Arab Deals with Israel Weaken Prospect of Two-State Solution

First published by Inside Arabia on 10/11/2020 President Trump’s administration has made a two-state solution in Palestine almost unachievable. The more Arab countries that normalize with Israel, the less chance there is that this key pillar of the Palestinian cause will be realized. sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and US Ambassador to Israel David …

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Opinión | Elecciones del Consejo Nacional Palestino tienen que ser antes de la legislativa y presidencial

First published by Inside Arabia on 27/10/2020 Translated by Comunidad Palestina de Chile 29/10/2020 Las instituciones democráticas palestinas necesitan urgentemente una renovación. A pesar del reciente anuncio de celebrar elecciones legislativas, presidenciales y al Consejo Nacional Palestino (CNP) en un plazo de seis meses, tras la reunión de los secretarios generales de la mayoría de …

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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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Public Statement: Palestinian Reconciliation and Elections

Published on 8 October 2020 To the Palestinian people in the Homeland and in Exile, We the undersigned, motivated by our national and historic commitments to our people and our cause, are extremely concerned by the worrying attempts, by international and regional players, to liquidate the Palestinian cause and to deny the Palestinians their inalienable …

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Watch: Apartheid in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

I was honoured to Chair this session, which was part of a series of webinars on Apartheid organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) which took place on 8/10/2020 https://youtu.be/NgP9etdEPlc Here is further information about the series. You can watch all webinars on the PSC YouTube channel.

Open Letter to the Labour Party

18/9/2020 We write as British Palestinians. Many of us are members of the Labour Party, some are not. We have previously expressed our fears of how the space to publicly bring the facts of the Palestinian people’s history and ongoing dispossession into the public domain was under severe threat. Then, as now, our concerns were …

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Statement on annexation plans

بيان صادر عن مؤسسات بريطانية عديدة ضد خطة الضم Statement on annexation plans, published on 11th September 2020 As charities, trade unions, religious groups, and civil society organisations, we urgently call on public bodies to uphold their ethical and legal responsibilities to ensure human rights and international law are respected. As the Israeli government moves …

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Israel’s flight to the UAE: Taking the Emirates for a ride

First published by the Middle East Eye on 1/9/2020 True peace can only be achieved when Palestinians obtain freedom, justice and equality in their historic homeland An El Al plane from Israel lands in Abu Dhabi on 31 August (AFP) When the doors of El Al flight LY971 opened at the Abu Dhabi airport, it confirmed the …

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From fighting BDS to fighting delegitimisation: Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs code for battling accountability

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 14/8/2020 BDS The Israeli Ministry for Strategic Affairs is shifting its focus from fighting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS), to fighting deligitimisation. It was initially established in 2006 for Avigdor Lieberman, and he was given the role of coordinating security, intelligence and diplomatic initiatives regarding …

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UAE, Israel normalize relations

I participated in Scope with Waqar Rizvi on 14/8/2020 to talk about the Israel UAE agreement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiz_hgJcRC8