Sheikh Raed Salah, a leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel, said a recent Israeli decision to jail him for 11 months would only strengthen his resolve "to work for the eventual liberation of Jerusalem [Al-Quds] and the Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli occupation".
Israel annexed East Jerusalem shortly after capturing it from Jordan in the Six Day War of 1967. For decades it has claimed that East and West Jerusalem are part of one entity. It has also claimed Jerusalem as its “eternal and undivided” capital, but no foreign state recognises it as such and all foreign embassies are in Tel Aviv, although a few countries have a consular presence in East Jerusalem, including the US and Britain. The consulates tend to deal with Palestinian issues.
Israeli violations against Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque have continued unabated since the city was occupied in 1967. According to Palestinian sources, however, the last two years have witnessed a noticeable uptick in both the number and scale of these violations.
US President Donald Trump has degraded American influence by legitimising Israel’s belligerent occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine in defiance of international law, concluded a panel of experts at a conference hosted by MEMO on Saturday.
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