Palestinians Must Not Waste Opportunity to Pursue Israel at the ICC

First published by Inside Arabia on 17/2/2021 Palestinians and their supporters greeted the ICC Pre-trial Chamber’s recent decision that Palestine is considered a state and that the Court has jurisdiction to investigate alleged Israeli crimes with a mixture of relief and joy. However, past legal wins were wasted by the Palestinian leadership. The question now …

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Palestine’s electoral process threatens to legitimise the status quo

First published by the Middle East Eye on 27/1/2021 By holding parliamentary elections first, the Palestinian leadership aims to protect the PA and the Oslo paradigm. A series of Palestinian elections have been scheduled between May and August (AFP/file photo) A letter from Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh was enough to trigger a long-awaited presidential decree by Palestinian Authority (PA) President …

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Review of 2020

My review of 2020 on Inspire FM on 1/1/2021 My contribution starts 1 hour and 33 minutes into the programme https://www.facebook.com/inspirefmluton/videos/3909238509099937/

The Expansion of the Israeli Apartheid State in the West Bank

First published by Inside Arabia on 30/12/2020 As President Trump’s term ends, he leaves behind a legacy that has emboldened Israel to advance its apartheid policies across historic Palestine. Israel’s announcement that it intends to further develop infrastructure to sustain its settlements, is an outcome of this—ensuring a perpetual conflict between Israel and Palestinians and …

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OPINIÓN | Es hora de oficializar a Israel como un estado de Apartheid

My article for the Middle East Monitor translated into Spanish by la Comunidad Palestina de Chile on 7/12/2020 Nadie debe lanzar acusaciones de racismo a la ligera porque, si se demuestra, debe seguir una acción rápida. El movimiento sindical en Gran Bretaña, que representa a más de seis millones de trabajadores británicos, llegó recientemente a …

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It is time to make it official and brand Israel as an apartheid state

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 4/12/2020 Palestinians take part in a rally against apartheid in the West Bank town of Hebron on 14 September 2012 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Apaimages] No one should throw accusations of racism around lightly because, if proven, then swift action must follow. The trade union movement in Britain, which represents over …

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Interview: UNRWA Runs Out of Money

I joined Waqar Rizvi on Scope to discuss UNRWA’s financial difficulties on 28/11/2020 The interview starts 13 minutes into the programme https://youtu.be/tBvuk8rWlCg

Interview: on calls for stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE

I was interviewed on Luton's Inspire FM radio on 27/11/2020 My contribution starts one hour into the programme. Please click here

Arab Deals with Israel Weaken Prospect of Two-State Solution

First published by Inside Arabia on 10/11/2020 President Trump’s administration has made a two-state solution in Palestine almost unachievable. The more Arab countries that normalize with Israel, the less chance there is that this key pillar of the Palestinian cause will be realized. sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and US Ambassador to Israel David …

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Palestinian National Council Should Come Before Legislative and Presidential Elections

First published by Inside Arabia on 27/10/2020 Palestinian institutions are badly in need of renewal through democratic elections. However, before any other elections, the institution that needs this the most is the Palestinian National Council, which is the highest legitimate authority for the Palestinian people. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a leadership meeting at his …

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