• Netanyahu’s nation-state bill is profoundly counterproductive

    The National, 29 November 2014 When I left Palestine this summer, I was relieved to leave the Israeli flag behind. No more blue and white ensign snapping at military checkpoints. No more Star of David standing high over army bases. Saying goodbye to the Israeli flag would also mean putting an end to my ambivalence …

  • Palestinians will not ‘raise a white flag’

    Al Jazeera English, 26 July 2014 In the West Bank’s largest demonstration in years, some 10,000 Palestinians marched on Thursday night from Ramallah to the Qalandia checkpoint, protesting Israel’s military assault on the Gaza Strip and hoping to reach Jerusalem. One man was killed and dozens were injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers. While protesters …

  • A housing crisis yet demolitions in East Jerusalem

    IRIN United Nations Humanitarian News Agency, 31 January 2014 The threatened demolition of apartment blocks in East Jerusalem is adding new pressure to the city’s housing crisis, with hundreds facing the prospect of losing their homes and Palestinian residents saying they face discrimination in city planning. Since the start of construction of the separation barrier a …

  • Analysis: UN status no panacea for Palestine

    Al Jazeera English, 8 October 2013 A year has passed since the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s upgrade to an observer state in the United Nations. But the anniversary of the upgrade came and went without fanfare. And Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech in the United Nations General Assembly – an event that generated much interest …