And just like that, illegal Israeli settlements are now ‘legal’

First published by TRT World on 20/11/2019 What is the point of 'international law' when it can be summarily dismissed by the US in service to its ally Israel? US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that the long-held American policy that Israeli settlements were illegitimate according to international law has been abandoned, and could be the …

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Made in Israel?

Part of my contribution to RT news about the European Court of Justice ruling in labelling of illegal Israeli settlement goods On 12/11/2019 https://youtu.be/xoZAm_H5uPE

Canada’s move to label settlement wines is a positive step. Much more is needed

First published by the Middle East Eye on 2/8/2019 The global community must take action to remind Israel and its US backers of the vital importance of international law One wine in question is made by Shiloh Winery, based in a West Bank settlement (AFP) In what is one of their darkest hours, Palestinians are …

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Why is Britain providing cover for Israel’s human rights abuses?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 28/3/2019 As the US recognised Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Britain opted to oppose all UN Human Rights Council resolutions on Israeli violations of Palestinian rights Palestinian protesters march at the Gaza fence on 22 March (AFP) It was a bad day for Palestinians, but even …

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Interview: Israel’s violent response to Friday protests by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is gradually drawing international reactions.

I was interviewed by On the News Line for Press TV, which was transmitted on 16/4/2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jegf5kgnofA

The UK should put Israel on notice, not the UN Human Rights Council

First published by the Middle East Eye on 28/3/2017 After supporting the UN resolution against Israeli settlements, the UK's attack against the council is illogical - unless this is all about trade deals In a surprise move, the UK representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council made a scathing attack against the council at …

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