As the whole world and his dog knows by now, former London Mayor Ken Livingstone was suspended from the Labour Party for expressing an uncomfortable truth (uncomfortable, that is, for Zionists).
The Party’s performance once more was dismal despite the unpopularity of Cameron’s Conservatives and the irrelevance of the Liberal Democrats. Jeremy Corbyn will be surveying the election wreckage and wondering where he goes from here.
With important local government elections a few days away the campaign against alleged antisemites reached a crescendo over the weekend, with the press and TV corps in full cry.
The orchestrated smear campaign against pro-Palestine sympathisers sent me reaching for my pen. But Gilad Atzmon too was eyeing the Labour Party’s crazed witch hunt for “antisemites” with misgiving and had already declared, in his usual robust way, that Labour under Jeremy Corbyn was not so much a party as a piece of Zionist-occupied territory.
Once again the AIPAC annual pantomime in Washington DC has played itself out while the world outside watches aghast at the gullibility of America’s political elite. And how they flocked to hear the Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech.
There is little joy in writing about the plight of the Palestinians, as I have done for the last 10 years. But one of the rewards is that, occasionally, I receive a letter from someone who’s living the nightmare and prepared to share their innermost fears.
So the ‘The Siege’ has been cancelled in New York. Well, there’s a surprise!
With obvious relish Richard Falk, former professor of international law at Princeton and UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Occupied Palestine, has issued a well deserved slap on the wrist to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for his naivety.
At its Annual General Meeting last weekend the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) threw out a proposal to seek Israel’s expulsion from the United Nations.
The bank until recently was part of the well-regarded Co-operative movement and famed for its business ethics. After running into financial difficulties it was rescued in 2013/4 by, among others, US hedge fund outfit Perry Capital which now has a seat on the board. Billionaire Richard C. Perry has served as a director of the Israel Project.
Something important and, freedom lovers may think, rather wonderful seems to have happened at the United Nations, and it went largely unreported in mainstream media.
At least some people are determined to kick off the New Year on a positive note. A motion to expel Israel from the United Nations is to be put to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s AGM. It reads as follows:
The author, Jeff Halper, is an American-Israeli Jew who trained as an anthropologist, joined the anti-Vietnam war movement and eventually moved to Israel.
After his very public humiliation by pro-war rebels in the House of Commons, and with more to come from the dysfunctional Blairite rump of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn might do well to cut his losses and go his own way.
David Cameron came to the Commons today with his master-plan for confronting ISIS, having told his MPs: “You should not be walking through the lobbies with Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathiser.”
Disarray is putting it mildly. Coming to a collective view on war and death and what to do about Syria was never going to happen in the Labour Party.
“I am writing to consult you on what you think Britain should do. Should Parliament vote to authorise the bombing of Syria? Let me know your views…”
Welby was speaking in the aftermath of the terrorist killing spree in Paris in which some 130 people were murdered.
Watch this horror movie…. if you can bear to. It stars Palestine’s top negotiator in action. And it’s not pretty.
Sure enough, the UK Government’s website confirms that Gould is now Director of Cyber Security and Information Assurance at the Cabinet Office.
Israel’s prime minister Netanyahu is trying to prod Palestinian president Abbas back to the negotiating table for talks to damp down the escalating violence in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.
British politics hit a new low last week at the UK Conservative Party conference when David Cameron made an unseemly personal attack on Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition.
During last week’s Labour Party Conference new leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed a Friends of Israel fringe meeting. Pro-Israel propaganda outfit Engage, in an email to all and sundry, complained that Corbyn failed to mention ‘Israel’ at all.
Next year Britain will decide whether to replace her four Vanguard-class Trident submarines.
At the Labour Party Conference there was no debate on Trident even though non-renewal of the nuclear deterrent was central to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaign.
There are always exceptions, but in general the Church seems to have lost the plot
As expected, the Tory Dirty Tricks Department were ready and waiting to put the boot in. No sooner had news of Jeremy Corbyn’s amazing leadership victory, with nearly 60% of first-choice votes, trickled through than Conservative Central Office began emailing all and sundry with their ludicrous smears.
The image of a small child washed up on a Mediterranean beach like flotsam has finally shocked the Western world into action to help the refugees surging across Europe.
A petition calling for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to be arrested for war crimes when he arrives in London next week is nearing 100,000 signatures. If it reaches that magic figure it must be considered for debate in Parliament.
They are now throwing everything they can at Jeremy Corbyn and even trying to discredit him with ridiculous anti-semitism slurs.