A girl with gold hair on the wind..

Into the light, Damascus

On the 16th of June 1904, 120 years ago today, the 22 year old James Joyce consummated his relationship with Nora Barnacle, somewhere on the streets of Dublin. Some twelve years later he enshrined this day in his epic novel ‘Ulysses’, recording the innermost thoughts of one Leopold Bloom as he traverses the old city… Continue reading A girl with gold hair on the wind..

Israel’s Incendiary Lies

RAFAH INFERNO

The ability of Israeli leaders to tell lies is now legendary and pervasive – one could say ‘Israel’ is a country built on lies, and one whose status can only be maintained by covering those lies with more lies. In case some would say this is just words, and truth is relative, consider the simplest… Continue reading Israel’s Incendiary Lies

Collateral Genocide

WRECKED CARS from SUPERNOVA FESTIVAL

Some of the first images to appear following the Al Qassem brigades’ October 7th invasion of ‘Israel’ showed dozens of destroyed vehicles around the site of the Nova Sukkot festival, without any explanation of why they were crashed and abandoned or who was in them. Later these cars were collected together as seen above in… Continue reading Collateral Genocide

A Drop in the Ocean

Air Drop for Gaza

Following Israel’s “Leap year massacre”, when tanks and troops opened fire on thousands waiting for a food aid convoy for Northern Gaza, the stage was set for more ‘Air Drops’ onto the strip, and into the sea. As I suggested in my previous article, ‘On Gaza Beach’, this joint operation by the US and its… Continue reading A Drop in the Ocean

On Gaza Beach

CROWDS MEET AID CONVOY NEAR GAZA CITY

On the very day when Israel was ordered by the ICJ to submit a report on the measures it had taken to avoid acts of genocide since the court’s ruling on January 26th, Israeli tanks and soldiers opened fire on crowds gathered on Gaza’s ‘corniche’ – Al Rashid street – close to the heavily damaged… Continue reading On Gaza Beach

Time to Choose a Side

Resistance

Never have the words of South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu been more appropriate: “To remain neutral in a situation of injustice is to choose the side of the oppressor”. Following the ICJ’s unanimous decision to accept South Africa’s case that Israel is committing a genocide in Gaza, those who support international law and human rights… Continue reading Time to Choose a Side

Jabaliya Flood

Al Jazeera Arabic journalist Anas Al Sharif sent this report from Jabaliya, where heavy rain had led to a new disaster – flooding. What might have simply been a transient problem is turned into a disaster because Israel has destroyed all the municipal vehicles, and power supplies for pumps, as well as sewage treatment facilities… Continue reading Jabaliya Flood

Dead and Buried Under the Rubble

RAFAH November 11th

“It is feared people are trapped under the rubble” – was the presenter’s solemn announcement following an earthquake in Japan on the first day of 2024. International aid agencies had offered assistance, while civil defence crews were busy searching in collapsed buildings for those trapped people. Back in February last year, one of the largest… Continue reading Dead and Buried Under the Rubble

When Atrocities are a Tragedy.

Rescue of a dead child

The widening gulf between those who condone Israel’s daily atrocities committed against innocent Palestinians and those who daily scream in pain and shout in anger against them, is reflected in a catalogue of divided language. Increasingly this language becomes a means of controlling the narrative, and restricting the viewpoint of the target audience to that… Continue reading When Atrocities are a Tragedy.

Odious Theocracies and their agents.

KMG in ISRAEL

In my previous article on the rules for kidnappers and hostages I didn’t draw attention to one of the highest profile cases of ‘kidnapping’, and the price paid by Israel to retrieve their hostage. I wrote about this in some detail in the now kidnapped American Herald Tribune, details of which we may need reminding… Continue reading Odious Theocracies and their agents.