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The Israeli occupation must not be forgotten

  • The Jerusalem municipal planning and building committee this week approved the construction of new homes for Jewish settlers in the Givat HaShaked neighborhood, which will straddle the Green Line. The development will be built next to the Palestinian quarter of Beit Safafa. When I called my Pal...
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Libyan chaos could have been averted if world listened to Jibril

  • Libya last week witnessed its worst fighting in two years, when forces aligned with Fathi Bashagha failed to take the capital and oust Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh. Analysts are warning of a renewed civil war, but isn’t the scene a case of deja vu? When a faction is not happy with the res...
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The solution for Lebanon has to come from outside

  • Two years ago, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian addressed Lebanon’s leaders with the words: “Help us to help you.” This is the recurring theme that is still heard today in Western and Arab capitals — the Lebanese have to get their act together in order for the international community ...
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Next Lebanese president must be someone who can rebuild trust

  • Lebanon’s main problem today is one of trust. Even the banking crisis is a crisis of trust, as no one is willing to put any money into the country and no one wants to deal with Lebanon. When meeting with officials in Western and Arab capitals, one gets the impression they have written Lebanon o...
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Stop-gap solutions to Syrian refugee crisis will not work

  • On the occasion of World Refugee Day on Monday, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati made a pedantic speech about Syrian refugees. Lebanon hosts about 1.7 million refugees — 200,000 Palestinians, who have been lingering in camps since 1948, and 1. 5 million Syrians, who have been in the country...
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How US diplomacy can provide a solution in northeast Syria

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again raised the issue of an incursion into Syria. Such operations are a periodic assignment for the Turkish military. Every time they feel the heat of the Kurdish militants and every time they feel they can exert pressure, they conduct an incursi...
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Is the Syrian front about to witness new disruption?

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened a new incursion into the northeast of Syria. He said last Thursday that a decision would be taken on the matter. Turkey today can benefit from the position it acquired due to the Ukraine war to impose its conditions on the different players....
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Sunni vote will determine the outcome of Lebanese election

  • The Lebanese will head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament. This election will decide the fate of Lebanon. Though it is unlikely we will see an uprooting of the current corrupt political elite, the vote will decide on Hezbollah’s control over the country. The general mood is diff...
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Wounded beast Iran lashing out across region

  • Iran’s direct attack on an area near the US Consulate in Irbil on Sunday — which it claimed targeted a “strategic center for Zionist conspiracies” — sets a precedent. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards were directly involved, unlike the previous attacks on Iraq and Saudi Arabia or the more recent atta...
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Don’t be fooled by the ‘scarecrow’ of Sunni extremism

  • The Lebanese media last week reported the story of five young men from the north of the country who died while fighting for Daesh. Much emphasis and hype was placed on the citizens being from Tripoli. Why this effort to demonize Tripoli, the capital of the north, as a hub of Sunni extremism? ...
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