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France Opens Murder Probe Into Arafat's Death

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 10.28.2012 | World

PARIS — French prosecutors opened a murder inquiry into the death of Yasser Arafat on Tuesday, his widow's lawyer said, after she and a TV inves...

Will Swiss Conduct Arafat Autopsy?

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Swiss experts have been invited to the West Bank to test Yasser Arafat's remains for possible poisoning, the chief investi...

Thank You, Mitt Romney!

James Zogby | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

With one factually wrong, decidedly insensitive, and patently biased comment, Mitt Romney did more to focus U.S. media attention on the Palestinian economy than any other development in the past two decades.

Palestinian Officials Hesitant On Yasser Arafat Autopsy

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Medical files released for the first time Thursday portray Yasser Arafat as a robust 75-year-old whose sudden health crisi...

Arafat's Widow Wants French Probe Into Death

AP | Posted 09.09.2012 | World

PARIS — The widow of Yasser Arafat will file a legal complaint in France asking authorities to investigate her husband's death, about which she ...

Palestinian President Approves Arafat Autopsy

AP | KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given final approval to dig up Yasser Arafat's remains and is also pressing for an...

Palestinian Leader Approves Exhumation Of Arafat

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given final approval to dig up Yasser Arafat's remains and is also pressing for a...

Foul Play? New Findings May Result In Digging Up Yasser Arafat's Bones

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 07.05.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Digging up Yasser Arafat's bones may offer the best shot at learning if the legendary Palestinian leader was poisoned, as many ...

Palestinians Ready To Exhume Arafat's Body For Tests

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and KARIN LAUB | Posted 09.03.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — The discovery of traces of a radioactive agent on clothing reportedly worn by Yasser Arafat in his final days reignited a cauldron o...

Was Arafat Poisoned?

Posted 07.03.2012 | World

Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned. That is the astonishing conclusion of a new Al Jazeera report. Arafat died on Nove...

Israel's Least Appreciated Prime Minister

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.01.2012 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I'm not sure which is sadder, that Yitzhak Shamir died or that people didn't really know that he was still alive. For Shamir certainly was Israel's least appreciated Prime Minister amid presiding over some of the state's greatest achievements. He kept the people safe.

Famous Handshakes That Signaled Peace

AP | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II and former Provisional Irish Republican Army leader Martin McGuinness are expected to shake hands in a delicately choreo...

Jason Linkins

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Says Zombie, Comatose Man Need To Team Up To Bring Peace To The Middle East | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Presented without comment, here is the report from the Philadelphia Inquirer: Replying to a Chester County constituent's email regarding Middle Eas...

Sam Stein

When Gingrich Embraced Arafat.. Literally | Sam Stein | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich's questioning of the "authenticity" of the Palestinian people and even whether they should be classified as a group has sp...

Washington Must Confront Its Dysfunction, If It Is to Lead

James Zogby | Posted 01.05.2012 | World
James Zogby

The hysteria on display in Washington over UNESCO's vote to include Palestine as a member of the world body, though largely a manufactured effort, was, nevertheless, irritating and a sad commentary on the dysfunctional nature of U.S. politics.

Vexed Over Obama, Israel, Death of Mideast Peace? Go Ask Mark Zuckerberg

Bradley Burston | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

It's taken me three weeks, 6,000 miles, and Mark Zuckerberg, to finally get what Benjamin Netanyahu was telling Barack Obama -- and the world -- in Washington those six days in May.

A Middle East Without a Peace Process?

Time | Tony Karon | Posted 07.16.2011 | World

Welcome to the post-peace process: The drama that unfolded on Israel's boundaries on Sunday as 12 Palestinians were killed in a wave of unarmed civil ...

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.

The Guardian's Assault on Peace in the Middle East

Ron Prosor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ron Prosor

The self-appointed guardian of Palestinian truth has maximized its opportunity to pledge allegiance to the hardline, national fantasies which have crippled the Palestinian cause for decades.

The Palestinian Leadership Is Responsible for the Continuing Israeli Occupation of the West Bank

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Dershowitz

The fact that the Israeli occupation of the West Bank has not ended is largely the fault of the Palestinian leadership, who has repeatedly refused to accept Israel's offers to end it.

Beyond Peace in the Middle East at CGI

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

It was a rare gift to be able to hear the Middle East session up close at this years Clinton Global Initiative. It is curious that there was not enormous media coverage of this landmark discussion

The Last Summit?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The current Israeli-Palestinian talks could mark the last serious attempt by a U.S. president to invest his (or her) own political capital and American diplomatic prestige in resolving the conflict based on a two-state solution.

The Art of Talking Middle East Peace with a Forked Tongue

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

If you believe the media, great strides are being made in the direction of Middle East peace, and the prospects are hopeful. Personally, I am not as hopeful

Obama's Mideast Policy: An Unpromising Drive Towards a Cost-Effective Pax Americana

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

President Barack Obama is continuing to reorient U.S. foreign policy in general, and in the Middle East in particular, along the lines of the internationalist/neo-realist approach pursued in the pre-9/11 years

The Education of Peter Beinart: Two Cheers

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerome Slater

Beinart is not an historian or scholar of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and so he has still not fully freed himself from crucial parts of the conventional Israeli-American mythology.