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Cowichan Conversations: Once And For All

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

Like so many of you I am reading and observing the Palestinian onslaught from afar.

The positions seem to be so absolute, so tightly held that it is a challenge to grasp the sense of it sometimes.

This Uri Avnery piece was sent to me recently and makes as much . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Once And For All

wRanter.com: Preparing for the unlikely

FB.Event.subscribe(‘edge.create’, function(response) { _gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’SocialSharing’,’Facebook – like button’,unescape(String(response).replace(/\+/g, ” “))]); }); Share this: A version of this post appeared as a signed editorial in The Canadian Jewish News on Sept. 12. As a new Jewish year begins, renewed U.S.-led peace talks continue between Israel and the Palestinians. Much has been written about the low . . . → Read More: wRanter.com: Preparing for the unlikely

RedBedHead: Israel Blind To Its Own Isolation

I wrote less than two weeks ago that Israel was in an accelerating decline as a result of changed geopolitical realities in the Middle East, most recently and acutely the Arab Spring. That Arab Spring is now in the throes of a 2.0 reawakening and reconstitution of last year’s settlements, as events in Egypt in . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Israel Blind To Its Own Isolation

drive-by planet: Palestine UN ‘observer state’ vote: Harper government lines up with Palau and Nauru

 Bottom: Palestinians in Ramallah protest Harper’s remarks  about the Palestinian UN bid This week the UN resolution A/67/L28 granting Palestine non-member observer state status passed in resounding style – 138 “yes” votes to 9 “no” with … . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Palestine UN ‘observer state’ vote: Harper government lines up with Palau and Nauru

RedBedHead: Gaza & The Not So Slow Decline Of Israel

Not alone any more: Egyptian protestors in Tahrir last year

In some ways what just went down in Gaza was business as usual. Israel provoked a mini-war with Gaza killing a leading Hamas politician (who was, in fact, the chief negotiator for a long term ceasefire with Israel) after engaging in its “normal” policies of . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Gaza & The Not So Slow Decline Of Israel