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How I Learnt To Stop Worrying & Love (Iran’s) Bomb

How I Learnt To Stop Worrying & Love (Iran’s) Bomb

Backbencher April 18, 2013 1

An Iranian nuclear weapon should be supported, not opposed. I once took part in a Backbencher debate where I stated I would support military action against Iran to stop them gaining a nuclear weapon.

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“A Joke”: Removed YI Treasurer criticises UKIP & Young Independence

“A Joke”: Removed YI Treasurer criticises UKIP & Young Independence

James Snell April 15, 2013 0

  Gareth Shanks has been removed from his position as treasurer-elect of YI because of his views, particularly on freedom for Palestine. Speaking to me earlier (I do not claim to be anything other

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The Truth About Hamas

The Truth About Hamas

Backbencher April 11, 2013 6

Hamas is not a partner for peace. We need to stop pretending it is, writes Stephen Hoffman. One of the most naive refrains I constantly hear on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the idea that

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Hidden Hands: What Cyprus Was Really About

Hidden Hands: What Cyprus Was Really About

Lee Jenkins April 4, 2013 0

Cyprus is just part of a much larger contest being played out across the region.   Not without reason, much of the news coverage of Cyprus has focused on the financial implications of the

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Barack Obama and the Middle East Question

Barack Obama and the Middle East Question

Backbencher March 23, 2013 2

Samuel Kerr considers whether President Obama can succeed where his predecessors failed.  Barack Obama has begun the obligatory second-term responsibilities of an American President by visiting the Middle East and discussing peace. The President

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It’s Absurd To Call Israel A Terrorist State

It’s Absurd To Call Israel A Terrorist State

Backbencher March 21, 2013 5

Stephen Hoffman rejects the simplistic notion of Israel as the perennial bad guy To blame Israel for everything, saying it is the sole reason for the Arab-Israeli conflict, ignores the roles of Palestinian rejectionism making

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Blood In The Sand – In Defence Of Palestine

Blood In The Sand – In Defence Of Palestine

Backbencher March 7, 2013 9

Far from being the perennial victim, is Israel actually the world’s biggest terrorist state? “This is not just a war over stolen land, why’d you think little boys are throwing stones at tanks? And

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Foreign Affairs News Round Up 31/01/13

Foreign Affairs News Round Up 31/01/13

Lee Jenkins January 31, 2013 0

France has taken the bold, if controversial step of deporting several “radical foreign preachers”. Minister of the Interior Maneul Valls said the move was part of France’s fight against “global jihadism”. Security Services in

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Israel’s Uncertain Future

Israel’s Uncertain Future

Andrew Thorpe-Apps December 11, 2012 1

I strongly support the right of Israel to exist and prosper. I accept that a country surrounded by hostile neighbours will need to respond forcefully when attacked. This is especially true ever since Hamas,

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The Weekly Report – 07/12/12

The Weekly Report – 07/12/12

Backbencher December 7, 2012 1

Andrew Thorpe-Apps reviews the week’s top stories. Chancellor George Osborne has announced a fresh squeeze on benefits, as he admitted the UK economy was performing less well than expected. Austerity measures will be extended

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