It’s time the international community stood up for Palestinian children

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 4/12/2017 Palestinian children can be seen doing their homework in their makeshift home in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Gaza [Ezz Zanoun/Apaimages]   Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinian children is not a new development but rather one example of its many breaches of international law and international …

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Press release from Britain-Palestine APPG

This press release follows the UK Government's announcement that it would ban local authorities and other publicly financed bodies from boycotts, including those of illegal Israeli settlement goods. 22/2/2016 Richard Burden MP blasts Ministers for ducking Parliamentary Scrutiny of “Anti –Boycott rules” Richard Burden MP, Chair of Britain-Palestine All-Party Group has today accused Cabinet Office …

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RAF jets launch attacks within hours of Parliament’s vote for air strikes on Syria

   It was no surprise to anyone that RAF jets left Cyprus within hours of Parliament voting at solow air strikes on Syria.  I had made the case in my recent article in the Middle East Monitor for a more comprehensive strategy both for eradicating IS and bringing peace to Syria because I was not …

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Alan Duncan MP tackles illegal Israeli settlements and their supporters

Following the UK Parliament overwhelming vote to recognise Palestine as a state, Sir Alan Duncan MP makes an astonishing speech to the Royal United Services Institute entitled: ‘Middle East Peace- The Principles behind the Process’. He says defenders of illegal settlements should be viewed as extremists. The speech can be viewed here Here is an …

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Interview on Israel’s TLV1 Radio on Recognition Vote and quoted in TIME Magazine

I was interviewed by TLV1 on 13 October 2014 prior to the UK Parliament's Palestine recognition Vote. Listen here I was also quoted in article by Ilene Prusher in TIME Magazine

Much support from former British Diplomats for recognition of Palestine

On the 13th of October, UK MPs will debate and vote on a motion to recognise Palestine. The outcome is non binding on the Government, but a strong yes vote would not only put pressure for UK recognition, but can be helpful to the Government to move on this if it so chooses. After all, …

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