Truss’s UN speech and her promise to consider moving the British Embassy to Jerusalem

First published by Middle East Monitor on 22/9/2022 British Prime Minister Liz Truss departs 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons to announce her government's plan to cap household energy bills and provide subsidies for small and medium-sized businesses to ease the cost of living crisis amid soaring gas and electricity prices in London, …

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Shireen Abu Akleh’s legacy should trigger sanctions on Israel

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 11/5/2022 People gather at the Al Jazeera offices in the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 11, 2022 following the killing of veteran journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was shot dead as she covered a raid on the West Bank's Jenin refugee camp. [RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via …

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Opinion: The extinction of the PLO, if Palestinians let it happen

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 18/2/2022 The situation in Palestine gets worse by the day. However, this is not only from Israeli crimes against the Palestinians, including Sheikh Jarrah, but from the behaviour of the now self-proclaimed Palestinian leadership in Ramallah. A matter of a few days has separated the illegitimate meeting …

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The use and abuse of administrative detention by Israel

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 7/1/2022 Palestinians holding banners gather to protest against the decision of Israel's "administrative detention" in front of the Red Crescent Building in Gaza City, Gaza on December 20, 2021 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency] The Palestinian people rightly saluted Hisham Abu Hawash as a brave man who was prepared …

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Opinion: The Biden-Bennett battle of wills on the US Consulate in East Jerusalem

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 11/11/2021 US President Joe Biden (R) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office at the White House on 27 August 2021 in Washington, DC [Sarahbeth Maney-Pool/Getty Images] Any hopes that the removal of Benjamin Netanyahu from power would bring us closer to a …

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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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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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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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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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If Israel has committed no war crimes, then why does it refuse the ICC probe?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 9/4/2021 A picture taken on March 4, 2021 shows the so-called Italian complex in Gaza City which was severely damaged by Israeli airstrikes during the 2014 war. [MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images] On 5 February, Palestinians saw a long tunnel open and a light flicker in the …

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