As we go to print Israel and Hamas have agreed a cease fire after 50 days of violence which has so far cost the lives of 67 Israelis and over 2100 Palestinians, most of them civilians and 458
of them children. Our Editorial reiterates what we wrote to the Foreign Secretary: a call upon the UK to Stop Arming Israel.
Jamie Mann sets out the case for an arms embargo to be placed on Israel and Jonathon Greig lays out the arguments for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.
Shabana Diouri reports on something beautiful that happened in the middle of the month in the Meadows: families chalked the figures and names of 458 children killed in Gaza.
We include too Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center’s Statement on Gaza which looks at how we can achieve a just peace and the Quakers’ Statement on Israel / Palestine.
On the Referendum front Geoffrey Carnall replies to Brian Cooper’s Case for Voting No and explains that, in his view, the issue of nuclear disarmament trumps all else.
News from Around the Movements is packed with news of a rooftop occupation of a UK Drones manufacturer, No to NATO demos, protests at First World War commemorations and more.
And finally Pat Bryen reviews the Palestinian poetry book and event ‘A Bird is Not a Stone’.