The Israeli government could not resist the urge to co-opt the presence of global sporting superstars to bolster its political legitimacy and 'wash its face' after recent events in Gaza

Mostafa Mohamed

King Abdullah II has a choice to make: either bow to the Saudis to alleviate the economic crisis or make real long-lasting political reforms

David Hearst

The South African fight for freedom has been a source of hope for Palestinian activists, but there are several key differences between the two struggles

Dr Marwan Darweish
Andrew Rigby

As the last dissident voice in the Emirates is silenced, it remains to be seen who is left to speak out about injustice in the UAE

Joe Odell

As Netanyahu visits Macron yet again, Paris remains wrongly timid on the Palestinian question

Barah Mikaïl

Israel is seen as an ally against Syria and Iran – Britain’s two main enemies in the region - and the Palestinians are the expendable unpeople

Mark Curtis

The country needs an entirely new government and parliament, along with a sharper focus on regional alliances

Mohammad Ayesh

Great Return March is moving Palestinian cause beyond political divisions into a state of confrontation against the Israeli occupation

Mohsen Abu Ramadan

Why isn’t the international community punishing the apartheid state of Israel, as it did with South Africa?

Haidar Eid

Anti-Muslim sentiment cuts across vast swathes of social, economic, cultural and political life in Britain today

Tahir Abbas