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The Return of the PLO

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Hamas, which has for years opposed the PLO, agreed to join the efforts to reform the PLO. Talks behind the scenes produced positive results. A new PLO will soon see the light, provided that reconciliation continues and that elections take place in Palestine.

Mahmoud Abbas's Multiple Titles Will Not Last

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If anything, recent months saw Hamas move much more to the political center, accepting de facto an Israel based on the 1967 borders and agreeing to reach that goal through "popular struggle" rather than "military means."

Six Questions for Dr. Hanan Ashrawi

Jonathan Guyer | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Jonathan Guyer

I sat down with Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the The Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee and discussed the PLO's strategies for 2012.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Officials Denounce Impending Direct Talks With Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- On the eve of the first face-to-face talks between Palestinian and Israeli officials in more than a year, officials on both sides seemed ...

Salam Fayyad and Palestinian Reconciliation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad that he was quite happy to step down from his position in order to remove any obstacle in the way of Palestinian reconciliation.

The Real Reason Behind the Israeli Hysteria Over the UN Vote

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

When Palestinians decided to go to the United Nations to seek Palestinian recognition, they knew that would anger Tel Aviv and possibly Washington. But they didn't expect the reaction that ensued.

The Dangerous Alternate Middle East Reality

Dr. Abner Weiss | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Dr. Abner Weiss

Israeli Prime Ministers have reiterated their acceptance of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, but their efforts to achieve a lasting peace with the Palestinians have largely been discounted.

Joshua Hersh

Report Of Palestinian State Free of Jews Was Misinterpretation, Official Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.14.2011 | World

A firestorm over remarks by a senior Palestinian diplomat about the future Palestinian state was the result of misquoting and misinterpretation, the d...

The Arab Spring and Pluralism

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Questioning the PLO's current configuration, many Palestinians are now talking publicly about the need to create new political parties different in structure, ideology and working procedures from the present set of nationalist or Islamic factions.

"Oh ! The Fools!"* (On a Palestinian Munich)

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

How can so many reasonable minds welcome the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas as good news, a good sign, like the far too long delayed reunion of a too long divided people, when it is, in reality, a catastrophe?

Wanted: New Palestinian Political Parties

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the coming year will witness the birth of the state of Palestine, we need to see from now what kind of state it will be. Programs that can give concrete answers to this question will undoubtedly do better than generalities.

What Can Palestinians Learn From Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the recent months have proved anything, it is that the debate over which attempt towards revolution for is more effective, violent or nonviolent, has been settled for Palestinians.

Israeli Ambassador's Dishonest Attacks on the Guardian Miss the Point

Ian Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ian Katz

Ron Prosor's crude attack on our reporting of the Palestine Papers does neither him nor his country a service.

Pakistan: A Two-Speed Society, Destination Unclear

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The first time I met Zia-ul-Haq was in the late 1970's, at a dinner party at the home of the Pakistani Military Attaché in Amman. Zia had been head o...

$900 Million for What?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

It's well worth our while as Americans to pay more attention to what the so-called Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) is doing. That's because we American taxpayers are footing the bill for much of it.

Even if Peace Talks Fail, Palestine's Independence Is Inevitable

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is easy to be pessimistic, or even apathetic, about the latest round of Palestinian-Israeli peace talks. Nevertheless, a breakthrough is possible this time -- thanks to the unshakable Palestinian peace strategy.

A New Path to the Two-State Solution

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

It won't be all smooth sailing, but economic progress on the West Bank may undercut those who advocate violence and confrontation, as more and more Palestinians and Israelis see a sliver of hope for the future.

Palestinian Strategic Path Towards Independence Will Continue Despite Obstacles

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If as a result of Israeli obstructionism the latest peace talks fail, Palestinians will have no choice but to declare their state unilaterally and hope the world will recognize it.

Israel and the Psychology of "Never Again"

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

The Jewish state has grown less secure by increasing its international isolation and fueling fury much closer to home.

Trust Is What Is Missing Between Israel and the US

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The absence of trust, more than settlement announcements, seems to be the real reason behind the current anger of the Obama Administration toward its most important Middle East ally, Israel.

Elections (Local) In Palestine Again

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

With parliamentary and presidential elections indefinitely postponed, this will be the only measure of the attitude of the Palestinians towards the Abbas-Fayyad policies.

Netanyahu to endanger US soldiers for another year

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Under U.S. and international pressure to stop Jewish settlement activities in Arab East Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu argued that peace talks might be delayed another year.

The Undeclared American Plan for an Israeli Government Change

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The PLO has succeeded in obtaining European support for a unilateral Palestinian declaration of statehood. The only obstacle remaining to Palestinian leaders are the Americans.

Fatahgate: Between Fact and Fiction

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Corruption has always been the Achilles heel of the Palestinian leadership.

Karameh Means Dignity for Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Although the Arabic word Karmeh simply means dignity, it has become an expression that has many more usages and meanings.