FCO Speeds Up Planning to Move UK Embassy to Jerusalem

18 August 2019 — Craig Murray

Following US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s talks with Boris Johnson and his ministers in London last week, FCO officials have been asked to speed up contingency planning for the UK to move its Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, with an eye to an “early announcement” post Brexit.

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The truth about the UK’s special relationship with Israel

15 August 2019 — True Publica

The truth about the UK’s special relationship with Israel

By TruePublica: Britain does not have a special relationship with the USA. It is, and has been since the end of the World War, a subservient inferior ‘partner’ doing what it is told. Britain stands next to the schoolyard thug and tries not to be a victim of it. Likewise, Britain acquiesces to Israel – as it is backed to the hilt by America.  This so-called special relationship with Israel is not challenged in the mainstream media because they all too well aware of the trouble they would cause for themselves. The antisemitism firestorm that engulfed Labour under Jeremy Corbyn is proof of that.

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Gaza protester dies as Israel admits to unjustified killings

31 July 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

Maureen Clare Murphy

A protester is treated by paramedics during Great March of Return protests in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, on 12 July. Ashraf Amra APA images

A Palestinian man died after being shot in the stomach by Israeli occupation forces during Great March of Return protests in southernmost Gaza last week.

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With Criticism Crushed in the West, Israel Can Enjoy Its Impunity By Jonathan Cook

1 August 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Recent events have shone a spotlight not only on how Israel is intensifying its abuse of Palestinians under its rule, but the utterly depraved complicity of western governments in its actions.

The arrival of Donald Trump in the White House two-and-a-half years ago has emboldened Israel as never before, leaving it free to unleash new waves of brutality in the occupied territories.

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Sur Baher home demolitions illustrate a vicious spiral of oppression in Palestine By Jonathan Cook

28 July 2019 — Jonathan Cook

The more the West represses criticism, the more Israel luxuriates in its impunity

The National – 28 July 2019

Recent events have shone a spotlight not only on how Israel is intensifying its abuse of Palestinians under its rule, but the utterly depraved complicity of western governments in its actions.

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Israel’s Herbicide warfare against Gaza farmers By Maureen Clare Murphy

23 July 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

Thousands of acres of Gaza farmland have been damaged by Israel’s aerial spraying of herbicide. (Forensic Architecture)

Israel’s military propagandists are at it again.

A video recently tweeted by COGAT, the bureaucratic arm of Israel’s military occupation, celebrates its efforts to teach Palestinian farmers in the West Bank about hybrid fruits and vegetables.

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Israel’s machinery of dispossession has crushed the hopes of an inspirational family By Jonathan Cook

14 July 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook: the View from Nazareth - www.jonathan-cook.netThe struggle of Jawad Siyam perfectly illustrates the relentless oppression faced by all Palestinians

The National – 14 July 2019

Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organisation.

The family’s defeat represented much more than just another eviction. It was intended to land a crushing blow against the hopes of some 20,000 Palestinians living in the shadow of the Old City walls and Al Aqsa mosque.

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REVIEW: Israel, a Beachhead… By Philip Roddis

14 July 2019 — Off Guardian

This book is a timely response to three groups: Those yet to grasp that Israel in its current form is an outrage comparable to apartheid South Africa; Those who recognise this truth but fail (as had many sincere opponents of apartheid) to see the bigger picture of a Faustian bargain with Western elites; Those who say the USA is a vassal – a client state of Israel.

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Revealed: UK police spy who infiltrated Palestine solidarity By Asa Winstanley

10 July 2019 — The Electronic Intifada

The undercover officer who used the cover name “Rob Harrison” between 2004 and 2007. These photos date from around 2004.

The Electronic Intifada is publishing the first photos of the police spy who infiltrated a Palestine solidarity group in the UK 15 years ago.

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