Two articles by Jonathan Cook are particularly relevant in our current political context. In the first published today (29 June) Cook takes a long look at the manufactured crisis of “antisemitism” over Rebecca Long-Bailey’s tweet and places it in the context of a strategy to satisfy the old guard MPs and party bureaucracy, the corporate media and the Israel lobby. In an earlier piece, in the immediate aftermath of George Floyd’s murder – before Keir Starmer and others tried to make publishing any links or parallels between Israeli state violence and American state violence nothing but an antisemitic trope – Cook wrote an excellent piece, arguing that the Parallels between Minneapolis and Jerusalem are more than skin deep.
Amid a global pandemic, economic recession and simmering racial tensions around the world, Israel's threat to formally annex parts of occupied Palestinian territory presents yet another international crisis in the making. This is because, with this outrageous move, the Israeli government threatens to unravel the rules-based system of international relations.
Why has the Gaza Strip been excluded from the conversation on annexation? This question has haunted me for months, and upon the deadline for Israel’s bid to annex parts of the West Bank, it begs more attention.
It is clear that at this point, the precedent is set for real action to be taken against Israel for this move, but it is widely understood that it will take an insurmountable amount of pressure to be mounted against world powers for them to budge on the question of sanctions against Israel.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat