architects work to maintain the illegal occupation

British architects vote to expel Israel from international union

in Archeology / Architecture / Assassination
Architects back suspension of Israelis from international union Jewish Chronicle, 20 March 2014British architects have backed calls to suspend Israeli counterparts from their…
Settler-soldiers pray in area of mosque handed over to settlers after the massacre

Hebron settlers celebrate 1994 mosque massacre of Muslim worshippers that closed Shuhada Street

in Mass killings
Remembering the Ibrahimi Mosque massacreIn an event which cemented the city's occupation, Baruch Goldstein gunned down Muslim worshippers 20 years ago today.Rich Wiles Hebron,…
Wajih Al Ramahi - another child murder by Israeli Army

Israeli snipers still targetting and killing children

in Mass killings
Thousands mourn child shot dead by Israeli sniper in al-JalazunMa'an News Agency 09/12/2013 RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Thousands of mourners turned out on Sunday for the burial of Wajih…

British Zionists concede horror of occupation, despair at Israel's pariah status

in Among Jews
Take a lawyer's advice - visit the occupied territoriesBy David Middleburgh,Jewish Chronicle 24 January 2014 "...conviction rates are 99.7 per cent...there is no longer any point…
Israeli assassins - they also kill unarmed demonstrators

Israel's history of killing Palestinian leaders

in Archeology / Architecture / Assassination
"On November 14, two days after Palestinian factions in Gaza agree to a truce following several days of violence, Israel assassinates the leader of Hamas' military wing, Ahmed…
Mass murder is sometimes "controversial"

Tony Blair joins in praise of Ariel Sharon

in Tories and New Labour
Tony Blair, the official representative of the Quartet (US, EU, Russia & UN) was among those heading the list of visitors who gathered outside Israel's parliament building for a…
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The Charity Commission allows sham charities; The Cup Trust and the Jewish National Fund

in Civil society
Charity Commission is protecting sham charities – not only tax scams for the wealthy but also ethnic cleansers of Palestine “William Shawcross, resigned as director of The Henry…
1936: British soldiers on armoured train with two Palestinian human shields

The shocking history of racism in most of the British Left on Zionism and Palestine

in The left
How the left supported ethnic cleansingby Mike Marqusee30 November 2013"The Arab Revolt of 1936-39 coincided with the Spanish Civil War. But whereas all sections of the British…
The killer, Eden Natan-Zada, poses with a book by late Rabbi Meir Kahane

Israeli court jails Palestinians who defended themselves from Jewish perpetrator of massacre

in Mass imprisonment
Palestinians condemn prison sentencesAl Jazeera 29 November 2013 Jamal Zahalka, a Palestinian member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, called the sentences "an aggressive…
Israel has killed more than 1,300 children in Gaza since 2000

Israeli drones killing Palestinian children

in Mass killings
Save the children from Israel's deadly dronesby Brad Parker, Defence of Children InternationalAl Jazeera 27 November 2013 Mahmoud Khousa was 13 when he died. He was killed last…
Palestinians of course. Israeli Jews would never be subjected to this

Why Israel is special, a special form of apartheid

in Structures of apartheid
Does Uri Avnery know so little about Israel? Jonathan Cook26 October 2013 I"'d love Avnery to point out the European state where, like Israel, 93 per cent of the land has been…
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Why pick on Israel?

in A Zionist State
So why pick on Israel for a divestment campaign instead of other brutal regimes? Well, because Israel ticks all the boxes. The table below lists only some of the reasons why you…
Aharon Barak built the legal defence for Iraeli crimes

A Scottish University's contribution to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

in Structures of apartheid
'Aharon Barak developed a "legal" framework for Israel's illegal occupation that justified massive human rights abuses, including the firing of live rounds at unarmed…
Prawer Plan: Ethnic Cleansing of the Naqab Bedouin

Ethnic Cleansing of the Naqab in 2013: Is the Wood Group powering the ‘Prawer Plan?

in Planned ethnic cleansing
The 'Prawer Plan' The ‘Prawer Plan’ is the innocuous sounding name for the biggest project of ethnic cleansing carried out by Israel since 1967 and so far, it is receiving scant…
Millions ousted Morsi

The second wave of the Egyptian revolution

in Middle East
"The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), who have removed Morsi, have been in control of Egypt for decades behind a number of different regimes, including Morsi. The…

Findhorn Community "proudly hosts" supporters of ethnic cleansing

in Mass dispossession
UPDATE: Findhorn Foundation statement Many supporters of a militaristic movement which was central to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians are among those presenting papers at a…
The JCT was founded in 1899 to be the financial instrument for the colonisation of Palestine

Zionist Colonialism in Palestine

in A colonial project
Fayez Sayegh (1965)The frenzied 'Scramble for Africa' of the 1880s stimulated the beginnings of Zionist colonisation in Palestine. As European fortunehunters, prospective…

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The struggle between Israel and the Palestinians is not unique -- whatever the news media may suggest. Lorenzo Veracini argues that the conflict is best understood in terms of colonialism. Like many other societies, Israel is a settler society. Looking in detail at the evolution of other colonial regimes -- apartheid South Africa, French Algeria and Australia -- Veracini presents a thoughtful interpretation of the dynamics of colonialism, offering a clear framework within which to understand the middle east crisis.

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