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Former Palestinian National Authority Prime Minister: 'This Conflict Will be Resolved'

Keosha Varela | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Keosha Varela

As the death toll from rocket fire and aerial offensives continues to rise in both Israel and Palestine -- the aftermath of the abduction and murder of three Jewish teens, and the subsequent abduction and murder of a Palestinian teen -- the path to an end to the recent violence remains unclear.

"I'm Not Dead Yet": The Peace Talks are Not Ready for Burial

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 06.08.2014 | World
Rabbi Steve Gutow

There are so many who have declared the negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians dead. Let's not have a burial. Let's have a resuscitation. Peace, despite setbacks, remains a possibility.

Kerry's Last Ditch Effort

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

In his upcoming visit to Israel and Palestine, Secretary of State John Kerry will attempt a last-ditch effort to persuade Israel's Prime Minster Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority's President Abbas to resume peace negotiations.

A Crisis of Leadership in Palestine?

Zahi Khouri | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Zahi Khouri

There is, in fact, a crisis of leadership in Palestine, but it's not within the Palestinian leadership. The United States and the Europeans have completely failed us. With Fayyad gone, perhaps they are beginning to regret the policies that hastened his exit.

Leaders-less Jerusalemites looking to Fayyad

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian residents of Jerusalem have been frustrated for years as they are caught between Israel's unilateral decision to annex East Jerusalem and ...

"State 194" - Bracing Documentary about Building Palestine

Alan Elsner | Posted 06.25.2013 | World
Alan Elsner

A new documentary highlighting the efforts of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to build the framework of a Palestinian state opens May 17 in New York and Los Angeles on limited release. One hopes the distributors send it nationwide so that more Americans can see it.

Salam Fayyad: Emerging as he Exits

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Fayyad will soon have to decide how to pursue his vision in practice. Can he turn his credibility into votes and electability, assuming elections are held? Can, or will he be allowed to, build an independent political movement, assuming he wants to do that?

The Palestinian Implosion

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

The political and social worldview that informs Fayyad's vision has been undermined by Hamas's apparent ability to leverage armed conflict to its political advantage.

Israel's Election (and Settlements) Are Killing the Two-State Solution

Alan Elsner | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Alan Elsner

Israel's upcoming Jan. 22 parliamentary election had been expected to be a status quo affair leading to an easy victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Instead, it's turned into a race to the extreme right that is threatening to kill the two-state solution. And Washington seems oblivious.

Hillary Clinton Is Running For President, David Remnick Claims

The New Yorker | David Remnick | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Hillary Clinton is running for President. And the Israeli political class is a full-blown train wreck. These are two conclusions, for whatever they ar...

Fayyad's Election Initiative

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

After more than five years since Gaza seceded and the failure of repeated attempts at reconciliation, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has decided to introduce his own initiative.

Is Mideast Peace Around the Corner or Far Away?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The question seemed simple. A European official wanted to know if the peace was just around the corner, or far away.

People Power for Peace

Saliba Sarsar | Posted 07.25.2012 | World
Saliba Sarsar

Martin Luther King Jr. explained, "leaders only change because they either see the light or feel the heat." If Israeli and Palestinian leaders will not "see the light" and lead, the international community must work together to make them "feel the heat."

The Worst Possible Option

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Shai Baitel

Whoever agrees that the preferred solution to the conflict are two-states-for-two-peoples needs to realize that this possibility to implement is gradually slipping away while no progress, however small or incremental, is being made.

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.

Go-it-Alone Strategy Leaves Palestinians Divided

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Israel, the Palestinians and the international community must continue recognize negotiation is the best means for the realization of a two-state solution, whereby Israel and an independent Palestinian state will be able to live side-by-side in peace and security.

Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad: "We Can No Longer be Dismissed as Unworthy"

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Elisabeth Braw

They've been talking about it. They've been negotiating about it. Some have used violence to achieve it. Now, say Palestinians, they'll finally become a state. Metro met Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for an exclusive interview.

Obama Should Support Palestinian Statehood at the United Nations

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.21.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

What is the United Nations other than an arena for conflict resolution by means of diplomacy? Having abandoned the effort to end the occupation through violence, the Palestinians are turning to the UN. What could be wrong with that?

Why Hamas Rockets May Signal Breakdown of Palestinian Unity

Alan Elsner | Posted 09.13.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Virtually ignored by the international media, Gaza-based terrorists have resumed rocket attacks on Israeli towns and villages after a two-month pause.

Fatah-Hamas Reconciliation

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas -- should it withstand the test of time -- offers Israel and Hamas the opportunity to face what they have denied each other for nearly three decades.

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.

Palestinian Incitement Against Israel

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Today, on both sides, the message entering the homes of too many Palestinians -- and Israelis -- is that of perpetual conflict, marketed by the ideology of extremists in the refugee camps on the one hand, and radical settlers on the other.

Acclaimed Israeli Actor Shot Dead In West Bank

Posted 06.05.2011 | World

(Reuters) - A masked gunman shot dead on Monday a well-known Israeli actor and director who worked in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin, a Palestin...

Palestinian Authority Recalibrating its Strategy

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

For the first time in many months, Palestinian spokesmen appear to be indicating a revisit of their political strategy towards liberation and independence.