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British backing for Israel helps to sustain the unbearable status quo | Rafeef Ziadah

  Diplomatic and military support – and a thriving arms trade – make the UK complicit in the oppression of Palestinians I often tell my first-year politics students that the study of politics is the study of power. And what we saw last month, above all, was the glaring disparity in power between Israel and the Palestinians. When Palestinians in Gaza and around the world celebrated the news of a ceasefire , breathing a sigh of relief, many commentators hailed it as a return to calm. For Palestinians, however, “calm” means a status quo of occupation, blockade, and repression. Continue reading... .. Full story on 

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