Palestinians welcome Boris Johnson’s article on annexation but it does not go far enough

First published at Palestine Forum on 5/7/2020 Boris Johnson and Mahmoud Abbas The first of July came and went without Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu making any announcement on the start, or extent of his annexation plans. TV stations had lined up panels to discuss the issue when the announcement came. Columnists with pens at …

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ندوة: القرار الاسرائيلي الامريكي لضم أجزاء من اراضي الضفة الغربية: نكبة جديدة، كيف يمكن منعها؟

نظم المنتدى الفلسطيني في بريطانيا مشكورا هذه الندوة بتاريخ ٢٦/٦/٢٠٢٠ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAvNmmN_Eao

Stop Israel’s annexation of the West Bank

Letter in the Guardian, published on 10/6/2020 MPs including Jeremy Corbyn and Caroline Lucas, and peers including Tessa Blackstone and Peter Hain, along with union leaders, campaigners and cultural figures, call for the UK government and all political parties to heed the appeals of Palestinian civil society organisations for ‘effective measures’ Palestinian territories Starting in …

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Will Mahmoud Abbas follow up tough talk on Israel with action?

I made a contribution to this TRT World article, published on 20/5/2020 The Palestinian Authority leader repeated his declaration that Palestinians will absolve agreements with Israel but has yet to clarify what happens now. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that he is ending all agreements  with the US and Israel after the latter stated its intention …

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Interview on formation of new Israeli government Day 2020

I was interviewed by Ejaz Haidar on INDUS Special, Indus News on Nakba Day15/5/2020 My contribution starts 36 minutes minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbB6UGdor24

A Nakba that keeps repeating itself

First published by TRT World on 15 May 2020 The catastrophe that Palestinians first faced 72 years ago seems to only worsen with time. The Palestinian people commemorate the 72nd anniversary of their Nakba (catastrophe) on the 15th of May, one day after Israel celebrated the 72nd anniversary of its independence. The contrast could not be starker.  …

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Israel’s new government is being lauded despite Apartheid and annexation

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 22/4/2020 Blue and White alliance leader and former Israeli chief of staff, Benny Gantz on 18 February 2020 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency] When it comes to Israel, the international community has once again been exposed for the double standards and hypocrisy it reserves to support the rogue state. …

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Israeli elections are being fought by annexing Palestinian land

First published by TRT World on 12/9/2019 The Israeli right led by Benjamin Netanyahu is having to grab increasingly more land from neighbours in order to shore up support at home. Next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces his second election of the year, having failed to form a coalition government in his first …

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US peace deal’s outcome foreshadowed by talk of West Bank annexation

First published by the Arab Weekly on15/6/2019 Despite their apparent weakness, the Palestinians hold the trump card, that of their needed signature to any deal, economic or political. Heavy bias. A 2018 file picture shows White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (R) speaking with US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman upon Kushner’s arrival at the …

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