The Sports boycott of Israel – the case of football

By: Red Card Israeli Racism The case for a football boycott of Israel is just as compelling as that for a football boycott of South Africa. South Africa was excluded from international football for twenty eight years (1964 to 1992) because of apartheid, rather than for football reasons. South African sport was, and is, really …

Sir Alan Duncan on Israel’s illegal settlements

The Conservative Middle East Council have produced a new pamphlet, Middle East Peace: the principles behind the process, by Sir Alan Duncan. The pamphlet focuses on the inaction by the international community against Israel’s illegal settlement colonies. As Sir Alan points out, “It is not just the physical constructions themselves that matter. Building them has a …

Voices for Palestine: We will not be silenced

The following statement appeared in the Morning Star on Saturday 14th May: “We are organisations and individuals who – for many years – have campaigned for Palestinian human rights in our different and varied ways. We pledge to the people of Palestine that we will not be silenced and that we will continue to speak …

Stories of dispossession: Four Palestinians tells us what the Nakba means to them

Haya Al Farra, Mahmoud Zware, Kamel Hawwash, and Ben Jamal on what the Nakba means to them. Haya Al Farra works at the Palestinian Mission in London. Her parents, along with their families, lost their homes and land in Palestine when Israel was created in 1948. Like millions of Palestinians across the globe, Haya continues …

What the Nakba means to me: Kamel Hawwash

Kamel Hawwash is Vice-Chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign. His family originates from Jerusalem. Here, Kamel talks about how the violent dispossession and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland in 1948, as Israel was created, impacted on his family and continues to impact to this day.  They say an Englishman’s home is his castle. Imagine …

Letter to the Guardian: A Palestinian view on the antisemitism row

Our Vice-Chair Professor Kamel Hawwash wrote the following as a letter to the Guardian –  you can also read it on the Guardian website. Jonathan Freedland (My plea to the left, 30 April) asks us to imagine if a country far away was created for black people and asks if the left would treat it …