Nikki Haley’s swansong at the UN was an embarrassment

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10/12/2018 US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley [Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency] The 6 December was the first anniversary of US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that he would move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. …

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Gaza’s children deserve to be rescued like the boys in Thailand

First published by the Middle East Eye 12/7/1018 Palestinian children see the efforts put into the rescue of the Thai boys and wonder why nobody cares as much about them The whole world rejoiced when 12 boys trapped in a cave in Thailand were rescued alongside their football coach. Divers from around the world risked their lives …

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Expecting more of the same for Palestinians

First published by the Arab Weekly on 25/12/2016 London - Palestinian Christians and Palestinian Muslims are looking back with deep concern at a year in which they saw their struggle for freedom and independence bat­tered. The Palestinians end the year with no sign of reconciliation be­tween the main political factions Hamas, which rules the Gaza …

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Waleed Shaath is the two millionth reason for ending the siege on Gaza

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 31/10/2016 Waleed Shaath, held by his mother, is the two millionth person born in Gaza on 12th October 2016 [Abed Rahim Khatib/Apaimages] The news that the population of Gaza has reached the 2 million mark was reported widely in the media but has stirred hardly any real …

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