Sunday, 11 January 2009

Europe needs to get its act together for Gaza

It's been a week since I blogged but I've a good reason for that. I've been back at work and finishing the books I started reading over the holidays and .... writing this article about Europe's stance on the situation in Gaza. Rather than republish it here, I'm sending you to the website "destiNation", the brainchild of Julie Hepburn, because if you've not already bookmarked it as a favourite, then you should! So once you've finished reading my article, don't forget to read what everyone else has to say - it's all good! Blogging back to normal as of now :-)


Stewart McDonald said...

Hi Anne! Stewart here! Long time no speak or see! I hope you're well!

I liked and agree with much of your article about the war in Gaza... The only thing I don't agree with is labelling Hamas, a democratically elected government, a terrorist organisation.

I do agree that the Zionist adventure in wider Palestine must stop and Israel must bring justice by receeding to its pre-1967 borders.

joe90 kane said...

Here is an excellent article -
The Facts About Hamas and the War on Gaza
Seeing Through the Lies
By Norman Finkelstein
13 Jan 2009

Talk about getting back to blogging,
I see Osama Saeed (SNP British parliamentaty candidate for Glasgow Central) is back to his old blogging ways as well, which is also great to see -
Rolled-up Trousers
Osama Saeed putting a bit of stick about

Rolled-up Trousers blog is very knowledgeable when it comes to cutting through the propaganda and lies about the war crimes of the British state and its support for some of the ugliest regimes on the planet, including the violent racist war crimes regime of Israel.

all the best IG!

Sign or text
Save The Children
to help stop the racist carange and get a ceasefire now.
Well over 100,000 signed so far.

And as there is no point disarming Hamas without disraming Israel -
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to do everything in his power to impose an arms embargo on Israel...
Submitted by Yusuf Ibrahim Deadline to sign up by: 27 January 2009
The official site of the Prime Minister's Office

25,000 have signed this e-petition so far, with 5,000 in the past 2 days alone.

Just to note that,
Gordon Brown is a patron of the Jewish National Fund, which is an Israeli organisation dedicated to racist ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

joe90 kane said...

Sorry for another comment so quickly.

Israel is threatening to attack the SS Dignity, which is at least a terrorist crime, if not a war crime -
Regev: "I can assure you that Israel will respect international law
Free Gaza
12 Jan 2009
At 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, official Israeli Prime Minister Spokesperson Mark Regev discussed the current voyage of Free Gaza boat `Spirit of Humanity` with Free Gaza co-founder Paul Larudee.

Larudee was seeking assurance that Israel would not harm the boat or prevent it from entering Gaza with medical supplies and personnel, as well journalists and human rights workers. The boat is currently at sea, heading for Gaza. Israel is threatening to use `all available means` to stop the boat. On Dec. 30, an Israel gunboat rammed and almost sank a previous boat....

As you probably know,
this is the boat in which both MSP Sandra White of the SNP, and Lib Dem Hugh O'Donnell MSP ran the illegal racist Israeli
blocakade of Gaza.