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Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Threatened By Fatah Divisions

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Mel Frykberg | Inter Press Service BETHLEHEM, Aug 5 (IPS) - Fatah, the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), is fighting...

Who Speaks for Palestine?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

Fatah Vs Fatah: The Real Power Struggle Among Palestinians

Newsweek | Mohammed Herzallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Every once in a while, a kidnapping or a firefight reminds the world that the two parties governing the Palestinians really don't get along. Hamas won...

Obama Having Beer Blasts at the White House

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sybil Adelman Sage

If this works, look for Obama to schedule Octoberfests to mediate a truce between Candy and Tori Spelling.

The Arabs Need a Nelson Mandela, Who Knows When to Go

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

We desperately need a visionary leader in the Arab world, monarch or republican, who steps aside and oversees in his lifetime a peaceful democratic transfer of power.

Abbas Says He Won't Resume Talks With Netanyahu

Jerusalem Post | KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND HAVIV RETTIG GUR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated on Sunday his refusal to resume peace talks with Israel unless Binyamin Netanyahu's governmen...

Mubarak Op-Ed: Egyptian President On Obama's Speech, Mideast Peace

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama's seminal address in Cairo marked a turning point in America's relations with the Muslim world. His message was clear and incon...

Democrites: Are Congressional Democrats Siding With Netanyahu Against President Obama?

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

While President Obama understands the importance of taking a tougher stance on Israel to fit the new circumstances, some Democrats in Congress do not.

"Natural Growth": Netanyahu's Road Map to a Mid East Roadblock

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Unlike his predecessors, Obama appears no longer willing to engage in the vexing winking and nodding that has characterized American attitudes to Israeli settlement growth in the past.

Bibi: Take "Yes" For An Answer

Norm Kurz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Norm Kurz

For all their complaining, Israeli leaders ought to be relieved. Instead of digging in and holding fast to ideologically driven positions, Netanyahu should use Obama's framework as his own.

Wake Up, Israel

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Do not allow this historic chance for peace to slip away because of complacency or lack of courage. If Israel is destined to bring light onto other nations, this is the moment.

In Meetings with Mideast Leaders, Obama Should Push for 5 Steps

Nick Bunzl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Bunzl

How long can progress be postponed until the two-state solution no longer remains a viable option?

Mousawa: An Alternative to a Two-State Solution

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

A movement that began amongst Palestinians with Israeli citizenship is now making its way to East Jerusalem and to the West bank. It is called "Mousawa" which means equality.

AIPAC Agrees To Funding, Talking With Hamas

TAPPED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Coming off their national convention, AIPAC -- the main pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States -- has made a remarkable concession....

Let's Talk About Peace in the Mid-East

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Newman

Despite the stalled peace process, we shouldn't give up hope. Bold individuals are demonstrating their commitment to dialogue.

Netanyahu's Deal: Bushehr for Settlements

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

It hasn't taken Benjamin Netanyahu long to show his true colors by creating new hoops for the Palestinians to jump through in order to resume peace ne...

Prime Minister Fayyad: Too Good to Last

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Salam Fayyad has run a radically improved kind of government, one in which the public good has taken precedent over other issues.

Palestinian Factions Agree To Work Toward Unity Government

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After almost two years of bloodshed, various Palestinian factions have agreed to come together and work toward a unified government, reports Al Jazeer...

Christmas Spirit Shattered in the Holy Land

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

A tense atmosphere in anticipation of more bad news and an air of sadness has engulfed East Jerusalem in the aftermath of the Gaza attacks. The spirit of Christmas has all but died.

Give Us Netanyahu. Please.

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Give us Netanyahu. Please. His re-ascension will help Americans realize that the false choice approach the Bush administration had been taking in Israel-Palestine affairs was flawed.

Healing Gaza's Wounds

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

In the war's aftermath it is important that attention be paid not only to Gaza's physical wounds and its immediate humanitarian needs, but to the psychic wounds of the survivors.

Mitchell Asks Palestinian Authority To Aid With Gaza Crossings

Jerusalem Post | JPOST.COM STAFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell on Thursday said that the Gaza crossings must be opened in cooperation with the Palestinian Authority. In a pr...

Mitchell's Challenge: After Gaza, Five Questions About Palestinian and Israeli Realities

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

Given the overwhelming odds facing a two-state solution, a strong American negotiating presence will be necessary, of a sort not seen since... well, ever.

Obama Phone Trail Highlights New Mideast Road Map

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

Here is the obvious strategy to Gaza crisis that is being whispered about and probably has the best chance of succeeding and stopping the craziness and bloodshed.

The Phony War Crimes Accusation Against Israel

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Dershowitz

If Israel were ever to be charged with "war crimes," that would mark the end of international human rights law as a neutral arbitrator of conduct.