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Unity, Only Choice for Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

For the first time since the Hamas takeover in June 2007, Palestinian national unity talks have a better chance of success than in previous times, and the Gaza situation is probably the reason.

Protesters in Beirut Demand Action from Arab Leaders on Gaza, Focusing on Egypt as Demonstrations Rise (VIDEO)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Millions across the Arab world are demonstrating, demanding that Arab governments do more to support Palestinians trapped in Gaza.

Palestinian Youth Killed In Clash In Hebron

Yediot Ahronot | Efrat Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 14-year old Palestinian was killed Friday afternoon in Hebron in what was apparently a clash between stone-throwers and IDF soldiers....

Palestinian-American Teen: Watching Gaza from the U.S.

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. President Barack Obama's interview with Al...

Obama and the Perils of Gaza

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

Obama promised in his too-brief comments on Gaza that "after January 20th, I'll have plenty to say." Here's hoping he does, and that by the time he opens his mouth, it won't be too late.

Dennis Ross is Not the Change We Can Believe In

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

In a speech Dennis Ross gave to the Seeds for Peace organization, he refused to use the universally accepted word "occupation".

Gaza Clouds Obama's Prospects

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Scheer

Clearly, Hamas and its hard-line supporters in the region reject the goal of an Israel at peace with its neighbors and secure within its boundaries.

Doomed To Repeat

Sheerly Avni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sheerly Avni

Documentary Waltz With Bashir owes much of its visual impact to the director Ari Folman's animation team, but its dramatic tension derives from Folman's own search for his missing memories.

Is the Peace Process Irreversible?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Lame-duck Palestinian, Israeli and US leaders are making serious effort these days to ensure that the Israeli-Palestinian peace process enters an irreversible track before they leave office.

Finding a Wall of Paranoia and Fear in Israel

Zaina Arafat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zaina Arafat

Traveling through Israel and the West Bank is an especially unpredictable experience for me. The Israeli soldiers who patrol the checkpoints can choose to treat me as either an American or as a Palestinian.

Obama's Hope Spreads to the Middle East

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

A curious thing has happened as Americans were choosing their first black president. Democracy suddenly ceased to be a bad word for many genuine democrats in the Middle East.

That Foreign Policy Debate We're Not Having

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

The problem with foreign policy debates is that we end up debating symptoms -- illegal immigration from Mexico, a surge in Iraq -- rather than systems.

Towards a Winning Palestinian Strategy

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The coming months are certainly going to force Palestinians to choose a strategy and an overall direction.

What Obama Missed in the Middle East

Ali Abunimah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ali Abunimah

When I and other Palestinian-Americans first knew Barack Obama in Chicago in the 1990s, he grasped the oppression faced by Palestinians under Israeli occupation.

Palestinian Bloggers Rail In The Wake Of Obama Visit

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jillian York

"Let us not forget that Obama was the one strong enough to speak out against the violence perpetrated on the Palestinian people. Where is that leader now? Will he return once elected?"

Obama the Zionist Journeys to Palestine

Steve Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Posner

Obama understands that American presidents need to be Zionists if a White House brokered Mideast peace is to last.

Israel's Exchange and Obama's Enemies

Steve Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Posner

Amid the cheers arising in Hezbollah's Beirut and the Gaza of Hamas, the sound of Obama's defense of Israel may also be heard.

"Undivided" Allegiance: The Meaning of Obama's AIPAC Moment

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Tolan

Obama's pledge that "Jerusalem must remain undivided" is a smackdown to decades of Palestinians' dreams and demands that East Jerusalem be the capital of their own state.

So Sad to See Obama Surrender to AIPAC

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Speaking at the pro Israel lobby, Obama, who is being seen world wide as a potentially global president, turned on every promise he made during the run up to the nomination.

Breaking News: Obama Met Palestinian Intellectuals Ten Years Ago

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Wiener

Ten years ago, Barack Obama went to a lecture by Columbia Professor Edward Said, the prominent Palestinian intellectual. That rates Page One news today for the LA Times.

Gazans Flood Egypt After Border Breach

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — On foot, in cars and in donkey carts, tens of thousands of Gazans flooded into Egypt on Wednesday through a border fence blo...