It was a hot summer day in 2012 when I headed to the Palestinian village of Susiya for the first time. ActionAid had already been working there a year and my assignment was to set up a women’s group. But I was already plagued with doubts.
Al Jazeera America, Amnesty International, CNN, The New York Times, and numerous other news agency use it all the time to describe the current wave of attacks hitting Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and areas across the West Bank.
On a trip to Cuba in May, I had to look twice when an elderly man selling newspapers walked past the restaurant I was eating in. On the front page of one was a huge photograph of an Israeli soldier holding a Palestinian boy by the neck, the boy’s face twisted away from the camera in pain.
This week is the 98th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration – 2 November 1917– and the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, on 4 November 1995.
Israel’s Minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, scored a spectacular own goal with his recent article in the Guardian. In doing so, he caused considerable damage to the credibility of the newspaper and its editorial policy. It is astonishing that an item so factually incorrect and willfully misleading could have been passed by the editors of a reputable British publication.
Since the current upsurge of violence in Israel and occupied Palestine began, numerous foreign leaders, as well as the UN Security Council, have cited the urgent need to restore “calm”. It is not calm, a euphemism for Palestinian submission that is urgently needed but, rather, genuine and credible hope for freedom and some measure of justice.
During his speech at the 37th Zionist Congress in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argued that Israel is not changing the status quo at the Al Aqsa mosque and that the current Palestinian revolt is the repetition of a long history of murderous attacks against Jews.
Meron Rapoport is an Israeli journalist and writer, winner of the Napoli International Prize for Journalism for an inquiry about the stealing of olive trees from their Palestinian owners. He is ex-head of the News Department in Haaertz, and now an independent journalist. - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/rise-anti-palestinian-hysteria-1377224202#sthash.cffWPOwI.dpuf
Israel’s Minister of Public Security, Gilad Erdan, scored a spectacular own goal with his recent article in the Guardian. In doing so, he caused considerable damage to the credibility of the newspaper and its editorial policy. It is astonishing that an item so factually incorrect and wilfully misleading could have been passed by the editors of a reputable British publication.
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