The olive harvest in Palestine threatened by settler terror

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 22/10/2021 Ask any Palestinian about their connection with Palestine, wherever they live, and the olive tree would figure prominently in what Palestine means to them. This would be alongside the flag and the Kufiyah. It would be difficult to find a Palestinian house that does not store …

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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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My comments on the Abbas Gantz meeting in Ramallah

I was a guest on In Focus, Indus News on 31/8/2021 The segment on the Abbas Gantz meeting starts 30 minutes into the programme. https://youtu.be/LBf5R_RLQ5M

Israeli settlers and US Imperialism

Joined In Focus South Asia on Indys News on 14/7/2021 The segment starts at 29 minutes https://youtu.be/vzM9E_HIZWI

Palestinians must ensure that Nizar Banat did not die in vain

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 25/6/2021 A group of Palestinians holding banners gathers to protest against the death of Nizar Banat, on 24 June 2021, in Ramallah, West Bank. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency] The past few weeks have seen us waking up to news of more Palestinian deaths in Gaza or …

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It is time for Israel to lift the cruel and futile siege on Gaza

First published by TRT World on 21/5/2021 Exactly what purpose is the blockade of Gaza serving? The bombs have stopped dropping on Gaza, as have the rockets and projectiles launched out of the besieged territory. A temporary and unconditional ceasefire has been secured by Egypt. This really is deja vu. We were there in 2008-9, …

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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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A discussion on Israeli war crimes in Gaza and the West Bank

Discussion on ATV on 17/5/2021 https://fb.watch/5yEJ-xvqEd/

What are the Palestinians to do to secure their rights now that they are not entitled to self-defence?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 15/5/2021 Israeli police use tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse Palestinians who were standing at Al-Aqsa Mosque's gates to prevent raids by extremist Jews, in East Jerusalem on May 10, 2021 [Eyad Tawil / Anadolu Agency] Over the past few days, our TV screens …

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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