HSBC divests from major Israeli arms company ten years after Operation Cast Lead

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 27/12/2018 Activists come together to protest outside branches of HSBC bank over shares in an Israeli arms company accused of manufacturing internationally banned weapons [Ryan Ashcroft] It is ten years since Israel launched a major military offensive against the people of the Gaza Strip, which it called Operation …

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A petition for Palestinian refugees, in 1972, to return home

From Dr Salman Abu Sitta This shows that refugees continued to demand return to their homes. Israel has denied them this legal and moral right. It is time they went home.

Interview: Israel’s violent response to Friday protests by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is gradually drawing international reactions.

I was interviewed by On the News Line for Press TV, which was transmitted on 16/4/2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jegf5kgnofA

Palestine- Israel two-state solution is off the rails

First published by the Arab Weekly on 15/4/2018 Whatever the real motives, the outcome would be an entrenchment of Israel’s presence in the West Bank. Another brick in the wall. A 2016 file picture shows Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during an inauguration ceremony of Hahemek rail line. (AP) Early in …

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Watch: the second Friday of the Great March of Return

I was interviewed by Press Tv on 6/4/2018 https://youtu.be/8ot3bPmc_gc

Interview: Palestinians hold funeral for victim of land day clashes

I was interviewed by Press TV on Monday 2/4/2018 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mcmQi4EHpro&feature=youtu.be

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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UNRWA’s mandate ends only after return of Palestinian refugees

First published by the Arab Weekly on 28/1/2018 UNRWA’s highly recognisable logo, at least to Palestinians, adorns schools, hospitals and offices run by the organisation wherever the refugees live. Heavy blow. Palestinian refugees collect aid parcels at a UN food distribution centre in Rafah, on January 21.(AFP) The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine …

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Interview: US slammed for withholding UNRWA fund

Interview on Press TV Top Five on 25/1/2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrNE-g5RB0&feature=youtu.be

UK chief rabbi owes us Palestinians an apology

UK chief rabbi owes us Palestinians an apology First appeared in the Electronic Intifada on 5/5/2016 For Palestinians, Zionism has meant war, forced displacement and diaspora. Abed Rahim KhatibAPA images The chief rabbi of the United Kingdom has weighed in on the row over alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Writing in The Telegraph this …

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