Gazans were slaughtered. The EU has no comment

Of course, we are aware of the European Union’s commitment to the full and effective protection of Human Rights everywhere. After all, The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union (EU) “for over six decades [of contribution] to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”. So, when it comes to the “full … Continue reading

Apophenia Digest #1 – 26 June 2014

Remember when the Obama administration was urging the Egyptian government to restrain the security forces against peaceful protesters® and their fundamental freedom of protest, association and assembly? Well, that was January 2011, when former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was beginning to look an inadequate leader, failing to meet the Egyptian people’s aspirations, yearning for democracy and all that beautiful human … Continue reading

A Talk with Avi Shlaim – Part 2

This is the second part of a three-part interview with Avi Shlaim, professor of International Relation at the Middle East Centre, Oxford. Iran and International Organisations – some legitimate, some less legitimate – were discussed. An important point to note is Israel’s behaviour towards Iran. The Iranian nuclear program is not an Israeli issue: it’s an issue which involves the entire … Continue reading

A Talk with Avi Shlaim – Part 1

Professor Avi Shlaim is an Israeli-born academic. He is a lecturer of International Relations at Oxford University and has written the book The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World. He shared his thoughts with me on 30 May 2013. The occupation is illegal. All Israeli settlements  that are built on occupied land – without a single exception – are … Continue reading

My reply to the professional detractors of Richard Falk

The video above shows the statement I delivered at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 10 June 2013, in response to the group of mudslingers unleashed against Special Rapporteur Richard Falk, who had just presented his report on the Human Rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I say group because, while there has been much talk about the … Continue reading

Israel PR manager Hillel Neuer goes too far

On 10 June 2013, Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Professor Richard Falk, delivered his report at the Human Rights Council. In the interactive dialogue, Israel PR manager Mr. Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Israel lobby Human… er… Rights NGO UN Watch, had this to say (video below). A sad spectacle indeed… One … Continue reading