If free speech is to mean anything at all, its principles must be applied equally

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10/8/2018 UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn [REUTERS/Peter Nicholls] Britain’s two major political parties have been gripped by accusations that they have a problem with racism. In the case of the Labour Party, this allegedly takes the form of anti-Semitism, while in the Conservative Party, it is …

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Labour, Conservatives and the quest for a Palestinian state

First published by the Middle East Eye on 5/10/2017 As the 2017 conference season in the UK comes to a close, Palestinians can only hope that a future Labour government will recognise their pursuit of justice and freedom The annual conference season for the political parties in the UK has been in full swing. The …

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Pro-Israel positions likely to continue with new British landscape

First published by the Arab Weekly on 2/7/2017 British Prime Minister Theresa May There are ques­tions with regards to what effects the snap elections have on British foreign policy towards Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. The Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Theresa May, won 318 seats in parliament but that was eight seats …

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The UK’s Major Political Parties Failed the Palestinian People and therefore the Israeli People

The UK bears a major historic responsibility for the predicamentd of the Palestinian People. Not only did it occupy historic Palestine between 1920 and 1948, it made the infamous Balfour Declaration in 1917. This promised Palestine to the Zionists without consultation with the Palestinians or even world wide Jewry. But 67 years after British troops …

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