Palestinian leadership: Now the people must decide

First published in the Middle East Eye on 13/10/2022 A true change in leadership cannot be achieved by simply replacing the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with one of his cronies The wrong question to ask now is who should succeed President Mahmoud Abbas, pictured in Ankara on 23 August 2022 (AFP) The question of succession …

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Truss’s UN speech and her promise to consider moving the British Embassy to Jerusalem

First published by Middle East Monitor on 22/9/2022 British Prime Minister Liz Truss departs 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons to announce her government's plan to cap household energy bills and provide subsidies for small and medium-sized businesses to ease the cost of living crisis amid soaring gas and electricity prices in London, …

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Israel’s Flagrant Disregard for Palestinians, Dead or Alive

First published by Inside Arabia on 17/11/2021 Israeli Apartheid policies extend from the Palestinians alive to the Palestinians dead and whose remains are being removed to make way for Israeli development projects. <img src="https://insidearabia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Israeli-soldiers-demolished-a-wall-at-an-Islamic-cemetery-in-Jerusalem-on-14-December-2020-Mostafa-Alkharouf-Anadolu-Agency-1199x640.jpg&quot; alt="Israel’s Flagrant Disregard for Palestinians, Dead or Alive<br><span style='color:#808080;font-size:20px;'>Opinion Israeli soldiers demolished a wall at an Islamic cemetery in Jerusalem on …

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Opinion: The Biden-Bennett battle of wills on the US Consulate in East Jerusalem

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 11/11/2021 US President Joe Biden (R) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office at the White House on 27 August 2021 in Washington, DC [Sarahbeth Maney-Pool/Getty Images] Any hopes that the removal of Benjamin Netanyahu from power would bring us closer to a …

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Watch: Palestine-Israel tensions as Israel rejects the reopening of the US Consulate in East Jerusalem

I joined the Edge A news Turkey TV on 9/11/2021 Segment starts 30 minutes in. https://fb.watch/9asdK0q9k5/

My comments on the Abbas Gantz meeting in Ramallah

I was a guest on In Focus, Indus News on 31/8/2021 The segment on the Abbas Gantz meeting starts 30 minutes into the programme. https://youtu.be/LBf5R_RLQ5M

The National Demonstration for Palestine in London 2021

Extracts from the demo on 22/5/2021 My own speech starts 47 minutes in https://youtu.be/V2vOqGYJkCo

It is time for Israel to lift the cruel and futile siege on Gaza

First published by TRT World on 21/5/2021 Exactly what purpose is the blockade of Gaza serving? The bombs have stopped dropping on Gaza, as have the rockets and projectiles launched out of the besieged territory. A temporary and unconditional ceasefire has been secured by Egypt. This really is deja vu. We were there in 2008-9, …

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Palestinians do not want anti-Semites at our rallies

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/5/2021 Protestors have gathered in solidarity with the people of Palestine amid ongoing conflict in Gaza on May 16, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland [Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images] As Chair of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Britain, I was proud to work with our partners to organise the …

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A discussion on Israeli war crimes in Gaza and the West Bank

Discussion on ATV on 17/5/2021 https://fb.watch/5yEJ-xvqEd/