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IDF Spokesman: Hamas Guilty of War Crimes

Laura Goldman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Laura Goldman

If the international community launches a war crimes investigation follow the conflict in Gaza, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said, Hamas'...

Gaza and the West Bank One Palestinian Entity

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The admission was buried deep in a long, drawn-out analysis by Israel's leading columnist. Nahum Barnea revealed that one of the yet to be declared results of the war on Gaza is the realization that the attempts to separate Gaza from the West Bank has failed.

How Dare Israel...

Martin Lewis | Posted 09.25.2014 | World
Martin Lewis

How DARE Israel be upset that the Arab enablers, spinners and propagandists have skillfully exploited images of the human shields that they cynically use as missile fodder to advance their anti-Israel, anti-Jewish fatwa.

PLO Backs Hamas Truce Demands

Reuters | Posted 09.21.2014 | World

* PLO endorsement could help Cairo's truce bid * Israel presses offensive, Gaza toll hits 624 * Slain officer brings Isr...

If ISIS Is Such a Threat, Why No Air Strikes?

William Bradley | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Have we learned nothing during our adventures in the Middle East and Central Asia?

Palestinian Reconciliation Moving in PLO and Abbas' Direction

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.22.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Early signs of efforts to produce a unity Palestinian government reflect many of challenges, expected after a seven-year-long division.

Unity of Palestinians in the Diaspora Is a National Priority

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

One of the most obvious results of the failure of the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks has been the realization that disunity greatly weakens the Pales...

Hamas, PLO Agree On Unity Pact

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | World

* PLO and Hamas say they agree to Palestinian reconciliation * Netanyahu says unity drive bad for peace * Israeli-Palest...

Palestinians and Sharon

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

For some reason the passing of Ariel Sharon after the withdrawal from Gaza and the long years in a coma have taken away some of the bitterness that many felt about Ariel Sharon.

Ingredients of a Palestinian uprising

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.28.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Predicting the next Intifada, or popular outbreak, is next to impossible. The past years have seen many predictions of an imminent third Intifada, on...

Achieving Peace Is the Priority

Maen Rashid Areikat | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Maen Rashid Areikat

Instead of flexing muscles and showing political clout, energy and resources should be directed towards ending the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and providing both people the opportunity to pursue a dignified, peaceful and stable future.

A New PLO Will Emerge After Reconciliation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.10.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the agreed timetable for Palestinian reconciliation is adhered to, we are promised to witness the reemergence of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the embodiment of the aspirations of Palestinians.

Will the Third Palestinian Intifada Replicate the First?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.19.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

This week's creative and disciplined actions by young and unaffiliated Palestinian men and women resemble very much the creativity and experimentation that had been the hallmark of the first Intifada.

Jordan-Palestinian Confederation Talks No Longer Taboo

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.19.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is unlikely that East Bankers, already concerned that their role and importance is being eroded, will easily accept the suggestion that the Kingdom agree to an agreement with the PLO regarding the country's long-term status.

The Palestinian Goals Behind Demanding a Non-Member State

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

Perhaps the most important implication of Palestine receiving recognition as a state, at the UN General Assembly, is the fact that international laws ...

The Case for Palestine

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

An independent and free Palestine alongside a safe and secure Israel is a plan upon which the entire world agrees. What is needed now more than ever is political will to give the peace process a serious boost.

Palestine in 2013 Without Abbas or Meshaal

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.04.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is very likely that Palestine in 2013 will witness the absence of two major leaders that have shaped the Palestinian struggle for the past decades.

Trust Broken in Ramallah

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Arab Spring might have taken some time to reach Palestine, but as one Arab leader said, spring is a season that comes back every year.

The Return of the PLO

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.21.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Hamas, which has for years opposed the PLO, agreed to join the efforts to reform the PLO. Talks behind the scenes produced positive results. A new PLO will soon see the light, provided that reconciliation continues and that elections take place in Palestine.

Mahmoud Abbas's Multiple Titles Will Not Last

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If anything, recent months saw Hamas move much more to the political center, accepting de facto an Israel based on the 1967 borders and agreeing to reach that goal through "popular struggle" rather than "military means."

Six Questions for Dr. Hanan Ashrawi

Jonathan Guyer | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
Jonathan Guyer

I sat down with Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, member of the The Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee and discussed the PLO's strategies for 2012.

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Officials Denounce Impending Direct Talks With Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- On the eve of the first face-to-face talks between Palestinian and Israeli officials in more than a year, officials on both sides seemed ...

Salam Fayyad and Palestinian Reconciliation

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad that he was quite happy to step down from his position in order to remove any obstacle in the way of Palestinian reconciliation.

The Real Reason Behind the Israeli Hysteria Over the UN Vote

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

When Palestinians decided to go to the United Nations to seek Palestinian recognition, they knew that would anger Tel Aviv and possibly Washington. But they didn't expect the reaction that ensued.

The Dangerous Alternate Middle East Reality

Dr. Abner Weiss | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Dr. Abner Weiss

Israeli Prime Ministers have reiterated their acceptance of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel, but their efforts to achieve a lasting peace with the Palestinians have largely been discounted.