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Rafiq Husseini, Palestine Chief Of Staff, Fired By Abbas Over SEX TAPE Scandal

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president has fired his chief of staff over involvement in a videotaped sex scandal that has shaken the Pa...

Glenn Beck's Israel Problem

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Is there anyone who can possibly make the case that America benefits from being the only country in the world that endorsed the Israeli attack on the flotilla? Does Beck really believe that American and Israeli interests are identical?

The Irresponsibiity of the New York Times, Exhibit Who Knows How Many?

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jerome Slater

The Times' description of Hamas's goals ignores the wealth of evidence, known to all close observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, that the organization has been steadily moving away from its founding Charter.

Dubai Killing: Interpol Issues Alert For 16 New Suspects

AP | ANGELA DOLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Interpol on Monday expanded its wanted list over the killing of a Hamas commander to a total of 27 people, and also revealed previously ...

Dubai Killing May Be "Last Assassination Of Its Kind"

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The killing of a Hamas operative in a Dubai hotel may signal the end of an era: the moment when modern technology finally caught up ...

Jihadi Salafis, Muslim Firebrands, Challenge Hamas Rule In Gaza

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — They preach global jihad, or holy war, adhere to an ultraconservative form of Islam and are becoming a headache even for Ham...

Rafiq Husseini, Top Abbas Aide, Sex Tape Scandal

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — As sex tapes go, it's fairly tame – a man gets undressed in a bedroom, slides under the covers, plumps the pillows a...

Aziz Dwaik, Senior Hamas Member, Says Hamas Ready To Accept State Of Israel

Jerusalem Post | KHALED ABU TOAMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hamas has accepted Israel's right to exist and would be prepared to nullify its charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel, Aziz Dwaik, Hamas'...

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...

Aristotle Negotiates the Middle East

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mitchell Cohen

Can we learn something from Aristotle about Israeli-Palestinian arguments? Who can persuade whom of what?

Does Obama Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerome Slater

What accounts for the effective collapse of U.S. efforts to bring about a two-state Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Obama and his key advisers may actually still believe much of the discredited Israeli mythology that prevents a peace settlement.

Hamas Blocks Gaza Patients Seeking Care: PA

IMEMC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Palestinian Ministry of Health issued on Tuesday a press release accusing the Hamas-run government in Gaza of barring dozens of patients, includin...

Hamas Chief Outlines Terms For Talks On Arab-Israeli Peace | JAY SOLOMON and JULIEN BARNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS -- The chief of Palestinian militant group Hamas said his organization is prepared to cooperate with the U.S. in promoting a peaceful resolut...

The Blockade of Gaza, Two Years On

Bill Van Esveld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Van Esveld

Under Israel's blockade, only 18 food items are approved for import into Gaza, where 65 percent of people live below the poverty line. Other prohibited goods include soccer balls, ink, and paper.

The United Nations Kangaroo "Investigation" of Israeli "War Crimes"

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

Richard Goldstone knows that unless his report condemns Israel, at least as forcefully as it condemns Hamas, it will never be accepted by the UN Human Rights Council.

The Coming Storm: Obama and American Jewry

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Sunshine Jewish patriots who back Israel when convenient will be pitted against those who stand with Israel even when it means losing their invitation to the White House Chanuka party.

Hamas: Jimmy Carter Has Our Ear

DPA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Palestinian movement Hamas said it will "listen" to former US president Jimmy Carter and "learn about his efforts to deal with the Palestinian sit...

Obama Move To Aid Hamas Alarms Israel Supporters

LA Times | Paul Richter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington -- The Obama administration, already on treacherous political ground because of its outreach to traditional adversaries such...

US Judge Orders Iran To Pay $25M For IDF Soldier's Murder

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Iran to pay $25 million plus interest to the family of Israeli soldier Nachshon Wachsman, who was kidnapped and execut...

The Right To Freedom Of Movement In The Holy Land Must Be Restored

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Israel's willingness to abort the Shalit deal by insisting that some Hamas prisoners must be deported reveals a long-term problem, namely Israel's intention to hold on to the West Bank indefinitely.

Hamas Officials Caught Smuggling $850,000 Stuffed In Candy Tins Into Gaza

AP | ASHRAF SWEILAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Two Hamas officials returning from Egypt were caught trying to cross the Gaza border Tuesday with nearly $850,000 stuffed into candy tin...

Israel Will Exchange All 450 Hamas Prisoners For Gilad Shalit: Haaretz

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel has agreed to free all 450 of the prisoners demanded by Hamas in exchange for kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit, and the dis...

White Phosphorous Shells Used In Gaza Made In U.S.: Amnesty International

Times Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

White phosphorus bombs used by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip were produced and supplied by American arms manufacturers, according to an Amnesty Int...

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...

Kerry Handed Hamas Letter For Obama On Mideast Trip

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

US Senator John Kerry was meeting Israeli and Palestinian officials on Friday after a trip to war-ravaged Gaza, where he was given a letter to Preside...