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  • WATCH: How a new UNSC resolution could be a game-changer

    Following a number of European parliaments' recognition of Palestinian statehood, a number of public figures in Israel have launched a petition addressed to the UN Security Council, calling on it to set a date for ending the occupation. Former Israeli Ambassador Alon Liel explains why such a UN resolution could be a game-changer. Read the full petition here. Related: UNSC’s election message to Israelis: Keep ignoring the occupation The world's obligation to end the occupation

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  • American veto history: Protecting occupation, apartheid

    A few comments criticized my post on Syria for comparing the Russian-Chinese Security Council veto on the resolution condemning Assad's repression of the anti-government protest to American vetoes on resolutions criticizing Israel. See, for example, this strange blog post, which in the usual spirit of right-wing propaganda, accuses me of opposing the UNSC resolution on Syria myself. This, of course, is complete nonsense - I specifically wrote that even more should be done to remove Assad from power, and a Security Council resolution would have only been a first step. Still, I noted that the Russian and Chinese are no different…

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  • Thoughts following the Syrian massacre

    Toppling the regime in Damascus should be the top priority these days | Those who once praised the Assads as anti-colonial heroes should learn their lesson | and condemnations of the Chinese-Russian Security Council veto would have sounded better if it wasn't for the Americans' history of using its own veto power This blog deals mainly with political news and events from Israel/Palestine, but I do write about human rights issues, so it seems absurd not to say anything about the shocking events that take place so close to where I live. And while I might not have something new…

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