And just like that, illegal Israeli settlements are now ‘legal’

First published by TRT World on 20/11/2019 What is the point of 'international law' when it can be summarily dismissed by the US in service to its ally Israel? US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that the long-held American policy that Israeli settlements were illegitimate according to international law has been abandoned, and could be the …

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Israeli elections are being fought by annexing Palestinian land

First published by TRT World on 12/9/2019 The Israeli right led by Benjamin Netanyahu is having to grab increasingly more land from neighbours in order to shore up support at home. Next week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces his second election of the year, having failed to form a coalition government in his first …

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Israel’s latest home demolitions highlight the need for UN censure

First published by TRT World on 26/7/2019 Passing Item 7 at the UN Human Rights Council would send the message to Israel that it is not beyond reproach. On July 22, Israeli demolition teams began work early in the neighbourhood of Wadi al Hummus in the village of Sur Bahir in the occupied West Bank. …

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In Warsaw Arab nations crowned Netanyahu as the king of the Middle East

First published by TRT World on 17/2/2019 The Middle East’s tectonic plates shifted in Warsaw and the aftershocks could be felt for decades to come. The American Administration summoned representatives of 60 states to the Polish capital of Warsaw dubbed strangely ‘Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East’. However, …

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How Israel uses attacks as an excuse to expand illegal settlements

First published by TRT World on 19/12/2018 Illegal settlement building is increasingly becoming a favoured collective punishment against Palestinians. If only Israel was as creative in seeking peace with the Palestinians as it is in finding different ways to punish them. A policy of dehumanisation that aims to present Palestinians to the world as sub-human, …

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Is Mahmoud Abbas’ peace plan achievable?

First published by TRT World on 5/6/2018 The US has effectively removed any facade of its status as 'mediator' between Palestinians and Israelis. Will it be possible for any peace process to move forward in the face of US and Israeli belligerence? The Palestinians are at a crossroad, as they commemorate the 51 anniversary of …

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