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A Blight Unto Nations

Sunday, 19 July 2015, 11:14 am | Leslie Bravery

It is one year now since Israel's brutal Operation Protective Edge blitz all butobliterated much of the defenceless Gaza Strip. The 50-day assault was yet another tragic human rights outrage among countless other violations of international law perpetrated ... More >>

PHRC Press Release: nuclear deal with Iran

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 3:11 pm | Leslie Bravery

In a New Zealand Government press release on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Murray McCully welcomed news of the agreement reached on a nuclear deal with Iran. McCully commented, “This agreement is a positive development for regional stability in the Middle ... More >>

Will NZ Government heed the UN Human Rights Council majority

Monday, 6 July 2015, 10:29 am | Leslie Bravery

At the twenty-ninth session of the UN Human Rights Council on 3 July a majority voted for the following resolution on: “Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”. ... More >>

Yet again! Israel's hijacking impunity

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 2:55 pm | Leslie Bravery

A senior columnist and political analyst for Israeli newspapers, Ben Caspit, who also has regular TV shows on politics and Israel, noted in an article for More >>

Sheer malevolence: Israel's sonic booms over Gaza

Friday, 1 May 2015, 9:43 am | Leslie Bravery

Ask Israel why the hell it uses sonic booms to terrorise an already traumatised population and demand that it cease such hateful and gratuitous mental torture. Leslie Bravery More >>

World Vision gets it right

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 3:41 pm | Leslie Bravery

In an article on its website home page, World Vision New Zealand implied that Israel was observing the latest Gaza ceasefire agreement. On 26 March 2015 the Palestine Human Rights Campaign Aotearoa/New Zealand ( PHRC ) wrote the following email to ... More >>

Zionism Rules In Israel/Palestine – No Matter Who Wins

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 5:48 pm | Leslie Bravery

Regardless of the result of the 2015 Israeli election, the winner was always going to be Zionism, the founding ideology of Eretz Israel More >>

NZ's timid silence at the Security Council

Thursday, 26 February 2015, 11:49 am | Leslie Bravery

It almost seemed as though it were John Key himself who was about to go off to fight ISIS, so heroic was his performance in Parliament concerning the sending of New Zealand troops to Iraq. That country is in ruins, both socially and economically, as a result ... More >>

John Key must put humanity before 'the club'

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 2:07 pm | Leslie Bravery

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has decided to supply the Israeli Navy with an increased number of nuclear-powered, diesel-electric, AIP Dolphin Class submarines. The submarines have been developed and constructed by the German company Howaldtswerke-Deutsche ... More >>

Ideology or human rights? The right of return

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 12:54 pm | Leslie Bravery

Israel's Law of Return asserts that all Jews have a 'right' of immigration and settlement that has primacy over the rights of the indigenous Palestinian people. This leads increasing numbers of Jews to protest “not in my name”. More >>

Evil begets evil: The Jerusalem synagogue tragedy

Friday, 21 November 2014, 3:57 pm | Leslie Bravery

The latest tragic killings and injuries, this time in the Jerusalem synagogue, remind us once again of our responsibility to “stay human” as Mazin Qumsiyeh puts it. In Jerusalem on 4 September 1997, a 13-year-old girl, Smadar Elhanan, was killed ... More >>

Israel's war is against all Palestinians

Friday, 1 August 2014, 5:51 pm | Leslie Bravery

Israel's war is against the Palestinian people as a whole – in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank as well as Gaza. Why does a supposedlycivilised state commit such horrendous acts of inhumanity, in defiance of international law and natural justice? More >>

Nine days of hope for Gaza ceasefire squandered by Israel

Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 2:39 pm | Leslie Bravery

Had Israel used the nine days of Palestinian ceasefire to reinforce the suspension of violence, then it is very likely that the present carnage could have been avoided. On 21 November 2012, a unilateral ceasefire declared by Israel came into effect. More >>

Hold the perpetrator to account, not the victim!

Monday, 7 July 2014, 1:23 pm | Leslie Bravery

In a 4 July 2014 statement to Scoop Independent News, on the violent deaths of four young people in the Israeli Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully made the following comments: "The recent killing ... More >>

Cheering up David Zwartz – an invitation

Sunday, 25 May 2014, 1:22 pm | Leslie Bravery

In a May 14 interview with Dan Goldberg, published in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, David Zwartz, a former president of the New Zealand Jewish Council, described the outlook for the Jewish community in New Zealand as qualified gloom. (The Haaretz ... More >>

Israeli air strikes on Gaza injure child and adult

Sunday, 6 April 2014, 12:41 pm | Leslie Bravery

After a period of 20 consecutive days in which no Palestinian missiles had been launched from Gaza towards Israel, the firing of four rockets, which caused no death or injuries, was met almost immediately with a series of Israeli air strikes that injured and ... More >>

Gaza reporting: the importance of balance and timing

Saturday, 15 March 2014, 1:42 pm | Leslie Bravery

The New Zealand Herald (14 March) published two stories of violence over Gaza with the headlines 'Israeli warplanes strike back in Gaza' and 'Rockets strike Israel, jeopardising truce talk'. Those headlines and the general tone of reporting gave ... More >>

Palestinian refugees deserve justice

Monday, 3 March 2014, 3:37 pm | Leslie Bravery

In Syria, the plight of the 570,000 Palestinians exiled from their homeland by Israel raises yet again the responsibility of the world community for the safety and human rights of a people who, for over sixty years, have been denied justice. The predicament ... More >>

Simon Schama – ideology versus truth and reason

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 6:04 pm | Leslie Bravery

In the third part of his BBC history documentary The Story of the Jews Simon Schama announced “I am a Zionist and quite unapologetic about it.” That honest but blunt admission advises us that when the subject of Israel/Palestine is under discussion, ... More >>

Who was Key really representing at the UN?

Monday, 30 September 2013, 12:39 pm | Leslie Bravery

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on 26 September, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key made the following reference to the Syrian conflict: The Secretary-General has advised the Council and the General Assembly, "The United Nations ... More >>

 

 

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