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.
Arab Digest · The MBZ Pivot
Fighting inside Israeli cities raises the spectre of a new intifada or “civil war”; social media giants back Israel while Biden comes under increasing pressure from within his own party to stop the war.
The time is long past due for the UK to challenge Israel for its repeated violations of international law and to recognise a Palestinian state on pre-1967 lines.
Arab Digest · Jerusalem
As the crisis in Jerusalem deepens Prince Hassan of Jordan calls for an end to expropriations, confiscations and annexation. “Jerusalem,” he writes “is a shared gift, not the exclusive property of one government or one people.”
As the US continues to pivot away from the Gulf and the wider Middle East and Iran remains a significant regional threat the GCC, approaching its 40th anniversary, sees strategic sense in patching up differences.