A Nakba that keeps repeating itself

First published by TRT World on 15 May 2020 The catastrophe that Palestinians first faced 72 years ago seems to only worsen with time. The Palestinian people commemorate the 72nd anniversary of their Nakba (catastrophe) on the 15th of May, one day after Israel celebrated the 72nd anniversary of its independence. The contrast could not be starker.  …

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With Israeli talk of annexing the Jordan valley, does anyone worry about peace?

First published by the Arab weekly on 26/1/2020 Netanyahu has indicated that he would use the gathering of world leaders in Jerusalem to urge that they impose sanctions on the ICC. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on January 19. (AFP) Last September, Israeli Prime Minister …

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منع الأديبة كاميلا شمسي من جائزة نيللي ساكس.. والسبب غريب

مداخلتي على قناة الغد بتاريخ 29/9/2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v84rpKxUyRc&feature=youtu.be

British author denied German literary award over support for Israel boycott

I was interviewed by RTUK on 19/9/2019 https://youtu.be/jcmhwvq-efA

Why supporters of the Palestinian people are marching in London on the 11th of May

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10/5/2019 Protests in London supporting Palestine against ‘attempts to annihilate the cause’ It is not 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70 years since the Nakba, the Palestinian people’s Catastrophe. This year the Palestinians will be marking the 71st year since their dispossession and the creation of Apartheid …

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هجمة إسرائيل على حملات التضامن المؤيدة للمقاطعة وسحب الاستثمارات وفرض العقوبات BDS

مشاركتي في برنامج اضواء على الأحداث على قناة الحوار ١٧/٢/٢٠١٩ تبدأ المشاركة الدقيقة السادسة https://www.facebook.com/Alhiwar.TV/videos/312708096261616/

Criticise Israel and you immediately trigger its army of outraged partisans

First published by the Middle East Eye on 12/12/2018 #HumanRights An army of social media trolls are at the ready to denounce legitimate criticism of Israel’s occupation and settlement enterprise Israel was created through violence and terror, which it continues to heap on Palestinians to this day, as it works to fulfill the dream of …

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Nikki Haley’s swansong at the UN was an embarrassment

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10/12/2018 US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley [Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency] The 6 December was the first anniversary of US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that he would move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. …

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Labour complains to press regulator over wreath coverage

I was interviewed by RT UK on 21/8/2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY1b5YPo_OQ&t=9s

If free speech is to mean anything at all, its principles must be applied equally

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10/8/2018 UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn [REUTERS/Peter Nicholls] Britain’s two major political parties have been gripped by accusations that they have a problem with racism. In the case of the Labour Party, this allegedly takes the form of anti-Semitism, while in the Conservative Party, it is …

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