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New Guard Replaces Old in Fatah

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

As long as Fatah had leaders in various Arab countries, they were susceptible to pressures from those hosts. That has all but disappeared with the majority of its leadership now based inside Palestine.

Fatah Conference Rocked By Infighting

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The first Fatah party conference in 20 years has been extended amid infighting between delegates. The meeting of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abba...

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 fighti...

Abbas Launches First Fatah Conference In Decades

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday urged members of his aging and rivalry-ridden Fatah movement – meeti...

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Included In Fatah Party Draft

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The proposed new platform of the Palestinians' moderate Fatah party marginalizes the once central theme of "armed struggle...

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 Activists Escape Gaza By Donning Islamic Garb

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Associate Press Fatah says 57 of its activists have sneaked out of Hamas-ruled Gaza in recent days to reach the West Bank for a key party convention....

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.

Netanyahu Invites Abbas To Talk Peace

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday invited the Palestinians to sit down immediately to talk peace, but the Palestin...

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.

Obama, Abbas Meeting Will Discuss Plans For Pan-Arab Peace With Israel

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Gingerly trying to advance Mideast peace, President Barack Obama on Thursday challenged Israel to stop settlement construction in t...

Obama Meets Abbas, Israel On Edge Over Settlements

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gingerly trying to advance Mideast peace, President Barack Obama declared on Thursday the U.S. is a "stalwart ally" of Israel but c...

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.

New Hamas-Free Palestinian Government Sworn In

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday swore in a new government comprised mainly of members of his Fatah Party, b...

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?

Obama, Mideast Leaders Meeting Schedule

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House is announcing dates for visits this month by the leaders of Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian authority, part of Pr...

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....

Palestinian President Abbas To Form New Government

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Palestinian officials on Thursday gave a cool reception to a new Israeli plan to develop the West Bank economy, saying the initiativ...