Al-Aqsa under threat as Israeli elections loom

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/1/2019 Muslims arrive at Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound to perform the Friday prayer in Jerusalem on 26 October 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency] When Muslims first prayed, they faced Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem rather than Mecca. When Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon Him) ascended to heaven, he did so …

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Supporting Palestine can now get you denied entry to the US

First published by the Middle East Eye on 17/10/2018 I have been a severe critic of the current US administration's policy towards the Palestinians. But does this make me a possible security threat to the US? Of course not In April 2017, while travelling for a routine family holiday to Jerusalem, I was denied entryupon arrival at …

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With no meaningful international plan, Khan Al-Ahmar needs a popular uprising to save it

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 11/10/2018 Israeli occupation forces storm the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar in the West Bank on 14 September 2018 [İssam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency] The Palestinian Bedouin residents of Khan Al-Ahmar wake up every morning relieved that the Israeli occupation’s bulldozers did not arrive overnight to destroy their homes …

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UN General Assembly brings no respite for Palestinians

First published by TRT World on 28/9/2018 Between Donald Trump touting a two-state solution and Benjamin Netanyahu preoccupied with Israel - the plight of the Palestinians was once again largely ignored at the UN. All eyes were on US President Trump during the UN General Assembly this year as he made his second address to …

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كل الأبعاد: حول مستقبل القضية الفلسطينية في ظل اقتراب صفقة القرن

لقائي مع الأستاذ شريف منصور الذي تحدثنا به عن القضية الفلسطينية في ظل صفقة القرن والتغيرات الإقليمية بتاريخ ٢٧/٦/٢٠١٨ https://youtu.be/GEkBaP2pduI

Six million Palestinians are a fact Trump and Netanyahu can’t ignore forever

First published by the Middle East Eye on 1/6/2018 Abandoned by the world, Palestinians could find strength in demographics The political climate is ripe for Israel to achieve, in only a matter of months, victories it would once have only dreamed of attaining over a number of decades. The primary reason for this? Donald Trump. …

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Palestine- Israel two-state solution is off the rails

First published by the Arab Weekly on 15/4/2018 Whatever the real motives, the outcome would be an entrenchment of Israel’s presence in the West Bank. Another brick in the wall. A 2016 file picture shows Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during an inauguration ceremony of Hahemek rail line. (AP) Early in …

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Israel’s encroachment on Hebron is devastating to Palestinians

First published by the Arab Weekly on 11/3/2018 Apart from the economic effects of the occupation of Hebron, the settlers make the lives of Palestinians miserable and often violently attack them. Worsening toll. Palestinian men walk past closed shops in the West Bank city of Hebron, last December. (AFP) It has been 24 years since …

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