Category Archives: Palestine

Mahmoud Abbas is no Yasser Arafat. He must go.

Abbas is no Arafat Stuart Littlewood explains why Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas – and indeed the PA itself – have outlived any useful function they might have had – and should now step aside and make way for more competent leaders. Read more [...]

Forget the anti-Semitism fallacy, let’s focus on the Palestinians

Jewish anti-Zionist rabbi Blake Alcott says the usurpation of Palestine, against the will of the Palestinians, has nothing to do with Israel’s Jewishness, only with its colonialism and racism – a question of justice for the dispossessed, from which the illegitimacy of Israel simply follows. Read more [...]

Signs of hope in the Middle East? Don’t hold your breath

Middle East map James Dorsey explains why there should be no reason for optimism that violence and instability in the Middle East, whether in Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Yemen or the Gulf states, will come to an end anytime soon. Read more [...]

No time for shallow diplomacy, Christians, in the religious war on churches in the Holy Land

Palestinian Christians cry for help Stuart Littlewood examines the indifference of the Western Church establishments to the desperate cry for help from the National Coalition of Christian Organisations in Palestine, and argues the case for resetting the Christian-Jewish dialogue. Read more [...]

BDS, human rights and the Jews

BDS at 12 years Lawrence Davidson examines the achievements of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement as it enters its 13th year, and debunks the Israeli arguments intended to destroy it, including the attempt to identify it with anti-Semitism. Read more [...]

Gaza, this “poor desperate place”: Waiting for the end?

Misery in the Gaza Strip A Palestinian mother of three writes to Stuart Littlewood from the Gaza Strip explaining how her life, and the lives of others from the strip, have become near-impossible in the three years since she wrote to him last. Read more [...]

Palestine: another desperate cry for help

Palestinian Christians holding a cross and a Palestinian flag As Palestinian Christians warn that they are “on the verge of a catastrophic collapse”, Stuart Littlewood calls for a national campaign to visit all UK churches and shame them by asking what links they have with the Holy Land. Read more [...]

Why Palestinian President Abbas fears the prisoners’ hunger strike

Marwan Barghouti in handcuffs Jonathan Cook explains why the Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike, and possible mass disobedience that may flow from it, threaten to undermine Abbas’s approach of reliance on Israel’s Western friends to achieve Palestinian statehood. Read more [...]

Trump has reminded Palestinians that it was always about one state

One state or two states in Palestine? Jonathan Cook says Trump’s claim that he is not fixated on a two-state solution means Israelis and Palestinians must define their objective: a fortress for their tribe, or a shared homeland with rights and dignity for all. Read more [...]

Israel’s settlers clear path to annexation with new land law

West Bank annexation Jonathan Cook says while a new Israeli law “legalises” the theft of private Palestinian lands, it will also highlight the criminal nature of all settlements and could end with Israeli politicians in the International Criminal Court. Read more [...]