Truss’s UN speech and her promise to consider moving the British Embassy to Jerusalem

First published by Middle East Monitor on 22/9/2022 British Prime Minister Liz Truss departs 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons to announce her government's plan to cap household energy bills and provide subsidies for small and medium-sized businesses to ease the cost of living crisis amid soaring gas and electricity prices in London, …

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The use and abuse of administrative detention by Israel

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 7/1/2022 Palestinians holding banners gather to protest against the decision of Israel's "administrative detention" in front of the Red Crescent Building in Gaza City, Gaza on December 20, 2021 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency] The Palestinian people rightly saluted Hisham Abu Hawash as a brave man who was prepared …

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Watch: Palestine-Israel tensions as Israel rejects the reopening of the US Consulate in East Jerusalem

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The olive harvest in Palestine threatened by settler terror

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 22/10/2021 Ask any Palestinian about their connection with Palestine, wherever they live, and the olive tree would figure prominently in what Palestine means to them. This would be alongside the flag and the Kufiyah. It would be difficult to find a Palestinian house that does not store …

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مظاهرة ضد معرض الاسلحة في ليفربول protest against the arms fair in Liverpool

11/9/2021 صور من مظاهرة حاشدة في ليفربول اليوم للاحتجاج على السماح لمعرض اسلحة ستستضيفه المدينة قريبا ولمطالبة البلدية بإلغائه. وقد شاركت بكلمة كرئيس حملة التضامن مع فلسطين وكان من المتحدثين الاخرين رئيس حزب العمال السابق جيريمي كوربين وعضو البرلمان جون ماكدونالد وشارك العديدون من المتحدثين منهم شابات من فلسطين وسوريا واليمن. حتى لو لم ننجح …

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How the international community reacted to Israel’s annexation plan

A transcript of my talk to Open Discussions/ Gulf Cultural Club on 22/7/2020 I thought that in my own talk I would concentrate on what the international community’s reaction has been. As someone who was described as an engineer rather than a law professor, I write very much on the subject. I am from Jerusalem. …

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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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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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Coronavirus does not distinguish between Palestinians and Jews

First published by the Arab Weekly on 15/3/2020 Common risks. Palestinian security forces man a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, currently under lockdown due to coronavirus, March 10. (AFP) The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and the group’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, noting that the number of …

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Israel’s old habit of ignoring the rule of law dies hard

First published by the Arab Weekly on 3/11/2019 It seems Israel operates above the law when it comes to its citizens but uses administrative detention at will to incarcerate Palestinians and other foreign nationals when it chooses. Have you heard of her? A demonstrator holds a picture of Jordanian citizen Hiba al-Labadi during a protest …

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