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Why Have Past Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Failed?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Whereas Israel enjoys a preponderance of military and economic power and negotiates from a position of strength, the Palestinians are living under occupation with a limited ability to challenge Israel.

Yitzhak Rabin’s Legacy Is As Contentious As The Conflict He Fought To Resolve

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.05.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The day former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated was the worst day of Bill Clinton’s eight years in office, t...

'A Moment of Hope': Amos Gitai Talks About Rabin, the Last Day

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I love movies because they seem to simplify life. Nowhere is it more clear than on the big screen when a character's predicament begins to shift.

Oslo: 1993-2015, RIP

James Zogby | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
James Zogby

The Oslo Accords and its attendant peace process came into the world with a bang 22 years ago. This past week they exited with a sad whimper.

Curse of the Achille Lauro, a Great Book in the Worst of Times

Sami Moubayed | Posted 09.11.2015 | Books
Sami Moubayed

At this time of year exactly thirty years ago, a Palestinian militant named Abu al-Abbas sat behind his office desk in Tunis, laying the final touches on an operation scheduled for October 1985.

Israelis And Palestinians Cannot Make Peace On Their Own

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The enduring impasse between Israel and the Palestinians in the peace negotiations and their changing internal political dynamics has made it impossible for them to resolve the conflict on their own.

America and Iran's Taba Moment

Stanley Weiss | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

When two sides take political risks and strain to reach agreement, only to see negotiations fall apart, they don't go back to where they were before - they go back to a much angrier version of where they were before. It is a vital lesson to keep in mind this week as representatives from Iran and America meet.

It Can Be Done: Negotiate an End to the Siege in Gaza

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

There are so many stakeholders, not only in the Middle East but also in Europe and beyond, that would like to see an end to this madness in Gaza. The vital thing confronting us today is for the U.S. to put pressure on Israel to lift the siege of Gaza and seek a viable and realistic political solution.

Today's battered Palestinian child becomes tomorrow's fighter

David Hearst | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
David Hearst

One child is being killed every hour in Gaza for the past two days. Shocking statistic, but they deserve it. They are guilty of being in their homes, ...

Time for United Nations Intervention

James Zogby | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

Reactions to the horrific back-to-back kidnappings and murders of three young Israelis and a Palestinian teen have made clear several disturbing realities that must not be ignored.

Myths That Are Impediments to Peace

James Zogby | Posted 03.20.2014 | World
James Zogby

In a meeting I had this week with a congressional candidate, I was reminded of the power of the myths that define conventional wisdom about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the challenge they pose for rational discourse.

Arafat's Death Not From Radioactive Poisoning, Russians Say

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian probe into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has found no trace of radioactive poisoning, the chief of the gover...

Mandela and Arafat II

James Zogby | Posted 02.13.2014 | World
James Zogby

Some readers made disparaging remarks about the Palestinian leader -- the kindest of which was to point out the obvious fact that "Arafat was no Mandela." While that statement was, of course, true, it missed the point.

Mandela and Arafat

James Zogby | Posted 02.08.2014 | World
James Zogby

In late February of 1990, just two weeks after being released from prison, Nelson Mandela met with Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasir Arafat. Afterwards Mandela spoke publicly of his affinity with the Palestinian people and his support for their struggle.

Experts Cast Doubt Over Arafat Poison Claims

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Paul Taylor PARIS, Dec 3 (Reuters) - French forensic tests have concluded that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat did not die...

Israel Denies Poisoning Arafat

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

(Adds intelligence minister) JERUSALEM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it did not poison Yasser Arafat, making the denial a...

Was Yasser Arafat Poisoned?

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | World

By Paul Taylor PARIS, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his ...

Is Egypt Out to Topple Hamas?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

The Egyptian military's reasoning behind the tunnel and border closures is simple: Hamas and other militants in the Gaza Strip are assisting supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in waging a campaign of terrorism against the state.

Twenty Years After Oslo, Trying It Again

James Zogby | Posted 11.14.2013 | World
James Zogby

In the end, the flaws of Oslo proved fatal. Today, the number of Israeli settlers has tripled; the Palestinian economy remains dependent on Israeli good-will and international largess; and thousands have died, victims of acts of terror, military assaults and settler violence.

The Oslo Agreements and the United States

Ambassador Uri Savir | Posted 11.13.2013 | World
Ambassador Uri Savir

The young of the Middle East, as we witnessed in recent years are the compass of Arabs and Israeli societies. As Oslo has proven, peace has to be by the people and for the people.

The War Over the Peace Prize

Adam Dubowsky | Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy
Adam Dubowsky

Why is it everyone always has something to say about the Nobel Peace Prize winner? It's because unlike science, "peace" is something we Americans can understand. Assuming we're talking about a piece of a Twinkie or something.

Ramallah, Palestine's De Facto Capital

Rick Steves | Posted 07.21.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Ramallah is the boom town of the West Bank. As, bit by bit (under the settlement policy of Israel), the likelihood of East Jerusalem being the capital...

Arafat's Widow Says Exhumation 'As If His Soul Was Resurrected' For UN Vote

AP | STEPHEN CALLEJA | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

VALLETTA, Malta — Yasser Arafat's widow sees a spiritual significance in the timing of her late husband's exhumation, which came just two days b...

Arafat Exhumed Amid Poisoning Rumors

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Eight years after Yasser Arafat's mysterious death, his political heirs opened his grave Tuesday and let forensics experts...

Arafat's Remains Said To Be Exhumed Tuesday

AP | DALIA NAMMARI | Posted 11.24.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed Tuesday as part of a renewed investigation into his deat...