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Nabil Al-Sahli

 

Items by Nabil Al-Sahli

  • Is visiting Jerusalem normalisation or liberation?

    The frequent visits to Jerusalem by Arab and Muslim figures and delegations at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority has prompted a serious debate between those calling for them to continue and those who are opposed to them and want them to stop. The city has been under complete...

  • Netanyahu’s government and Palestinian options

    Political analysts agree that Netanyahu’s fourth government, with all of its partisan formations and political range, is the most right-wing in Israel since its creation 67 years ago. It is a settler government, which quashes any delusions about the potential for a resumption of the political process with the...

  • Israel, America and the combined aggression strategy

    No two people would ever disagree on the strategic nature of the relationship between Israel and successive American administrations over the course of the past six decades. Not only does Israel play a strategic role that is aligned with American interests in the Middle East but the true extent...

  • American partnership in the attack on the Palestinians

    After the Palestinian people in Gaza had withstood 51 says against the Israeli killing machine and imposed the resistance conditions on the ceasefire, a number of questions were raised regarding the level of partnership and cooperation between Israel and America in the attack. To answer these questions, observers will...

  • Palestinians in Palestine... the continuous suffering

    Sixty-six years after the establishment of Israel (1948-2014), the Arab minority inside the Green Line are facing significant challenges, mainly the call by some Israelis – led by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman – to expel as many Palestinians inside the Green Line as possible to the West Bank or...

  • Arab revolutions through Israeli eyes

    Israeli researchers have been preoccupied from the very first days of the Arab revolutions to analyse the possible consequences for Israel; the Israeli establishment has not disguised its fear of the revolutions’ success. Perhaps the most important conference to discuss the revolutions was that organised by the Israeli National...

  • The economic prelude to the third Palestinian intifada

    In recent weeks the Palestinian territories have witnessed a wave of demonstrations by citizens demanding better living conditions. The worsening economic crisis has had a serious impact on the lives of Palestinian families and society in terms of health, education, food security and social welfare.Economic analysts acknowledge that Israel’s...

  • Internationalising the issue of Palestinian prisoners

    The plight of Palestinian detainees being held by Israel has an important place in the general framework of the Palestinian national cause because it has affected a huge number of people. Almost 750,000 Palestinians have been arrested by Israel since the start of the occupation of the West Bank...

  • The significance of Land Day

    Exactly thirty-seven years ago, on 30th March 1976, the people of Palestine rose up against Israel’s occupation of their land. After 28 years of living under curfews and restrictions on movement; oppression, terror and racism; impoverishment; seeing their land stolen from them and villages demolished inside the Zionist state...

  • Palestinian development under occupation is a delusion

    The notion of Palestinian economic development while under Israeli occupation has again been promoted, notably by US Secretary of State John Kerry, as the means to advance the cause of peace through negotiations. Those following such matters in Palestine fear that media hype will blind people to the impossibility...

  • Israel and its demographic complex

    In August the Zionist movement will celebrate its 116th anniversary. What are its achievements in the context of the demographic conflict between the Arabs and Jews in Palestine since the First Zionist Congress of 1897? What are the future prospects of this conflict? Israeli research centres hold dozens of seminars...

  • Israeli perspectives on the Judaisation of Jerusalem

    Israel’s intentions for Jerusalem have been exposed by its policies and projects ever since the eastern half of the city was captured during the 1967 war. It has to focus on keeping a “unified” Jerusalem under full, albeit contested, Israeli sovereignty. Israel’s vision to resolve the issue of Jerusalem can...

  • Chemical weapons in international law

    One of the blunders of modern science was the creation of weapons that can spread toxins and disease within a matter of minutes. However international awareness about the dangers of using chemical weapons was high from the very start. As far back as February 1918, the International Committee for...

  • Gaza blockade and the bitter harvest

    Israel imposed a stifling blockade on the Gaza Strip after the success of the Islamic Resistance Movement in the 2006 Palestinian elections; its grip was tightened in the summer of 2007. The blockade controls the flow of fuel and electricity as well as everyday items such as food, fresh...

  • The dangers of drafting Christian Arabs into the Israeli army

    Israel’s Druze and Circassian citizens have been drafted into the Israel Defence Forces since 1958. Now, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to oversee the plan to draft into the IDF Christian Arab Israelis residing within the Green Line, specifically the Greek Orthodox community, despite the fact that...

  • Israel's silent expulsion of Jerusalemites

    The Israeli authorities have taken advantage of the shifts in the Arab scene and the media’s preoccupation with these shifts to further Judaise the city of Jerusalem by means of imposing a silent transfer policy against Arab Jerusalemites. In practice, Israel has developed plans that aim to make Israeli Jews...