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Palestinian Reconciliation Talks Begin In Egypt

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — A Hamas and a Fatah official met in Cairo on Monday ahead of the start of reconciliation talks between the rival Palestinian factions t...

Morsi Steps Into Hamas-Fatah Feud

AP | Posted 03.11.2013 | World

CAIRO — The Palestinian president and the leader of Hamas held talks Wednesday in a bid to seize on the recent goodwill between their rival fact...

Palestinians Set Elections For May 4

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

VIENNA — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday set May 4 as the date for general elections meant to end a long-standing rift that has le...

The Strange, or Not Too strange, Hamas U-Turn

Sami Moubayed | Posted 07.02.2011 | World
Sami Moubayed

Amidst all the turmoil and upheaval ripping through the Arab world, the Palestinians came out -- yet again -- to claim world headlines with a groundbr...

Mahmoud Abbas: Mr. Consistency

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While Western leaders have warmed up to Abbas and have been pleased with his consistency and demeanor, the Israelis neither recognized nor rewarded Abbas for this consistency and honesty.

Budrus Shows 'White Intifada' Can Beat the Israeli Occupation

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.06.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The village of Budrus effectively organized a campaign of nonviolent resistance against Israel's plans to route its "Separation Barrier" through their village lands. Budrus is a compelling account of this successful experiment.

Is Encouraging Peace in the Middle East Acceptable These Days?

David A. Harris | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
David A. Harris

Now is the time -- if there ever was one -- for Hamas to work as a government, not a terrorist entity. They must sit with Fatah and together show that they can be partners for peace.

The Palestinian Reconciliation Agreement Should Be Supported

James Zogby | Posted 06.30.2011 | World
James Zogby

Palestinians shouldn't be asked to choose "reconciliation or peace" especially when the party doing the asking is denying them the chance to have both.

Tens Of Thousands Of Palestinians Rally For Unity

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Thousands of Palestinians thronged major squares in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Tuesday to deliver an impassione...

Palestine: Too Many Managers, Not Enough Leaders

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

The Occupied Palestinian territories remain a toxic political environment. And unfortunately the few non-party affiliated Palestinians leaders who seem to be popular with activists and academics are weak and largely absent in every day news.

Fatah Agrees Egyption To Deal With Hamas

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Fatah has agreed to an Egyptian proposal for the two main Palestinian factions to separately sign a long-delayed unity deal by O...

Hamas Ban Elections In Gaza Strip

AFP | Sakher Abu El Oun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY : The Hamas-run interior ministry in the Gaza Strip said on Wednesday that it will ban the organisation of elections called for by Palestini...

Hamas, Fatah Reach 'Historic Accord' To Form Palestinian 'Confederation': AKI

Adnkronos International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and the Islamist Hamas movement have reached an historic accord for the creation of a new "confederation" with two go...

Hamas, Fatah To Begin Talks On Closing Rift

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Islamic militants of Hamas and the moderates of Fatah have never had more compelling reasons to repair the rift betw...

While Gaza Burns, the World Watches

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Unless Israel can make five to seven million Palestinians disappear, it must find some way to co-exist with them. Israeli leaders on the center and right continue to avoid facing this fact.

Cairo Accuses Hamas Of Torpedoing Palestinian Peace Talks

Daily News Egypt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO: Already tense relations between Egypt and Hamas have soured after Cairo for the first time openly accused the group of torpedoing Palestinian r...