The Nakba: Narrating the ‘non-existing’ Palestinians into history

By Hatem Bazian I have been engaged in a constant writing project that intends to highlight Palestinian narratives since 1948 up to the present. A narrative of dispossession touches every Palestinian family, including my own. During the 1948 Nakba and the war period, two family members on my father’s side, Jawdat Ali Rida Muhammad Bazian […]

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Arabs Don’t Hate Jews And Jews Don’t Hate Arabs Or Why You Should Go To Auckland To Demonstrate Against The Genocide In Gaza!

Update: Here is Max Igan’s call to end the violence and for all of us to get engaged in the fight against the Israeli war crimes committed in Gaza: Today at 2 o’clock pm there is a demonstration against the invasion and genocide of the people of Gaza. While I won’t be able to make […]

While Bibi Unravels So Does 9/11!

It seems some of the US Congressmen  finally are finding their balls back. It so happens they all have been Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11. So while Bibi unravels in Israel and with him the entire murderous entity known as the IDF we may finally see some truth! Congressman […]

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We Teach Life, Sir!

I know I have been slack. I thought it was OK to venture into making beautiful things and getting on with my life after eight years of blogging and spending some 6 hours or more a day online staring into the abyss and having the abyss staring back into me. I am tired. I feel […]

Israeli reporter admits suppressing images of ‘piles of bodies of civilians’ when Israel went ‘crazy’ in Gaza

Maybe it would be a good idea if this journalist stopped suppressing these photo’s. Not that I like watching photo’s of dead people but there are so many people who don’t know this is happening. A bit like the Germans living next to a concentration camp not knowing tey where killing hundreds of thousands of […]

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Israel’s Revenge: Israel Authorizes Controversial New Settlements in Revenge for Palestine’s UN Bid

Following the overwhelming UN vote for implicit recognition of Palestinian statehood, Israel has authorized the construction of 3,000 more housing units in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and is also speeding up the processing of 1,000 additional planning permissions. According to the New York Times, the bulk of the new housing units are set to be built “in […]

High on NZ’s military wishlist: the Drone!

In 2009 A report came out stating that the NZ military was salivating at the thought of having some drones to guard our national waters! I pointed out that these hellish machines would be equally handy to spy on the population. Here we are at the end of 2011 and I thought I’d give you […]

A letter from a Jewish voice for Peace

I subscribe to a news letter from a group which calls themselves a Jewish voice for Peace. They are activists who want to make peace with the People of Palestine and I support their goal. This letter touched my heart and i thought I’d share it with you because it is important that we support […]

Even a child born of rape has a right to exist: Challenging the notion of a Jewish people by Shlomo Sand

Shlomo Sand is a Jewish proffesor at the Tel Aviv University. His book; The invention of the Jewish people, was on the Israeli best seller list for 19 weeks. In this lecture he challenges the existence of a Jewish people and therefore the right of Israel to exist as a “Jewish” state which he also […]

I despair, Fifa Filistine shows the reality for Palestinian kids.

Hillary thought that NZ was great to do business with. Oh, woopie to that. We are a great gullible bunch who keeps schtum about Afghanistan, Iraq and above all about Israel and who stick our collective heads up the ass of one of the most criminal warmongering nations of all times. That should make us […]

Murder attempt on the high seas and where are the Palestinian tennis players indeed

I had the honour of meeting both Andy Gill skipper Pete and Sea Sheppard leader Paul Watson some time ago. Pete when he sailed the then called Earthrace around the North Island and I was privileged to be present with the blessing of the vessel in Raglan harbour and to have a climb (it was […]

MIDEAST: Aid Rots Outside Gaza

AL-ARISH, Egypt, Apr 15 (IPS) – Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of aid intended for the Gaza Strip is piling up in cities across Egypt’s North Sinai region, despite recent calls from the United Nations to ease aid flow restrictions to the embattled territory in the wake of Operation Cast Lead. Food, medicine, blankets, infant […]

Depopulation, Destruction and Displacement of the Palestinian People

For Palestinians, the Nakba “Catastrophe” is their “Holocaust” six-month slaughter and displacement before and after the May 1948 establishment of Israel. In December 1947, Jews in Palestine numbered 600,000 compared to 1.3 million Palestinians. David Ben-Gurion ordered them removed and for “Every attack….to end with occupation, destruction and expulsion.” He meant depopulation, destruction, mass slaughter, […]

Jewish women protest in Toronto’s Israeli Consulate

This is the news “Kiwi friends of Israel” the brand spanking new AIPAC like PR group and Zionist apologists who according to their tag line are a Secular and non bipartisan “Lobby” (lobbying per definition is not bi-partisan. They always and with out exception lobby for a narrowly defined interest. In this case the Zionist […]

Resistance to Israeli occupation – a right?

Palestinians are a people under occupation who has the right to self-determination under the UN Charter, the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in Accordance with the Charter of the United Nations from 1970, and Article 1 of both the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and […]

Hamas press conference after Israeli Gaza strikes – 27 Dec08

No I don’t agree with Arab extremists or support attacks on Israel, but there are two sides to every conflict and  we never get to hear their side through the Main stream media. So here you have it and for gods sake try to educate yourself about the whole sordid history of the origins of […]

Israel Drops 100 Tons Of Bombs In Gaza City

With this post I call upon Prime Minister John Key to condemn without hesitation the utter criminal attack on the Gaza strip. No Tzipi Livni, I refuse to even attempt to understand what is morally right about bombing the shit out of 1.5 million human beings who are for all intends and purposes locked up […]

The Palestinian story: Remember us

Why is nobody outraged when Israel attacks millions of people locked up in concentration camp the size of a small strip of land? Unable to flee, unable to fight back and unable to get to food and fuel and medical supplies for months. It is outrageous, criminal and absolutely hideous that we the international community […]

Gaza’s Grim Reaper

Paul J. Balles considers the “irony of Jews … denying food to hundreds of thousands of children [in Gaza] in order, allegedly, to insure their own security”, with US and European connivance and Arab regime silence. While Americans concentrate on the cost of rescuing the US financial system, and Europeans worry about how the worldwide […]

The slow death of Gaza

It has been two weeks since Israel imposed a complete closure of Gaza, after months when its crossings have been open only for the most minimal of humanitarian supplies. Now it is even worse: two weeks without United Nations food trucks for the 80% of the population entirely dependent on food aid, and no medical […]

Gazans despair over blockade: Genocide by isolation

“People in Gaza are waiting in lines for almost everything, and that’s if they’re lucky enough to find something to wait for,” says Bassam Nasser, 39. An aid worker in Gaza City, he, like so many others there, including the UN relief agency, says living conditions are the worst he has ever seen in the […]

Jewish guerrillas told British: quit Palestine or die

A history lesson for those kiwi’s who still believe that Palestine was an empty country before Zionist terrorists started to bomb the hell out of the Palestinians who had lived there for thousands of years. A pamphlet warning Britons to leave the Middle East or face death has come to light in a stash of […]

From triumph to torture

John Pilger Two weeks ago, I presented a young Palestinian, Mohammed Omer, with the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. Awarded in memory of the great US war correspondent, the prize goes to journalists who expose establishment propaganda, or “official drivel”, as Gellhorn called it. Mohammed shares the prize of £5,000 with Dahr Jamail. At […]

Are You A Coward Like Me?

By Ibrahim Turner 27/05/08 “ICH” — – From time to time I receive from my friends in the Middle East, horrific photographs of the atrocities perpetrated on the Palestinians by the IDF. (Israel Defence Force) Apparently these photographs are never ever distributed in the western media; they are in fact, censored. Additionally, any essays or […]

If new Zealanders knew

Today I found a website called “if Americans knew” it was one of the most comprehensive sites about the Israel/Palestinian conflict. New Zealand, in its unconditional support for the war in Afghanistan has proven itself to be ignorant in the world’s affairs. To most Kiwis Palestinians are just terrorists, we’re fighting the Taliban as if […]

“Advancing the Cause of Peace”

“We have an appointment with death We have become familiar with our shores of despair …” Ali Ahmad Said: “Victims of a Map”, Saqi Books The world community is encouraged to celebrate and commemorate two occasions this year: Israel’s theft of Palestine and the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights. As the British government announces […]