Raed Salah

Raed Salah granted permission to appeal UK deportation in higher court

Leading Palestinian activist Sheikh Raed Salah has been granted permission to appeal deportation from the UK on all six grounds submitted to the judge, his lawyers said today. After losing an initial appeal in the First Tier (Immigration) Tribunal at the end of last month, Salah lodged another appeal in a higher court. In a press release, Salah’s lawyer Tayab Ali said: Being granted permission to appeal on all grounds is highly significant. It is clear that the Home Secretary has repeatedly exercised poor judgment. 

UK anti-Semitism charity CST still spreading Israeli disinformation about Raed Salah

Since last week’s First Tier Tribunal ruling against Raed Salah’s appeal against deportation from the UK, Zionist ideologues have been gloating. But in fact the judgment (now released online) clears Salah of the central government accusation against him: that he wrote an anti-Semitic poem containing the line: “You Jews are criminal bombers of mosques”. This “poem” was fabricated in the context of a long-standing Israeli campaign of attacks, detentions and disinformation against Salah. The following is my analysis of the judgment. 

My appearance on al-Hiwar channel, explaining the Raed Salah case

Before this week’s decision by a British immigration court to refuse Sheikh Raed Salah’s appeal against deportation, I appeared on the Arabic satellite channel al-Hiwar. In conversation with Hanan Chehata (from MEMO), I give a general introduction and background to the case, for the channel’s English-language programme Jusoor (“Bridges”). 

Exclusive: Leaked emails show Israel role in UK plot to ban Raed Salah

A UK immigration court ruled yesterday that popular Palestinian leader Sheikh Raed Salah could be deported from the country, after being banned by Home Secretary Theresa May in June. The Electronic Intifada can now also exclusively reveal new details of an Israeli government role in the UK plot to exclude Salah. 

Raed Salah loses initial appeal against deportation from UK

Palestinian popular leader and activist Sheikh Raed Salah’s appeal against deportation from the UK was rejected by the First Tier tribunal, an immigration court, it emerged today. The full ruling has yet to be released to the public, but was sent to the parties (Salah and the UK Border Agency) today. My full report for Electronic Intifada will follow soon, meanwhile the following press release has been issued. 

CST denies it acted "on behalf of Israel" in Salah plot

My recent expose on how the British government colluded with the Community Security Trust (CST) to ban Palestinian activist Sheikh Raed Salah from the country seems to have annoyed the CST. They replied today with a long and rather defensive, anonymous post on their blog. It is full of telling comments. To me it reeks of a guilty conscience. It begins with an admission…