It is time to make it official and brand Israel as an apartheid state

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 4/12/2020 Palestinians take part in a rally against apartheid in the West Bank town of Hebron on 14 September 2012 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Apaimages] No one should throw accusations of racism around lightly because, if proven, then swift action must follow. The trade union movement in Britain, which represents over …

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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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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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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

The deal of the century is unpalatable for both Israel and Palestine

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/7/2020 US President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. [Drew Angerer/Getty Images] As US President Donald Trump’s term nears its end, his deal of the century to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has …

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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

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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