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Jewish Voice for Peace

Following shared news that American Friends Service Committee joined with Nobel Peace Laureates to call for real peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Shafi Chowdhury from Surrey sent information about another AFSC initiative with… 164 more words

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The brave, beleaguered Israeli peace movement

John Reed in Ashkelon reports that, as of Monday, more than 500 Palestinians in Gaza had been killed in Israeli shelling from the land, air and sea. 193 more words

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Israel will have no peace until Palestinians have a state of their own

So says the Financial Times editorial today with a sub-title: “Israel cannot remain oasis of peace in a region on fire”. Some extracts relating to… 399 more words

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Will those who seek a normal life of peace be able to end the ‘march of folly’?

Haaretz reports on a country split in two:

“One half is no longer willing to take part in the settlers’ march of folly, which is leading to a third destruction to follow the first two destructions of the Temple. 321 more words

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Sadly, Japan 'inches a fraction closer towards becoming a “normal” nation'

Following Japan’s formation of a national security council, enactment of a ‘secrecy bill’ and weakening of limits on arms exports, under a resolution adopted by the cabinet on Tuesday, Japan has “reinterpreted” its pacifist constitution. 647 more words

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The image of a bomb as a seed should be taken to heart

During a 10-minute video recording Russell Brand is reported to have responded to recent remarks made on-air by Fox host Jeanine Pirro, a former prosecutor, who said – during a broadcast of her program last weekend – that the United States should bomb Iraq en masse in order to eliminate the growing insurgency there that has cause an international crisis: 60 more words

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Truth is said to be the first casualty of war . . .

As Blair attempts to justify the ruin of Iraq, alarm is caused by the publication of evidence from Afghans

An Intimate War, by Dr Mike Martin, offers a very different view of the story of the last thirty-four years of conflict in Helmand Province, Afghanistan – seen through the eyes of the Helmandis. 452 more words

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