Labour, Conservatives and the quest for a Palestinian state

First published by the Middle East Eye on 5/10/2017 As the 2017 conference season in the UK comes to a close, Palestinians can only hope that a future Labour government will recognise their pursuit of justice and freedom The annual conference season for the political parties in the UK has been in full swing. The …

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Pro-Israel positions likely to continue with new British landscape

First published by the Arab Weekly on 2/7/2017 British Prime Minister Theresa May There are ques­tions with regards to what effects the snap elections have on British foreign policy towards Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. The Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Theresa May, won 318 seats in parliament but that was eight seats …

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A Palestinian view on the antisemitism row

The Guardian published my letter below online on 2 May 2016 and on print on 3 May 2016. The Guardian 3/5/2016 A Palestinian view on the antisemitism row Jonathan Freedland (My plea to the left, 30 April) asks us to imagine if a country far away was created for black people and asks if the …

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership win is a boost for equality, justice and human rights, but with realism

Jeremy Corbyn MP won a landslide victory in his bid to become Labour Party leader, with 60% of the votes cast going to him. It quickly emerged that this was reflected in the various voting groups. The main exception is the Parliamentary Labour Party. There are claims that 90% of MPs do not support his …

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The UK’s Major Political Parties Failed the Palestinian People and therefore the Israeli People

The UK bears a major historic responsibility for the predicamentd of the Palestinian People. Not only did it occupy historic Palestine between 1920 and 1948, it made the infamous Balfour Declaration in 1917. This promised Palestine to the Zionists without consultation with the Palestinians or even world wide Jewry. But 67 years after British troops …

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