Why is Britain providing cover for Israel’s human rights abuses?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 28/3/2019 As the US recognised Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Britain opted to oppose all UN Human Rights Council resolutions on Israeli violations of Palestinian rights Palestinian protesters march at the Gaza fence on 22 March (AFP) It was a bad day for Palestinians, but even …

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The Great March of Return is the definitive guide to Israeli injustice

First published by TRT World on 29/3/2019 For a whole year scores of Palestinians have been killed and wounded for simply demanding their right to return home. For the Palestinians, the 30th of March traditionally marks 'land day', when they commemorate Israel’s killing of six Palestinians in 1976 who were protesting the Israeli government’s announcement …

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Nightmare neighbours: What if a religious settler project took over Britain?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 18/3/2019 To understand Israel’s land grab in Palestine, imagine the backlash if similar circumstances unfolded in the UK Palestinians demonstrate by the Israeli settlement of Modiin Illit in 2015 (AFP) The UN Human Rights Council this month delayed publication of a promised database of companies complicit in Israel’s illegal …

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From Qana to Gaza, Israel issues denials and smears investigations of its crimes

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 5/3/2019 I wrote recently about an EU report on the growth of illegal Israeli settlements and argued that the EU was diligent in documenting Israel’s-breaches of international law but that it has singularly failed to bring it to account, even when it has demolished EU-funded projects. A more recent …

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Report: Israel’s ‘racist’ Nation-State Law condemned in Westminster

Report by Middle East Monitor 27/2/2019 Hosted by British Labour MP Andy Slaughter, the seminar brought together individuals from the legal, diplomatic and public policy fields https://videos.files.wordpress.com/Sh0p1LGM/israele28099s-e28098raciste28099-nation-state-law-condemned-in-westminster-1_hd.mp4 Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law was condemned as “racist” at a seminar held in the Palace of Westminster yesterday by EuroPal Forum whose chairman, Zaher Birawi, described the legislation …

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L’UE documente les crimes israéliens; elle doit maintenant y remédier !

My article first published by the Middle East Monitor with my thanks to the Palestine Chronical for translating it into French on 16/2/2019 Juillet 2018 - Les troupes israéliennes d’occupation viennent de tuer un tout jeune garçon palestinien qui manifestait à la clôture de Gaza - Photo : Réseaux sociaux L’absence de mesures visant à …

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2018: a year to forget for Palestinians?

First published by TRT World on 31/12/2018 2018 was one of the worst years for the Palestinian cause, suffering serious blows in its quest for peace and independence. The outlook for 2019 is the same, but Palestine's resilience and hope in the face of adversity is unwavering. 2018 is likely to be remembered as one …

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HSBC divests from major Israeli arms company ten years after Operation Cast Lead

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 27/12/2018 Activists come together to protest outside branches of HSBC bank over shares in an Israeli arms company accused of manufacturing internationally banned weapons [Ryan Ashcroft] It is ten years since Israel launched a major military offensive against the people of the Gaza Strip, which it called Operation …

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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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While Arab states normalise relations with Israel, British voters lobby MPs for Palestine

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 3/12/2018 November was an extraordinary month for normalisation between Arab states and Israel. You would think that Israel had settled its disputes with its neighbours — perhaps accepting and implementing the Arab peace initiative, for example, — and that a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital was …

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