Tag Archives: Israel

The Battle for the Vineyard (A sermon on Matthew 21:33-40)

Hear another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. When … Continue reading

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Amos – Spiritual Integrity & Social Justice (Amos 8:1-3)

One thing that I think the Catholics really got right that we from the Anglican/Protestant end can really learn from is the idea of adopting a new name. Catholics take new names at key points in their lives – at … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in Marrickville by Samah Sabawi and Sonja Karkar

It appears that once again the pro-Israel apologists have decided to single Israel out by making boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel a leading issue for the Marrickville electorate in the lead-up to the NSW state elections Not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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What drives Israel? Essay of the week, by Ilan Pappe

Probably the most bewildering aspect of the Gaza flotilla affair has been the righteous indignation expressed by the Israeli government and people. The nature of this response is not being fully reported in the UK press, but it includes official … Continue reading

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Nuclear Hero’s Crime Was Making Us Safer by Daniel Ellsberg

Nuclear whistle-blower, Mordechai Vanunu, was arrested again on New Year’s Eve by Israeli Police.  His crime this time was meeting with his Norwegian girlfriend! The deafening silence over Morde’s re-arrest will illustrates the West’s double-standard when it comes to nuclear … Continue reading

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Stealing Gaza by Brian Eno

Best known as an innovative musician and for his production work on seven albums for U2, Brian Eno also has a strong history has a human rights activitst.   Here he succinctly summarises the real situation in Israel/Palestine. It’s a … Continue reading

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Boycott Israel! by Professor Neve Gordon

Reprinted below is the article by Israeli professor, Neve Gordon, published in the LA Times on August 20, in which he expresses support for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. The article caused enormous furor – some calling for Gordon to be expelled from … Continue reading

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A Vision for a new Israel/Palestine by Jimmy Carter

June 16 2009, Jimmy Carter spoke at a graduation ceremony in Gaza for theUnited Nations Relief Works Agency. He envisions a new Israel and Palestine:“The Palestinian state, like the land, must be blessed for all people.  Jerusalem must be shared … Continue reading

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Israel on Trial by George Bisharat

The significance of this article is not that it gave the first or only account of the war crimes committed by Israel in her recent assault on Gaza, but the fact that it appeared in the New York Times! Could this signal … Continue reading

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