To honour Tutu’s legacy, we must side with the oppressed not the oppressor

First published by the Middle East Eye on 31/12/2021 Tutu would have wanted a commitment from world leaders to fight injustice, inequality, and Apartheid wherever they occurred, including in occupied Palestine Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu (L) listens to a survivor from the Al-Asamneh family in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on 28 …

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Opinion: The Biden-Bennett battle of wills on the US Consulate in East Jerusalem

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 11/11/2021 US President Joe Biden (R) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office at the White House on 27 August 2021 in Washington, DC [Sarahbeth Maney-Pool/Getty Images] Any hopes that the removal of Benjamin Netanyahu from power would bring us closer to a …

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Yes, Palestinians must get reparations from the British. But an apology is vital too

First published by the Middke East Eye on 3/11/2021 The British are famed for saying sorry when they've done wrong. Apologising for the Balfour Declaration would let Palestinians start reclaiming the narrative from the Israeli occupiers An activist waves a Palestinian flag near a police checkpoint at the entrance of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in …

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Israel’s defamation of Palestinian NGOs isn’t a first and won’t be the last

First published by TRT World on 26/10/2021 Who next will Israel label as “antisemitic” or “terrorist” in its attempts to silence its critics and to impede the work of human rights in the territory it controls? Israel’s ongoing attempts to label its critics as either “antisemities” or “terrorists” took a new turn when its Defence …

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My speech to the People’s Assembly march

Manchester 3/10/2021 Friends, I bring you greetings from the Palestine Solidarity campaign. Other speakers articulated the Tories terrible policies that impact on the daily lives of the most vulnerable people here in Britain. But their terrible policies also impact on people’s lives thousands of miles away including the Palestinian people. I must remind you that …

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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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On secret Israeli arms sales to problematic regimes

I participated in Scope on Indus news on 3/7/2021 https://youtu.be/ems8zai9AhE

It is time for Israel to lift the cruel and futile siege on Gaza

First published by TRT World on 21/5/2021 Exactly what purpose is the blockade of Gaza serving? The bombs have stopped dropping on Gaza, as have the rockets and projectiles launched out of the besieged territory. A temporary and unconditional ceasefire has been secured by Egypt. This really is deja vu. We were there in 2008-9, …

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Palestinians do not want anti-Semites at our rallies

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/5/2021 Protestors have gathered in solidarity with the people of Palestine amid ongoing conflict in Gaza on May 16, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland [Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images] As Chair of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Britain, I was proud to work with our partners to organise the …

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What are the Palestinians to do to secure their rights now that they are not entitled to self-defence?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 15/5/2021 Israeli police use tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse Palestinians who were standing at Al-Aqsa Mosque's gates to prevent raids by extremist Jews, in East Jerusalem on May 10, 2021 [Eyad Tawil / Anadolu Agency] Over the past few days, our TV screens …

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