Palestinians aren’t spared the horrors of occupation for the sake of sport

First published by TRT World on 29/1/2019 Malaysia has been stripped of holding a sporting event because it would not allow Israel to participate in the competition. Is the decision fair - and is Israel held to the same standard? The World Para-Swimming Championships were due to open in Malaysia on the 29th of July. …

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“اسرائيل” وحماس تتفقان على امر واحد وهو محمود عباس

مع شكري لوكالة وطن للآناء للترجمة من موقع تي ار تي العالم ١٥/١/٢٠١٩ وطن- ترجمة خاصة: كتب كامل حواش تهدف تصريحات الوزير الإسرائيلي للشؤون الاستراتيجية جلعاد أردان إلى نفي الرئيس محمود عباس، وإلقاء اللوم عليه بسبب الوضع المضطرب في غزة، وهذا لا يؤشر فقط على عدم رضا حماس عن الرئيس عباس، بل أن القيادة الإسرائيلية …

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Israel and Hamas agree on one thing: Mahmoud Abbas

First published by TRT World on 14/1/2019 An Israeli minister's comments seeking to exile Abbas and blaming him for unrest in Gaza is an indication that not only is Hamas fed up with Mahmoud Abbas - but Israeli leadership is fast losing any trust it had in him. Ask any Palestinian about Yasser Arafat and …

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How Israel uses attacks as an excuse to expand illegal settlements

First published by TRT World on 19/12/2018 Illegal settlement building is increasingly becoming a favoured collective punishment against Palestinians. If only Israel was as creative in seeking peace with the Palestinians as it is in finding different ways to punish them. A policy of dehumanisation that aims to present Palestinians to the world as sub-human, …

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Gaza strikes: Israeli impunity grows as Arab states normalise ties

First published by TRT World on 13/11/2018   The botched Israeli operation, and airstrikes, in Gaza, comes while a truce is under discussion with Hamas. Is bombing the Palestinians into submission, Benjamin Netanyahu's idea of a negotiation? Israel is quite literally playing with fire. It launched a botched operation 3km into the Gaza strip, whose objectives …

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Israel’s anti-BDS actions reveal that the boycott might just be working

First published by TRT World on 19/10/2018 Israel fears nothing more than the power of boycotts, it realises that it has the power to penalise Israeli actions while the international community looks on at its lawless actions. Lara Al Qassem, a Palestinian-American student was detained at Tel Aviv airport on the 2 of October as …

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What’s the point of negotiating for peace when Israel gains without it?

First published by TRT World on 5/9/2018 As America makes one concession after another to Israel, is it any wonder Israel doesn't seek peace with the Palestinians? On a recent visit to Lithuania, the birthplace of his grandmother, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that that he sees 'no urgency' in advancing US President Donald Trump's peace …

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Is Mahmoud Abbas’ peace plan achievable?

First published by TRT World on 5/6/2018 The US has effectively removed any facade of its status as 'mediator' between Palestinians and Israelis. Will it be possible for any peace process to move forward in the face of US and Israeli belligerence? The Palestinians are at a crossroad, as they commemorate the 51 anniversary of …

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