‘Trump showing Netanyahu new way to fend off allegations’

I was interviewed by Balkans Post on 4/3/2019 A British-Palestinian engineering professor believes U.S. President Donald Trump’s unorthodox dealings with accusations of misconduct have shown Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a new way to fend off allegations against him. “Trump has thus far proved to be a survivor despite mounting criticism and it may be …

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Academics on Why Palestinians Have No Illusions About Trump’s ‘Peace Plan’

I was interviewed by SPUTNIK radio and this report was published on 28/2/2019 The Palestinians have no illusions about the Trump administration's much-discussed peace plan, academics of Palestinian origin Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh and Kamel Hawwash told Radio Sputnik, casting doubts on reports that Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu are about to establish a Palestinian state. …

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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

Every picture tells a story; can the Palestinians expect any justice from this bunch?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 23/6/2017 Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) meets with Jared Kushner (3rd L) in Jerusalem on 21 June 2017 [Handout / Amos Ben Gershom / GPO] Throughout his first trip abroad as US president, during which he visited Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, Donald Trump expressed …

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Are potential successors to Mahmoud Abbas making their bid?

First published by the Arab Weekly on 28/5/2017 Who will replace Abbas? Protesters carry pictures of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on May 3. (AP) Mahmoud Abbas holds all four of the top political positions in the Palestinian leadership. He is the president of the state of Palestine, president …

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The Palestinians too should take back control of their destiny

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 12/12/2016 From the Middle East Monitor 2016 will be remembered for a new phrase that came to characterise popular uprisings against “the establishment” in the West. From the UK to the USA, “taking back control” struck a chord with the voters when it was adopted by Donald …

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Israel welcomes Trump’s win with new anti-Palestinian laws

First published by the Arab Weekly on 20 November 2016 The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States seems to have emboldened Israeli politicians, who clearly feel their strongest ally will provide them with the chance to end any hope of freedom or independence for the Palestinians. Soon after Trump’s win, the …

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