Posts Tagged ‘Israel



21
Oct
09

On air: Do we need new rules of war?

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The Israeli Prime Minister is calling for a new set of rules of war to fight global terrorism. Mr Netanyahu also wants other western countries committed to the war on terror to be part of an international coalition of nations that have laws protecting their right to defend their countries and their people. Continue reading ‘On air: Do we need new rules of war?’

05
Oct
09

Should children in Gaza learn about the Holocaust?

gaza“No human-rights curriculum is complete without the inclusion of the facts of the Holocaust, and its lessons.” This is what John Ging, the UN Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) director of operations in Gaza,says. The UN’s refugee agency is planning to include the Holocaust in a new human-rights curriculum for Gaza’s secondary-school pupils. Continue reading ‘Should children in Gaza learn about the Holocaust?’

21
Sep
09

On air: Is President Obama letting his supporters down?

obamaThe majority of Americans wanted him as President, and the majority of the world wanted him to win too. When I was in Washington for the Inauguration, people wore t-shirts reading ‘Our moment is now’. But is the President making the most of that moment? He always emphasised to his supporters that they had a part to play, but while the right in the States makes its opposition very well known, are his advocates backing him as effectively and passionately as they might? Put simply, reverse the question – are Pres Obama’s supporters letting him down?

I heard a fascinating contribution from John Simpson, the BBC’s World Affairs editor, on the Today programme on Saturday. See if you agree with his analysis… Continue reading ‘On air: Is President Obama letting his supporters down?’

27
Aug
09

On air: Should Sweden apologise to Israel ?

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“It is regrettable that the Swedish foreign ministry does not intervene when it comes to a blood libel against Jews, [This] reminds one of Sweden’s conduct during World War II, when it also did not intervene.”  – Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman.

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“No one can ask the Swedish government to violate its own constitution. Freedom of speech is an inalienable part of Swedish society”

Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt.

Continue reading ‘On air: Should Sweden apologise to Israel ?’

15
Jul
09

On Air: Is it possible to have a moral army?

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A group of Israeli soldiers say widespread abuses were carried out on civilians during their action in Gaza.

The soldiers are part of an organisation called “Breaking the Silence”.

Amnesty International has accused both Israel and Hamas of committing war crimes during the 22-day conflict.
Continue reading ‘On Air: Is it possible to have a moral army?’

25
Jun
09

Return to Gaza

Cast your mind back six months….to late December. That’s when Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters began their fierce air assault on the Gaza Strip. Israel’s stated aim was to stop Hamas rocket attacks into southern Israel, and to – as it said – ‘change realities on the ground.’ The war lasted three weeks, and led to the deaths of more than a thousand Palestinians and 13 Israelis.

But what’s happened in the months since the conflict ended? How has it affected the people of Gaza? How much reconstruction has taken place? And has Israel achieved its war aims?
Continue reading ‘Return to Gaza’

09
Jun
09

Why won’t Israel stop the settlements ?

_39119656_westbankPresident Obama is very clear :

“The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop. “

_45792522_isr_us_afp226bBenjamin Netanyahu is equally clear : (according to a spokesman)                         ” I have no intention to construct new settlements, but it makes no sense to ask us not to answer to the needs of natural growth and to stop all construction, there is no way that we are going to tell people not to have children or to force young people to move away from their families”.

Continue reading ‘Why won’t Israel stop the settlements ?’




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