Soleimani’s death deepens chasm between Israelis, Palestinians

First published by the Arab Weekly on 12/1/2020 On the Palestinian street, there was condemnation of Soleimani’s assassination but also condemnation of him as a man with the blood of thousands on his hands. Show of loyalty. Palestinian Hamas Chairman Ismail Haniyeh delivers a speech during a funeral procession at Tehran University for commander of …

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Trump’s 12 days of Christmas: The gift that keeps on giving – to Israel

First published by the Middle East Eye on 24/12/2019 From the Jerusalem embassy move to UNRWA funding cuts, the US administration has lavished Israel with gifts while erasing Palestinian rights US President Donald Trump stands on stage after his address to the Israeli American Council National Summit in Florida on 7 December (AFP) Christmas - …

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Anti-BDS move likely among first actions of new UK government

First published by the Arab Weekly on 22/12/2019 Considering its historic responsibility to the Palestinian people, the United Kingdom should be atoning for the Balfour Declaration. Unexpected start. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking at the despatch box in the House of Commons in London, during the first sitting of Parliament since the general election, …

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UK election: Where do political parties stand on Palestine?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 2/12/2019 Israel knows it has a strong ally in the Conservative Party, while Labour positions its policy firmly in support of justice and international law A protester ties the Palestine flag to a lamppost opposite Downing Street on 5 September (Reuters) With days to go until the …

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Palestinians’ olive oil harvest threatened by settler violence

First published by the Arab Weekly on 2710/2019 It is perhaps surprising that US administration officials are silent about these attacks but quick to condemn violence by Palestinians. Scorched-earth policy. A Palestinian tries to extinguish a fire in an olive grove near the Palestinian village of Burin in the northern West Bank after an attack …

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The Palestinian voice will be heard at the Labour conference

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 21/9/2019 John Bercow, the speaker of the UK’s House of Commons, will be standing down soon. He has been an animated figure, whose gesticulations and dressing downs of MPs have left a mark with viewers all over the world. At the height of the continuing Brexit saga, …

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Israeli elections are being fought by annexing Palestinian land

First published by TRT World on 12/9/2019 The Israeli right led by Benjamin Netanyahu is having to grab increasingly more land from neighbours in order to shore up support at home. Next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces his second election of the year, having failed to form a coalition government in his first …

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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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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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