Seven decades after the Nakba the UNRWA is more vital than ever before

Fir1st published by TRT World on 16/5/2019 As they commemorate the Nakba, or 'catastrophe', Palestinians see the UNRWA as a vital ingredient in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality. Today, May 15, the Palestinian people are once again commemorating the Nakba, or ‘catastrophe’, which marked their dispossession and expulsion for the Zionist movement to fulfil …

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Why supporters of the Palestinian people are marching in London on the 11th of May

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10/5/2019 Protests in London supporting Palestine against ‘attempts to annihilate the cause’ It is not 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or 70 years since the Nakba, the Palestinian people’s Catastrophe. This year the Palestinians will be marking the 71st year since their dispossession and the creation of Apartheid …

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The Great March of Return is the definitive guide to Israeli injustice

First published by TRT World on 29/3/2019 For a whole year scores of Palestinians have been killed and wounded for simply demanding their right to return home. For the Palestinians, the 30th of March traditionally marks 'land day', when they commemorate Israel’s killing of six Palestinians in 1976 who were protesting the Israeli government’s announcement …

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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.

What’s the point of negotiating for peace when Israel gains without it?

First published by TRT World on 5/9/2018 As America makes one concession after another to Israel, is it any wonder Israel doesn't seek peace with the Palestinians? On a recent visit to Lithuania, the birthplace of his grandmother, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that that he sees 'no urgency' in advancing US President Donald Trump's peace …

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How the US is sidelining Palestinian refugees

First published by the Middle East Eye on 18/8/2018 Dual approach involves starving UNRWA of funding and trying to strip Palestinians of their refugee status There are indications that a truce between Hamas and Israel is close to being concluded, bypassing the Palestinian Authority. The main commercial access point to Gaza, Kerem Shalom crossing, has …

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Israel’s royal reward for discriminating against Palestinians

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 25/6/2018 UK Prince Williams arrives at the Marka International Airport to hold official visits in Amman, Jordan on 24 June 2018 [Shadi Nsoor/Anadolu Agency] As Britain’s Prince William arrives in Israel for a royal visit that will also see him visit the Occupied Palestinian Territories, does he …

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UNRWA, the US Embassy move and the Israeli occupation

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 24/4/2018 Gazan's gather outside the UN offices in Gaza to protest US cuts to UNRWA's funding, on January 28, 2018 [Mohammad Asad / Middle East Monitor] This will be remembered as the year when the United States of America broke with the international consensus by moving its …

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Netanyahu is redefining ethnic cleansing not pursuing genuine peace

First published on the Middle East Monitor on 10/11/2017   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [Benjamin Netanyahu/Facebook] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not known for missing an opportunity to push peace further into the distant future. The dust had not even settled on the Balfour Centenary, which the Palestinians marked with anger and Israel and …

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MBC TV gives Arab Kids a Voice

Recent years have seen a spate of talent shows on ArabTV, especially on the Saudi channel MBC. The shows gave effectively been franchises of well know western ones such as the Voice and .... Got talent.  One of the most memorable moments was when Palestinian singer, Mohammed Assaf won Arab Idol in 2014. He managed …

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