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 …

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Britain has much to apologise for in Palestine

First published by the Middle East Eye on 16/2/2019 Not only did Britain abandon Palestinians to face the terror of Zionism in 1948, it continues to befriend the state that oppresses them. Protesters gather on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration in Gaza on 2 November 2017 (AFP) Britain's colonial past has left its mark …

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Israel has done nothing to deserve normalisation with the Arab world

First published by the Middle East Eye on 12/11/2018 Growing normalisation has left Palestinians struggling to understand what happened to the Arab world’s support for the Palestinian cause   Our Arab brothers - as none of our leaders are women - have stabbed us in the front and the back, abandoning us politically while embracing …

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How the US and Israel are working to transform Gaza into the Palestinian state

First published by the Middle East Eye on 26/7/2018 Trump’s team is focusing on how to force the Palestinians in Gaza - and Hamas - to submit and accept their dictates or face further misery The heat is on - again - in Gaza, as Israel tightens its siege and continues to kill and maim …

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A challenge for Trump: Pull out of the UN

First published by the Middle East Eye on 27/6/2018 If it’s really ‘America first’, why is the US remaining in an organisation simply to act as Israel’s chief defender? President Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. I challenge him to pull the country out of the UN entirely. …

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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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70 years of Nakba: Why can’t Palestinians walk home?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 18/5/2018 All who are interested in peace in historic Palestine must remember that we did not choose our occupiers; they chose Palestine, knowing it was not an empty land, and we paid with our lives and rights I would not be writing these words today if Israel …

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US embassy move is a day of mourning and a warning

First published by the Middle East Eye on 14/5/2018 As Trump celebrates the relocation of his country’s embassy to Jerusalem, Israel should recognise that the next generation of Palestinians will never stop fighting back The vultures are circling again, this time on a mission to take another bite out of Palestine's heart, Jerusalem, 70 years …

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La vision d’Abbas pour la paix a été tuée dans l’œuf

Publié initialement par Middle East Eye, édition française on 2/3/2018 Le président palestinien a appelé à la tenue d’une conférence internationale d’ici la mi-2018 pour reconnaître la Palestine en tant qu’État, mais les perspectives sont moroses face au parti pris américain en faveur d’Israël Lors d’une récente réunion du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, le …

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Abbas’ vision for peace is dead in its tracks

First published by the Middle East Eye on 27/2/2018 The Palestinian president has called for an international conference by mid-2018 to recognise Palestine as a state, but prospects are bleak amid US bias towards Israel At a recent UN Security Council meeting, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was set to deliver what was billed by his …

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