Category Archives: Gaza

What if Iran talked about holocaust and returning somewhere to the Middle Ages?

Can you just imagine the outcry if Iran’s President Ahmadinejad came out with comments like wanting to send somewhere back to the Middle Ages. What if he talked about inflicting a holocaust on a particular people? And then had his … Continue reading

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Just stop the killing in Gaza

Ok, I’ve had enough. Will somebody please take Israel by the scruff of the neck and get them told that bombarding Gaza, causing immense suffering and a humanitarian crisis, is just not on. I’m looking at you, Barack Obama and … Continue reading

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>So what exactly is the point in protesting?

>Both Malc and Jeff have questioned the point of going on protests like yesterday’s Gaza march. They argue that it’s futile cos it’s not going to change anybody’s mind and it just leaves the authorities a whole load of stuff … Continue reading

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>Chat with John Barrett MP

>That nice John Barrett, MP for Edinburgh West bought Stephen and I coffee and a mincemeat tart as reward for getting cold and wet waiting till the end of the Gaza rally to hear him speak. It was great to … Continue reading

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>Gaza Protest in Edinburgh – an emotional afternoon

> I’m just back in and am thawing and drying out after the Gaza march and rally in Edinburgh. Due to a meeting over-running this morning, I didn’t catch up with the march until it came back on to Princes … Continue reading

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>Israel accused of War Crime in Gaza

>So, just imagine it. You’re a Palestinian family, in your home, such as it is, probably without electricity and running water. You’re absolutely terrified of it being destroyed by the Israelis in one of their vicious air assaults. Then an … Continue reading

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>Scottish Parliament backs Gaza ceasefire call

>The Scottish Parliament yesterday backed calls for a ceasefire in Gaza and recognised the work of charities and NGOs trying to help improve the plight of the Palestinians. The text of the motion was S3M-3179 Nicola Sturgeon: The Humanitarian Disaster … Continue reading

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>Scotland Wide Gaza Demo this Saturday

>Hopefully we will have more luck at attending this demo on Saturday. It’s Scotland-wide and being supported by everyone from the Stop the War coalition to Scottish Jews for a Just Peace to the Muslim Council of Scotland. The Meeting … Continue reading

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>Nick Clegg calls for end to arms exports to Israel

>I am very heartened to see Nick Clegg being very firm in today’s Guardian, saying unequivocally that we must stop arming Israel. In this European election year, it was also good to see him show the important role the EU … Continue reading

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>A thoughtful persepctive on the Gaza situation

>An old friend of mine, Adrian Cruden, posted the article below on Facebook last night. I thought it was brilliant and deserved circulating to a wider audience. I first knew Adrian through Scottish Young Social Democrats back in the day. … Continue reading

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