Expecting more of the same for Palestinians

First published by the Arab Weekly on 25/12/2016 London - Palestinian Christians and Palestinian Muslims are looking back with deep concern at a year in which they saw their struggle for freedom and independence bat­tered. The Palestinians end the year with no sign of reconciliation be­tween the main political factions Hamas, which rules the Gaza …

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Interview: ‘Netanyahu wanted to send a message to Iran to end its hostility towards Israel’

Interview published by Muslim Press on 18/12/2016 In an interview with Muslim Press, British Palestinian academic and writer on Middle East Affairs Kamel Hawwash said, “Netanyahu wanted to send a message to Iran to end its hostility to Israel hinting that any attack would be costly and that Israel is a 'tiger not a rabbit'.” …

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The UK’s new anti-Semitism definition is more about protecting Israel than British Jews

First published by the Middle East Eye on 13/12/2016 The definition makes anti-Semitism less about problems an individual or group has with Jews and more a refusal to accept Israeli policies _________________________________________________________________ Britain’s pro-Israel lobby has won a battle, but its win won’t help bring about the peace that Palestinians and Israelis crave. This week, …

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The Palestinians too should take back control of their destiny

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 12/12/2016 From the Middle East Monitor 2016 will be remembered for a new phrase that came to characterise popular uprisings against “the establishment” in the West. From the UK to the USA, “taking back control” struck a chord with the voters when it was adopted by Donald …

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Palestinian Bedouins face Israeli discrimination from the river to the sea

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 5/12/2016 Image from Middle EST mONITOR: Palestinians transfer the rubbles of their housing tins after it was dismantled by Israeli bulldozers on 19th August 2013 [Saeed Qaq/Apaimages] Will they or won’t they and when? This has been the question being raised constantly over the past few weeks …

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