Israel’s ‘humiliation queue’ for East Jerusalem Palestinians

First published by the Middle East Eye on 20/3/2018 In recent months, the task of obtaining an appointment with the Population and Immigration Authority has become an ordeal, in Israel’s latest attempt at the 'soft expulsion' of Palestinians The mere mention of the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi …

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What’s next for Jerusalem?

First published in the Arab Weekly on 17/12/2017 Coming up with creative ideas to bring peace is laudable but rewarding Israel for its illegal policies can only reignite the conflict. For Palestinians, De­cember 6 may well be remembered as “Black Wednesday,” the day when the United States defied international law and consensus on the status …

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East Jerusalem is occupied but the hearts and minds of the children are not

This column first appeared in the Middle East Eye on 6/10/2016 Jerusalem has a special place in the hearts of people all over the world. I was fortunate to visit it again recently, or rather “return”, as my parents were both born in this great city. My first sighting of the Dome of the Rock …

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