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"Speaking Peace on the BBC"

About me

This is the part of the world I grew up in – pity the weather there isn't usually this good!
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My name is Neil Hall. I am a Quaker and like most Quakers am concerned with peace (see Quaker Peace Testimony) and social justice (see Social responsibility).

I have a degree in mathematics from the University of Warwick and am an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries.

Current recreations include marathon running and cycling.

I am also a volunteer visitor with the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group and support several other organisations which help refugees and asylum seekers. I think the practice of imprisoning refugees or asylum seekers, who have committed no crime, is an obscenity.

Antisemitism

Cutting through the confusion about Israel/Palestine

... a letter by Richard Forer, a former member of AIPAC, 21 June 2010 (useful reading list at the end).

"If truth is the first victim of war ..."

from the preface to Arrigoni's book
Arrigoni, Vittorio (2010). Gaza: Stay Human. (trans. Daniela Filippin). Kube Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1-84774-019-9. ; originally published 2009 in Italian as Gaza: Restiamo Umani

"Israel will not sign a peace deal"

I have reformatted and copy edited the following quote for clarity - NSH001

"apartheid-by-permit"

A poem

Another poem

Reading list ...

on the joint U.S.–Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip, commonly (but inaccurately) known as the Gaza War:

  • from here, for easy reference before it gets archived (15:53, 24 January 2009 (UTC))
  1. Anthony H.Cordesman, ‘The War in Gaza: Tactical Gains or Strategic Defeat,’ Center for Strategic & International Studies, January 9,2009
  2. Henry Siegman, 'Israel’s Lies,' London Review of Books, 29 January 2009
  3. John J. Mearsheimer 'Another War, Another Defeat,' The American Conservative, January 26, 2009
  4. Richard Falk, ‘Winning and Losing in Gaza,’ The Nation, February 9, 2009.
  5. David Bromwich, 'Self-Deception and the Assault on Gaza', Huffington Post, January 16, 2009
  6. Gideon Levy, 'The next step,’ Haaretz 24/01/2009
  7. Avi Shlaim, 'How Israel brought Gaza to the brink of humanitarian catastrophe,’ The Guardian, 07/01/2009
  8. Tom Segev, ‘Cruel and meaningless wars,’ Haaretz, 23/01/2009
  9. Eric Hobsbawm, 'On Gaza' , London Review of Books, 15/09/2009
  10. Geoffrey Wheatcroft, 'How Israel gets away with murder,' The Independent, 11/01/2009
  11. Gershom Gorenberg, 'The Ignored Choices in Gaza,’ The American Prospect, January 7, 2009
  • updated and expanded version here
follow up
  1. Hass, Amira (6 January 2011). "Gaza on the edge of no return". New Statesman. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  2. "Gaza “More Dire Than Ever”". Institute for Public Accuracy. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
and not just Gaza
  1. Cook, Jonathan (30 July 2012). "Israel Rewarded … For What?". CounterPunch. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
Reading list on the (even worse) 2014 atrocities in Gaza

Inspiration

Scientists on Wikipedia

Geek stuff

The Signpost
17 December 2014
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  • I also own an alternative account, NSH002, which is intended to be used for repetitive edits (for example, with AWB) to avoid cluttering up my contributions record on this account.

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