Decades of settler-colonialism in focus

I was interviewed by global broadcaster TRT World about the latest violence in Israel/Palestine and how it fits into a long history of occupation and discrimination: What is happening in Sheikh Jarrah might also amount to a war crime, a recent EU statement suggested, seeing it as an “alarming” development. Israeli settlements across Palestine are illegal, violating…

Accountability in Palestine?

After the recent news that the International Criminal Court made an historic decision to allow its prosecutor to investigate war crimes in Palestine, I was asked by global broadcaster TRT World to comment: Antony Loewenstein, an independent author and film-maker who lived in Jerusalem from 2016-2020, is also happy about the ICC decision. “The recent…

What will Europe do if Israel starts annexing?

As Israel flirts with annexing parts of the West Bank, Europe’s likely response is weak (at best). Global broadcaster TRT World asked me about this issue: Israel has occupied Palestinian land for over 50 years and Europe has barely mustered more than a few terse statements in opposition,” Antony Loewenstein, an independent journalist and filmmaker…

How international law fails Palestine

During the Coronavirus outbreak, “normal” Middle Eastern politics are less discussed in the media and yet Israel’s occupation of Palestine is just as brutal as ever. My interview with US outlet Fair Observer about Trump’s recent Middle East “peace deal”, the reality on the ground in Palestine and possible points of leverage for Palestinians. Here’s…

Trump’s Middle East “peace plan” demands Palestinian subjugation

My analysis is published today by global broadcaster TRT World: Hours before US President Donald Trump unveiled his “peace deal” for Israelis and Palestinians yesterday, Israeli journalist Eylon Levy tweeted that expectations should be lowered for the proposal. “Since nothing can ‘solve’ the conflict,” he wrote, “ask whether the plan ‘shrinks’ the conflict. The occupation…

The 2019 Jerusalem Peace Prize speech and Q&A

At the recent ceremony of the 2019 Jerusalem Peace Prize, one of Australia’s leading peace awards that I won, I gave a speech on the themes of the night and then spoke with esteemed journalist Mary Kostakidis about my work on Israel/Palestine, drugs, disaster capitalism, Wikileaks etc. Here’s the video of my speech and Q&A…