Why is Britain providing cover for Israel’s human rights abuses?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 28/3/2019 As the US recognised Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Britain opted to oppose all UN Human Rights Council resolutions on Israeli violations of Palestinian rights Palestinian protesters march at the Gaza fence on 22 March (AFP) It was a bad day for Palestinians, but even …

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Nightmare neighbours: What if a religious settler project took over Britain?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 18/3/2019 To understand Israel’s land grab in Palestine, imagine the backlash if similar circumstances unfolded in the UK Palestinians demonstrate by the Israeli settlement of Modiin Illit in 2015 (AFP) The UN Human Rights Council this month delayed publication of a promised database of companies complicit in Israel’s illegal …

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الجيران المزعجون: ماذا لو سيطر مشروع استيطاني متدين على بريطانيا؟

18.03.2019 ترجمة خاصة وطن / الاء راضي لفهم قضية  استيلاء "إسرائيل" على الأراضي في فلسطين، تخيل رد الفعل العنيف في حال انطبقت الظروف على بريطانيا. لقد قام مجلس حقوق الإنسان التابع للأمم المتحدة هذا الشهر بتأجيل نشر قاعدة البيانات حول الشركات المتواطئة في مشروع الاستيطان غير القانوني في "إسرائيل". تخيل لو اتخذت حكومة بريطانية متطرفة …

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Britain has much to apologise for in Palestine

First published by the Middle East Eye on 16/2/2019 Not only did Britain abandon Palestinians to face the terror of Zionism in 1948, it continues to befriend the state that oppresses them. Protesters gather on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration in Gaza on 2 November 2017 (AFP) Britain's colonial past has left its mark …

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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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Israel has done nothing to deserve normalisation with the Arab world

First published by the Middle East Eye on 12/11/2018 Growing normalisation has left Palestinians struggling to understand what happened to the Arab world’s support for the Palestinian cause   Our Arab brothers - as none of our leaders are women - have stabbed us in the front and the back, abandoning us politically while embracing …

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I shook Jamal Khashoggi’s hand. Days later he was murdered

First published by the Middle East Eye on 18/10/2018 #Khashoggi The Saudi Arabia I knew as a child would not have carried out such a heinous act as the brutal murder of a patriotic intellectual Last night, as I was watching the unfolding news coverage of the grisly assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, I …

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Supporting Palestine can now get you denied entry to the US

First published by the Middle East Eye on 17/10/2018 I have been a severe critic of the current US administration's policy towards the Palestinians. But does this make me a possible security threat to the US? Of course not In April 2017, while travelling for a routine family holiday to Jerusalem, I was denied entryupon arrival at …

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How the US is sidelining Palestinian refugees

First published by the Middle East Eye on 18/8/2018 Dual approach involves starving UNRWA of funding and trying to strip Palestinians of their refugee status There are indications that a truce between Hamas and Israel is close to being concluded, bypassing the Palestinian Authority. The main commercial access point to Gaza, Kerem Shalom crossing, has …

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How the US and Israel are working to transform Gaza into the Palestinian state

First published by the Middle East Eye on 26/7/2018 Trump’s team is focusing on how to force the Palestinians in Gaza - and Hamas - to submit and accept their dictates or face further misery The heat is on - again - in Gaza, as Israel tightens its siege and continues to kill and maim …

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