Bedouins’ endless suffering in Israel

First published by the Arab Weekly on 25/2/2018 How else does one explain replacing Bedouin villages with Jewish-only settlements? Unabated onslaught. Bedouin children stand on the rubble of two classrooms destroyed by the Israeli Army in the village of Abu Nuwar in the West Bank, on February 4. (AP) Descendants of the Bedouins who inhabited …

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Palestinian Bedouins face Israeli discrimination from the river to the sea

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 5/12/2016 Image from Middle EST mONITOR: Palestinians transfer the rubbles of their housing tins after it was dismantled by Israeli bulldozers on 19th August 2013 [Saeed Qaq/Apaimages] Will they or won’t they and when? This has been the question being raised constantly over the past few weeks …

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Hey Israel, give Palestinians a sporting chance

First published by the Middle East Eye on 11/8/2016 The troubles of the Middle East have followed the Olympic flame to Rio de Janeiro for the Brazilian games. An early controversy erupted even before the teams reached the Maracana Stadium. The Lebanese and Israeli delegations clashed when the organisers planned for the two teams to …

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Oslo’s alphabet language of colonisation

First published in the Middle East Monitor Saturday, 23 January 2016 11:09 Oslo’s alphabet language of colonisation By Kamel HAWWASH The iconic handshake between Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, and PA president Yasser ArafatThe iconic handshake between Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, and PA president Yasser Arafat  The first three letters of the alphabet A, …

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UK National Union of Teachers puts Palestine Centre Stage at National Conference

I had a most inspiring experience this morning when I addressed the National Union of Teachers (NUT) conference in Brighton. The Largest teachers' Union in the UK allocated an hour for an international session and specifically to hear a report back from its delegation to Palestine last October. The diverse, eleven member delegation,organised by the …

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