War, Peace and a Two-State Solution: UK View on Israel and Palestine

I was quoted in this article in Sputnik News. War, Peace and a Two-State Solution: UK View on Israel and Palestine 31/1/2015 "The decision to apply for ICC membership has been criticised by Israel and the US as being detrimental to negotiations, however Kamel Hawwash, vice chair of the UK-based Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, told Sputnik …

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As the Arabic saying goes

We have a saying in Arabic which translates 'he attacked me then cried and complained before me.' ضربني وبكى، سبقني واشتكى. This nicely captures the audacity of Israel, which today complained to the UN Security Council about Hizbullah's attack on Israeli troops in the illegally occupied, Lebanese Shib'a farms. When complaining, it's arrogant Ambassador Prosor, …

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Talk on Palestine / Israel by former UK Consul-General to Jerusalem

Transcript of talk by Sir Vincent Fean at SOAS on 20 January 2015 Israel/Palestine – does recognising both states make a difference? My deep thanks for the opportunity to discuss the Israel/Palestine conflict, and what action we in the United Kingdom can take to advance the prospect of peace with justice and democracy in the …

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My heart is with the French people, but I am sorry, I am not Charlie

The murderous attack on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine took place on the 7th of January, my birthday. I happened to be on a day trip to France for a meeting for work. I had to go through Paris on my way to Orleans and back. It was a surreal feeling to be …

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2015-16 Asfari Foundation UK Masters scholarships

Great news for potential students for UK Masters degrees offered by the Asfari Foundation. Details here ELIGIBILITY The scholarships are open to full-time applicants who satisfy all the following criteria in that they: are Syrian, Palestinian or Lebanese are resident in Syria, Palestine, or Lebanon or have recently moved elsewhere in the region (including Syrian …

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On the UN Security Council move by the PA

The end of 2014 saw an attempt by the Palestinian Authority to secure a United Nations Security Council Resolution setting a date both for the end of negotiations and an end of occupation fail to secure the necessary number of votes. In fact the PA knew that even if the nine votes in favour had …

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