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 …

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There are no fig leaves left to cover the uncomfortable and illegal facts about Israel

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 8/4/2019 Israeli forces intervene in Palestinians during a protest against construction of Jewish settlement within 43rd anniversary of Palestinian Land Day in Ramallah, West Bank on March 29, 2019. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency] There is nothing left of the rotten fig leaves which have been used …

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Israeli elections and the Palestinian question

First published by TRT World on 8/4/2019 Palestinians are hardly a footnote in the Israeli election and those who get to vote are forced to make a choice between soft apartheid and a hard one. As Israelis go to the polls to elect their next parliamentarians and prime minister, spare a thought for the occupied …

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Israeli apartheid in the spotlight

First published by The New Arab on 29/3/2019 Comment: It's time the UN republished the ESCWA report on Israeli practices of Apartheid against the Palestinian people A visit to Hebron, divided between Israeli settlers and Palestinians, is instructive [Getty] University students across the world have been holding events in support of the Palestinian people and …

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The Great March of Return is the definitive guide to Israeli injustice

First published by TRT World on 29/3/2019 For a whole year scores of Palestinians have been killed and wounded for simply demanding their right to return home. For the Palestinians, the 30th of March traditionally marks 'land day', when they commemorate Israel’s killing of six Palestinians in 1976 who were protesting the Israeli government’s announcement …

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Nightmare neighbours: What if a religious settler project took over Britain?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 18/3/2019 To understand Israel’s land grab in Palestine, imagine the backlash if similar circumstances unfolded in the UK Palestinians demonstrate by the Israeli settlement of Modiin Illit in 2015 (AFP) The UN Human Rights Council this month delayed publication of a promised database of companies complicit in Israel’s illegal …

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Report: Israel’s ‘racist’ Nation-State Law condemned in Westminster

Report by Middle East Monitor 27/2/2019 Hosted by British Labour MP Andy Slaughter, the seminar brought together individuals from the legal, diplomatic and public policy fields https://videos.files.wordpress.com/Sh0p1LGM/israele28099s-e28098raciste28099-nation-state-law-condemned-in-westminster-1_hd.mp4 Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law was condemned as “racist” at a seminar held in the Palace of Westminster yesterday by EuroPal Forum whose chairman, Zaher Birawi, described the legislation …

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Interview: Netanyahu and Trump to create Palestinian state after Israeli elections

I was interviewed by Sputnik radio on 26/2/2019 https://m.soundcloud.com/radiosputnik/the-prospects-for-this-deal-to-fail-are-pretty-high-professor

Palestinians aren’t spared the horrors of occupation for the sake of sport

First published by TRT World on 29/1/2019 Malaysia has been stripped of holding a sporting event because it would not allow Israel to participate in the competition. Is the decision fair - and is Israel held to the same standard? The World Para-Swimming Championships were due to open in Malaysia on the 29th of July. …

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Al-Aqsa under threat as Israeli elections loom

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/1/2019 Muslims arrive at Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound to perform the Friday prayer in Jerusalem on 26 October 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency] When Muslims first prayed, they faced Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem rather than Mecca. When Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon Him) ascended to heaven, he did so …

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