Khaled al-‘Azayzeh, field researcher in Gaza for the Israeli human rights organisation B’Tselem, addresses the people of Israel: For over ten years we have been living in a prison. The Gaza Strip is dying. Sixty percent of young people walk around the streets without work, 60 percent of the population suffers from food insecurity. 80 […]

The position of Anneliese Dodds MP (Labour – Oxford East) on the situation in Gaza is wholly inadequate. OXFORD CONSTITUENTS: Please email Anneliese to ask her to sign the Early Day Motion on Gaza: <anneliesedoddsmp@gmail.com> Dodds’s statement appears followed by my response below. * Dear Jamie, Thank you for contacting me about the situation in […]

Amnesty International (27 April 2018): “The time for symbolic statements of condemnation is now over. The international community must act concretely and stop the delivery of arms and military equipment to Israel.” “[M]any” Palestinian fatalities “were deliberately killed or injured while posing no immediate threat” “Israeli soldiers are using high-velocity military weapons designed to cause […]

What we can do: Write your MP immediately and ask them to sign this Early Day Motion on Gaza. You can write to your MP quickly and easily through this website. Below. is a template email you can use, if it helps. — Dear TKTK, I am writing to request that you add your name […]

Prior to the First Intifada, Palestinians in the Occupied Territories (OPT) seemed, in the eyes of foreign observers, “too intimidated, divided, and politically suppressed to ever develop a coherent alternative leadership”[1] while the international resonance of the Palestinian cause was at a historic low. The “focus of attention in the Middle East is shifting,” reported […]

Part 2 of 3. The previous instalment of this article traced the impact of the First Intifada—a mass nonviolent Palestinian civil revolt that erupted in December 1987—at the United Nations. This section examines the impact of the Intifada on a second component of the international consensus which today prevails on Palestine: international human rights organisations. […]

Part 1 of 3. The renowned novelist and political activist Arundhati Roy relates how, in the forests of central India, “1,000 paramilitaries will go to a village, an indigenous peoples village, four days walk from the main road—surround it, burn it, rape the women, steal the cattle and go.” Roy argues with compelling force that […]