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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...

Palestinian President Urges Hamas To Give Up Power In Gaza

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The new Palestinian unity government faced a new crisis on Sunday after President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dissolve hi...

The US Should Accept Palestinian Unity

James Zogby | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Putting aside all these displays of faux anger and misplaced regret, the Palestinians are right to celebrate. Reconciliation and national unity are not only good, in and of themselves, they are necessary if there is to be a lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace.

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...

Open Letter to Hamas: You Are Responsible for Your People's Fate

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

It is time for Hamas to realize that it holds the key to the future of its own people. Israelis will not move towards peace as long as Hamas, a central player and crucial part of Palestinian society will not endorse peace explicitly.

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...

"Oh ! The Fools!"* (On a Palestinian Munich)

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

How can so many reasonable minds welcome the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas as good news, a good sign, like the far too long delayed reunion of a too long divided people, when it is, in reality, a catastrophe?

The Palestinians at the Cross Road of History Must Take the Right Path

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Robert K. Lifton

One path for the Palestinians leads to a serious opportunity to create a successful state for the Palestinian people. The other path leads to destroying any present hope for a viable Palestinian state. The choice lies in their hands.

Andrea Stone

Palestinian Envoy Seeks To Allay Fears Of Hamas-Fatah Deal | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.29.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Palestine Liberation Organization’s envoy here said critics misunderstand an announced deal to mend the schism between rival facti...

Israel Rejects New Palestinian Government With Hamas

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 06.28.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli leaders on Thursday rejected the Palestinian unity deal between rivals Hamas and Fatah, saying it could destroy prospects fo...

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...

WikiLeaks Hints At Israeli-Palestinian Cooperation

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — A diplomatic message released by WikiLeaks on Monday suggested close cooperation between Israel and forces loyal to Palestinian Pres...

Hamas Throws a Better Funeral

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Hamas members disapprove of parties and stay away from festivities. But they are often the first at your funeral, setting up a tent and making posters of condolences and mentioning the deeds of the deceased.

The Art of Talking Middle East Peace with a Forked Tongue

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

If you believe the media, great strides are being made in the direction of Middle East peace, and the prospects are hopeful. Personally, I am not as hopeful

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.

Ramadan In Gaza: Short on Cash, Not Chicken

Hani Almadhoun | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hani Almadhoun

Israel's policies towards Gaza may actually be empowering Hamas as the governing party. Lifting the siege of Gaza during Ramadan would be a powerful symbolic gesture and shift the pressure on Hamas to reciprocate.

Abbas "Not To Seek Re-Election"

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has said he will not seek re-election when elections are held in January, Palestinian officials said. "Th...

Hamas Rejects Egyptian Plan To Reconcile With Fatah

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian-based leaders of the Islamic militant Hamas said Thursday the group will not sign an Egyptian-mediated proposal to reco...

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...

CIA Working With Palestinian Security Agents Known For Torturing Hamas Supporters | Ian Cobain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinian security agents who have been detaining and allegedly torturing supporters of the Islamist organisation Hamas in the West Bank have been w...

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...

Benjamin Netanyahu On Iranian Threat: "The Issue Is Not The Security Of Israel But Of The World"

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEWSWEEK's Lally Weymouth spoke to Netanyahu in Jerusalem last week. Excerpts: WEYMOUTH: What did you think of the Goldstone report? NETANYAHU: I tho...

Hamas, Fatah Battle Kills 6, Bloodiest Factional Violence In 2 Years

AP | ALI DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

QALQILIYA, West Bank — Forces loyal to the moderate Palestinian president stormed a Hamas hideout in the West Bank and set off a fierce gunbattl...

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...