Sir Gerald Kaufman was an extraordinary politician and whilst not agreeing with everything he said, he was a man of principle and one of the few parliamentarians who wasn't frightened of the venomous Israeli lobby here in the UK. He said 'My Grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian Grandmothers … Continue reading Sir Gerald Kaufman.
Israeli settlers were the culprits, it seems. More news from the region: Israeli electricity company cuts of Nablus and Jenin over unpaid debts. Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian farmers and fishermen. 40% rise in new settlements recorded in 2014. Autopsy shows young Palestinian man was shot at short range. These are all headlines from … Continue reading Mosque ablaze overnight in Bethlehem.
BBC news was today dominated by the 70th anniversary of the Russian liberation of Auschwitz. Well actually, it's the eve of the liberation of Auschwitz. Today's 10 minute segments on the BBC will surely be magnified tomorrow. Not that I'm denying anything of course... The horror of war is the same for everybody, not just a … Continue reading The Holocaust.