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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لدى بريطانيا الكثير لتعتذر عنه عندما يتعلق الأمر بالشعب الفلسطيني

Translated from Middle East Eye on 18/2/2019 ترجمة وكالة وطن كتب كامل حواش- ترجمة خاصة وطن - آلاء راضي:  لم تتخلّ بريطانيا عن الفلسطينيين فقط في مواجهة "الإرهاب الصهيوني" منذ  عام 1948، بل استمرت في إنشاء علاقات صداقة مع الدولة التي تضطهدهم. لقد ترك الاستعمار البريطاني في الماضي بصماته في أجزاء كثيرة من العالم، لكن معظم الشعوب …

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In Warsaw Arab nations crowned Netanyahu as the king of the Middle East

First published by TRT World on 17/2/2019 The Middle East’s tectonic plates shifted in Warsaw and the aftershocks could be felt for decades to come. The American Administration summoned representatives of 60 states to the Polish capital of Warsaw dubbed strangely ‘Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East’. However, …

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Palestinians aren’t spared the horrors of occupation for the sake of sport

First published by TRT World on 29/1/2019 Malaysia has been stripped of holding a sporting event because it would not allow Israel to participate in the competition. Is the decision fair - and is Israel held to the same standard? The World Para-Swimming Championships were due to open in Malaysia on the 29th of July. …

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Al-Aqsa under threat as Israeli elections loom

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/1/2019 Muslims arrive at Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound to perform the Friday prayer in Jerusalem on 26 October 2018 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency] When Muslims first prayed, they faced Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem rather than Mecca. When Prophet Mohammed (Peace be Upon Him) ascended to heaven, he did so …

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Criticise Israel and you immediately trigger its army of outraged partisans

First published by the Middle East Eye on 12/12/2018 #HumanRights An army of social media trolls are at the ready to denounce legitimate criticism of Israel’s occupation and settlement enterprise Israel was created through violence and terror, which it continues to heap on Palestinians to this day, as it works to fulfill the dream of …

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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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The Great March of Return: An opportunity for Palestinians to return to Najd or is it Sedrot?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 30/3/2018 There is nothing like a trip to Beirut and a visit to Palestinian refugee camps to remind visitors of the nub of the Palestinian catastrophe, the Nakba which refugees continue to endure to this day. They were thrown out of their homeland simply because another people wanted to …

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Bedouins’ endless suffering in Israel

First published by the Arab Weekly on 25/2/2018 How else does one explain replacing Bedouin villages with Jewish-only settlements? Unabated onslaught. Bedouin children stand on the rubble of two classrooms destroyed by the Israeli Army in the village of Abu Nuwar in the West Bank, on February 4. (AP) Descendants of the Bedouins who inhabited …

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What options does Abbas have after that General Assembly vote?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 27/12/2017 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas makes a speech during extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey on 13 December 2017 [Onur Çoban/Anadolu Agency]   As the dust settles on a significant week at the UN, in which America’s recognition of Jerusalem as …

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