Protests erupt in Gaza as electricity crisis deepens
In many areas, Palestinians received only three hours of electricity at a time, punctuated by 12-hour blackouts.Ezz Zanoun | 21 Jan 2017 06:25 GMT | Human Rights, Gaza, Palestine, Middle EastGaza Strip - Anger is growing among Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip as the narrow coastal enclave's electricity crisis deepens.
Jewish Leaders Calls For Pro-Israel ‘Infiltrators’ To Be Banned From UK Campuses Clashes between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists on university campuses have provoked concern among Jewish community leaders. By Alex MacDonald | MEE | January 20, 2017
A still from the proceedings of the Board of Deputies meeting showing Jerry Lewis (Board of Deputies) (REPORT) — A Jewish rabbi has called for right-wing “infiltrators” on UK campuses to be banned, after an incident in at University College London in which a man attacked Islam as a “violent religion” at a pro-Palestine rally.
Jerry Lewis, deputy for Hampstead Synagogue, spoke at a board meeting of the Jewish Board of Deputies (BoD) and condemned provocations against students by ostensibly pro-Israel organisations.
Yesterday, Israeli-British historian Avi Shlaim published a notable article titled “Perfidious Albion and Israel-Palestine – British policy towards Palestine reveals a persistent pro-Israeli bias, from Lord Balfour to Theresa May”. In this impressive and wide-panoramic historical appraisal of a century, he calls the Balfour Declaration “a classic colonial document”, relates to current British policy on Israel and Palestine, and summates by saying that “today Israel controls 90 percent of mandatory Palestine and the Palestinians are still stateless. There are many reasons for the Nakba, the catastrophe that overwhelmed the Palestinian people. The treachery of Perfidious Albion was only one factor but not an insignificant one.”
This reminded me of an exchange I had with him last year at the University of Lund (Sweden), just across the waters from Copenhagen where I live. Shlaim wa…