David Hearst is editor-in-chief of Middle East Eye. He was chief foreign leader writer of The Guardian, former Associate Foreign Editor, European Editor, Moscow Bureau Chief, European Correspondent, and Ireland Correspondent. He joined The Guardian from The Scotsman, where he was education correspondent.
A number of pro-Palestine protests were organised across several European cities last Saturday in support of the Palestinian people facing continuous Israeli assaults. Tens of Palestinians were killed while hundreds of others were either detained or injured in Jerusalem, occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip as a result.
Ibrahim Madi has been shot twice with rubber-coated steel bullets while protesting in the Gaza Strip against Israel’s response to the latest round of violence between Israelis and Palestinians, sustaining moderate injuries. On both occasions, he said, he was unarmed.
Its damp, dirty, and a smell resembling sewage coats the air. Walls made out of thin pieces of corrugated iron have been crudely put together and tied onto poles creating a misfit structure creating two rooms. While pieces of discarded fabric lie on top of the stony wasteland creating a cobbled together floor – an attempt of sorts to make the shack seem more like a conventional house. Large holes still remain between pieces where sunlight pierces into the dark interior. It’s cold and miserable, but for Suad Najar and her family, it’s home.
Palestinian Christians are a religious minority that are ignored in discourse on the Palestine-Israel conflict, falsely portrayed as a conflict with its roots in a struggle between Judaism and Islam. At the heart of the Christmas festive season is spending time with family and merriment with a message of peace and joy, but Palestinian Christians have faced another year in the face of oppression, discrimination and violations on their human rights by the brutal Israeli Occupation and regime.
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