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Saliba Sarsar

Entries by Saliba Sarsar

The Solution to Middle East Chaos

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 9:34 AM

Aggression and war insidiously and savagely consume the hearts of humanity. Huge amounts of energy, ingenuity, resources, and sacrifice are continuously wasted as people fight in the name of freedom, self-defense, self-determination, God, righteous conquest, justice, national security, and power, typically to no avail.

The specter...

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People Power for Peace

(77) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 10:32 AM

June 5, 2012 marks the 45th anniversary of the start of the Six-Day War. One of us experienced the war in Jerusalem at the age of 11, and the other in Beirut at age 4, yet it haunts us to this day. The war led to the ongoing Israeli military...

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The Palestinian Statehood Bid - What Comes Next?

(211) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 10:00 AM

President Barack Obama, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu all played mainly to their domestic political bases at the United Nations General Assembly meeting last week. Despite the drama, nothing in the basic discourse has changed, no party shifted its bottom-line positions, and none of it...

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The Long Overdue State of Palestine

(147) Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 9:45 AM

With the independence of the new Republic of South Sudan, the world is again reminded that states are created on the basis of local, regional and international necessity. At least two decades of international action, as well as a long, bitter and bloody conflict produced the independence of the south,...

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A New American Strategy for the Middle East Is a Must

(30) Comments | Posted February 9, 2011 | 12:30 PM

The United States stands at the horns of a dilemma in its relationships with the Middle East. The hesitant or on-the-boundary response of the Obama administration to the frozen Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, the ouster of authoritarian Tunisian President Zein al-Abidin Ben Ali, the people's uprising in Egypt against President Hosni...

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