The US kicks the Israeli-Palestinian peace deal into the long grass

First published by the Middle East Eye on 30/8/2017 #Occupation Just days after a US delegation visit to Israel and Palestine, Netanyahu declares that Israel will no longer uproot settlements. Any dreams of peace anytime soon are a long way off   Say what you want about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he doesn’t …

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Israel trumps Arab and Muslim world’s influence on US presidential candidates

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10 October 2016 image from the Middle East Monitor showing Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton, the two US presidential candidates. As the United States’ presidential race enters its final stage, with elections due on 8 November, the two candidates have been making their final pitches to woo …

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The Arabs have handed Israel a dream start to the 21st century but it still wants more

This article was first published by the Middle East Monitor on 8/3/2016 The Arabs have handed Israel a dream start to the 21st century but it still wants more To Palestinians, the creation of Israel in their homeland in 1948 was a catastrophe known as the Nakba. Not only were they dispossessed of their land but …

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RAF jets launch attacks within hours of Parliament’s vote for air strikes on Syria

   It was no surprise to anyone that RAF jets left Cyprus within hours of Parliament voting at solow air strikes on Syria.  I had made the case in my recent article in the Middle East Monitor for a more comprehensive strategy both for eradicating IS and bringing peace to Syria because I was not …

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حوار تلفزيوني حول الانقسامات في حزب العمال البريطاني تجاه حرب جوية على داعش في سوريا

30/11/2015 شاركت في لقاء على قناة الحوار في لندن حول الانقسامات في حزب العمال البريطاني تجاه رغبة الحكومة البريطانية المشاركة في الحرب الجوية على داعش.    

Britain’s security dilemma: to bomb or not to bomb?

My latest column for the Middle East Monitor Britain’s security dilemma: to bomb or not to bomb? 30 November 2015 The issue of whether Britain should join the multitude of nations already bombing Syria is one of the most important questions facing parliament for some time. Prime Minister David Cameron made the case for bombing …

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