Israel-Palestine: Anti-boycott bill threatens British democracy

First published by the Middle East Eye on 16/5/2022 As outlined in the Queen's Speech, Conservatives are set to bring forward legislation to ban public bodies from participating in BDS campaigns A flag flutters at the Palace of Westminster in central London in October 2019 (AFP) The recent announcement in the Queen’s Speech on the government’s plan …

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The use and abuse of administrative detention by Israel

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 7/1/2022 Palestinians holding banners gather to protest against the decision of Israel's "administrative detention" in front of the Red Crescent Building in Gaza City, Gaza on December 20, 2021 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency] The Palestinian people rightly saluted Hisham Abu Hawash as a brave man who was prepared …

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بريطانيا تعتزم تصنيف حركة حماس “تنظيما إرهابيا”.. مبرّرات الخطوة ورمزية توقيتها

سجلت الحلقةعلى التلفزيون العربي بتاريخ ١٩/١١/٢٠٢١ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV1JyrdsWEw

Yes, Palestinians must get reparations from the British. But an apology is vital too

First published by the Middke East Eye on 3/11/2021 The British are famed for saying sorry when they've done wrong. Apologising for the Balfour Declaration would let Palestinians start reclaiming the narrative from the Israeli occupiers An activist waves a Palestinian flag near a police checkpoint at the entrance of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in …

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My speech to the People’s Assembly march

Manchester 3/10/2021 Friends, I bring you greetings from the Palestine Solidarity campaign. Other speakers articulated the Tories terrible policies that impact on the daily lives of the most vulnerable people here in Britain. But their terrible policies also impact on people’s lives thousands of miles away including the Palestinian people. I must remind you that …

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Voices from Palestine on Nakba day

A meeting moderated by Mary Louise McDonald President of Sinn Fein and leader of the opposition in Ireland, on 15/5/2021 https://youtu.be/U2QzGJRcJcQ

Nakba 73: Memories of 1948

Honoured to have facilitated this conversation with Dr Ghada Karmi and Dr Salman Abu Sitta This was held on 10 May 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=114eIccaeXs&list=PL1badc-_HaZHKw6W-j2qbLkYJzcmtfeCH&index=14&ab_channel=PSC

Save Sheikh Jarrah: Palestinians have a right to remain on their land

First published by the Middle East Eye on 23/3/2021 As Israel continues its ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah district, Palestinians are ramping up pressure on the international community to act Activists protest Israeli occupation in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, on 19 March 2021 (AFP) The hashtags #SaveSheikhJarrah and its Arabic equivalent began appearing on my Twitter timeline …

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The deal of the century is unpalatable for both Israel and Palestine

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/7/2020 US President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. [Drew Angerer/Getty Images] As US President Donald Trump’s term nears its end, his deal of the century to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has …

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PALEXPO 2020: Resisting annexation

I Chaired this panel on 4 July 2020 at the virtual PALEXPO See the session details below and the recording below it. The panel starts at 1 hour 17 into the recoding. https://youtu.be/zKHQp-t6x5g