Author Archives: Kieron Monks

Lebanese civil rights bill for Palestinian refugees presents a chance for unity

A debate is raging in the Lebanese government over new legislation that would grant civil rights to Palestinian refugees for the first time in 62 years. Key features of the historic bill, proposed by the Progressive Socialist Party, include the … Continue reading

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The failed peace process is on display in Silwan

From Cast Lead to the Mavi Marmara, few states have displayed Israel’s commitment to unilateral action. A unique ability to deflect external criticism has allowed successive adminstrations to pursue unpopular policies without hindrance. A microcosm can be glimpsed in Jerusalem, where Mayor … Continue reading

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Who does Tony Blair work for?

"In the conversations I’ve had with the Israeli Prime Minister there is now, in principle, agreement for Israel to allow goods in" Tony Blair told reporters on Monday. And like magic, an official Israeli statement today announced the ‘easing’ of … Continue reading

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