By Mel Frykberg | Inter Press Service
BETHLEHEM, Aug 5 (IPS) - Fatah, the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), is fighting...
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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.
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...
If this works, look for Obama to schedule Octoberfests to mediate a truce between Candy and Tori Spelling.
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.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated on Sunday his refusal to resume peace talks with Israel unless Binyamin Netanyahu's governmen...
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...
While President Obama understands the importance of taking a tougher stance on Israel to fit the new circumstances, some Democrats in Congress do not.
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.
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.
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.
How long can progress be postponed until the two-state solution no longer remains a viable option?
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.
Coming off their national convention, AIPAC -- the main pro-Israel lobbying group in the United States -- has made a remarkable concession....
Despite the stalled peace process, we shouldn't give up hope. Bold individuals are demonstrating their commitment to dialogue.
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...
Salam Fayyad has run a radically improved kind of government, one in which the public good has taken precedent over other issues.
After almost two years of bloodshed, various Palestinian factions have agreed to come together and work toward a unified government, reports Al Jazeer...
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. His re-ascension will help Americans realize that the false choice approach the Bush administration had been taking in Israel-Palestine affairs was flawed.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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