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Khaled Meshaal

The Palestinian Leadership... To Where?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

It is time to reconsider your positions, muster the courage to change course and give the Palestinians, young and old, the hope for a better and more promising future.

Blair, Gaza And All That Gas

David Hearst | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
David Hearst

Of all the bizarre encounters the Palestinian conflict has generated, Tony Blair's four meetings in Doha with Khaled Meshaal, the Hamas leader must surely rank as one of the oddest.

Why Tony Blair Is Talking to Hamas' Khaled Meshaal

David Hearst | Posted 06.22.2016 | World
David Hearst

News that Tony Blair and his officials are in active negotiation with Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas to bring about an end to the eight year siege of Gaza might come as a surprise to those acquainted with the record of the former Middle East envoy.

Netanyahu's Four Key Errors

David Hearst | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
David Hearst

As the trickle of senior Israeli army officers talking up the military achievements of the last three weeks has turned into a stream, one can assume they have had enough of the carnage they have visited on Gaza and now want to disengage.

An Open Letter to the Israelis and Palestinians

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Have you ever paused and asked the simple question: Where do we go from here? None of you -- Bennett, Haniyeh, Netanyahu, Meshal, and Abbas -- know what will be the fate of Israel and Palestine in five or 10 years should you continue to pursue your bankrupt policy.

Israel's Operation Stone Age

David Hearst | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
David Hearst

Summer Rains, Autumn Clouds, Hot Winter, Cast Lead, Returning Echo, Pillar of Defence and now Protective Edge. The names of Israel's assaults on Gaza are a fantasy, an exercise in make believe. They buy Israel neither peace nor deterrence.

Fatah and Hamas: Spontaneous Combustion

David Hearst | Posted 08.07.2014 | World
David Hearst

Barely had the pictures of the Palestinian unity government been published, when skirmishes broke out around ATMs in Gaza between Hamas and Fatah government workers.

Fatah and Hamas Reconciliation: Rushing to Judgment

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.01.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Characterizing the Fatah-Hamas unity, or rather reconciliation, agreement as helpful or harmful to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is premature at best.

Khaled Meshaal Re-Elected Leader Of Hamas

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | World

* Egypt and Qatar lobbied on Meshaal's behalf, diplomat says * Meshaal agreed to truce with Israel after November war * ...

After UN Vote, Punishing Moderates Helps Radicals and Hurts Israel

Brian Levin | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Brian Levin

History shows that in the delicate arena of foreign policy, actions often have unintended, if not devastating, consequences. It is for this reason that I fear that Israel's response to the Palestinian Authority's successful bid for non-member observer state status at the U.N. does not serve its long-term interests.

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.

Reflections on a New Hamas Strategy

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

Perhaps the true reason behind Hamas' new pragmatism is the realization that Gazans and West Bankers could mimic Arab Spring protestors and channel their rage against Palestinian leaders if they fail to deliver change.

The Russians Are Coming

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Although Russia differs with the US and Israel over its policy towards Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, its objective is still to establish regional stability.

Hamas Leader Dismisses Israel's Peace Plan

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has dismissed the terms for a demilitarised state laid out by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr Netanyahu off...

Hamas Leader Reviews Obama Speech

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

About an hour after Barack Obama's excellent Cairo speech, I met with Khaled Meshal, the leader of Hamas, at his office here to talk about the speech ...

What Was Hamas Thinking? Understanding the Events in Gaza

Shadi Hamid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shadi Hamid

So what are Hamas's strategic imperatives? Hamas still behaves like a traditional guerrilla or terrorist group -- such groups are interested in relative, not absolute, victory.

Hamas Calls For Third Intifada In Response To Airstrikes

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas's political leader, has called for an uprising against Israel after an unprecedented attack on the Gaza Strip killed at least 22...

Hamas Signals Compromise, But No One's Watching

Gershom Gorenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gershom Gorenberg

Last week, the head of Hamas's Political Bureau gave an interview to a Palestinian paper that should have been read as an act of public diplomacy. In the West, though, it has hardly been read at all.