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Israeli firepower shot down by peace activists

At the height of Israel's bombardment of Gaza, nine activists occupied the roof of the Elbit factory that supplied engines to Israeli drones forcing it to shut down for two days, at a cost to the company in excess of £100,000The Israeli war machine and the $23 billion a year that keeps it going dwarfs all other military spending in the world today, with the exception of America's. It appears, though, that the Zionist state's military and those who supply it are being outgunned by something far more forceful than bombs and bullets: nonviolent activism.

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Ramadan atrocities highlight double standards

Yvonne RidleyRamadan is being punctuated by some horrific events for the Muslim community, the vast majority of whom are law-abiding citizens appalled by what is being done in the name of their religion. The decapitation of a man at a gas plant near Grenoble in France and the mass killings at a tourist beach hotel in Sousse, Tunisia and a mosque in Kuwait are just the latest atrocities which have shocked people of faith and no faith to the core.

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Sisi’s invite to the UK: A terrible message to the world

David Cameron

David Cameron inaugurated a grim period for British public life last Wednesday when he stretched out the hand of friendship to the bloodstained Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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The flip-flop farce that is Cameron's foreign policy

Yvonne Ridley

When it comes to developing British foreign policy, David Cameron appears to be sinking in an embarrassing swamp of confusion and hypocrisy which could explain the United Kingdom's diminishing influence on the world stage.

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Palestinians need political action not cheques, argues Mads Gilbert

Dr Mads GilbertAn important event took place at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) on Wednesday. As people sat wiping their tears, Norway's Dr Mads Gilbert took us through the horrors and bravery of A Night in Gaza during the launch of his eponymous book. He started by stating his goal of depicting the siege on Gaza as humanly as possible; as the disastrous reality that it is; as a situation we have an obligation to do something about.

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