Thursday, November 22, 2012


A ceasefire agreement is supposed to be in place and the cycle of ceasefires continues between Israel and the Palestinians as we wait for the first of the inevitable breaches by one or other of the Palestinian terrorist groups which will most likely go unreported in the west until the inevitable Israeli retaliation.

Meanwhile, there is no ceasefire in nearby Syria where the army and rebels continue their killing sprees unabated, where the number of deaths continues to be far greater than in this conflict and where you are far less likely to see its victims on the front page of your newspaper unless they are falsely attributed as victims of Israeli strikes.

And thanks to this letter writer in the Age, we also know that the killing goes on in Sudan  which coincidentally is one of the sources of Palestine's terror rockets but of course people like Leunig don't stand up for the victims of Sudan's violence. No one, least of all the execrable hypocrite Leunig cares about the Nuba people in South Kordofan.

Invisible conflict

FOR more than a year, the government of Sudan has been bombing the homes of the Nuba people in South Kordofan, Sudan, forcing thousands to flee to refugee camps in South Sudan. The government of Sudan has also been blocking humanitarian aid to those who have not managed to escape. Intermittent bombing by Sudanese government forces is also ongoing in Blue Nile State, Sudan. I've been told the lack of media attention is because ''no one cares about what happens to Africans''. International media focus may help to shame the Sudanese government into allowing aid access - but what will it take to make the suffering of thousands of people in Sudan front-page news?

Esther Anderson, Surrey Hills

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