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UGLY TRUTHS BEHIND BEERSHEBA

By Jeremy Salt Within a month two events will be celebrated that have a left a deep imprint on the “western”’ consciousness. The most significant is the Balfour Declaration, a piece of paper whose destructive…

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KIRBY’S DAYS OF JUDICIAL DISSENT OVER?

This article (10 September 2017) by Michael Brull is from ‘New Matilda’, the independent Australian news site. It was headlined ‘Justice Michael Kirby Has Praised Two Israeli Judges Who Endorsed Torture And Hostage Taking’. He’s…


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A CHRONICLE OF DEATHS FORETOLD

■ ‘Private Eye’ reports on the Grenfell Tower fire disaster (issue 1447) ■ See private-eye.co.uk   LONG before the Grenfell Tower fire in north Kensington on 14 June, the Grenfell Action Group (GAG), representing local residents, had…


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WHO WON? TURKEY’S REFERENDUM DEEPLY FLAWED

EXCLUSIVE Tony Radcliffe Thousands of Australians go to Turkey every year on holiday. Probably not so many now, because of the terrorist attacks of the past two years. In their hotels or pensions around the…


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TRUMP TAKES THE RIDE OVER NIAGARA

EXCLUSIVE This view of the Middle East comes from a widely respected scholar who cannot be named who has studied the region for half a century. It is, so far as it is possible, a…


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SYRIA CONFLICT: WHERE DOES IT END?

A friend who has spent many years in the Middle East, reporting, researching and writing, sends this report. It is his view, not Bandicoot’s, but Bandicoot endorses it.  The propaganda war over Iraq seemed unsurpassable….


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FRENCH SUBS, STATE OF THE ART

FRENCH SUBS, STATE OF THE ART Bandicoot is excited to learn that the Royal Australian Navy is to acquire a fleet of French submarines. But they will be trimmed back a little from the sorts…