Why is Britain providing cover for Israel’s human rights abuses?

First published by the Middle East Eye on 28/3/2019 As the US recognised Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Britain opted to oppose all UN Human Rights Council resolutions on Israeli violations of Palestinian rights Palestinian protesters march at the Gaza fence on 22 March (AFP) It was a bad day for Palestinians, but even …

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Grenfell Tower and Christchurch, 2 prime ministers, one leader

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 22/3/2019 New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves a gathering in honour for those killed in the Christchurch massacre on 22 March 2019 [MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images] I had not heard of New Zealand’s 38-year-old prime minster Jacinda Ardern until the recent mosque massacres in Christchurch in which over 50 …

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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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Israel, the West and shameless hypocrisy

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 20/3/2018 The current crisis between Britain and Russia offers yet another example of the shameless hypocrisy of the West when dealing with Israel and almost any other country. Why bring Israel into the attempted murder of two people on the streets of Britain in which Russia, not …

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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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No, it is not unfair to criticise Israel 

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 13/5/2017 Israeli security forces break up Palestinian protests organised to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, in Ramallah, West Bank on April 23, 2017 [Issam Rimawi / Anadolu Agency] As Palestinians mark a number of key, painful anniversaries in 2017, Israel is busy with not …

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