Regeni murder: If only Rachel Corrie and Tom Hurndall had been Italian

Regeni murder: If only Rachel Corrie and Tom Hurndall had been Italian First published by the Middle East Eye on 20/4/2016 Why did the UK and US not react firmly against Israel for the killing of Hurndall and Corrie the way Italy did with Egypt for the death of Regeni? -------------------------------------- The world was shocked …

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Abbas commits to more negotiations while violence escalates

The Middle East Monitor publiched my article on 15/1/2016 Abbas commits to more negotiations while violence escalates    Image from the Middle East Monitor In his first speech of 2016, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas reviewed the situation facing the Palestinians and set out his approach for the forthcoming year. He started with the …

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The Israel Lobby in the U.S. 

The following is an excellent set of panels on different aspects of the Israel Lobby in the U.S. This took place on 10 April at the National Press Club.  Part 1 what is the Israel Lobby and how does it work?  Part 2 Are critical voices silenced?Part 3 Is freedom of speech encouraged on American University campuses?Part …

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Netanyahu has been and gone but Iran is still there 

Netanyahu told us this would be a historic speech. In reality his address to the US Congress on March 3rd was more hysterical than historic. You would have thought Iran's Ruhani was about to press the nuclear button but according even to Israeli intelligence, Iran is nowhere near having a launchable nuclear bomb. He even …

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The ‘Status quo is unsustainable’ so let us maintain the status quo

President Obama addresses UN General Assembly How often have Western leaders said this about Israel's occupation of Palestine? President Obama said this again in his UN address on 24 September. Before him UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said it in March of this year. US Secretary of State John Kerry said it even …

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TV interviews on EU guidance to business and the US blocking of UNSC resolution

24/6/2014 US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power US refuses to entertain UN Security Council resolution mentioning or criticising Israel for murdering Palestinians 27/6/2014 EU warns against business with Israeli settlements