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A tale of two peace activists

Two peace activists have been arrested in Egypt this week, yet their stories could not be more different. The first “peace activist” (I use the scare quotes advisedly) is in fact an anti-Israel activist, self proclaimed as an anti-Zionist who … Continue reading

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Britain amends universal jurisdiction law

With perfect timing, the same day that it is revealed that Raed Salah is suing Britain for damages for wrongful arrest, the UK amended its law of universal jurisdiction, thereby allowing Israeli politicians to travel freely without thread of arrest … Continue reading

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Sheikh Raed Salah reinvents the word Chutzpah

A short little item in today’s Guardian tells us that Sheikh Raed Salah is suing Britain for damages for being “unlawfully held”. A Palestinian activist detained on the orders of the home secretary, Theresa May, after flying into Britain for … Continue reading

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