The publication of Amnesty International’s report “Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians” is an important development. What is significant is that Amnesty International, like Human Rights Watch, has an historic alignment to US State Department concerns.
March for Palestine
Assemble 12pm Saturday 15 May
Marble Arch London
Today, the Palestinian people are facing two deadly threats – the Covid-19 outbreak and US President Trump’s ill-named “Deal of the Century”. The urgency of the virus is immediate with outbreaks in both Gaza and the West Bank.
The events at Labour’s NEC on 4 September which discussed the IHRA definition and examples of antisemitism will fail to ‘draw a line’ under entirely false attacks on Labour and Jeremy Corbyn – for reasons analysed below.
Through out the summer the media campaign falsely depicting Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite has been significantly stepped up. Labour’s opponents are desperate to get him removed as party leader as Labour’s current popularity with voters means at present it could win a general election.
Notes from the front of 13-12-2017
Trump’s shift on Israel’s capital – widely condemned
Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel represents a significant shift in US foreign policy. It is a violation of international law which recognises East Jerusalem is Palestinian territory that is has been under illegal Israeli occupation since 1967. It is a sharp departure from the internationally recognised basis for a two state solution, with East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.