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How Israel’s ‘terror’ lies backfired

  • It did not take long for another foolish and senseless act by the Israeli army to produce the very opposite effect from what they had intended. Violent raids on areas under Palestinian administrative and security control are no longer news, but breaking into the offices of Palestinian rights gr...
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US wrong to greenlight Israel’s unprovoked attack on Gaza

  • The American greenlighting of Israel’s unprovoked attack on the Gaza Strip is deeply troubling. Washington justified a wide-ranging attack that killed at least 44 Palestinians, among them 15 children, based on a questionable justification. As the barrage of Israeli fire caused death, destructi...
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Jerusalem’s Palestinians speak out

  • The issue and future of Jerusalem have been a focus of attention for years and especially since the 1967 Israeli occupation. Palestinians in Jerusalem have boycotted Israeli municipal elections aimed at a forced unification of the city. Although there was opposition to political unification, ...
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Change needed if two-state solution is to be resuscitated

  • For decades, the defining conflict of the Middle East has revolved around a single piece of diplomatic jargon: The “two-state solution.” Originally, this term referred to a concrete idea — the formation of a sovereign, independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. But for most politicians, it...
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The soft-spoken voice of Shireen Abu Akleh has been silenced

  • The soft-spoken voice, the emotionless face and the factual words of Shireen Abu Akleh will be forever imprinted in the hearts and minds of most Arabs. The strong and confident field reporter for the Al Jazeera network was part of the daily intake of anyone following the news of Palestine. A ...
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Israel must prove its commitment to status quo agreement

  • Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid last month added his name to the choir of Arab and world officials calling for respect of the status quo in Jerusalem’s Old City and especially at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound. It is not clear if the Israeli official was parroting a talking point or if he und...
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Israel’s heavy-handedness at Al-Aqsa Mosque reflects its political bankruptcy

  • When Israeli security forces last Friday used drones to drop tear gas on tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers at Al-Haram Al-Sharif, it provided yet another sign of the Israeli government’s bankrupt policy. The use of drones to manage the huge crowd on the third Friday of Ramadan was even cr...
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Want quiet in Jerusalem? Respect the status quo

  • Despite high-level intervention by Jordan’s King Abdullah and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the situation at Al-Aqsa is anything but peaceful. The second Friday in Ramadan coincided this year with the beginning of the Jewish Passover holy week, as well as Good Friday for Christians who ...
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Without hope, Palestinian radicalism will only grow

  • The recent series of attacks in Israel and the violent response to them, including the use of extrajudicial killings against Palestinians on Palestinian lands, is very sad. But those in power have an obligation to find ways to give people hope in order to break this unending cycle of violence. ...
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Jerusalem should be a beacon of peace, not the heart of conflict

  • Anyone interested in understanding the roots of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict need only visit East Jerusalem. There you can see all the major flashpoints. After four years of meticulous, exhaustive study, Amnesty International recently published a report showing that, in all areas under Isra...
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