Tag Archives: UN Security Council

Are Israeli settlements illegal?

Israeli settlements in the West Bank have been tried in the New Zealand court of public opinion and found to be illegal.  Waikato Professor of Law, Alexander Gillespie, recently declared in the NZ Herald that  “There is no question in international law that these settlements are illegal.”  Similarly, many of …

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Obama, Pope Francis and Judenhass.

Pope Francis gave his Christmas speech for peace.  First came his concerns for Syria. Then he turned his eye to the “Holy Land.”  And said “Peace to women and men of the beloved Holy Land, the land chosen and favoured by God.  May Israelis and Palestinians have the courage and …

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Arlene in Israel – Light the Lights.

Tonight (Israel, last night Australia) we light the first light in the eight day Festival of Chanukah. A time for joy and hope. Actually, there are two stories of Chanukah: One has to do with the miracle of the oil, which burned in the Temple for eight days although there …

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