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Selim Saheb Ettaba

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Obama visit: Palestinians hoping against hope

The Palestinians are hoping to see concrete gains from US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit, while acknowledging it unlikely the trip will bring about a peace breakthrough.

March 18, 2013

Palestinian tensions set to persist until Obama’s visit

CLASHES that flared in the West Bank after a Palestinian died in Israeli custody are unlikely to turn into a third intifada, but each side will use them when US President Barack Obama visits, commentators say.

February 28, 2013

Palestinians bracing for new right-wing Israeli government

The Palestinians are bracing for a new right-wing government that Israel’s election is expected to produce, hoping that international and domestic moves will strengthen their position.

January 19, 2013

Reorganization of PLO key to Palestinian unity

The Palestinian Liberation Organization, which has shaped Palestinian politics since the 1960s, is set for an overhaul as rivals Hamas and Fatah look to restart reconciliation.

December 28, 2012

Reorganization of PLO key to Palestinian unity

The Palestinian Liberation Organization, which has shaped Palestinian politics since the 1960s, is set for an overhaul as rivals Hamas and Fatah look to restart reconciliation.

December 28, 2012

UN vote and Fatah-Hamas union

A historic United Nations vote recognizing Palestine as a non-member state should drive political union between the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and West Bank where the Palestinian Authority governs, Palestinian officials and experts say.

December 02, 2012