• Palestinian Paradise: Too good to be true?

    Rawabi, dubbed the ‘City of Dreams’, is one Palestinian’s answer to Paradise. That Palestinian is Bashar Masri, American-Palestinian multi-millionaire who has invested millions into this developing project. I went to meet Mr Masri and see Rawabi for myself. Built by Palestinians and for Palestinians, the impressive structural project has...
  • Film Sans Frontiers: Lending a Helping Hand

    At a time when borders are becoming increasingly more talked about than unison, The Nottingham Alternative Film Network put together an evening dedicated to the understanding and celebration of immigration. On March the 19th, at The White Lion Bar and Kitchen pub in Beeston, the Nottingham Alternative Network put...
  • A Student’s Guide to Understanding Middle Eastern Conflicts: Israel/Palestine

    While it’s important to keep up to date on current affairs and world politics, sometimes it’s almost impossible to understand exactly what’s happened in the past and what’s going on now – especially when it comes to conflicts in the Middle East. In these articles, Impact Features writer Natalie will try to...
  • Dear Taylor/Kanye/et al… Don’t Perform In Israel.

    Israel is a hot bed for controversy. We are told what happens between it and Palestine is so deeply cultural that the west could never understand it, let alone help to rectify it. It’s becoming clearer though, thanks in part to a sharper historical perspective and in part to...
  • NUS Votes to Boycott Israel by Supporting BDS

    The National Executive Council (NEC) of the National Union of Students (NUS) has voted in favour of a motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Members of the NEC debated and passed the motion with 23 votes for, 18 against and one abstention. The...
  • “The BBC are cheating the public with this biased portrayal”: Nottingham Protest Against Israeli Strikes and BBC ‘Bias’

    On Thursday 17th July, Nottingham Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC Nottingham) organised a protest outside BBC Nottingham to show solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who have been injured by Israeli strikes, and to highlight a perceived lack of impartiality in the BBC’s coverage of the conflict. The latest...
  • Israeli Apartheid Week On Campus Exposes A Deep Rift At Our University

    Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) hits campus this week, exposing how the spillover of the Arab-Israeli conflict onto our University has created a poisonous atmosphere between two significant student societies. Run internationally, around campuses across the UK and at the University of Nottingham, IAW aims, amongst other things, “to educate...