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Nabil Al-Sahli

 

Items by Nabil Al-Sahli

  • Smotrich’s plan for direct control of the West Bank

    Israeli settlement activity deep within the West Bank has been non-stop since its Occupation on 5 June, 1967. The goal behind this was to undermine the dream of establishing a Palestinian State, with Jerusalem as its capital. It is in this context that the Netanyahu government is working around...

  • The West's hollow discourse about a Palestinian State

    Spain, Ireland, Norway, and Slovenia have finally officially recognised the State of Palestine, at a time when Israel continues to commit horrific massacres around the clock against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including Jerusalem, and to silence people inside the Palestinian Territories. This...

  • Security and Israel’s demographic dilemma

    There have been major repercussions within Israel since Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on 7 October, including economic losses. The occupation state has witnessed serious divisions in society and political parties. Moreover, it is almost certain that the operation will continue a trend of reverse Jewish migration from occupied Palestine at...

  • Israel, 75 years of massacres, abuse and displacement

    Fifty-one years after the first Zionist conference was held in the Swiss city of Basel, Israel was established on 78 per cent of the area of historical Palestine. The Great Palestinian Catastrophe, the Nakba, was one of the most important consequences of the establishment of the “state”, in May...

  • Why did Moscow shut down the Jewish Agency office?

    The Russian Ministry of Justice applied to a court recently to shut down the Moscow office of the Jewish Agency for Immigration at a time when Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid warned that doing so would be a dangerous measure that would affect relations between the two countries. The...

  • Why did a far-right Israeli MP storm into Al-Aqsa Mosque?

    A far-right member of the Israeli parliament stormed into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque last Thursday. Extremist Itamar Ben-Gvir was guarded by a heavy police presence at the time. His incursion fell within the context of Israel’s long-term strategic political goal to Judaise occupied Jerusalem and its religious landmarks,...

  • Why does Israel keep demolishing Al-Araqeeb village in occupied Palestine?

    Last week, just two days after the latest Israeli General Election, the occupation army demolished the village of Al-Araqeeb for the 185th time since 2000. The context is the Prawer Plan to Judaise the Negev region, which is regarded as one of the most dangerous Jewish settlement plans since...

  • Gaza, Guevara and resistance against occupiers

    Former Israeli Minister of Defence Moshe Dayan once said, “We run Gaza by day, and Guevara and his comrades run it at night.” His words summarise the courage of the people of the Gaza Strip, their steadfastness and their resistance against the occupiers. There is a need to highlight...

  • Israel is America’s dagger

    Despite the Trump administration’s absolute bias towards Israel, the history of US-Israeli relations is not without minor differences. For example, US President Dwight Eisenhower announced in 1956 his country’s anger at Israel’s seizure of the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip in a campaign with France and Britain. He...

  • Israel’s demographic obsession is at the forefront of the agenda yet again

    An article in Haaretz last week highlighted the possibility of young Israelis emigrating, which brought Israel’s obsession with demography to the forefront of the agenda yet again. More than 70 years since Israel was established in Palestine, its leaders, political parties and strategists are still trying to persuade Jews...

  • Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is ongoing; we need a united response

    In line with the demographic goals of the Zionist occupation state, the recently announced Trump deal includes a clause to move the Triangle region in northern Palestine occupied since 1948, to be under the authority of the Palestinian Authority. This will break the concentration of Israeli-Arab citizens in this...

  • Israel is falsifying Palestinian history and stealing its heritage

    Palestine is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of antiquities, competing with Egypt in the Arab world. At least 22 civilisations have left their mark on Palestine, the first of which were the Canaanites; their presence is still visible today. Since 1948, successive Israeli governments have...

  • Israel and the assassination of Palestinian childhood

    The Israeli occupation authorities have transformed the images of joy, play and education that should be the norm for Palestinian children into a shocking number of violations committed by the army against them in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Around 1.3 million Palestinian children in the West Bank...

  • Challenges faced by Palestinian citizens of Israel after the Knesset Elections

    Questions emerged after the Israeli Knesset elections on April 9th, and the number of the seats won by Arab parties declined compared to the previous elections. The top questions asked were related to the challenges facing Palestinians residing in their land occupied since 1948. Despite entering the Israeli political...

  • Challenges facing the Shtayyeh government

    After Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas appointed Fatah Central Committee member Mohammad Shtayyeh as prime minister, some questions are raised regarding the challenges the next Palestinian government will face. One of these challenges is Trump’s deal of the century, the details of which will be announced after the Israeli elections...

  • On the Judaisation of education in Jerusalem

    The Israeli government seeks to implement several plans all at once in order to accelerate the Judaisation of Jerusalem, as it continues to surround the city with the Separation Wall and intensive settlement activity. Meanwhile, Israeli institutions, with the support of the Netanyahu government, are trying to achieve absolute...

  • African countries are in Israel’s sights

    Israel has been able to conjure up strong allies since it was founded in 1948. Britain and France supported it militarily, politically and economically until it launched the Six Day War in June 1967, after which it shifted to a strategic alliance with the United States. Ever since Israel’s creation...

  • While the Arab world looks the other way, Israel’s Judaisation of Jerusalem is ongoing

    The pace of Judaisation in occupied Jerusalem has increased since the US Embassy was moved from Tel Aviv to the city in May. This was accompanied by an increase in Israeli efforts to seize control of Palestinian-owned homes there. The most dangerous aspect of this is that it is...

  • Hebron is braving a storm of Judaisation

    The ongoing and intense settlement activity in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron confirms Israel’s deliberate policy to empty it of its Arab inhabitants and Judaise it. The Palestinian city remains the second most targeted area for illegal Jewish settlements after Jerusalem. The first settlement activity in the...

  • The resettling of Palestinian refugees is the core of the Trump deal

    Following the Trump administration’s acknowledgement of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, funding cut to UNRWA and closure of the PLO office in Washington a few days ago, media reports confirmed the US President’s intention to announce a fourth step early next year. This is related to the...

  • Oslo and the new-old Middle East

    Twenty-five years have passed since the signing of the Oslo Accords — the Declaration of Principles between the Palestine Liberation Organisation and Israel — without the Palestinian people gaining any of their national rights. On the contrary, the pace of illegal Israeli settlement activity has increased and the state...

  • The American attempt to erase the Palestinian right of return

    There have been recent media reports regarding projects to liquidate the Palestinian refugee issue by means of liquidating the legal basis for their right of return to their homeland. US lawmakers began taking action to enact a law that would liquidate the issue of Palestinian refugees by recognising only...

  • What Israel wants, and Palestinians’ numerical supremacy

    A few days ago, the Israeli Knesset passed the Jewish Nation State law by a majority of 62 votes. This law denies the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination on their own land, and stipulates that the right to determination in occupied Palestine, which the law refers to...

  • Arab silence as Israel attacks Al-Aqsa

    Over the course of the past few days, Israel’s attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque have escalated. They have been accompanied by comments made by Israeli government leaders and political parties who assert that Jewish settlers have the right to pray above the ruins of the Temple Mount. Since the provocative incursion...