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Palestinian refugees’ rights under attack in US-Israeli ploy

  • Palestinians are justifiably worried that the mandate granted to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, might be coming to an end. Its mission, which has been in effect since 1949, has not only been to provide urgent aid and support to millions of refugees. It is also a political platfo...
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Why Israel’s provocations at Al-Aqsa Mosque could backfire

  • Since April 15, the Israeli occupation army and police have raided Al-Haram Al-Sharif in East Jerusalem on a daily basis. Under the pretense of providing protection for provocative “visits” by thousands of illegal Israeli Jewish settlers and right-wing fanatics, the Israeli army has wounded hun...
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Palestinians fight for survival amid Israel’s war on Gaza’s water

  • Whenever a family member announced, excitedly but also panicked, that “the water is back,” my whole family would start running in all directions to fill every tank, container or bottle that could possibly be filled. Quite often, the water would last for just a few minutes, leaving us with a col...
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Palestinians caught between Russian friendship and American funding

  • A new global geopolitical game is being formed and the Middle East, as is often the case, will be directly impacted in terms of possible new alliances and the resulting power paradigms. While it is too early to fully appreciate the impact of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war on the region, it is o...
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A red card for the sporting world’s hypocrites

  • Israel’s war on Palestinian sports is as old as the Israeli state itself. For Palestinians, sport is a critical aspect of their popular culture and, since Palestinian culture is a target in the ongoing Israeli attack on Palestinian life in all its manifestations, sports and athletes have been p...
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Israel expanding its Palestinian occupation into digital realm

  • It is ironic that even right-wing former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a Knesset bill that proposed giving the government greater power to control and suppress online content. This was in 2016, when the bill was introduced by Netanyahu’s Likud party rival, Gideon Sa’ar. So...
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Israeli racism and violence are symptoms of a ‘sick’ society

  • For whatever reason, some mistakenly perceive the Israeli newspaper Haaretz as liberal, progressive and even “pro-Palestinian.” Of course, none of this is true. This misconstrual tells of a much bigger story of how confusing Israeli politics is — and how equally confused many of us are in under...
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Imprisoned Barghouti holds the key to Fatah’s future

  • If imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti becomes president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the status quo will change substantially. For Israel, as well as for current PA President Mahmoud Abbas, such a scenario is even more dangerous than another strong Hamas showing in the upcomin...
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Palestine’s impossible democracy dilemma

  • Many Palestinian intellectuals and political analysts find themselves in the unenviable position of having to declare a stance on whether they support or reject upcoming Palestinian elections that are scheduled for May 22 and July 30. But there are no easy answers. The long-awaited decree by P...
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Russia pushing itself as Middle East peace broker as US retreats

  • Israeli anxiety was palpable when it was reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not contacted by new American President Joe Biden in the days following the latter’s inauguration. While much is being read into Biden’s decision, including Washington’s lack of enthusiasm to return to ...
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