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May 18, 2011

Palestine – Bring Jordan Back Into The Equation

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 18 May 2011

Any further negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are dead and buried.

This is the only conclusion to be drawn from the recent signing of a reconciliation agreement between rival Palestinian factions – Hamas and Fatah – intended to end …

May 4, 2011

Palestine – Abbas Negates Further Negotiations With Israel

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 04 May 2011

The Palestinian Authority (PA) announcement abdicating to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) the conduct of any future political negotiations with Israel – effectively sinks any further hope of direct negotiations being resumed with Israel over the future sovereignty of …

April 27, 2011

Israel – A Boycott Without A Buoy

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 27 Apr 2011

The recent attempt by the Marrickville Council in Sydney to impose a boycott on its purchase of Israeli goods and products spectacularly collapsed after the Council was advised by its Chief Officer that enforcing the boycott would cost its ratepayers …

April 19, 2011

Palestine Recognized – United Nations Delegitimized

By: David Singer

Any decision by the United Nations General Assembly to recognize a Palestinian State next September could signal the beginning of the end for the United Nations as a credible organization pledged to uphold the rule of international …

March 25, 2011

Gaza and Libya – UN Speaks With Forked Tongue

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 25 Mar 2011

The double standards employed by the United Nations when it comes to dealing with Israel were thrown into sharp focus with the Security Council’s passing of Resolution 1973 on 19 March.

March 21, 2011

Obama – Confronting The Killing Culture In Palestine

Filed under: War On Terror - 21 Mar 2011

The brutal murder of five members of the Fogel family including three children aged 11, 4 and 3 months – whilst asleep in their house – could only elicit the following pathetic response from President Obama:

March 16, 2011

Palestine – Pontification, Prediction and Poppycock

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 16 Mar 2011

The world has been agog this week at the news that Israel’s Prime Minister – Benjamin Netanyahu – is to announce a new peace plan in May – possibly in an address to the United States Congress – in an …

February 27, 2011

Israel, The Arab World – The Blessing and The Curse

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 27 Feb 2011

These two somewhat surprising statements by Winston Churchill – the savior of democracy in the Second World War – need to be revisited as civilian populations in the Arab world rise up to be allowed to exercise their right to …

February 18, 2011

Egypt, Israel and Gaza – Flashpoint For Future Confrontation

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 18 Feb 2011

The Egyptian Revolution has raised questions as to the possible termination of the 1979 Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty by Egypt. Any such concern – in the short term – seems to have been allayed by the Fourth Egyptian Military Statement …

February 5, 2011

Palestine – Escaping Egypt’s Earthquake and Tunisia’s Tempest

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 05 Feb 2011

Egypt is experiencing increasing civil unrest leading to growing speculation that it will result in the overthrow of its leader for the past 30 years – Hosni Mubarak. Tunisia has already seen the forced flight of its long …

January 28, 2011

Palestine and The Arab League – Fake Freedom Fighters

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 28 Jan 2011

The Palestinian Authority, Hamas and the Arab League member States continue to deny their populations basic political rights and civil liberties  – according to a Report recently published by Freedom House. At the same …

January 15, 2011

Palestine – No Jews, Soon No Christians

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 15 Jan 2011

“All these attacks prove that settlers are dangerous and that it’s impossible to live with them. If these settlers are allowed to stay, that would mean more friction and confrontation. Peace can be achieved only if Israel …

December 30, 2010

Palestine – Lawyers, Hot Air and No Clothes

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 30 Dec 2010

John V Whitbeck – described as “an international lawyer who has advised the Palestinian negotiating team” – has recently written an article published in Al Jazeera pointing out that 106 members of the United Nations …

December 27, 2010

Palestine – Hark The Herald Devil Sings

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 27 Dec 2010

“The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is a daily broadsheet newspaper published by Fairfax Media in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1831 as the Sydney Herald, the SMH is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Australia.”

Regrettably …

December 10, 2010

Palestine – Doublecrossing Obama Signals Problems For Abbas

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 10 Dec 2010

President Obama has been doublecrossed by the extraordinary behaviour of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas in seeking Brazil’s recognition of a Palestinian State “within the 1967 borders”.

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