The EU documents Israeli crimes; now it must do something about them

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 12/2/2019 Mourners carry the body of Hassan Shalabi, 14, who was killed after Israeli soldiers' intervention in a "Great March of Return" demonstration on February 8, 2019. [Ashraf Amra - Anadolu Agency] The lack of action to bring Israel to account for more than seven decades’ worth …

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بريطانيا الحائرة.. هل تخرج من الاتحاد الأوروبي أم تدخل في انتخابات؟

11/1/2019 الجزيرة نت-لندن صفعة جديدة تلقتها رئيسة الوزراء البريطانية تيريزا ماي قبيل أربعة أيام من موعد التصويت العام في البرلمان البريطاني على خطتها للخروج من الاتحاد الأوروبي. وتعبيرا عن عدم ثقتهم صوت 308 برلمانيين مقابل 297 لصالح تعديل قانوني يجبر الحكومة على تقديم خطة بديلة لخطة الخروج من الاتحاد الأوروبي (بريكست) خلال ثلاثة أيام عوضا عن 21 يوما التي تحددها …

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Israel, the West and shameless hypocrisy

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 20/3/2018 The current crisis between Britain and Russia offers yet another example of the shameless hypocrisy of the West when dealing with Israel and almost any other country. Why bring Israel into the attempted murder of two people on the streets of Britain in which Russia, not …

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El Cuarteto de Oriente Medio aún incluye a Estados Unidos, por lo que puede seguir formando parte del proceso de paz

Publicado por primera vez por el monitor de Oriente el 13/2/2018 Debido a la decisión del presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, de reconocer a Jerusalén como la capital de Israel y su decisión subsecuente de cortar la financiación americana al UNRWA y a la Autoridad Palestina, el gobierno palestino en Ramala ha anunciado formalmente que Washington …

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The Middle East Quartet still includes the US, so can it still play a role in the peace process?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 9/2/2018 President Donald Trump address to Congress in Washington, US on 30 January 2018 [Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency]   Since US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the subsequent decision to cut American funding to UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinian leadership …

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EU is all talk and no action on Israel-Palestine conflict

First published by the Middle East Eye on 6/2/2018 If it is to be taken seriously as a broker for peace, the EU must make disruptive decisions to pressure Israel, just as the US has been doing against Palestinians The past few weeks have been transformational for the prospects, or rather lack thereof, for peace …

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Report on seminar: UK panel on Mideast peace urges EU to take broker role

Anadolu Agency 24/1/2018 The US cannot continue to be accepted as an "honest broker" for peace, says speaker at panel organized by EuroPal Forum   By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal LONDON It is time for Europe to lead for peace in the Middle East following the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a London …

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