Articles tagged with Palestine
by Alex Diner / 19 Nov 2012 14:41
It was almost four years ago that I vowed to never again attend a public demonstration about the Israeli-Palestinian confict. Gaza was in flames from IDF tank fire, and homes in Ashdod and Beersheba were on the receiving end of Hamas rocket fire. So, off I popped on the Victoria Line from my inward looking London suburb, keen to join the debate and strut around Westminster on what would otherwise have been a very
by Ian Lucas / 22 May 2012 15:29
Neighbour disputes are the most difficult cases to solve. I learned this truth as a high street solicitor and am reminded of it often in my role as Wrexham's Member of Parliament.
But the difficult cases I have seen are as nothing compared to what I saw in Hebron recently.
Hebron, a biblical city, has the centre to prove it. Built on a collection of hills, it boasts
by Daniel Rolle / 23 Mar 2012 14:00
Poor choice of wording has put the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Cathy Ashton under fire this week, when she ill-advisedly compared the shootings of three young children in Toulouse by a suspected al-Qaeda trained terrorist to the deaths of Palestinian children in Gaza.
The source of the problem, according to EU diplomats, was a mistake by one of Ashton's press team, which led to a faulty transcript being issued
by Charlotte Henry / 19 Oct 2011 13:45
Yesterday's freeing of Israeli soldier Sergeant Gilad Shalit, as part of a prisoner swap, poses many moral dilemmas for those of us whose instinct is to support the state of Israel.
Surely giving into such ransom demands increases the likelihood of future kidnappings of Israelis? Surely terrorism, which capturing a soldier in such conditions unquestionably is, should not be shown to have any benefit?
I'll try to look at the positives first