Osama Al-Sharif

Osama Al-Sharif is a journalist and political commentator based in Amman.
Twitter: @plato010

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UN ‘blacklist’ on Israeli settlements boosts boycott movement

Israel and the US wasted no time in denouncing last week’s release of a much-delayed report by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) listing 112 Israeli and international companies doing business with or operating in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

February 15, 2020

Impossible to take politics out of Prince William's visit

When it comes to British royal Prince William’s historic visit to Palestine and Israel this week, it is difficult not to politicize what has been described as a non-political event.

June 27, 2018

What the Facebook scandal says about our social media addiction

The revelation that Facebook allowed a British data company to harvest the personal information of no fewer than 50 million users, which it may have used to influence voters in the US presidential election and the Brexit referendum, has reverberated around the world.

March 28, 2018

No end in sight to Syria’s de facto partition

It is unfortunate that almost all players involved in the complex Syrian crisis appear to have given up on efforts to resuscitate a political process aimed at ending seven years of civil war.

March 20, 2018

Nothing can justify the massacre of Eastern Ghouta

It has been described as Assad’s Srebrenica, and by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as “hell on earth.” UNICEF, the UN’s children’s fund, found no better way to express its outrage over the mass killing of Syrian children in Eastern Ghouta than to issue a blank statement — because “no w

February 24, 2018

Why replacing the US as a peace broker will not work

Despite worldwide sympathy for the Palestinians in the wake of the unilateral US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reaction to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ declaration that Washington has disqualified itself as an honest broker and is no longer accepted as a peace mediator has

December 27, 2017