‘How we blocked Israeli ship’ Italian dockers speak out

By Gianni Del Panta Over the last years, the Italian ports have seen the development of a long series of protests and strikes against the passage and loading of ships carrying military equipment. In Genoa the CALP (Collettivo Autonomo Lavoratori Portuali – Dockworkers’ Autonomous Collective) has repeatedly struggled against Saudi ships filled with weapons and…

“Major distortions on basic issues” Academic report slams “invasive” rewrite of school textbooks after campaign by pro-Israeli groups

By Miriam Scharf Under pressure from pro-Israeli organisations, a major educational publisher carried out an extensive revision of two GCSE History textbooks which inserted “major distortions” on questions such as the illegality of settlements under international law, according to a leading academic. Professor John Chalcraft co-authored a detailed report comparing the content of the two…

How far will normalisation with Israel go?

by Ameen Nemr Morocco’s recognition of Israel is the latest in a flurry of deals ending the diplomatic boycott of Israel by Arab states. This trend has deep roots, argues Ameen Nemr despite its recent promotion by Trump and Netanyahu. The announcement on 11 December that Morocco will open diplomatic relations with Israel brings the…

Annexation and apartheid in Palestine

The planned annexation of large parts of the West Bank by Israel are part of a longer history of strategic colonisation and settlement building reports Miriam Scharf. This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online Annexation,…

Occupation in a time of coronavirus

In the West Bank, Palestinians are facing the trauma of lockdown and the coronavirus crisis in a context of intensifying Israeli occupation. Dave Clinch and Oisin Challen Flynn spoke to Palestinian activists from Hebron and Bethlehem about how life – and resistance – are continuing. This is an article from the current issue of Middle…

Palestinians in Lebanon search for solidarity

Palestinian activist Zeinab al-Hajj talks to Helen Patuck about the wave of protests which took place last year across the refugee camps This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online Why now?” Zeinab al-Hajj asks about…