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Ceasefire shows the limit of military power

  • For nearly 50 days Israel showed its military might and its ability to cause massive destruction. But despite all this power, it has so far failed to accomplish its stated goals. It has not crushed Hamas, and it has not been able to secure the release of all its citizens. Some Israeli comment...
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Palestinian suffering since Hamas attack extends beyond Gaza

  • While the vast majority of worldwide attention has been focused on the Israeli war on Gaza, the situation in the West Bank, especially in East Jerusalem, as well as in Israel itself, has not been easy for Palestinians. The distance between Jerusalem and the Beit Hanoun (Erez) Crossing into Gaza...
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How can Palestinians get on the road to freedom?

  • For years, I have asked Israelis that I have engaged with if they could give me a credible and effective way that Palestinians could achieve freedom from the foreign occupation they are living under. No one has ever been able to articulate a process or methodology that could credibly produce th...
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Oslo Accords created a second Nakba in Jerusalem

  • Thirty years on from the signing at the White House of the Declaration of Principles between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, the negative effects of the agreement are most obvious in Jerusalem. The signing of the agreement now referred to as the first of the Oslo Accords follo...
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Israel continues to treat Americans differently based on their ethnicity

  • A senior Middle Eastern journalist confided to me this week: “I do not understand how the Israeli policy that has caused so much trouble for Palestinian Americans, Arab and Muslim Americans, and others all of a sudden has been erased.” The journalist was referring to the new Israel-US memorandu...
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Exposure of Israeli lies will not revive the two-state solution

  • One of the supporters of Israel’s most-repeated claims is that Palestinians do not want peace with Israel. Those propagandists regularly list a number of Israeli offers (all of which come short of international standards and laws), claiming that Palestinian rejection means that they are not int...
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How China can offer Abbas a political lifeline

  • Anyone following the political strategy of Mahmoud Abbas knows that he has a one-track mind. The Palestinian president rejects any form of violent resistance to the Israeli occupation. He has put all his eggs in the diplomatic basket. Abu Mazen, as he is called by his friends, understands wel...
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The US should not compromise on Israel’s profiling of Americans

  • The Israeli media has been busy lately talking about a potential breakthrough in the efforts of US Ambassador Tom Nides to offer a departing gift — a visa waiver for Israelis visiting America. Friendly countries often work out such agreements, provided there is absolute reciprocity; in other wo...
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The Jeddah Declaration shows Saudi Arabia’s seriousness

  • I tend to believe that words have meanings, and therefore I did a numerical analysis of the words and phrases repeated in the Jeddah Declaration of the 32nd Arab League Summit to understand more fully the official Arab positions. There is no doubt that anyone who analyzes the final statement i...
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Will Israel ever take responsibility for causing the Nakba?

  • It seemed like it never happened, but at one point this century — in Egypt in January 2001 — Israelis and Palestinians were negotiating how to carry out UN General Assembly Resolution 194. This important resolution was passed on Dec. 11, 1948, with 35 countries, including the US and the UK, vot...
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