For Israel’s leaders, the writing is on the ‘Apartheid Wall’

The 'A' word, Apartheid has become inextricably linked to the 'I' word, Israel. The latest warning by the weary US Secretary of State, John Kerry, that Israel risks becoming an Apartheid state if the two state solution expires is not the first time the link has been established. In fact past Israeli Prime Ministers Barak …

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Reconciliation agreement now or never

An important question arises in relation to yesterday's reconciliation agreement reached in Gaza between Fatah and Hamas. Why now? It seems that a combination of factors both internal and external contributed to this. The change of regime in Egypt, coupled with its withdrawal from Syria saw Hamas isolated and facing a financial crisis. Things were …

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UK National Union of Teachers puts Palestine Centre Stage at National Conference

I had a most inspiring experience this morning when I addressed the National Union of Teachers (NUT) conference in Brighton. The Largest teachers' Union in the UK allocated an hour for an international session and specifically to hear a report back from its delegation to Palestine last October. The diverse, eleven member delegation,organised by the …

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