Palestine

NGO blasts Palestinian attacks on free speech

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 1, 2016

Human Rights Watch this week issued a damning report on the lack of freedom of speech in the Palestinian territories.

The report detailed the arrests and torture of journalists, activists and even rap artists who have criticised government policy in the areas controlled by Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.

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Celtic charged by Uefa after Palestinian flags flown inside stadium

By Daniel Sugarman, August 19, 2016

Celtic football club have been charged by Uefa after fans flew Palestinian flags before and during the Glasgow side’s match against Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

Uefa had warned prior to Wednesday's Champions League qualifier that the Bhoys could face sanctions if flags were displayed by protesters inside Celtic Park.

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Government water project aims to help Israelis and Palestinians work together

By Daniel Sugarman, July 21, 2016

The government has launched a joint initiative with Israeli and Palestinian scientists aimed at encouraging them to work together to solve health and water issues.

The programme, known as Growth, will offer fellowships to Palestinian water technology and health students, enabling them to conduct postgraduate studies in Israeli laboratories as well as to take part in UK conferences.

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Myopic West backs Palestine over the Kurds

By Noah Beck, July 21, 2016

Why has the West been so supportive of Palestinian nationalism, yet so reluctant to support the Kurds, the largest nation in the world without a state?

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Trade, not aid, is key to peace

By Gershon Baskin, July 14, 2016

The Palestinian Authority has received an estimated $25 billion since its inception in 1994. That is a lot of money. (Israel has of course received a lot more than that since then, mainly from the US).

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Dialogue interrupted

By Charlotte Oliver, June 23, 2016

A university scholarship programme that has spent more than a decade fostering dialogue between Palestinian and Israeli undergraduates in the UK will close this summer due to escalating "financial constraints".

Since it launched in 2004 at City University, London, the Olive Tree Programme has sponsored Palestinian and Israeli students to come to the UK to pursue their studies.

In 12 years,

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Government reviewing UK aid to Palestinians

By Sandy Rashty, June 9, 2016

The UK government has launched a review into its funding of the Palestinian territories.

The decision to look at how British taxpayers' money is being spent in the region came after it was alleged that funds were going towards incitement projects and the payment of so-called "salaries" to convicted Palestinian terrorists by the Palestinian Authority (PA).

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Bonne chance: France seeks Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

June 2, 2016

Syria, Iraq, Libya and Egypt have large areas overrun by terrorists trying to establish a genocidal state. Yemen is shattered by war. And military giants Saudi Arabia and Iran are locked in an arms race.

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Church group that sends volunteers to the West Bank to "witness life under occupation"

By Sandy Rashty, May 27, 2016

In a meek, gentle voice, young Hannah Griffiths informs the crowd that she has an important story to tell.

The largely female, 40-strong audience that has come to hear her speak at a south London bookshop await her story with stern, concerned looks.

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Lesson about Palestinians should not be 'taboo'

By Simon Rocker, May 26, 2016

Talking about the Palestinians to pupils at Jewish schools "cannot be taboo", according to a specialist on teaching children about Israel.

Dr Sivan Zakai, of the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, has found that young Jewish schoolchildren in the city are unaware of the Palestinians, instead believing Israel to be in conflict with some "unclear other team".

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