Peter Reynolds

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Has Israel Extinguished Its Own ‘Right To Exist’? Is Palestine the One State Solution?

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israhell

I have always been an ardent supporter of Israel’s right to exist but  it may have gone too far this time to be allowed to continue as part of the community of nations.  Palestine, Islam and Arabs have never been as great a threat to Israel as its own disgusting conduct.  Truly it has been sowing the seeds of its own destruction for many years.

Perhaps the two state solution is now irredeemably lost.  Perhaps the world must now support a one state solution, the  state of Palestine, a place where Arab, Jew, Muslim, Christian and secular people can live together in peace.  God knows, Israel has the done the most awful job with the opportunity we entrusted it.

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August 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

Cameron Calls For An End To Prison Camp Gaza

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A Worthy Leader

I am proud to see our Prime Minister speaking out unequivocally against the Israeli blockade and oppression of Gaza.  See here.

As for Turkey, I agree that they should be welcomed as EU members.  Perhaps the resistance from other parts of Europe is because they see the EU as a social union whereas even the europhiles in the UK still see it primarily as a trading partnership.  There are social benefits to be gained though.  Bringing an Islamic nation, just about the only Islamic democracy, into the EU could do wonders for mutual understanding and peace.

Turkey has been a staunch ally in Iraq and Afghanistan, something that must have been very difficult at times for its people to accept.  It also looks likely to enjoy explosive economic growth in the next few years.  We should welcome Turkey with open arms although there must be appropriate controls on immigration.  Any good would be undone if we were to be inundated with Turkish immigrants.

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry

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A dreadful set of conclusions.  An appalling injustice.  A masterful performance by David Cameron.  It goes a long way to restore some faith in British justice after too many examples of it failing miserably.

Where from here?  Justice must be seen to be done which means that the families of those who were murdered are entitled to expect charges to be brought.  They are also entitled to damages from the British government.

Murder

This makes me ashamed of those who lost control on that terrible day 38 years ago.  It also makes me proud of my country that, eventually, justice has been done.

Truth is often best revealed through art.  I have always thought that the film “In the Name Of The Father” illustrates so well some of the evil and injustice that was perpetrated on the people of Northern Ireland.

In the end, Northern Ireland is a wonderful story of the triumph of good over evil and hope over despair.  Bloody Sunday is a terrible episode in this story.  Today those who fought for justice are vindicated and triumphant.  Those who died are heroes and martyrs to the peace that we now enjoy.  God bless them.