18.2 C
Byron Shire
April 22, 2024

Israel Palestine

Latest News

Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

Other News

School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...

Press release vs Save Wallum views

The Echo editor (page 1, 10 April) might need to consider the role of a journalist – particularly that...

Ballina Greens announce ticket for 2024

Aiming to build on their two existing councillors, the Ballina Greens have announced their team of candidates for the upcoming Ballina Shire Council elections, set for 14 September this year.

Invitation to get to know the real Nimbin

The MardiGrass Organising Body (MOB) say Nimbin's annual festival will kick off with the launch of a very special audiovisual book on Friday 3 May, 'Out There: a potted history of a revolution called Nimbin'.

Reef snapshot details widespread coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Latest CSIRO research shows that the fifth major bleaching event since 2016 is still unfolding, but bleaching was just one of the disturbances on the reef over summer.

Mayor defends promoting sale of Wallum lots

Is the role of mayor Michael Lyon as a negotiator with Wallum developers, Clarence Property, compromised? With talks with...

Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state, that, unlike the current ones staffing the seats of power and encompassing both the political and cardinal points of the world, would not have their heads buried in the sands of time, but be keenly aware of the lessons of history and know that no power, since the days of Rome, has ever triumphed in guerrilla warfare. They would be aware that:

  • The present approach benefits the hounds of war and the armament industry.
  • That Nazism takes many forms
  • Speaks many languages
  • Disregards human rights
  • It ‘Creates a wasteland and calls it civilization’ (Chief Seattle).

Given that in the interconnected world of systems, of which we are all part, the state of one part affects all others, it would make greater sense to send hospital ships to the eastern shores of the Mediterranean rather than warships. Regrettably, this will not happen.

We must therefore conclude that unless, we the people, vote into power persons with the stated qualities heading this letter, no permanent solution will ever be found.

If we care for peace and humanity, we must display the audacity to put a stop to the collective madness that is being displayed at present, divert armament funds and spend it on providing settlements, industries and a fair and positive future for all the oppressed of the Middle East and the rest of the world.

Marcello R Serini, Lismore


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.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Marcelo
    Are you for real mate?
    Have you forgotten the unprovoked targeting of 1500 innocent civilians – murdered, beheaded, young girls brutally and violently raped then paraded half dead and naked thru the streets of Gaza to cheering religious mobs shouting “god is great” and the still unreleased innocent hostages?
    Men women kids and babies
    Stop hiding the hostages in civilian locations, homes, tunnels and hospitals where even more innocent human fodder , this time Gazan civilians, are at further risk too
    No more human shields
    You forget Hamas is an outlawed illegal terrorist group the world over mate – and for good reason
    Release the hostages now
    This initial genocidal attacks on 7/10/23 against innocent young civilians can never be condoned or be allowed to happen again, but oh yes, you guessed it, it’s been threatened again by Hamas with no remorse
    Just blinding antisemitism by racist terrorists with no legitimacy at all, even terrorising their own citizens and stifling off UN aid to buy guns for years
    Stop being fooled by those cronies who want to destroy and plunder without compromise in a very different situation
    First things first – release those poor hostages now
    What would you want done if they were all Byron citizens huh?
    Cheers all
    Peter
    Byron and Sydney

    • The exaggerations never stop in search of justification… Try 1,200 not 1,500.
      Yes it was disgusting horrible violence, but no justification of the current genocide.
      An eye for an eye doesn’t mean a ratio of 31:1 for vengeance over innocent thousands & wholesale destruction of everything capable of supporting civilian life.
      Even then have you considered the open air prison conditions that fermented such action?
      Both sides are abhorrent

  2. Part of the problem is that even with the likely electoral demise of the present Israeli Govt, Hamas’ s Charter retains the philosophy and intent to violently install Hamas as Israels Govt, but even if Hamas, like the PLO, rescinds its commitment to violence, there are other Gazan Islamic Jihad groups who would then take up the Iranian backed, and armed, violence against Israel. While there is a local context to this conflict, it is framed by the same philosophy of Islamic terrorism, to violently get the whole world under Islam, that is rolled out globally in terrorist attacks on every continent.

  3. Wow! Neither of you mention the terrible sustained, decades of it!, invasion and brutalization and killing inflicted by
    the much more armed and dangerous Israel on Palestine and Palestinians. You think the Israelis would understand about
    David and Goliath battles! Rationalizing what Israel is doing is a very dark mind set. Doesn’t bode well for you or anyone.

  4. Too true, Helen !
    It seems “god’s chosen people” can do no wrong, at least according to these fanatic zionists.
    It is incomprehensible to me that Israel, with their history, should be committing this holocaust against those they have persecuted for over 75 years.
    When will they ever learn ? G”)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

With this year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closing on March 21, our thoughts are now turned toward to 2024-25 season and Essential Energy has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...