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New Eastern Outlook - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version

As the announcement of Nobel Prize laureates approached, aspiring Swedes seeking the big prize faced a major mental meltdown. It’s not surprising, as over the last hundred years this country has no more than 30 winners of this prestigious award. The stakes are bigger still if you take...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-27 - Original post - cached version

On 17 May, Taiwan’s Parliament (the Legislative Yuan) passed a law legalizing same-sex marriages. This happened a week before the deadline, set by the Supreme Court (which functions as a Constitutional Court on the island) in its ruling of 24 May 2017 to be enacted into law, expired....

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-05-10 - Original post - cached version

US President Donald Trump made it loud and clear that he wants Saudi Arabia to pay more at a rally in Wisconsin on Saturday 27 April, reports the Daily Caller. The ardent champion of democracy said that he likes the Saudi leader, but the oil-rich Kingdom needs to pay more, considering...

New Eastern Outlook - 2019-04-11 - Original post - cached version

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud said that he condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights. According to Reuters, the King made this statement while addressing participants of the Arab League Summit in Tunisia. In his...

Dissident Voice - 2016-03-19 - Original post - cached version

The hunt for evidence before embarking on a course of state action is becoming less and less important.  Such matters as accusations of terrorism seem to have a suspending effect on the laws of proof. State authorities, and their respective ministers, seem indifferent about proving the case...

Intifada (Voice of Palestine) - 2016-01-21 - Original post - cached version

United States Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv January 18,2016. Credit: Chen Galili

The U.S. ambassador to Israel has made a historical, if not archaeological, discovery this week. Maybe his country could also do...

Dissident Voice - 2016-01-19 - Original post - cached version

As the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified over the weekend that Iran has completed the measures necessary to comply with the nuclear deal reached last July with the P5+1  governments, the New York Times Editorial Board proclaimed “the world is now safer for this.” They lauded the...

Dissident Voice - 2015-07-01 - Original post - cached version

There could have been a deal with Iran today – to the benefit of everybody – if the nuclear issue had been approached in a fair, principled and visionary manner from Day One.

If there will be no deal later, one of the most important possible agreements in contemporary international...

Dissident Voice - 2015-04-17 - Original post - cached version

On April 13, 2015 Vladimir Putin lifted Russia’s ban on shipping S-300 antiaircraft defensive missile systems to Iran, self-imposed in 2010. Moscow and Tehran originally signed a contract to supply these systems back in 2007. At the time, the idea was to sell a number of Russia-manufactured S-...

Dissident Voice - 2015-04-09 - Original post - cached version

… and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

— Isaiah 2:3-4

England’s Easter was the culmination of recent events which have...

Dissident Voice - 2015-03-31 - Original post - cached version

In the early months of 2015, there have been two separate mass murders inside France that have generated headlines worldwide for their brutality and disregard for human life. In early January, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi entered the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and...

Dissident Voice - 2015-03-28 - Original post - cached version

With the agreed deadline for reaching a “political framework” for a final comprehensive nuclear agreement only a few days away, the fate of the negotiations now hang on closing the gap between the P5+1 and Iran on removing sanctions.

The issues associated with Iran’s nuclear programme...

Dissident Voice - 2015-03-26 - Original post - cached version

Six months prior to the upcoming UK general election, the Board of Deputies of British Jews published its “2015 General Election Jewish Manifesto.”  This forty-page document urges both existing and prospective members of the UK Parliament to support various “policy asks” and to “champion these...

Dissident Voice - 2015-02-19 - Original post - cached version

The murder of three American Muslims at a University of North Carolina condominium on Tuesday, 10 February, 2105 was no ordinary murder, nor is the criminal who killed them an ordinary thug. The context of the killings, the murder itself and the media and official responses to the horrific event...

Dissident Voice - 2015-02-10 - Original post - cached version

I have been a critic of Jonathan Freedland before, but he – and the BBC – sank to a new low last week on the BBC’s Question Time.

Question Time is a current affairs show that allows an invited audience to ask pre-agreed questions on topical issues to a panel of public figures. The panel...

Dissident Voice - 2015-02-08 - Original post - cached version

“Welcome to the United Nations. It’s your world,” reads the UN logo. Apparently, however, there are limitations as to just how “welcome” some of its representatives are.Syria’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Ja’afari, was sworn in as Permanent Special Representative in 2006.

Yet, in...

Dissident Voice - 2015-01-15 - Original post - cached version

Poor Tim Willcox, now terrorised for doing a professional job at the Paris anti-terror march.

In a live TV report the BBC’s Willcox was interviewing people in the crowd and talking to a Jewish woman about her fears of persecution. She said: “The situation is going back to the days of the...

Dissident Voice - 2015-01-11 - Original post - cached version

Speaking outside Elysée Palace in the aftermath of this week’s terror killings in France, former President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned the violence as “an attack on civilization.” Coiffured, sun-tanned and nattily dressed, Sarkozy’s solemn words made him appear like the embodiment of civility....

Dissident Voice - 2014-08-25 - Original post - cached version

When is a Canadian who leaves this country to join a foreign military force and participate in the killing of innocent civilians, including children, called a terror tourist and sent to jail?

a)      Always;
b)      Never;
c)      Only when that person joins a military force...

Dissident Voice - 2014-07-10 - Original post - cached version

Yet another massive assault on Palestine is underway, where, of course, according to the Balfour Declaration, the Jewish population are guests not occupiers since: “ …the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the...

Dissident Voice - 2014-07-01 - Original post - cached version

With the news that the bodies of three missing Israeli teens had been found in a field not far from the stretch of road where they disappeared June 12, people everywhere reacted rightly with sorrow and anger.

Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, also 16, were students...

Dissident Voice - 2014-06-29 - Original post - cached version

It is enlightening to see how pugnacious the U.S. establishment, led by the Peace Laureate, has been in dealing with the Ukraine crisis. The crisis arguably began when the Yanukovich government rejected an EU bailout program in favor of one offered by Russia. The mainstream media (MSM) have...

Dissident Voice - 2014-06-26 - Original post - cached version

Once upon a time, Hillary Rodham, the 1969 Wellesley valedictorian, studied the organizing tactics of Saul Alinsky and backed Eugene McCarthy’s presidential run. At commencement, she spoke of a conservative strain in New Left protests that harked back to old values and ideals, and she dared to...

Dissident Voice - 2014-06-18 - Original post - cached version

Reacting to antagonized Palestinian snowballing protests to her government’s decision on June 5 to reverse a 47-year old bipartisan consensus on describing eastern Jerusalem as “occupied,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on June 13 denied any “change in the Australian government’s position.”

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Dissident Voice - 2014-05-19 - Original post - cached version

Thursday, May 15 marked Nakba Day, Yawm an-Nakba, “Day of Catastrophe”, the onset of the displacement of up to 800,000 Palestinians, at the time 67% of the population, followed by the destruction of over 500 villages since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, under the commitment...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-22 - Original post - cached version

Today (March 20, 2014) US President Barack Obama has extended the sanctions against Russia, introduced earlier by an executive order declaring “a national emergency” in view of the “actions and policies of persons — including persons who have asserted governmental authority in the Crimean region...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-21 - Original post - cached version

As the US, EU and Britain huff and puff in barrel loads of clichés: “red lines” are “crossed”, “sovereignty and territorial integrity has been violated”, they stand “shoulder to shoulder” with their shoe-horned in fascist government in Ukraine, they are “resolute against Russian aggression”, and...

Dissident Voice - 2014-03-12 - Original post - cached version

National aspirations must be respected; people may now be dominated and governed only by their own consent. Self determination is not a mere phrase; it is an imperative principle of action. . . .

— Woodrow Wilson with his famous self-determination speech on 11 February 1918...

Dissident Voice - 2014-02-19 - Original post - cached version

On September 12, 2013, Syria’s President al-Assad committed to surrender Syria’s chemical weapons, with the caveats that the United States must stop threatening his country and supplying weapons to the terrorists. He has been as good as his word. The same cannot be said for the US and its boot...

Dissident Voice - 2014-01-17 - Original post - cached version

When the demise of Nelson Mandela was proclaimed to the nation by South African president Jacob Zuma the streets were hushed, and in restaurants, bars and nightclubs, there was pin drop silence as people listened in utter despondency.

ANC described him as a large baobab tree that had...

Dissident Voice - 2013-11-22 - Original post - cached version

Nuclear-armed states don’t want Iran in their club

Over the weekend of November 9, the progress of multi-national talks with Iran abruptly paused after France surprised the other participants by raising public  objections to a treaty text that remains secret. So now we have a possibly...

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