Phil Murphy’s show on New Style Radio, Birmingham

My thanks to Phil Murphy for hosting me on 17/2/2020 to talk about the Middle East and the Palestinian injustice. I am told that New Style radio was the first community radio to be licensed in the UK and serves the AfroCaribbean community as well as broadcasting to the world. Introduction https://youtu.be/5AcDHBoVzlU Remaining parts of …

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La vision d’Abbas pour la paix a été tuée dans l’œuf

Publié initialement par Middle East Eye, édition française on 2/3/2018 Le président palestinien a appelé à la tenue d’une conférence internationale d’ici la mi-2018 pour reconnaître la Palestine en tant qu’État, mais les perspectives sont moroses face au parti pris américain en faveur d’Israël Lors d’une récente réunion du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU, le …

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The US kicks the Israeli-Palestinian peace deal into the long grass

First published by the Middle East Eye on 30/8/2017 #Occupation Just days after a US delegation visit to Israel and Palestine, Netanyahu declares that Israel will no longer uproot settlements. Any dreams of peace anytime soon are a long way off   Say what you want about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but he doesn’t …

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Conference: Holding Palestine in the light

Lichfield is holding a conference entitled Holding Palestine in the Light 7-9 October. This promises to be an excellent event and I am privileged to be contributing to it. Details here

Israel’s dilemma: Jerusalem divided or united for peace?

Middle East Monitor published the article below on 16 November 2015 Israel's dilemma: Jerusalem divided or united for peace?    Image from Middle East Monitor Israel annexed East Jerusalem shortly after capturing it from Jordan in the Six Day War of 1967. For decades it has claimed that East and West Jerusalem are part of …

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The UK’s Major Political Parties Failed the Palestinian People and therefore the Israeli People

The UK bears a major historic responsibility for the predicamentd of the Palestinian People. Not only did it occupy historic Palestine between 1920 and 1948, it made the infamous Balfour Declaration in 1917. This promised Palestine to the Zionists without consultation with the Palestinians or even world wide Jewry. But 67 years after British troops …

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What next for Palestine? My prediction, with lots of health warnings

Throughout the Israeli terrorist attack on Gaza, the question I have been asked repeatedly has been "What next for Palestine"? I have resisted committing to an answer or at least to expressing a view because it is a very complicated situation to understand, analyse and then gaze through a crystal ball and see beyond the …

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