From Qana to Gaza, Israel issues denials and smears investigations of its crimes

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 5/3/2019 I wrote recently about an EU report on the growth of illegal Israeli settlements and argued that the EU was diligent in documenting Israel’s-breaches of international law but that it has singularly failed to bring it to account, even when it has demolished EU-funded projects. A more recent …

Continue reading From Qana to Gaza, Israel issues denials and smears investigations of its crimes

‘Trump showing Netanyahu new way to fend off allegations’

I was interviewed by Balkans Post on 4/3/2019 A British-Palestinian engineering professor believes U.S. President Donald Trump’s unorthodox dealings with accusations of misconduct have shown Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a new way to fend off allegations against him. “Trump has thus far proved to be a survivor despite mounting criticism and it may be …

Continue reading ‘Trump showing Netanyahu new way to fend off allegations’

Report: Israel’s ‘racist’ Nation-State Law condemned in Westminster

Report by Middle East Monitor 27/2/2019 Hosted by British Labour MP Andy Slaughter, the seminar brought together individuals from the legal, diplomatic and public policy fields https://videos.files.wordpress.com/Sh0p1LGM/israele28099s-e28098raciste28099-nation-state-law-condemned-in-westminster-1_hd.mp4 Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law was condemned as “racist” at a seminar held in the Palace of Westminster yesterday by EuroPal Forum whose chairman, Zaher Birawi, described the legislation …

Continue reading Report: Israel’s ‘racist’ Nation-State Law condemned in Westminster

Academics on Why Palestinians Have No Illusions About Trump’s ‘Peace Plan’

I was interviewed by SPUTNIK radio and this report was published on 28/2/2019 The Palestinians have no illusions about the Trump administration's much-discussed peace plan, academics of Palestinian origin Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh and Kamel Hawwash told Radio Sputnik, casting doubts on reports that Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu are about to establish a Palestinian state. …

Continue reading Academics on Why Palestinians Have No Illusions About Trump’s ‘Peace Plan’

Interview: Netanyahu and Trump to create Palestinian state after Israeli elections

I was interviewed by Sputnik radio on 26/2/2019 https://m.soundcloud.com/radiosputnik/the-prospects-for-this-deal-to-fail-are-pretty-high-professor

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 …

Continue reading Britain has much to apologise for in Palestine

In Warsaw Arab nations crowned Netanyahu as the king of the Middle East

First published by TRT World on 17/2/2019 The Middle East’s tectonic plates shifted in Warsaw and the aftershocks could be felt for decades to come. The American Administration summoned representatives of 60 states to the Polish capital of Warsaw dubbed strangely ‘Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East’. However, …

Continue reading In Warsaw Arab nations crowned Netanyahu as the king of the Middle East

حان الوقت أن يتصرف الاتحاد الأوروبي حيال الجرائم الإسرائيلية

مع شكري لوكالة وطن للأنباء لترجمة مقالي المنشور في مرصد الشرق الأوسط بتاريخ12.2.2019 نشر المقال المترجم بتاريخ 17.2.2019 كتب كامل حواش- ترجمة خاصة وطن - آلاء راضي: يبدو جلياً أن هناك غيابا لمحاسبة إسرائيل لما يزيد عن سبعة عقود حول الجرائم ضد الشعب الفلسطيني. "طفح الكيل" هي عبارة مستخدمة دائماً ولكن في حالة شعب فلسطين المحتل الذي …

Continue reading حان الوقت أن يتصرف الاتحاد الأوروبي حيال الجرائم الإسرائيلية

Palestinians aren’t spared the horrors of occupation for the sake of sport

First published by TRT World on 29/1/2019 Malaysia has been stripped of holding a sporting event because it would not allow Israel to participate in the competition. Is the decision fair - and is Israel held to the same standard? The World Para-Swimming Championships were due to open in Malaysia on the 29th of July. …

Continue reading Palestinians aren’t spared the horrors of occupation for the sake of sport

Al-Aqsa under threat as Israeli elections loom

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/1/2019 Muslims arrive at Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound to perform the Friday prayer in Jerusalem on 26 October 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency] When Muslims first prayed, they faced Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem rather than Mecca. When Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon Him) ascended to heaven, he did so …

Continue reading Al-Aqsa under threat as Israeli elections loom