Tag Archive for Palestine

“In Pursuit of Peace in Israel and Palestine” by Gershon Baskin- book review

Lord Hylton

published 2017 by Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, Tennessee – 275 pages I have known the author at intervals since about 1987.  Some of his claims may be exaggerated over Corporal Shalit.  I, nevertheless, respect his perseverance in search of a rational peace since he arrived in Israel in 1979. His memories as a Zionist youth…

Good News from Palestine and Bosnia

Lord Hylton

The first stage of the restoration of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem has been completed.  Bethlehem was the birth-place of Jesus, known as the Christ by most of the world, and by Muslims as the Prophet Isa.  The Church was built in the 4th century CE by Saint Helena, the wife and widow of…

School of Law – Abu Dhabi and Palestine

Lord Soley

I am writing this from Abu Dhabi. I came here last Saturday and am returning tomorrow night. My purpose was to establish a post graduate school of law with outreach to Palestine in order to advance the rule of law in the region. Zayed University http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/ is going to host it as a Masters degree and…

Middle East Rule of Law

Lord Soley

Following my discussion with the High representative of Palestine in the UK and the Emirates Ambassador the post graduate school of law is now well on its way to completion and hopefully will take students from Palestine later this year. I think they are being a little optimistic about starting this year but enthusiasm counts…

Libya and the Middle East

Lord Soley

  It is a humbling experience to watch the incredible bravery of the Libyan people and the cool headed approach of so many Arabs in the current upheavals throughout the region. None of us can be sure how this will end but I am personally very encouraged and more inclined to optimism than pessimism. For years…