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The Difference Between Obama's and Bush's Positions on Israel

Ed Koch | Posted 07.24.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Jews and Christian supporters of Israel in the U.S. and the Israeli people and their leaders trusted President Bush. They do not have confidence in President Obama's commitment to Israel's security.

Wanted: New Palestinian Political Parties

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

If the coming year will witness the birth of the state of Palestine, we need to see from now what kind of state it will be. Programs that can give concrete answers to this question will undoubtedly do better than generalities.

Elections (Local) In Palestine Again

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

With parliamentary and presidential elections indefinitely postponed, this will be the only measure of the attitude of the Palestinians towards the Abbas-Fayyad policies.

Will Elections Help or Hurt Palestinian Reconciliation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

It remains to be seen whether the elections will take place on time or, if they do, whether they will be held in Gaza as well as the West Bank.

New Guard Replaces Old in Fatah

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

As long as Fatah had leaders in various Arab countries, they were susceptible to pressures from those hosts. That has all but disappeared with the majority of its leadership now based inside Palestine.

Who Speaks for Palestine?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamal Dajani

Fateh, the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization, will meet next week in an atmosphere mired with internal divisions, charges of corruption, and tales of espionage and betrayal fit for a John Le Carré novel.

Unity, Only Choice for Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

For the first time since the Hamas takeover in June 2007, Palestinian national unity talks have a better chance of success than in previous times, and the Gaza situation is probably the reason.