While Arab states normalise relations with Israel, British voters lobby MPs for Palestine

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 3/12/2018 November was an extraordinary month for normalisation between Arab states and Israel. You would think that Israel had settled its disputes with its neighbours — perhaps accepting and implementing the Arab peace initiative, for example, — and that a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital was …

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Blacklisted: Why I will not allow Israel to defeat me

  First published by the Middle East Eye on 9/1/2018 We will continue to work using all peaceful means to support the Palestinians until they have attained their rights whatever the price Israel attempts to extract from us I do not have to imagine the anguish - yet determination - felt by the activists who are likely …

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Government suffers defeat in court by Palestine campaigners over boycott, divestment and sanctions

22/6/2017 Press Release by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Government suffers defeat in court by Palestine campaigners over boycott, divestment and sanctions. The Government has acted unlawfully by attempting to restrict local councils from pursuing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the state of Israel through their pension schemes. Palestine campaigners hailed the triumph the …

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As Britain pledges to celebrate Balfour, Israel denied my Easter homecoming to Palestine

First published by the Middle East Eye on 13/4/2017 On 7 April, I travelled with my wife, Lina, and my five-year-old son, Adam, to Palestine to spend Easter with family and friends, mainly in Attur, East Jerusalem. In the late afternoon, we arrived at Tel Aviv airport and made our way to passport control. I …

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Press release by PSC on my denial of entry at Tel Aviv airport

Press release by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign on 12/4/2017 British–Palestinian on Easter family holiday banned from Israel Prominent British-Palestinian Professor Kamel Hawwash was banned from entering Israel under the new Israeli boycott law, following a string of foreign human rights activist deportations.  Prof Hawwash was on a Easter family holiday with his wife and …

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Banning BDS supporters is incompatible with a Western-style democracy

First published by the Middle East Eye on 14/3/2017 The next time you hear Israel laud its democratic credentials, remember the ban on BDS supporters and take it with a pinch of salt Israel’s parliament began the year with a volley of bills designed to entrench its occupation of the Palestinian territories, insult the indigenous …

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Q&A on antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and BDS

Q&A on antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and BDS Produced by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) 29, April 2016 We are being contacted by members and supporters concerned with the misrepresentation of the campaign for Palestinian human rights by media and public figures. In the past few weeks and months there has been increasing discussion of antisemitism. It …

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