The Palestinian Fight for Justice: Why it matters and building solidarity within the trade unions and the Labour Party

An excellent panel hosted by Unite the Union in 2/6/2021 https://fb.watch/5UNtDzc4Kc/

Palestinians do not want anti-Semites at our rallies

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/5/2021 Protestors have gathered in solidarity with the people of Palestine amid ongoing conflict in Gaza on May 16, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland [Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images] As Chair of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Britain, I was proud to work with our partners to organise the …

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Nakba 73: Memories of 1948

Honoured to have facilitated this conversation with Dr Ghada Karmi and Dr Salman Abu Sitta This was held on 10 May 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=114eIccaeXs&list=PL1badc-_HaZHKw6W-j2qbLkYJzcmtfeCH&index=14&ab_channel=PSC

Watch: Apartheid in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

I was honoured to Chair this session, which was part of a series of webinars on Apartheid organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) which took place on 8/10/2020 https://youtu.be/NgP9etdEPlc Here is further information about the series. You can watch all webinars on the PSC YouTube channel.

Stop Israel’s annexation of the West Bank

Letter in the Guardian, published on 10/6/2020 MPs including Jeremy Corbyn and Caroline Lucas, and peers including Tessa Blackstone and Peter Hain, along with union leaders, campaigners and cultural figures, call for the UK government and all political parties to heed the appeals of Palestinian civil society organisations for ‘effective measures’ Palestinian territories Starting in …

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Opinión: Victoria contra el gobierno del Reino Unido es un paso clave para los activistas palestinos, pero queda un largo camino por recorrer

First published in English by the Middle east Eye on 1/5/2020 My thanks to the Palestinian Community in Chile for the translation on 7/5/2020 Mientras esperamos las últimas actualizaciones deprimentes diarias de las cifras de muertes por coronavirus, buscamos buenas noticias. Pero eso ha sido particularmente escaso para los palestinos, que han visto la creación …

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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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