How Israel uses attacks as an excuse to expand illegal settlements

First published by TRT World on 19/12/2018 Illegal settlement building is increasingly becoming a favoured collective punishment against Palestinians. If only Israel was as creative in seeking peace with the Palestinians as it is in finding different ways to punish them. A policy of dehumanisation that aims to present Palestinians to the world as sub-human, …

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Nikki Haley’s swansong at the UN was an embarrassment

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10/12/2018 US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley [Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency] The 6 December was the first anniversary of US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that he would move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. …

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كل الأبعاد: حول مستقبل القضية الفلسطينية في ظل اقتراب صفقة القرن

لقائي مع الأستاذ شريف منصور الذي تحدثنا به عن القضية الفلسطينية في ظل صفقة القرن والتغيرات الإقليمية بتاريخ ٢٧/٦/٢٠١٨ https://youtu.be/GEkBaP2pduI

Is Mahmoud Abbas’ peace plan achievable?

First published by TRT World on 5/6/2018 The US has effectively removed any facade of its status as 'mediator' between Palestinians and Israelis. Will it be possible for any peace process to move forward in the face of US and Israeli belligerence? The Palestinians are at a crossroad, as they commemorate the 51 anniversary of …

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Netanyahu is redefining ethnic cleansing not pursuing genuine peace

First published on the Middle East Monitor on 10/11/2017   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [Benjamin Netanyahu/Facebook] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not known for missing an opportunity to push peace further into the distant future. The dust had not even settled on the Balfour Centenary, which the Palestinians marked with anger and Israel and …

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The Balfour Declaration: 67 words that changed the history of Palestine

First published by the Arab Weekly on 5/11/2017 The Balfour Declaration crucially omitted reference to the indigenous Palestinian Arabs who at the time made up 90% of the population. The British and Israeli governments celebrated the Balfour Declaration in London and Is­rael while Palestinians and their supporters marched in many cities across the world demanding …

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Israel is pushing its luck with the EU

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 20/10/2017 Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu (L) speaks during US President Donald Trump's (R) visit to Israel on 23 May 2017. [Israeli Government Press Office/Haim Zach/Handout] When it comes to the various stakeholders in the Israeli Palestinian conflict Israel has guaranteed American support in almost whatever …

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