Racist to deny us right to oppose Zionism, British Palestinians tell Labour

18 September 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Asa Winstanley

British Palestinians condemn the “shrinking space” in Labour for their rights. PSC

A group of leading British Palestinians have condemned what they say is a shrinking space in Labour to criticize Zionism and oppose Israeli policies.

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How the Israel-UAE deal puts the bogus peace industry back in business

15 August 2020 — Jonathan Cook

Washington, Israel and the Gulf states want to sharpen the Middle East’s battle lines. The Palestinian issue was in the way

Middle East Eye – 15 August 2020

If there is one conclusion to draw from the agreement this week between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – with Israel temporarily “suspending” its threat to illegally annex parts of the West Bank, in return for “full normalisation” with the Gulf state – it is this: The peace industry is back in business.

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Israel’s new UK ambassador will expose delusions of Britain’s Jewish leaders

10 July 2020 — Jonathan Cook

With Corbyn the bogeyman gone, Tzipi Hotovely will finally force Britain’s liberal Jews to confront truths about Israel they long ago buried

Middle East Eye – 10 July 2020

After years of successfully drawing attention away from Israel’s intensifying crimes against the Palestinian people by citing a supposedly growing “antisemitism crisis” in Britain’s Labour Party, Jewish community leaders in the UK are exasperated to find themselves unexpectedly on the defensive.

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William Hanna: “Israeli ‘Apartness’, However, Means Living in A Palestine Without Palestinians.”

27 June 2020 — American Herald Tribune

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Mohsen Abdelmoumen

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Your book “Hiramic Brotherhood: Ezekiel’s Temple Prophesy” is very interesting and talks, among other things, about the denial of human rights to an entire people, the Palestinian people. You also mention the ethnic cleansing practiced by the Zionist entity of Israel against the Palestinian people. Why are Western governments turning a blind eye to the abominable crimes of the Zionist entity of Israel? How do you explain the hypocrisy of Western governments regarding the just cause of the Palestinian people?

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Israel lobby sees Black Lives Matter as major strategic threat

8 June 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

People hold signs

Nicola Marfisi Avalon.red

Israel lobby groups have long seen the Black Lives Matter movement as a threat and have tried both to disrupt and co-opt it.

As protests sweep the world in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, Israel lobby groups are struggling to appear on board with the Black Lives Matter movement while upholding their support for Israel’s racism.

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Pandemic lays bare Israel’s systemic racism

8 April 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Diana Buttu

An Israeli policeman in a face mask gestures at two men, also in face masks, and one boy without

People in Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox communities have widely flouted government restrictions to combat the coronavirus pandemic, but it is the Palestinian population that feels the brunt of emergency legislation. – Ziv Koren Polaris

As I sit in my house in Haifa, quarantined, like others around the world, I cannot help but recall a previous experience under Israeli-imposed curfew.

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With Head Lowered And Eyes Averted – Israeli Racism And The ‘Honourable’ Robert Peston

26 February 2020 — Media Lens

Robert Peston is one of the UK’s most high-profile broadcast journalists, renowned for his theatricality and… curious… halting… delivery. As political editor of ITV News he has enormous influence, including 1 million followers on Twitter, just behind the BBC’s political editor, Laura Kuenssberg, with 1.1 million. He also hosts a weekly ITV political discussion show, ‘Peston’. From 2006-2014, Peston was the business editor for BBC News and from 2014-2015 economics editor. Before that, he worked at the Financial Times 1991-2000, becoming the financial editor in charge of business and financial coverage. He then became a contributing editor of the hard-right magazine The Spectator and a weekly columnist for The Daily Telegraph. In 2001, he switched to the Sunday Times, where he wrote a weekly business profile, ‘Peston’s People’. The son of a Lord, Baron Peston of Mile End, he is entitled to use the ‘courtesy’ title, ‘The Honourable’.

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Duh, Jared! Who built the PA as a police state?

4 February 2020 — Jonathan Cook

Maybe something good will come out of the Trump plan, after all. By pushing the Middle East peace process to its logical conclusion, Donald Trump has made crystal clear something that was supposed to have been obscured: that no US administration has ever really seen peace as the objective of its “peacemaking”.

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Trump “peace” deal is Israel’s apartheid blueprint

1 February 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Maureen Clare Murphy

Trump’s Middle East “peace” plan is a nonstarter, but should be understood as an advanced agreement between Israel and the US on unilateral measures. – Chris Kleponis Polaris

US media have treated Trump’s launch of his Middle East “peace” plan as a sideshow to impeachment hearings in Washington.

But the plan, if imposed on the Palestinians by Israel, which worked with the Trump administration to develop it, would violate the rights of millions of people.

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