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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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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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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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

Webinar: Israeli annexation plans. Threat to Multilateralism, peace and stability

I was honoured to share this platform with Professor Richard Falk and Professor Munir Nuseibeh on 22/7/2020 It was hosted by Open Discussions in association with the Gulf Cultural Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS3erNctIjM&feature=youtu.be

PALEXPO 2020: Resisting annexation

I Chaired this panel on 4 July 2020 at the virtual PALEXPO See the session details below and the recording below it. The panel starts at 1 hour 17 into the recoding. https://youtu.be/zKHQp-t6x5g

Palestinians welcome Boris Johnson’s article on annexation but it does not go far enough

First published at Palestine Forum on 5/7/2020 Boris Johnson and Mahmoud Abbas The first of July came and went without Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu making any announcement on the start, or extent of his annexation plans. TV stations had lined up panels to discuss the issue when the announcement came. Columnists with pens at …

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ندوة: القرار الاسرائيلي الامريكي لضم أجزاء من اراضي الضفة الغربية: نكبة جديدة، كيف يمكن منعها؟

نظم المنتدى الفلسطيني في بريطانيا مشكورا هذه الندوة بتاريخ ٢٦/٦/٢٠٢٠ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAvNmmN_Eao

Why we need elections to the Palestinian National Council

First published by the Middle East Eye on 23/6/2020 Frustrated by the failure of their leadership to push back against Israeli apartheid, Palestinians are signing a petition to give themselves a stronger voice The Palestinian flag is waved during a protest in Tel Aviv over Israeli annexation on 6 June (AFP) As possible annexation of …

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Palestine and Kashmir, Resisting the Occupations

I took part in this meeting organised by Nottingham Palestine Solidarity Campaign on 28/5/2020 https://youtu.be/KMULIhgnFSM