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This is how to help Gaza

December 30th, 2008 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

360 have died. 1400 are injured. A ship carrying medical aid to Gaza has been attacked by the Israeli Navy. It was sailing from Cyprus, and was badly damaged – it had to make an emergency docking in Lebanon. British doctor David Halpin told the BBC he thought he was going to die. As well […]

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The Half Men and the Big Mouths – the Arab failure in Gaza

December 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

320 people have died. 1400 are injured. The Arab World is often blamed for letting down the Palestinians. But today it became clear. We have not just let them down – we are responsible for every drop of blood in Gaza. Israel can be expected to kill indiscriminately. Colonial powers, and apartheid regimes need overwhelming […]

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Gaza, Damascus and Beirut

December 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Thousands of people have marched in Damascus, in protest at the massacre in Gaza. And overnight, Israeli warplanes have been circling over Lebanon. What is Israel playing at?

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Understanding Gaza

December 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

With someone who’s from Gaza: “I was out in the souk when the strikes began- I saw the missiles falling and prayed; the earth shook; the smoke rose; the ambulances screamed.” With pictures.     With analysis: “[Before the massacre] Hamas leaders said they’d be pleased to work out a renewed ceasefire deal. According to Haaretz, Shin Bet […]

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Does Abbas have any shame?

December 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Abbas blames the victim, not the attacker – in the biggest massacre since 1967. “We believe the way forward from here is for rocket attacks against Israel to stop, for all violence to end,” [US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad] said. He was implicitly backed up from Cairo by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas – whose Fatah […]

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London – protest against the Gaza massacre

December 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

225 dead. 700 injured. A demonstration may seem like the most pointless self-serving act you can do at a time like this. But it’s better than sitting at home. If you’re in London, there will be noisy protests outside the Israeli Embassy which is next to Kensington Gardens (the nearest tube is High Street Kensington). […]

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The Israeli election campaign

December 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

140 DEAD, 200 injured and Tzipi Livni surges ahead in the polls.

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Fake Syrian ambassador arrives in Beirut

December 26th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

A man has walked straight into the new Syrian embassy in Beirut claiming to be the “new Syrian ambassador”. The problem is, Syria hasn’t got an ambassador in Beirut. An impostor arrived at the building in Hamra claiming to be Syria’s top man in Lebanon. It turned out he wasn’t. But the Lebanese guards believed him – […]

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Netenyahu promises more talks with Syria

December 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Binyamin Netenyahu says he will continue the peace talks between Israel and Syria. The extremist Likud leader looks likely to become Israel’s next Prime Minister. Until now, he has rejected all contact with Syria. Now, after talking to Sarkozy, he seems to have changed his tune. Although Netenyahu insists Israel will always maintain some kind […]

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Lebanese embassy to be built in Abu Rumaneh

December 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The first ever Lebanese embassy in Damascus is going to be built in Abu Rumaneh. Lebanon has also given Syria a prominent spot in Beirut. The Syrian embassy is going to be in Ramlet Al-Baida in Beirut. Abu Rumaneh (right) really was no surprise. It’s where most embassies are currently located (the rest are generally […]

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