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Putin calls for ceasefire in Gaza Strip

Posted by seumasach on July 11, 2014

Voice of Russia

11th July, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the need to stop the armed confrontation in the Gaza Strip, in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Kremlin press service reported. “A detailed discussion took place on the sharp escalation of the situation in the Gaza Strip and the south of Israel. The Russian side stressed the need for a speedy end to the armed confrontation, which has led to numerous casualties among the civilian population,” the Kremlin’s statement reads, noting that the conversation, which also touched on further bilateral contacts between the two countries, was initiated by the Israeli side.

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Gaza War may strengthen Iran’s hand

Posted by seumasach on November 28, 2012

Kaveh Afrasiabi

Asia Times

29th November, 2012

NEW YORK – Now that the dust of the eight-day Gaza war has settled, the war’s shift of geostrategic fortune in favor of Hamas’s Iranian military patron state is rather unmistakable. Israeli leaders may publicly boast of inflicting heavy damage to Hamas’s rocket capability, yet the fact remains that they failed to reach their ultimate objective of dismantling that capability, which is sure to be replenished and strengthened in the months to come.

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Egyptians hold massive anti-Israeli rally

Posted by seumasach on May 7, 2011


6th May, 2011

Thousands of Egyptian protesters have gathered outside the Israeli embassy in the capital, calling for an end to Cairo’s relations with Tel Aviv.

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Welcome to BBC Israel by William Bowles

Posted by seumasach on June 2, 2010

William Bowles

In  Pursuit of Happiness

31st May, 2010

The BBC has outdone itself this time with an outrageous piece of blatant Israeli propaganda.

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Pourquoi Israël a t-il attaqué des civils en Méditerranée ?

Posted by seumasach on June 1, 2010

Israël a pesé à l’avance les conséquences de l’attaque qu’il a lancé contre un convoi humanitaire maritime. Quels sont ses objectifs en déclenchant une crise diplomatique mondiale, pourquoi a t-il défié son allié turc et son protecteur états-unien ?

Thierry Meyssan


31st May, 2010

L’attaque conduite par trois patrouilleurs lance-missiles israéliens de classe Saar, le 31 mai 20101, contre la flottille de la liberté, dans les eaux internationales de Méditerranée illustre la fuite en avant de Tel-Aviv.

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Hague-“We have consistently advised against attempting to access Gaza in this way”

Posted by seumasach on May 31, 2010

The British Government damns itself with faint condemnation

Hague “deplores” Gaza aid ship deaths


31st May, 2010

The Foreign Secretary today “deplored” the loss of life during the interception of a flotilla of ships carrying aid to Gaza.

Up to 15 people were killed after Israeli commandoes boarded ships carrying 10,000 tonnes of aid en route from Cyprus.

William Hague said the British embassy was in “urgent contact” with the Israeli government, asking for more information.

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On the road to justice? Why The Goldstone Report Matters

Posted by seumasach on October 10, 2009

Richard Falk

9th October, 2009

In dissecting the Goldstone Report, Richard Falk points to a number of limitations and pitfalls which he himself would undoubtedly have averted. He nevertheless acclaims the report as an historic milestone in the struggle for Palestinian justice, which has already shaken Israel’s pedestal of impunity. As the power cards in the region are being reshuffled, it remains to be seen just how far-reaching its impact will really be. But, as it is, the “before and after” line has already been drawn.

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Erdogan urges world to recognize Hamas

Posted by seumasach on February 1, 2009




1st February, 2009

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for recognition of Hamas which won a landslide victory in Palestinian elections. 

In an interview with The Washington Post published Saturday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said isolating Hamas is the reason for the ongoing tensions in the region. 

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NGO seeks arrest of 15 Israeli leaders over Gaza

Posted by seumasach on January 28, 2009

Public asked for information on travel plans, whereabouts of top Israeli leaders suspected of committing ‘war crimes’ in Gaza.

Middle-East Online

27th January, 2009

LONDON – An international non-governmental organization has submitted evidence to the International Criminal Court for the arrest of top Israeli leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza, and has called for information about the travel plans and whereabouts outside Israel of the suspects.

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BBC Headquarters Occupied in Scotland

Posted by seumasach on January 26, 2009

BBC Headquarters Occupied in Scotland

Written by Stop the War Admin
Sunday, 25 January 2009

Over 100 supporters of Scottish Stop the War Coalition and Palestinian groups occupied the BBC headquarters in Glasgow today demanding that the BBC reverse its decision not to broadcast an emergency aid appeal for Gaza.
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Saudi patience is running out

Posted by seumasach on January 25, 2009


22nd January, 2009

In my decades as a public servant, I have strongly promoted the Arab-Israeli peace process. During recent months, I argued that the peace plan proposed by Saudi Arabia could be implemented under an Obama administration if the Israelis and Palestinians both accepted difficult compromises. I told my audiences this was worth the energies of the incoming administration for, as the late Indian diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit said: “The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war.”

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