The UK should put Israel on notice, not the UN Human Rights Council

First published by the Middle East Eye on 28/3/2017 After supporting the UN resolution against Israeli settlements, the UK's attack against the council is illogical - unless this is all about trade deals In a surprise move, the UK representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council made a scathing attack against the council at …

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Deep concern as Israeli laws entrench the occupation

First published by the Arab Weekly on 26/3/2017 Photo: Remembering. Palestinian woman gestures in the village of Khirbet Zakaria with a view of the Israeli Gush Etzion settlement block seen in the background, on March 5th. (AFP) London - Israel has recently passed or initiated laws that can be con­sidered an entrenching of its occupation …

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Richard Falk: People must shame UN for quashing ‘apartheid Israel’ report

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 20/3/2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=fX1ESZYQ8Cc Professor Richard Falk, former UN special rapporteur for Palestine, was hosted in London by the Middle East Monitor yesterday as part of his book launch tour. He introduced his book “Palestine’s Horizon Toward a Just Peace” eloquently to a packed hall. He had earlier been …

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Banning BDS supporters is incompatible with a Western-style democracy

First published by the Middle East Eye on 14/3/2017 The next time you hear Israel laud its democratic credentials, remember the ban on BDS supporters and take it with a pinch of salt Israel’s parliament began the year with a volley of bills designed to entrench its occupation of the Palestinian territories, insult the indigenous …

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Interview for Muslim Press

First published by Muslim Press on 7/3/2017 ‘Moving US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be explosive’ In an interview with Muslim Press, British Palestinian academic and writer on Middle East Affairs Kamel Hawwash said, “Moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be explosive as assessed by the Muslim world, the …

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The Palestinian leadership must embrace the Conference for Palestinians Abroad

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 6/3/2017 In my last article for MEMO, I wondered whether the Conference for Palestinians Abroad (CPA) could lead to Palestinian unity of vision. It was a privilege to be with an estimated 6,000 Palestinians from 50 countries in Istanbul for the conference, which took place on 25 …

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