9.7 C
Byron Shire
August 14, 2022

Peace and love

Latest News

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

Other News

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

NSW bans public display of Nazi symbol

In an historic moment a new law making it a criminal offence to knowingly display a Nazi symbol in public without a reasonable excuse, has passed NSW Parliament yesterday.

Bullet Train

A former and unlucky assassin codenamed ‘Ladybug’ is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs...

Richmond Tweed Regional Library Mobile Library is on the road

Following the destruction of the previous trailer in this year’s unprecedented floods, a replacement trailer for the Richmond Tweed Regional Mobile Library has arrived – it's been polished and loaded with brand-new books and is on the road.

Revoke Splendour consent

The legislation that gave Splendour consent has been revoked. Splendour’s consent should also now be revoked.  Originally Byron Council gave...

Beekeepers can get a permit to move hives away from flood water

With so many challenges currently surrounding the bee industry, it comes as a relief to many that NSW Department of Primary Industries will issue a special group permit for beekeepers in flood warning areas to move their hives to higher ground.

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel 

Warren Kennedy, your response (May 22) to my post is a complete joke. You claim that ‘Israel can end the violence any time it wishes by ending the occupation’ and that ‘Israel is the cause of the violence in Gaza and the West Bank’.

In the many decades prior to Israel’s establishment, there were hundreds of massacres against the defenceless Palestinian Jews by armed Arab mobs that resulted in the abandonment of many villages such as Hebron (www.camera.org/article/anti-jewish-violence-in-pre-state-palestine-1929-massacres/).

Many online papers will support this. My family lived in fear of these attacks; similar to the modern day murderous raids against Christians in regions of Africa.

During WWII, the grand mufti of Jerusalem had meetings with Hitler aiming to exterminate the remaining Palestinian Jews.

Israel left Gaza completely in 2005 in the hope of peace. They even armed the Palestinian police to maintain order and these weapons were almost immediately used against Israel. When Hamas won power, they brutally murdered all members of the Palestinian Authority whom they could locate. Many were hurled from tall buildings screaming as a public spectacle in order to instil fear into the population.

To this day, Hamas brutalises its population daily. Do you really believe that if Israel lifts the blockade with the current Hamas government that Hamas will turn into peace-loving hippies?

I support peace loving Palestinians. How about you, Warren Kennedy.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

1 COMMENT

  1. Dear Danny Wakil

    May I respectfull ask you to refer to the Stern Gang and Irgun. They were Zionist terror groups outlawed by the British. The Stern Gang murdered Lord Moyne and the UN Mediator Count Bernadotte. The Irgun approached the Axis Powers.

    There are over 150 key UN Resolutions – please refer to them.

    Thank you.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

The COVID-19 Booster: Latest news from the pandemic

The COVID-19 Booster is Cosmos Magazine’s weekly shot of the latest research, news and data from the pandemic.