On Saturday, February 6th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Victor Kattan — Teaching Fellow at the Center for International Studies and Diplomacy at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies — is currently in the US on a tour to promote his new book From Coexistence to Conquest: International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1891-1949. This is an elegant and forceful narrative by a young Palestinian scholar. –Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Former UN Secretary-General Readers, whatever their view of the Arab-Israeli conflict, will appreciate this lucid and scholarly

Shlaim on Blair

On Saturday, February 6th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

It’s more than a year since Israel launched its immoral attack on Gaza and Palestinians are still living on the verge of a humanitarian disaster. So what has Tony Blair done to further peace in the region? Virtually nothing, argues the historian Avi Shlaim The savage attack Israel ­unleashed against Gaza on 27 December 2008 was both immoral and unjustified. Immoral in the use of force against civilians for political purposes. Unjustified because Israel had a political alternative to the

Please post under: In landmark revision of Rome Statute, International Criminal Court Lists Elie Wiesel alongside Apartheid as a Crime Against Humanity

On Saturday, February 6th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

NEW YORK – More than 40 Nobel Prize winners from various countries have added their signatures to a full-page ad denouncing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that is due to be published in The New York Times and International Herald Tribune in the next few days. The ad, initiated by 1986 Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel, condemns Iran’s severe human rights violations and warns that Iran’s nuclear program is a danger to humanity. The ad is part of Wiesel’s worldwide campaign


On Friday, February 5th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Following the release of Israel’s report to the UN on Friday in which the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) essentially looked into their own behaviour during operation Cast Lead, in which over 1400 Palestinians were killed following the Israeli military assault just over a year ago, MEMO contacted one of the four co-authors of the Goldstone report, Colonel Desmond Travers, for an exclusive reaction to the Israeli report. According to an article by Rory McCarthy in the Guardian, 1st February, one

O people of the British Isle, please give her a welcome that she will never forget

On Friday, February 5th, 2010 in News.

Tzipi Livni, Israel’s opposition leader and former foreign minister, is planning to visit London to test the process by which Britain issues arrest warrants for alleged war crimes. In December Mrs Livni cancelled a trip to Britain after Westminster magistrates’ court issued a warrant seeking her arrest in connection with alleged war crimes relating to Israel’s Gaza offensive. Hamas, the Palestinian group which is considered a terrorist organisation by Britain, was believed to have helped British lawyers secure the arrest

Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will reminds Hitler that he is a genuis

On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 in News.

After much postponement, I recently watched Alan Dershowitz’s film “The Case for Israel”. The renowned US attorney opens the film by declaring that he is both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian, and that he supports the two-state solution, but… Dershowitz is neither a philosopher nor a filmmaker. He is not even a rightist. We have become accustomed to the case for Israel being only made by members of the rightist camp, yet Dershowitz supports us precisely because he is a leftist law

Blaming it for world economic collapse Tony Blair says it's "time to get tough" on Micronesia

On Sunday, January 31st, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Former prime minister slammed for trying to shift focus onto threat from Tehran during appearance at Chilcot inquiry During his appearance at the Iraq war inquiry, above, Tony Blair claimed Iran now poses a similar threat to that of Saddam seven years ago. Photograph: IRAQINQUIRY.ORG/EPA Tony Blair has been accused of warmongering spin for claiming that western powers might be forced to invade Iran because it poses as serious a threat as Saddam Hussein. Sir Richard Dalton, a former British

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