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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US Lawmakers to slash aid to the Palestinian Authority

I was interviewed by Press TV on 22/3/2018 https://youtu.be/UQzR-DMMatk

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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Is the Syrian war turning into a regional proxy war?

I took part in Strait Talk on TRT World Published on 26/2/2018 https://youtu.be/YQHETss7Tv0

El Cuarteto de Oriente Medio aún incluye a Estados Unidos, por lo que puede seguir formando parte del proceso de paz

Publicado por primera vez por el monitor de Oriente el 13/2/2018 Debido a la decisión del presidente estadounidense, Donald Trump, de reconocer a Jerusalén como la capital de Israel y su decisión subsecuente de cortar la financiación americana al UNRWA y a la Autoridad Palestina, el gobierno palestino en Ramala ha anunciado formalmente que Washington …

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The Middle East Quartet still includes the US, so can it still play a role in the peace process?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 9/2/2018 President Donald Trump address to Congress in Washington, US on 30 January 2018 [Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency]   Since US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the subsequent decision to cut American funding to UNRWA and the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinian leadership …

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EU is all talk and no action on Israel-Palestine conflict

First published by the Middle East Eye on 6/2/2018 If it is to be taken seriously as a broker for peace, the EU must make disruptive decisions to pressure Israel, just as the US has been doing against Palestinians The past few weeks have been transformational for the prospects, or rather lack thereof, for peace …

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The PA must rise to the dangers facing the cause or make way for new leadership

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 9/1/2018 Israel’s extremist, settler-led government is on a roll. US President Donald Trump’s Christmas gift of recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his consequent surrogate bullying in the UN General Assembly on behalf of the colonialist entity has sent its leaders into a frenzy of actions that …

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¿Qué opciones le quedan a Abbás tras la votación de la Asamblea General de la ONU?

28/12/2017 Monitor de Oriente A medida que se calma la situación tras una semana relevante en la ONU, en la que la comunidad internacional ha rechazado rotundamente el reconocimiento estadounidense de Jerusalén como la capital de Israel, los palestinos se han comprometido a no involucrar a EE.UU. en ningún futuro proceso de paz. Entonces, ¿a …

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What options does Abbas have after that General Assembly vote?

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 27/12/2017 Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas makes a speech during extraordinary meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey on 13 December 2017 [Onur Çoban/Anadolu Agency]   As the dust settles on a significant week at the UN, in which America’s recognition of Jerusalem as …

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