Nearly a year on from the Beirut port explosion, no conclusions have been reached as to what caused it but an Arab Digest member who witnessed the explosion believes that both the Israelis and Hezbollah are to blame.
Benjamin Netanyahu wants to present it as otherwise but Israel lost the latest round in the Gaza wars and in the Arab Street and beyond Hamas is proclaimed the victor.
MP Crispin Blunt says he is “done with false hope” and is launching a new organisation that will seek to use the rule of law to hold Israel accountable for the injustices inflicted on the Palestinian people.
Amidst continuing security concerns, conflict zones in MENA have assured that the region remains the globe’s top armaments importer.
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Arab Digest has long supported the rights of Palestinians to self-determination. We are, therefore, pleased to publish the final statement of the Balfour Project’s 25 & 26 May conference Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law. The statement was released at the conclusion of the conference.
The swing away from outright support for Israel in the Democratic Party poses a real threat to Joe Biden’s pivot to Asia.
Summary: On 20 May 2021 Arab Digest interviewed EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation Christian Berger about relations with Egypt and issues that included arms sales and human rights
MP Layla Moran calls on the UK to recognise the Palestinian State and to engage robustly with the US, the EU and both sides in the conflict to help secure a fair and democratic solution that ensures a viable Palestine.
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