US peace deal’s outcome foreshadowed by talk of West Bank annexation

First published by the Arab Weekly on15/6/2019 Despite their apparent weakness, the Palestinians hold the trump card, that of their needed signature to any deal, economic or political. Heavy bias. A 2018 file picture shows White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (R) speaking with US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman upon Kushner’s arrival at the …

Continue reading US peace deal’s outcome foreshadowed by talk of West Bank annexation

Three Mecca summits show support for Palestine but no action

First published by TRT World on 2/6/2019 Solidarity will not bring justice for the Palestinians at a time when they have been abandoned by their neighbours. General view of Arab leaders during the14th Islamic summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia June 1, 2019. ( Reuters ) Islam’s holiest city …

Continue reading Three Mecca summits show support for Palestine but no action

Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ staggers after Mecca summits

First published by the Arab Weekly on 2/6/2019 While the American pair’s purpose of the visits to Jordan and Morocco was to drum up support for the Manama workshop, it appears this failed. Consensus issue. Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during the Arab League Summit in Mecca, …

Continue reading Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ staggers after Mecca summits

‘Deal of the century’ is a surrender note, and Palestinians will not sign

First published by the Middle East Eye on 10/5/2019 Considering the US administration’s bias towards Israel, there is little hope for a genuine peace deal The US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, listens as White House adviser Jared Kushner speaks in Jerusalem on 14 May 2018 (AFP) Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and …

Continue reading ‘Deal of the century’ is a surrender note, and Palestinians will not sign

New Governments in Israel and Palestine but peace is a distant goal for Palestinians and Israelis

24/4/2019 The Israeli people have spoken through the ballot box to give Benjamin Netanyahu another term, while the Palestinian President has acted to impose a Fatah led Government on the Palestinian People. Neither the exaggerated Israeli democracy nor the Palestinian President’s autocracy will bring the Israelis and Palestinian closer to peace. On the 9th of …

Continue reading New Governments in Israel and Palestine but peace is a distant goal for Palestinians and Israelis

Interview: Palestinian Authority Needs Promised Arab League Funds to Operate

Interview published by Sputnik News 24/4/2019 The Arab League on Sunday pledged $100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority to offset deductions withheld by Israel over payments made to the families of Palestinian attackers and prisoners jailed by Israel for violence. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held emergency talks with the Arab League nations last week …

Continue reading Interview: Palestinian Authority Needs Promised Arab League Funds to Operate

What Palestinians want from the Arab League summit

First published by the Arab Weekly on 31/3/2019 Palestinians know Arab citizens support them but they will want Arab leaders to be equally supportive through the delivery of strong positions in Tunis. Daily struggle. An Israeli soldier stands guard as Palestinians watch Jewish settlers (unseen) touring the Palestinian side of the old city market in …

Continue reading What Palestinians want from the Arab League summit

لماذا أسقطت حكومة الوحدة الفلسطينية؟

برنامج أبعاد على قناة الغد بثت بتاريخ ٢/٢/٢٠١٩ https://youtu.be/7VWD0nwQGWo

“اسرائيل” وحماس تتفقان على امر واحد وهو محمود عباس

مع شكري لوكالة وطن للآناء للترجمة من موقع تي ار تي العالم ١٥/١/٢٠١٩ وطن- ترجمة خاصة: كتب كامل حواش تهدف تصريحات الوزير الإسرائيلي للشؤون الاستراتيجية جلعاد أردان إلى نفي الرئيس محمود عباس، وإلقاء اللوم عليه بسبب الوضع المضطرب في غزة، وهذا لا يؤشر فقط على عدم رضا حماس عن الرئيس عباس، بل أن القيادة الإسرائيلية …

Continue reading “اسرائيل” وحماس تتفقان على امر واحد وهو محمود عباس

Israel and Hamas agree on one thing: Mahmoud Abbas

First published by TRT World on 14/1/2019 An Israeli minister's comments seeking to exile Abbas and blaming him for unrest in Gaza is an indication that not only is Hamas fed up with Mahmoud Abbas - but Israeli leadership is fast losing any trust it had in him. Ask any Palestinian about Yasser Arafat and …

Continue reading Israel and Hamas agree on one thing: Mahmoud Abbas