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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Nightmare neighbours: What if a religious settler project took over Britain?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 18/3/2019 To understand Israel’s land grab in Palestine, imagine the backlash if similar circumstances unfolded in the UK Palestinians demonstrate by the Israeli settlement of Modiin Illit in 2015 (AFP) The UN Human Rights Council this month delayed publication of a promised database of companies complicit in Israel’s illegal …

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70 years of Nakba: Why can’t Palestinians walk home?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 18/5/2018 All who are interested in peace in historic Palestine must remember that we did not choose our occupiers; they chose Palestine, knowing it was not an empty land, and we paid with our lives and rights I would not be writing these words today if Israel …

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US embassy move is a day of mourning and a warning

First published by the Middle East Eye on 14/5/2018 As Trump celebrates the relocation of his country’s embassy to Jerusalem, Israel should recognise that the next generation of Palestinians will never stop fighting back The vultures are circling again, this time on a mission to take another bite out of Palestine's heart, Jerusalem, 70 years …

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Israel implements a deliberate policy to terrorise Palestinian children

First published by the Middle East Eye on 4/1/2018 At the start of the second intifada in 2000, an iconic image emerged of Muhammad al-Durra, a 12-year-old Palestinian boy, as he was being shielded from Israeli fire by his father who begged the soldiers to stop shooting. The bullets, however, continued and al-Durra died from …

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Al-Aqsa attack: Palestinians all but abandoned

First published by the Middle East Eye on 17/7/2017 With a weak response from Arab and Muslim countries to unprecedented restrictions at the Al-Aqsa mosque, Palestinians are left alone to defend the holy site from Israel's incursions The implications of the deadly incident last Friday at Al-Aqsa go way beyond the right to prayer. Five …

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Who singles out Israel, its critics or its apologists?

First published by the Middle East Eye 25/7/2016 Israel and its supporters often accuse supporters of Palestinian rights for unfairly singling Israel out for criticism. They suggest that with so many abusers of human rights around the world, the focus should be on them, with some suggesting that once all the other abusers have been …

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