17.1 C
Byron Shire
June 24, 2021
Home Tags Israel occupation of Palestine

Latest News

Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

Other News

Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

In a league of their own

S Haslam At the end of a dusty lane, just beyond the increasingly hip area of the Mullum Industrial Estate,...

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing...

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state...

No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

Water diversity

John Revington, The Channon A big thank you to Rous County Council (RCC) for acting quickly on the preliminary planning and...

Stories about "Israel occupation of Palestine":

‘Palestinemobile’ visits local MP Justine Elliot’s office

The Byron Friends of Palestine ‘Palestinemobile’ visited local MP Jusinte Elliot’s office yesterday to 'protest the Labor party’s silence in the face of Israeli...

Israel builds on illegally annexed Palestinian land

Dr Vacy Vlazna, co-ordinator, Justice for Palestine Matters. Mr Alhadeff (letters, 21 January) needs to brush up on international law to prevent his nose getting longer and longer.

Zionists given a free pass

Harsha Prabhu, Byron Bay. Hans Lovejoy, editor of the Byron Shire Echo, posted on Facebook today that a local Israeli business owner is calling him an antisemite for publishing letters critical of Israel and is contemplating boycotting The Echo

Palestine occupation facilitating land theft

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre. Vic Alhadeff (Byron Shire Echo letters, January 6) does not dispute Patriarch Michel Sabah’s claim that 'Israel confiscated part of Bethlehem’s northern lands and approved the expansion of the illegal settlement of Gilo'.

Israel’s treatment of Christians appalling

Bassam and Anne Shomali, Tyagarah. During the past 20 years, living in Byron Bay, my wife and I have been amazed and impressed by the letters sent into the Echo by Gareth Smith. He wrote what we were too scared to put in writing for fear of reprisals on my family who live in the West Bank (occupied Palestinian territory).

Labor’s recognition of Palestinian state welcomed

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. At last there is movement in the right direction for Palestine at the federal level of politics.

Trade mission hypocrisy

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Trade Minister Andrew Robb cancelled his trade mission to Indonesia last month because of tensions relating to the imminent execution of Chan and Sukumaran.

A tale of three oranges

Associate professor Jake Lynch director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, compares attitudes to the Israeli occupation of Palestine to elite blindness to, and denial of, climate change.

Palestine exists

Duncan Shipley-Smith/Byron Friends of Palestine. No doubt secular Jews are cringing over M.Mizzi's recent proclamations in Echonetdaily. The mythical biblical land of Israel has little to do with the modern state except insofar as the latter was built on the theft of another people's land, aggression, bloodshed, terrorism and violence that continues today.

There’ll always be a Palestine

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay. M. Mizzi's use of the term 'abstract' is a foolish attempt to support his nonsensical claim that Palestine is a fiction. The lands that Rome conquered became provinces and Palestine was as much a province as Britain, Malta, Crete and Egypt.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.