UNRWA’s mandate ends only after return of Palestinian refugees

First published by the Arab Weekly on 28/1/2018 UNRWA’s highly recognisable logo, at least to Palestinians, adorns schools, hospitals and offices run by the organisation wherever the refugees live. Heavy blow. Palestinian refugees collect aid parcels at a UN food distribution centre in Rafah, on January 21.(AFP) The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine …

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Interview: US slammed for withholding UNRWA fund

Interview on Press TV Top Five on 25/1/2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrNE-g5RB0&feature=youtu.be

Interview: ‘US, Israel decisions on al-Quds threat to Palestine’

I was interviewed by Press TV on 23/1/2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQVdjRaBoMM

Report on seminar: UK panel on Mideast peace urges EU to take broker role

Anadolu Agency 24/1/2018 The US cannot continue to be accepted as an "honest broker" for peace, says speaker at panel organized by EuroPal Forum   By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON It is time for Europe to lead for peace in the Middle East following the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a London …

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Les dirigeants palestiniens devraient se retirer poliment ou être renvoyés par le peuple

Translated from English Published on the Middle East Eye édition française on 22/1/2018 Mahmoud Abbas va demander à l'Union européenne de reconnaître l'État de Palestine. Mais la cause et les sacrifices consentis par des millions de Palestiniens méritent beaucoup plus que ce que les dirigeants actuels ont accompli ou ne pourront jamais offrir Lors de …

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Israeli sovereignty doesn’t extend to Palestinian territories

First published by the Arab Weekly on 21/1/2018 Israel is using its control of entry points to the occupied Palestinian territories to punish human rights activists and organisations. Fifty years after Israel took control of all of historic Palestine in the Six-Day War, it is taking a number of approaches to the sta­tus and laws …

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Palestinian leadership should retire gracefully or be removed by the people

First published by the Middle East Eye on 19/1/2018 The cause and the sacrifices made by millions of Palestinians deserve much more than the current leadership have or can achieve During the last Palestinian National Council meeting in Ramallah, President Mahmoud Abbas made reference to football when describing some of the Palestinian achievements in recent …

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Interview: Palestinians vote to suspend Israel’s recognition

I was interviewed by Press TV about the final statement of the Palestinian Central Council on 15/1/2018   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KftHJfLdw0A&feature=youtu.be

Interview: Hopes for two state solution dying

I was interviewed by Press TV for On the News Line 12/1/2018 Hopes for the so-called two state solution are gradually dying in light of #US support for #Israel and disfavor toward the #Palestinians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPy3mLEqwCQ&feature=youtu.be  

The PA must rise to the dangers facing the cause or make way for new leadership

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 9/1/2018 Israel’s extremist, settler-led government is on a roll. US President Donald Trump’s Christmas gift of recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his consequent surrogate bullying in the UN General Assembly on behalf of the colonialist entity has sent its leaders into a frenzy of actions that …

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