The EU documents Israeli crimes; now it must do something about them

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 12/2/2019 Mourners carry the body of Hassan Shalabi, 14, who was killed after Israeli soldiers' intervention in a "Great March of Return" demonstration on February 8, 2019. [Ashraf Amra - Anadolu Agency] The lack of action to bring Israel to account for more than seven decades’ worth …

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With Israel’s Nation State Law in place, violence against Palestinians will get worse

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 30/8/2018 Israeli forces fire tear gas at Palestinian during a protest in Nablus West Bank on 15 February 2018 [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency] Ever since Israel passed the Nation State Law, Palestinians and neutral observers have been wondering about its possible impact on the substantial Palestinian minority in …

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Palestinians in the UK speak out for the right to freedom of speech

This letter was published in the Guardian on 31 July 2018 Leading figures, including Prof Karma Nabulsi, Prof Kamel Hawwash, and Dr Ghada Karmi, put their community’s point of view The fundamental right to free expression, guaranteed by article 10 of the Human Rights Act, is first and foremost the right to “receive and impart …

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Israel challenges the world: I am an Apartheid state, what are you going to do about it?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 23/7/2018 View of a Palestinian refugee camp behind Israel's apartheid wall in east Jerusalem on 3 December 2014 [Muammar Awad/Apaimages] Remember the date, 19 July 2018 is when Israel’s pretense of democracy, the Knesset  passed the Nation State Bill, which could more aptly be called, the “Jewish State …

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Israel’s most famous human shield is its defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 12/6/2018 Palestinian protesters seen at the Gaza-Israel border during the Great March of Return on June 8, 2018 [Mustafa Hassona / Anadolu Agency]   The Israeli propaganda machine has been in full swing since 30 March when the Great Return March saw tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza march …

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Israel’s ban on the Muslim call to prayer in Jerusalem is the tip of the iceberg

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 7/11/2016 Al-Aqsa mosque Something is in the air in Jerusalem and if Israel has its way it soon won’t be; the Muslim call to prayer — the adhaan — is under threat. The state which is built upon the ethnic cleansing of the majority of the indigenous …

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If the Palestinians are guilty of incitement, then what does Israel’s 24/7 occupation amount to?

If the Palestinians are guilty of incitement, then what does Israel’s 24/7 occupation amount to? First published by the Middle East Monitor on 22/4/2016    Image from original article on Middle East Eye Hardly a day goes by without Israel accusing Palestinian leaders of incitement against the state and its citizens. They argue that such …

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