From Dublin With Love.

In Blog, Politics by fedaynLeave a Comment

  Thousands marched in Dublin today to show solidarity with the Palestinian people and to call for action against the ongoing Israeli attacks. Speakers called for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions from the stage to extended applause as businesses which have publicly announced their own boycotts were also applauded. There were also calls to expel the Israeli Ambassador, Boaz Modai, and a further call from former MEP Paul Murphy who declared … Read More

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When Genocide Is Permissible.

In Blog by MourreLeave a Comment

Disappointed in Times Of Israel for caving to pressure, deleting my article "When Genocide Is Permissable." PDF copy https://t.co/hEPfZUo0Uq — Yochanan Gordon (@YochananGordon) August 1, 2014 Author Yochanan Gordon has accused The Times of Israel of “caving to pressure” for removing his blog post on their site entitled ‘When Genocide is Permissible’. You can read the full article here. Gordon concludes his article: “Everyone agrees that Israel has the right … Read More

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There Is Something You Can Do.

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Today the Seanad returns from holiday to discuss the Israeli assault on Gaza and question Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan on the Government’s ‘Record’ in dealing with the ongoing atrocities. It is expected serious questions will be put to Flanagan about Ireland’s abstention from the UN committee vote for an international commission of inquiry into the Israeli attacks. Ireland’s Ambassador to the UN, Patricia O’Brien had earlier condemned the slaughter saying Irish people … Read More

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Israel’s Dealings In Dodgy Diamonds.

In Blog, Politics by Fionka Gallivanti2 Comments

As the Gaza death toll breaks the 1,000 mark and a full one tenth of the population find themselves homeless Fionka Gallivanti take a look at how the Israeli military benefits from the diamond trade. Your Facebook feed – like mine – is probably overflowing with shared and re-shared images of unimaginable horror: sobbing mothers, blackened bodies, cratered streets and the blank, wide-eyed stares of shell-shocked children. Maybe you join in … Read More

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Palestinian Blood On The Hands Of Obama.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn4 Comments

Irish parliamentarian Clare Daly was among the speakers at a large demonstration outside the Israeli Embassy in Dublin today. She didn’t hold back: “This assault would not happen…without the deafening silence coming from the United States of America. A silence that has enabled the slaughter, ensured it’s continuation and has resulted in the fact that we can honestly say that there is as much Palestinian blood on the  hands of Barack … Read More

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Holidays And Other People’s Misery.

In Blog by Fedayn14 Comments

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has written to the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny asking him to recall the Dáil to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the response of the Irish Government.   Two chances Gerry. Here’s what he wrote: “Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Irish towns and cities in recent days to express their outrage at the indiscriminate killing of Palestinian men, … Read More

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Israeli Heroes.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn11 Comments

Amid the massacres in Gaza it can be easy to forget that not all Israelis back the slaughter. Meet Sahar Vardi a brave young Israeli who has dedicated her life to activism. The  Nobel Women’s Initiative gives us this background: “Activism has always been a part of her family’s life. Sahar’s father refused to do his obligatory military service in the first intifada. During the second intifada he became active with Ta’ayush, … Read More

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A Retail Of Regret.

In Blog by Fedayn5 Comments

    Ireland’s leading retail magazine ‘Retail Times’ has announced its regret in allowing a right to reply to the Israeli Ambassador, Boaz Modai, to an article by Trócaire (an Irish-based international charity) about boycotting goods from illegal Israeli settlements. While Trócaire doesn’t endorse complete Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions it does make the feature’s readers aware that under European and International law the goods they find in their shops are not … Read More

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Israeli Sniper Kills Wounded Civilian.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn3 Comments

  During yesterday’s ceasefire, declared by Israeli forces following the massacre in the Shajiya district of Gaza, International Solidarity Movement workers made their way into the neighbourhood and were fired upon. The sniper killed a Palestinian man who was desperately searching for his family. Before the shooting they passed an ambulance that had been targeted during the assault, at least one medic and one photojournalist were killed on Sunday. Rina Andolini, an … Read More

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Letter from Gaza by a Norwegian Doctor.

In Blog, Politics by Fedayn29 Comments

Mads Gilbert, the Norwegian doctor many will recognise from reports at Shifa hospital in Gaza, has written an open letter from the horror of his situation to Obama.   Dearest friends, The last night was extreme. The “ground invasion” of Gaza resulted in scores and carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying – all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent. The heroes in the ambulances … Read More