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Palestinians have hope at UN despite its ‘missteps’

  • In his much-anticipated speech at the UN General Assembly on Sept. 23, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is expected to, once more, make a passionate plea for the recognition of Palestine as a full member. In September 2011, the Palestinian Authority’s quest for full recognition was stymied by ...
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Palestinian leadership needs to rethink its grave mistakes

  • To judge US President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Israel and Palestine as a ‘failure’ in terms of activating the dormant ‘peace process’ is simply a misnomer. For this statement to be accurate, Washington would have had to indicate even a nominal desire to push for negotiations between the Isra...
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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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