Seven gay couples register to marry in NSW

11/12/17; Dominica Sanda; AAP 26 minutes ago   More than a dozen gay people took advantage of the first opportunity to officially lodge their intentions to marry in Sydney on the weekend. Seven couples attended the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages offices in the CBD and Parramatta on Saturday to register their intention to […] read more…

Israel – ‘Children of the stones’: the day Palestine was reborn

  Ramzy Baroud – 10.30am Friday 9/12/17)               Jerusalem: Is the two-state solution dead? today             Israeli jets strike Gaza amid Jerusalem unrest today             How Israel occupies education in East Jerusalem today             Nikki Haley: UN hurts Israel-Palestine peace process today https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/38234838/israeli-flags-burned-in-protest-in-berlin/   When the first Intifada commenced in December 1987, I had […] read more…

Who owns Jerusalem?

30/1014; by Ehab Zahriyeh @EhabZ   Israel claims the holy city as its ‘eternal, undivided capital,’ but that claim is not internationally recognized http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/30/jerusalem-statusinternationalregime.htmlhttp://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/30/jerusalem-http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/30/jerusalem-statusinternationalregime.htmlhttp://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/30/jerusalem-statusinternationalregime.htmlstatusinternationalregime.htmlhttp://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/30/jerusalem-statusinternationalregime.html On Nov. 29, 1947, the U.N. adopted a proposal establishing Jerusalem, as marked by the red line, as “a corpus separatum under a special international regime.” But the war of 1948 […] read more…

Trump decision provokes Palestinians

/12/17; AAP   Hundreds of angry Palestinians have taken to the streets in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s decision to shift recognition of the Israeli capital from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. Those who braved the inclement weather demonstrated and chanted slogans – against Trump and in support of Jerusalem – and burned car […] read more…

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

28/5/27; by Zena Tahhan & Farah Najjar   `The international community, including the US, regards East Jerusalem as occupied territory [The Associated Press] –Trump to call Jerusalem Israel’s capital, move embassy  today –What a US embassy in Jerusalem means to Palestinians today –Trump’s dangerous Jerusalem gambit today –World reacts to US Israel embassy relocation plan […] read more…

Palestinians have a legal right to armed struggle

  July 2017 Stanley L Cohen It’s time for Israel to accept that as an occupied people, Palestinians have a right to resist – in every way possible. In Palestine, international law recognises the fundamental rights to self-determination, freedom and independence for the occupied, writes Cohen [Reuters] Stanley L Cohen is an attorney and human […] read more…

Double standard decried as Minnesota mosque bombed

7/8/17   Social media users slam purported double standard of media and government as Muslim worshippers targeted in US state. The explosion at around 5am local time (09:00 GMT) at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, caused damage but did not cause any casualties. Worshippers had been preparing for the dawn prayer when […] read more…

Israel plans to shut Al Jazeera operations

7/8/17; Ori Lewis – AAP   Israel plans to revoke the media credentials of Al Jazeera TV journalists working in the country. Share Tweet Email Israel is planning to revoke the media credentials of Al Jazeera TV journalists, close its Jerusalem bureau and pull the Qatar-based station’s broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers, Communications […] read more…

Toddler left tied to tree with no food, water and weapons nearby: police

  6/8/17; Yahoo7 News   An American man left his toddler tied to a tree in a homeless camp without food or water, police claim. Jeffery Wilson, 27, has been charged with serious child abuse and neglect as well as drug crimes, People reports. Police from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office allege they found Wilson’s […] read more…

Palestinian, Israeli girls camping for peace in US wilderness (3)

6/8/17’Frankie Taggart, Santa Fe, United States AFP   Twenty-one-year-old Liza had learned as a young girl during the bloodiest days of the second intifada to fear the soldiers patrolling her neighborhood in the besieged West Bank city of Nablus. But it wasn’t until after the uprising that her mistrust was most shockingly vindicated as she […] read more…

Palestinian family faces Jerusalem eviction after half century (2)

    6/8/17; Shatha Yaish – AFP on August 6, 2017, 1:30 pm Jerusalem (AFP)   Fahamiya Shamasneh, a 75-year-old Palestinian woman, refuses to pack her things despite a looming deadline for evacuating the home she has lived in for more than 50 years. Israel’s supreme court has ruled the family have until Wednesday to […] read more…

EU removes video featuring Israeli genocide advocate (1)

20/11/17;EU, International Organisations, Israel, Middle East, News, Palestine   Avishai Ivri, in a screenshot from a now deleted EU promotional video, has incited genocidal violence against Palestinians. – Image: facebook.com | Europe.in.Israel The European Union embassy in Tel Aviv has removed from its Facebook page an official EU promotional video featuring Avishai Ivri, an Israeli […] read more…

Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

            Produced by Zena Tahhan; Published on November 21, 2017; – Fifty years ago, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 242. The resolution is used as a framework for implementing the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. – But since its adoption in 1967, Israel has violated the resolution by entrenching its occupation of […] read more…

Church threatens employees with the sack if they take the same-sex marriage plunge

            20/8/17; Yahoo7 News   The Australian Catholic Church said it would fire its employees if they marry their same-sex partner in a threat coming straight from the top. Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart told Fairfax Media the church was warning its 180,000 employees in Australia they should adhere to church teaching “totally”. Any breach […] read more…

The UN’s Peace Process Coordinator is misleading us on Palestine

23/11/17; Published in: Blog, Blogs – Politics, Israel, Middle East, Opinion, Palestine   United Nations (UN) Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov on 17 February 2015 [A Paranoid Optimist/Flickr] Ramona Wadi  @walzerscent November 23, 2017 at 2:26 pm Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to RedditShare to EmailShare to More If in […] read more…

Israel demolishes 8 Palestinian structures in West Bank, Jerusalem

23/11/17; Israel, Middle East, News, Palestine   Israeli occupation forces demolished eight Palestinian structures in occupied Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley, Nablus and Bethlehem yesterday. The demolitions in the Jordan Valley included two homes and a barn used for livestock breeding. According to the head of the Al-Jiftlik Village Council, Ahmed Ghawanmeh, they were demolished under […] read more…
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