Les dirigeants palestiniens devraient se retirer poliment ou être renvoyés par le peuple

Translated from English Published on the Middle East Eye édition française on 22/1/2018 Mahmoud Abbas va demander à l'Union européenne de reconnaître l'État de Palestine. Mais la cause et les sacrifices consentis par des millions de Palestiniens méritent beaucoup plus que ce que les dirigeants actuels ont accompli ou ne pourront jamais offrir Lors de …

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Palestinians should put more focus on their case internationally

First published by the Arab Weekly in 12/11/2017 The PLO should join more international bodies and conventions and use these to pressure Israel back to the negotiating table. If it is to make progress to­wards realising its people’s legitimate right to self-deter­mination in their homeland, the Palestinian leadership needs to take stock and weigh its …

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Hey Israel, give Palestinians a sporting chance

First published by the Middle East Eye on 11/8/2016 The troubles of the Middle East have followed the Olympic flame to Rio de Janeiro for the Brazilian games. An early controversy erupted even before the teams reached the Maracana Stadium. The Lebanese and Israeli delegations clashed when the organisers planned for the two teams to …

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Should Palestinian supporters book their tickets to the ICC?

   While friends and supporters of Palestine were outside the Zurich Venue of FIFAs Congress, holding placards and Palestinian flags, the Palestine Football Association was inside working out a deal to pull the motion to ban the Israeli Football Federation (IFA). Instead of forcing the Congress to consider the motion which sets out why the …

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FIFA arrests on the eve of Congress to discuss suspension of Israeli Football Association

I am not one for conspiracy theories. Now comes the 'but'.     Can it be a complete coincidence that the arrests of seven top FIFA officials took place on the 27th of May 2015, just two days before FIFA's Congress? Two key items were on the agenda, the election of FIFA's next President and the …

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