Nikki Haley’s swansong at the UN was an embarrassment

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 10/12/2018 US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley [Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency] The 6 December was the first anniversary of US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that he would move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. …

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A challenge for Trump: Pull out of the UN

First published by the Middle East Eye on 27/6/2018 If it’s really ‘America first’, why is the US remaining in an organisation simply to act as Israel’s chief defender? President Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. I challenge him to pull the country out of the UN entirely. …

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While Razan lost her life, Nikki Haley lost her humanity

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 3/6/2018 Razan died a proud Palestinian full of humanity and will be remembered with the same name she was born with. In contrast, Nimrata Randhawa, will be remembered by her adopted name, Nikki Haley, hiding her Indian heritage. Elshamy/Anadolu Agency] Last Friday, 1 June, a Palestinian volunteer …

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Six million Palestinians are a fact Trump and Netanyahu can’t ignore forever

First published by the Middle East Eye on 1/6/2018 Abandoned by the world, Palestinians could find strength in demographics The political climate is ripe for Israel to achieve, in only a matter of months, victories it would once have only dreamed of attaining over a number of decades. The primary reason for this? Donald Trump. …

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Israel’s ‘realities on the ground’ make a solution to the conflict harder to achieve

First published by the Middle East Eye on 23/12/2017 The number of settlements and settlers continues to rise at an alarming rate adding unnecessary nails to the coffin of the two-state solution On 23 December 2016, the last UN Security Council Resolution on Palestine and Israel was passed. The resolution reaffirmed the illegality of Israeli settlement activities …

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Richard Falk: People must shame UN for quashing ‘apartheid Israel’ report

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 20/3/2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=fX1ESZYQ8Cc Professor Richard Falk, former UN special rapporteur for Palestine, was hosted in London by the Middle East Monitor yesterday as part of his book launch tour. He introduced his book “Palestine’s Horizon Toward a Just Peace” eloquently to a packed hall. He had earlier been …

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Could the Palestine-Israel conflict destroy the UN?

First published by the Arab Weekly on 15/1/2017 The vote on UN Security Council Resolution 2334 on the illegality of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestin­ian territories brought relations among the international body, Israel and the future US administration to a head. The United States unusually abstained on the resolution that criticised Israel while all other …

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