Israeli-Palestine Conflict

Israeli-Palestine Conflict

The United Nations General Assembly adopted six resolutions regarding Israeli occupied territories through a recorded vote last night, addressing the areas of Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan.

Bob Carr is a former NSW premier and foreign minister. This is part of an address he gave to the Australian Friends of Palestine Association in Adelaide.

The Israeli regime does a first-rate job of demonizing itself by its lawless, brutal conduct.... by taking billions of American taxpayers' dollars and purchasing weapons of horrific destruction to inflict death and misery on its neighbors.

The vote, on 24 October, was in favour of a resolution to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to pressure Israel into respecting international law and human rights.

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Debate to recognize Palestine statehood. The debate was secured and the motion skilfully put by Grahame Morris, Labour MP for Easington, a mining constituency in County Durham.

Ever since I began taking an interest in the Palestinians’ struggle – nearly ten years ago – those brave people have been cursed with rubbish leadership that has taken them steadily backwards instead of forwards…

The Palestinian leadership should have turned to international legal forums years ago in order to pressure Israel by harnessing the power of international public opinion through sanctions and boycotts, just as was the case with Apartheid South Africa decades ago.

Play that ICC card, President Abbas, at a time of your own choosing. Only the dumbest politicians keep committing their crimes with a set of indictments hanging over their collective heads.

The question is, can this Coalition stomach a solution it is working so hard to avoid? Will it partner with vital regional players that were foes only a few months ago? It is doubtful. That would require a worldview shift that Washington is still too irrational to embrace.

When the US and its allies say they are doing what is right by humanity, and by their values, the question begging to be asked is where is their humanity and values in regard to the Palestinian people, and why are they not equally doing what is right by humanity, and by their values towards “the Jewish State” and its aggression, crimes and gross violations of human rights, international law and resolutions? -- Ali Kazak

Ponder this for a moment: 5,000 pound GBU 28 bunker-buster bombs were dropped on a single house in Gaza. Israel obviously can pinpoint a target when it wishes to do so. It makes many claims that it “did not intend” to strike a United Nations school or a hospital.

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When our weakness overwhelms us, And we watch as children die, How can we breathe this still foul air? What makes us even try?

The blood of the thousands of Palestinians who have been killed by the so-called Israel Defence Forces since the beginning of the siege of Gaza, stains the hands of each and every politician who has done nothing to censure Israel for this cruel and illegal act of virtual imprisonment...