From Iraq to Lebanon, Israel attacks its neighbours with impunity

First published by the Middle East Eye on 29/8/2019 With an election around the corner, Netanyahu has launched a regional show of force, safe in the knowledge that his targets are too weak to retaliate before the September vote A Hezbollah media centre in Beirut was damaged in the recent Israeli strike (AFP) It’s election …

Continue reading From Iraq to Lebanon, Israel attacks its neighbours with impunity

The whole world is a threat to Israel’s security

  First published by the Middle East Monitor on 27/8/2019 Israeli forces attack Palestinian worshippers in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque on 11 August 2019 [Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Anadolu Agency] Israel’s greatest weapon against peace is its endlessly fluid security needs. It really is a case of “how long is its security piece of string”? The piece of …

Continue reading The whole world is a threat to Israel’s security

Syria’s air defense system confronts hostile target near Damascus

I was interviewed by Press TV on 11/8/2018 https://youtu.be/kWY7D3ms6n0

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. …

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

Israel, the West and shameless hypocrisy

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 20/3/2018 The current crisis between Britain and Russia offers yet another example of the shameless hypocrisy of the West when dealing with Israel and almost any other country. Why bring Israel into the attempted murder of two people on the streets of Britain in which Russia, not …

Continue reading Israel, the West and shameless hypocrisy

Is the Syrian war turning into a regional proxy war?

I took part in Strait Talk on TRT World Published on 26/2/2018 https://youtu.be/YQHETss7Tv0

The US kicks the Israeli-Palestinian peace deal into the long grass

First published by the Middle East Eye on 30/8/2017 #Occupation Just days after a US delegation visit to Israel and Palestine, Netanyahu declares that Israel will no longer uproot settlements. Any dreams of peace anytime soon are a long way off   Say what you want about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he doesn’t …

Continue reading The US kicks the Israeli-Palestinian peace deal into the long grass

وراء الحدث: تقييم أول مائة يوم من عهد الرئيس الأمريكي دونالد ترامب

أذيع على قناة الغد العربي يوم ٣٠/٤/٢٠١٧ https://youtu.be/UXevBW23W6w

The Arabs have handed Israel a dream start to the 21st century but it still wants more

This article was first published by the Middle East Monitor on 8/3/2016 The Arabs have handed Israel a dream start to the 21st century but it still wants more To Palestinians, the creation of Israel in their homeland in 1948 was a catastrophe known as the Nakba. Not only were they dispossessed of their land but …

Continue reading The Arabs have handed Israel a dream start to the 21st century but it still wants more

MBC TV gives Arab Kids a Voice

Recent years have seen a spate of talent shows on ArabTV, especially on the Saudi channel MBC. The shows gave effectively been franchises of well know western ones such as the Voice and .... Got talent.  One of the most memorable moments was when Palestinian singer, Mohammed Assaf won Arab Idol in 2014. He managed …

Continue reading MBC TV gives Arab Kids a Voice