2018: a year to forget for Palestinians?

First published by TRT World on 31/12/2018 2018 was one of the worst years for the Palestinian cause, suffering serious blows in its quest for peace and independence. The outlook for 2019 is the same, but Palestine's resilience and hope in the face of adversity is unwavering. 2018 is likely to be remembered as one …

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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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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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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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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’s royal reward for discriminating against Palestinians

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 25/6/2018 UK Prince Williams arrives at the Marka International Airport to hold official visits in Amman, Jordan on 24 June 2018 [Shadi Nsoor/Anadolu Agency] As Britain’s Prince William arrives in Israel for a royal visit that will also see him visit the Occupied Palestinian Territories, does he …

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El escudo humano más famoso de Israel es Avigdor Lieberman, su ministro de Defensa

primero publicó el monitor de Oriente en 13/6/2018 Palestinos participan en las protestas contra la ocupación y el bloqueo israelí en la frontera entre Gaza e Israel, en la localidad de Khan Younis, el pasado viernes 8 de junio de 2018 [Mustafa Hassona / Anadolu Agency] La maquinaria propagandística de Israel lleva funcionando a pleno …

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Britain must not reward Israel for its abuse of Palestinians

First published by the Arab Weekly on Sunday 10/6/2018 Britain appears to be developing closer relations with Israel on many fronts. Breaking with the norm? Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince William arrive as she hosts a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London, on May 31. (AP) Prince William’s visit to Israel this …

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