It is time for Israel to lift the cruel and futile siege on Gaza

First published by TRT World on 21/5/2021 Exactly what purpose is the blockade of Gaza serving? The bombs have stopped dropping on Gaza, as have the rockets and projectiles launched out of the besieged territory. A temporary and unconditional ceasefire has been secured by Egypt. This really is deja vu. We were there in 2008-9, …

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What are the Palestinians to do to secure their rights now that they are not entitled to self-defence?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 15/5/2021 Israeli police use tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse Palestinians who were standing at Al-Aqsa Mosque's gates to prevent raids by extremist Jews, in East Jerusalem on May 10, 2021 [Eyad Tawil / Anadolu Agency] Over the past few days, our TV screens …

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Voices from Palestine on Nakba day

A meeting moderated by Mary Louise McDonald President of Sinn Fein and leader of the opposition in Ireland, on 15/5/2021 https://youtu.be/U2QzGJRcJcQ

Save Sheikh Jarrah: Palestinians have a right to remain on their land

First published by the Middle East Eye on 23/3/2021 As Israel continues its ethnic cleansing of Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah district, Palestinians are ramping up pressure on the international community to act Activists protest Israeli occupation in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, on 19 March 2021 (AFP) The hashtags #SaveSheikhJarrah and its Arabic equivalent began appearing on my Twitter timeline …

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Palestine solidarity is alive and well this Israeli Apartheid Week

First published in the New Arab on 16/3/2021 The theme of this year's Israeli Apartheid Week is 'United Against Racism' [Getty] Comment: This year, Israeli Apartheid Week activists explore Palestinian solidarity through the lens of anti-racism, despite ongoing efforts to silence them, writes Kamel Hawwash. Tags: Israeli Apartheid week, Palestinian solidarity, BDS, Israel, Boycott Solidarity …

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The Expansion of the Israeli Apartheid State in the West Bank

First published by Inside Arabia on 30/12/2020 As President Trump’s term ends, he leaves behind a legacy that has emboldened Israel to advance its apartheid policies across historic Palestine. Israel’s announcement that it intends to further develop infrastructure to sustain its settlements, is an outcome of this—ensuring a perpetual conflict between Israel and Palestinians and …

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OPINIÓN | Es hora de oficializar a Israel como un estado de Apartheid

My article for the Middle East Monitor translated into Spanish by la Comunidad Palestina de Chile on 7/12/2020 Nadie debe lanzar acusaciones de racismo a la ligera porque, si se demuestra, debe seguir una acción rápida. El movimiento sindical en Gran Bretaña, que representa a más de seis millones de trabajadores británicos, llegó recientemente a …

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It is time to make it official and brand Israel as an apartheid state

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 4/12/2020 Palestinians take part in a rally against apartheid in the West Bank town of Hebron on 14 September 2012 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Apaimages] No one should throw accusations of racism around lightly because, if proven, then swift action must follow. The trade union movement in Britain, which represents over …

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Watch: Apartheid in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

I was honoured to Chair this session, which was part of a series of webinars on Apartheid organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) which took place on 8/10/2020 https://youtu.be/NgP9etdEPlc Here is further information about the series. You can watch all webinars on the PSC YouTube channel.

Israel’s flight to the UAE: Taking the Emirates for a ride

First published by the Middle East Eye on 1/9/2020 True peace can only be achieved when Palestinians obtain freedom, justice and equality in their historic homeland An El Al plane from Israel lands in Abu Dhabi on 31 August (AFP) When the doors of El Al flight LY971 opened at the Abu Dhabi airport, it confirmed the …

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