Jerusalem’s Palestinian youth face bleak future

First published by the Arab Weekly on 30/7/2017London - The results of the tawjihi — General Secondary Education Certificate Examination — were re­cently announced across the Palestinian territories to great cheers and celebration in some households and deep disappoint­ment in others.The future isn’t what it used to be. Palestinian children chat outside a school in …

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Israel is sleepwalking towards tyranny not practising democracy

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 28/7/2017 Israeli forces injure Palestinians with tear gas as they gather to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque following the removal of Israeli security measures in Jerusalem on 27 July 2017 [Mahmoud İbrahem/Anadolu Agency] Let me start by acknowledging that democracy is in short supply in the Middle East. …

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Attaque d’al-Aqsa : les Palestiniens quasiment abandonnés

18/7/2017 Middle East Eye FR La défense de la mosquée al-Aqsa, chérie par 1,6 milliard de musulmans de par le monde, a été laissée aux 300 000 Palestiniens de Jérusalem, qui font face à un occupant particulièrement brutal et impitoyable   Les implications de l’incident mortel de vendredi dernier à Al-Aqsa vont bien au-delà du …

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Al-Aqsa attack: Palestinians all but abandoned

First published by the Middle East Eye on 17/7/2017 With a weak response from Arab and Muslim countries to unprecedented restrictions at the Al-Aqsa mosque, Palestinians are left alone to defend the holy site from Israel's incursions The implications of the deadly incident last Friday at Al-Aqsa go way beyond the right to prayer. Five …

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Israel’s double standards about boycotts do not advance peace

First published by the Arab Weekly on 16/7/2017 It is quite hypocritical for Israel to reject BDS while boycotting others for taking legal and moral positions in support of the Palestinians.  Peaceful expression. An Egyptian man shouts anti-Israeli slogans in front of banners with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) logo at the Journalists’ Syndicate …

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فيديو: معرض فلسطين إكسبو لندن 

تغطية قناة الجزيرة مباشر لمعرض فلسطين اكسبو ٩/٧/٢٠١٧ على مدى يومي ٨ و ٩ /٧/٢.١٧ شهد مركز الملكة إليزابيث في وستمنستر معرض فلسطين اكسبو واللذي نقل الثقافة والتراث الفلسطيني والأكل الفلسطيني للبريطانيين. كما شمل البرنامج عدداً كبيراً من الندوات عن قضايا عديدة متعلقة بفلسطين من بلفور للإعلام. وكان اللوبي الإسرائيلي هاجم المؤتمر متهمه بأنه حدث …

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Cuba stands with the Palestinian people at UNESCO

4/7/2017 Following an outrageous speech by Israel's representative to UNESCO which cynically abused the memory of the Holocaust, he forced a minute's silence without permission from the Chair. He did not expect the representative of Cuba to intervene calling his action out of order and asking the meeting to stand for a minute's silence for …

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Interview: ‘It seems Abbas has led Palestinians to a dead end’

Interview by Muslim Press on 3/7/2017 Muslim Press has conducted an interview with British Palestinian academic and writer on Middle East Affairs Kamel Hawwash about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is playing in this regard. “It seems Abbas has led the Palestinians to a dead end. Gaza is still …

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