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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 >>

United peace effort preferable to unilateral violence

Thursday, 12 September 2013, 5:31 pm | Leslie Bravery

On Tuesday, 10 September 2013, Syria accepted a Russian proposal to give up chemical weapons and join the international convention (CWC) on the prohibition of such armaments. Regardless of the civil war raging in Syria, this endorsement of the CWC would have ... More >>

To the BBC – please allow freedom of speech on Palestine

Monday, 26 August 2013, 12:16 pm | Leslie Bravery

The British Broadcasting Corporation's silencing of Nigel Kennedy's voice is deplorable. Please ask the BBC to allow freedom speech – which is, after all, the cornerstone of democratic freedom. There is a growing, uncomfortably Orwellian feel to the BBC's ... More >>

Ambassador Reveals Israel's Preconditions

Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 3:04 pm | Leslie Bravery

Last Thursday, 138 nations voted in favour of a United Nations resolution giving non-member observer status to Palestine. The countries voting in favour of the resolution represent some 75% of the world's population. The Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin ... More >>

Sound and Fury

Wednesday, 3 October 2012, 9:06 am | Leslie Bravery

Addressing the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 29 September 2012, New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully drew attention to the use of the veto by some members of the Security Council. Mr McCully said in his General ... More >>

Open letter to Radio New Zealand

Monday, 27 August 2012, 11:01 am | Leslie Bravery

I refer to this morning's Radio New Zealand World Watch report on Gaza (26 August 2012). According to a recent UN report, 90% of Gaza's water is unsafe for drinking. Between 30% and 40% of the Gaza population is unemployed. Over 1.2 million Gazans ... More >>

Open Letter to Hon. Murray McCully

Monday, 13 August 2012, 12:42 pm | Leslie Bravery

Your email to us of 01 August 2012 failed to adequately address questions we had put to you regarding your claim that it was better to accommodate Israel in order to promote what you called 'dialogue'. We again ask you what change for the better ... More >>

Compounding the Nazi Holocaust

Monday, 16 July 2012, 11:06 am | Leslie Bravery

Compounding the Nazi Holocaust Political support for Israel makes use of ideologically sponsored myths and unjustifiable assumptions. The constant repetition of these assumptions by politicians and news media precludes debate and effectively exempts Israel from ... More >>

Murray McCully's Middle East dreams and dramas

Monday, 25 June 2012, 9:31 am | Leslie Bravery

In his 22 June 2012 speech to the Otago Foreign Policy School, The Middle East unfolding: dreams and dramas in the early 21st century , New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully spoke about what the New Zealand government sees as the strategic ... More >>

Not in my name, Dr Mapp!

Monday, 22 August 2011, 4:29 pm | Leslie Bravery

The attack on the British Council office in Kabul on Afghanistan's Independence Day shows that the Taliban and other resistance forces can strike anywhere in their country, disproving NATO spin that the "insurgency" is being defeated. The latest tragic and ... More >>

Not in my name, Dr Mapp!

Monday, 22 August 2011, 9:21 am | Leslie Bravery

The attack on the British Council office in Kabul on Afghanistan's Independence Day shows that the Taliban and other resistance forces can strike anywhere in their country, disproving NATO spin that the "insurgency" is being defeated. The latest tragic and ... More >>

 

 

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