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Judaization of Israel may trigger Intifada

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s insistence on presenting the contentious nationality bill to the Knesset in the coming few days will herald a series of events that will prove detrimental to Israel’s demographic and political foundations as well as to any hope of a peacefully...
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Libya emerges as a new challenge

  • While international and regional efforts are focused on fighting militants in Syria and Iraq, one country is quickly emerging as an immediate danger to its neighbors, to most of North Africa and perhaps to Europe. Libya is already a failed state; a divided country with two governments and two...
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Israel continues to test Jordan’s resolve

  • Ties between Jordan and Israel relations are under pressure as the two countries mark the 20th anniversary of the peace treaty between them. While Israeli officials praised ties with their eastern neighbor — Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon talked about the “strategic alliance” with Amman...
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Altering dynamics of Egypt’s war on terror

  • Egypt's war on terror took a turn for the worse last Friday when a military checkpoint in northern Sinai came under multiple attacks leaving more than 30 soldiers dead and scores wounded. It was a complex assault that involved a car bomb, rocket-propelled grenades and roadside bombs that...
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Abbas’ new strategy

  • It has been more than two weeks since Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivered what became known as his strongest speech from the UN’s General Assembly podium. This is time the 75-year-old did not offer compromises or speak hopefully about the two-state solution. He condemned “Israeli...
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Abbas takes a leap of faith into the unknown

  • President Mahmoud Abbas has always known that he can never fill the shoes of his predecessor Yasser Arafat, the avuncular leader of the Palestinian people. Arafat’s fiery charisma and intuitive style of leadership were in contrast to Abbas’ reserved demeanor and bureaucrat-like appearance. For...
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Arab League needs overhaul

  • Regardless of the resolutions that the Arab Summit in Kuwait will adopt on Palestine, Syria, terrorism and economic and social development and others, few in the vast Arab world, and beyond, will take notice. Most likely most of these resolutions will join hundreds others that Arab leaders had...
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Peace prospects in Syria look dim

  • As the Syrian conflict entered its fourth year this week, government forces, assisted by Hezbollah fighters, were able to retake the rebel city of Yabroud in the Qalamoun mountain range. It was a major victory for the regime of President Bashar Assad and a bitter defeat for opposition forces,...
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GCC at a crossroads

  • The emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who is recovering from surgery and had to cut short his stay in the United States, will be hosting one of the toughest Arab League summits in recent history. The summit, which will be held in Kuwait on March 25, has suddenly become overwhelmed...
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Obama in a quandary over Ukraine

  • The crisis between the West and Russia over recent events in Ukraine has become the central issue in international politics, replacing Syria and overshadowing others such as Iran’s nuclear talks and the Mideast peace process. The swift military intervention by Russia in the Crimea, an autonomous...
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