Sailed into a trap

Screen shot of original article in Klassekampen.
Published in Klassekampen on August 2, 2019.
Original title: Seilte i USAs felle

This story details how the Iranian owned oil tanker Grace 1 was seized by British authorities outside the coast of Gibraltar on July 4th, 2019. Through an agreement with Panama, the US was able to strip Grace 1’s Panamanian flag, where it was registered. Since sailing without a flag is illegal, Grace 1 was forced to hoist the Iranian one.

The following confusion is believed by experts to have led to the British seizure of the oil tanker. It was believed that allowing the ship to continue – with its massive load of oil headed towards a port in Syria – was against EU sanctions on the Assad regime.

The story can be read here.

Ilan Pappé: Myths of the Six-Day War

Israel's defence minister, Moshe Dayan (center) speaks to the Palestinian guardian of the Cave of the Patriarcs in Hebron, Occupied West Bank. Photo: The Israeli Press Office
Published in Arbejderen 07.07.16 | Language: Danish
Original title: Myterne om Seksdageskrigen

In an essay by Ilan Pappé—an Israeli historian and director of European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom —we are taken through common myths of the events leading to and following the 1967 war between Israel, Egypt and Syria, also know as the Six Day War.

The essay was originally published in the Cairo Review of Global Affairs. A shortened version was translated by me for Arbejderen with personal permission from Ilan Pappé.

Click here to acces the essay in Danish or here to read the full essay in English.
(I will not post the full Danish text due to copyright reasons)

Killing them slowly: Diabetes in Palestine

Published in Al Jazeera English on 16.08.16

About one fifth of Palestinians are diagnosed with diabetes, a ticking bomb underneath a fragile health care system.

In this article, I trace the factors causing the endemic and look at how life is with a chronic condition under occupation.

Read the full article on Al Jazeera English here.