Palestinian leadership: Now the people must decide

First published in the Middle East Eye on 13/10/2022 A true change in leadership cannot be achieved by simply replacing the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with one of his cronies The wrong question to ask now is who should succeed President Mahmoud Abbas, pictured in Ankara on 23 August 2022 (AFP) The question of succession …

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Truss’s UN speech and her promise to consider moving the British Embassy to Jerusalem

First published by Middle East Monitor on 22/9/2022 British Prime Minister Liz Truss departs 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons to announce her government's plan to cap household energy bills and provide subsidies for small and medium-sized businesses to ease the cost of living crisis amid soaring gas and electricity prices in London, …

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Israel-Palestine: Anti-boycott bill threatens British democracy

First published by the Middle East Eye on 16/5/2022 As outlined in the Queen's Speech, Conservatives are set to bring forward legislation to ban public bodies from participating in BDS campaigns A flag flutters at the Palace of Westminster in central London in October 2019 (AFP) The recent announcement in the Queen’s Speech on the government’s plan …

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Shireen Abu Akleh’s legacy should trigger sanctions on Israel

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 11/5/2022 People gather at the Al Jazeera offices in the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 11, 2022 following the killing of veteran journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, who was shot dead as she covered a raid on the West Bank's Jenin refugee camp. [RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via …

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Opinion: Palestine: Why Mahmoud Abbas and his team must go

First published by the Middle East Eye on 14/2/2022 Central Council meeting showed, yet again, that our leaders are unaccountable to the people Palestinian political leaders must back away from their illegitimate positions and stop trying to take the Palestinian people for fools. At a meeting last week of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)’s central council in …

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Opinion: Palestinians should unite to oppose the upcoming PCC meeting

First published by Aljazeera on 4/2/2022 Abbas is planning to use the PLO’s upcoming Central Council meeting to expand the lifespan of his illegitimate regime. 84-year-old Mahmoud Abbas was elected as the President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) for a four-year term some 17 years ago, but he is still in office [Mohamad Torokman/AFP] …

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The use and abuse of administrative detention by Israel

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 7/1/2022 Palestinians holding banners gather to protest against the decision of Israel's "administrative detention" in front of the Red Crescent Building in Gaza City, Gaza on December 20, 2021 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency] The Palestinian people rightly saluted Hisham Abu Hawash as a brave man who was prepared …

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To honour Tutu’s legacy, we must side with the oppressed not the oppressor

First published by the Middle East Eye on 31/12/2021 Tutu would have wanted a commitment from world leaders to fight injustice, inequality, and Apartheid wherever they occurred, including in occupied Palestine Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu (L) listens to a survivor from the Al-Asamneh family in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on 28 …

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Israel’s Flagrant Disregard for Palestinians, Dead or Alive

First published by Inside Arabia on 17/11/2021 Israeli Apartheid policies extend from the Palestinians alive to the Palestinians dead and whose remains are being removed to make way for Israeli development projects. <img src="https://insidearabia.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Israeli-soldiers-demolished-a-wall-at-an-Islamic-cemetery-in-Jerusalem-on-14-December-2020-Mostafa-Alkharouf-Anadolu-Agency-1199x640.jpg&quot; alt="Israel’s Flagrant Disregard for Palestinians, Dead or Alive<br><span style='color:#808080;font-size:20px;'>Opinion Israeli soldiers demolished a wall at an Islamic cemetery in Jerusalem on …

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Opinion: The Biden-Bennett battle of wills on the US Consulate in East Jerusalem

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 11/11/2021 US President Joe Biden (R) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office at the White House on 27 August 2021 in Washington, DC [Sarahbeth Maney-Pool/Getty Images] Any hopes that the removal of Benjamin Netanyahu from power would bring us closer to a …

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