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  • ‘Principled compromise’ could be way forward for Israel

    July 11, 2012 @ 10:49 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The following article was published in The Irish Times last Monday, 9 July 2012, under the headline: 'Principled compromise' could be way forward for Israel.
    Since there has been some difficulty accessing it online, I am reproducing it as a blog. 

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  • An Israeli’s Perspective on Gaza Flotillas

    March 24, 2011 @ 2:03 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Being the German Correspondent of an Israeli newspaper must be an interesting experience but it was a different subject that engaged the attention of Eldad Beck from the daily Yedioth Ahr0noth when he spoke in Dublin this morning.

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  • Death in the Mediterranean

    May 31, 2010 @ 10:01 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Some time ago I wrote a blog-post here on Victimhood. It’s the really-effective way to achieve your aims in a political struggle. Now the Israelis have bestowed victimhood on the Gaza blockade-busters and the political fall-out for Israel is going to be very negative by the looks of things.

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  • Chomsky and the campaign to boycott Israel

    April 2, 2009 @ 10:21 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Covering the debate about a proposed boycott of Israel at the Labour Party conference in Mullingar at the weekend (click here) one got the distinct feeling that, if the pro-boycott people had been better organised, they would have got their motions through. The boycott campaign may be  gaining some momentum even in the US, to judge from this TV report.

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  • When will they ever learn?

    March 13, 2009 @ 10:42 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The worldwide reaction to the killings of the British soldiers and the Craigavon police officer has been very striking. One senses a deep international disappointment that a problem which seemed to have been resolved is now unravelling. (more…)

  • Hamas or IDF: Killing Civilians Is Wrong

    February 25, 2009 @ 10:55 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    The Gaza episode is over but the memories remain. Very haunting memories at that. You should read an excellent and very balanced piece from Tom Clonan in today’s Irish Times by clicking here. (more…)

  • Gaza, Hamas and UNRWA

    February 4, 2009 @ 8:56 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

     I was tied up with other matters so did not see the original story on the wires. But just when I thought I was being over-critical of Hamas, I received the following statement in my email from Proinsias De Rossa, Labour MEP for Dublin, who has been a longtime sharp critic of the Israeli Government over its treatment of the Palestinians. (more…)

  • Respite for the people of Gaza – but for how long?

    January 19, 2009 @ 10:56 am | by Deaglán de Bréadún

     Hush little baby don’t you cry
    You know your daddy’s born to die.
    All my trials Lord soon be over.

    We should pray to every god we know that the suffering of the Gaza people is over, at least for the time being. It’s likely under the circumstances that they will see further pain, death and loss in the future but let us hope that the current respite lasts a long time. (more…)

  • Time to shout stop over Israel-Palestine

    January 5, 2009 @ 10:13 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It’s not enough for the international community to wring its hands and weep crocodile tears over the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza. It’s time to get serious about brokering a solution before this problem develops into a wider conflict that could bring the entire world order crashing around our ears. (more…)

  • How long must the Israeli/Palestinian tragedy continue?

    December 27, 2008 @ 6:19 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    We all woke this morning to the horrific news of a massive airstrike in Gaza with the death-toll already over the 200 mark, according to reports. How long must the bloodletting in this tragic region continue? (more…)

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