Truss’s UN speech and her promise to consider moving the British Embassy to Jerusalem

First published by Middle East Monitor on 22/9/2022 British Prime Minister Liz Truss departs 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons to announce her government's plan to cap household energy bills and provide subsidies for small and medium-sized businesses to ease the cost of living crisis amid soaring gas and electricity prices in London, …

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Israel’s Flagrant Disregard for Palestinians, Dead or Alive

First published by Inside Arabia on 17/11/2021 Israeli Apartheid policies extend from the Palestinians alive to the Palestinians dead and whose remains are being removed to make way for Israeli development projects. <img src="https://insidearabia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Israeli-soldiers-demolished-a-wall-at-an-Islamic-cemetery-in-Jerusalem-on-14-December-2020-Mostafa-Alkharouf-Anadolu-Agency-1199x640.jpg&quot; alt="Israel’s Flagrant Disregard for Palestinians, Dead or Alive<br><span style='color:#808080;font-size:20px;'>Opinion Israeli soldiers demolished a wall at an Islamic cemetery in Jerusalem on …

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Israel’s defamation of Palestinian NGOs isn’t a first and won’t be the last

First published by TRT World on 26/10/2021 Who next will Israel label as “antisemitic” or “terrorist” in its attempts to silence its critics and to impede the work of human rights in the territory it controls? Israel’s ongoing attempts to label its critics as either “antisemities” or “terrorists” took a new turn when its Defence …

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The Palestinian Fight for Justice: Why it matters and building solidarity within the trade unions and the Labour Party

An excellent panel hosted by Unite the Union in 2/6/2021 https://fb.watch/5UNtDzc4Kc/

The National Demonstration for Palestine in London 2021

Extracts from the demo on 22/5/2021 My own speech starts 47 minutes in https://youtu.be/V2vOqGYJkCo

Palestinians do not want anti-Semites at our rallies

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/5/2021 Protestors have gathered in solidarity with the people of Palestine amid ongoing conflict in Gaza on May 16, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland [Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images] As Chair of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Britain, I was proud to work with our partners to organise the …

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Increasing settler violence goes unchecked by the Israel ‘Defence’ Forces

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 12/3/2021 As I was reading an article headlined "Israel says 600 children given Covid jab had no serious side effects", my twitter feed was filled with messages expressing outrage about a video of some other children: Palestinian children.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?creatorScreenName=middleeastmnt&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1369680316051390468&lang=en-gb&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.middleeastmonitor.com%2F20210312-increasing-settler-violence-goes-unchecked-by-the-israel-defence-forces%2F&siteScreenName=MiddleEastMnt&theme=light&widgetsVersion=e1ffbdb%3A1614796141937&width=550px This told a very different story. Palestinian children aged …

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Where is Gaza heading in 2020?

First published by the Arab Weekly on 5/1/2019 The Gaza Strip is always one rocket away from another heavy attack by Israel regardless of whether it is liveable or not. Uncertain future. A Palestinian woman walks past the rubble of a building destroyed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza City, last May.(Reuters)As the sun set …

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To Israel, Palestinian blood isn’t just cheap, it is worthless

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 14/11/2019 elatives of Palestinian Mohammad Sharab, who was killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza, mourn during his funeral ceremony on 14 November 2019 [Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency] Those interested in human rights should remember the name of Omar Haitham Al-Badawi, from Al-Arroub refugee camp near Hebron. He …

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Gaza violence shows Palestinian lives matter less than Israeli lives

First published by TRT World on 6/5/2019 14-month old Seba Abu Arar killed in the recent Israeli attack on Gaza on her way to burial. Israel can operate with impunity in Gaza and its allies will file it under its 'right to defend' itself without anyone extending those same rights to Palestinians. Gaza is once …

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