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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The Palestinian Fight for Justice: Why it matters and building solidarity within the trade unions and the Labour Party

An excellent panel hosted by Unite the Union in 2/6/2021 https://fb.watch/5UNtDzc4Kc/

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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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

Nakba: Seven decades on, Israel has united not defeated Palestinians

First published by the Middle East Eye on 14/5/2021 From Jerusalem to Haifa, Gaza, Beirut, Damascus and beyond, we are one people with a right to self-determination in our homeland. The current uprising proves it A mural reads 'Palestine will remain, from the river to the sea' in Tripoli, Lebanon, on 13 May 2021 (AFP) …

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Nakba 73: Memories of 1948

Honoured to have facilitated this conversation with Dr Ghada Karmi and Dr Salman Abu Sitta This was held on 10 May 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=114eIccaeXs&list=PL1badc-_HaZHKw6W-j2qbLkYJzcmtfeCH&index=14&ab_channel=PSC

Interview: UNRWA Runs Out of Money

I joined Waqar Rizvi on Scope to discuss UNRWA’s financial difficulties on 28/11/2020 The interview starts 13 minutes into the programme https://youtu.be/tBvuk8rWlCg

Palestinian National Council Should Come Before Legislative and Presidential Elections

First published by Inside Arabia on 27/10/2020 Palestinian institutions are badly in need of renewal through democratic elections. However, before any other elections, the institution that needs this the most is the Palestinian National Council, which is the highest legitimate authority for the Palestinian people. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a leadership meeting at his …

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