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Jordanian Band Tour Runs Into Political Bumps

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daoud Kuttab

This week, a Jordanian band went on a tour that includes the Golan Heights, Nazareth, Haifa, Ramallah, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. But the popular music ...

Why Palestinians are reluctant to smile

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.30.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The body language evident in two recent pictures of American, Israeli and Palestinian officials speaks volumes. The first was of Palestinian President...

America's 30 Pieces of Silver

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.26.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Few in Washington may realize that the issue of U.S. funding for Palestine is the talk of the town in Ramallah and other Palestinian cities. And the talk is not pleasant.

Are the Palestinians Being Pushed Into a Photo-op with the Israelis?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Every expert on the Middle East agrees that the best avenue to a serious breakthrough in Palestinian-Israeli negotiations is quiet, behind-the-scenes negotiations, not public photo-ops.

President Obama Is Insisting on Building Trust as a Precondition for Working With Israel Towards Peace

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

For the US to be able to help shepherd a serious peace process in the Middle East, America's trust towards the leaders of both parties in the conflict is critical.

Filippo Grandi: The New UN Official Intent on Defending Palestinian Refugees Rights and Living Conditions

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Fillipo Grandi was clearly prepared for his new mission: defending and preserving the rights and interests of Palestinian refugees. But despite his preparedness, he was still shocked by what awaited in Jordan.

The End of the Oslo Phased

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

In the midst of discussions regarding possible scenarios following Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' decision not to run for president, few have paid attention to the larger picture.

Why a Jewish Settlement Freeze Has Become the Defining Issue

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Settlement activities including the so-called "right to natural growth" are clearly rejected in the road map agreement which Israel signed to and the Knesset approved.