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Portman a moderate voice in Israel-Palestine debate

  • Israeli actress Natalie Portman is the definition of the moderate voice in the Israel-Palestine conflict. And she’s not alone. Last week, Portman said she would not travel from the United States to Israel to accept the Genesis Prize, an annual award given to a Jewish person who has excelle...
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Why Iran needs to talk to its neighbors

  • Iran will not negotiate over its regional presence or its ballistic missile program, period. That is the compressed version of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s message to the European Union. Speaking publicly last week for the first time since President Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, the Su...
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Palestinians don’t need a Washington office, they need good PR

  • In the coming days, the Palestine Liberation Organization will close its diplomatic office in Washington. Once the symbol of movement toward achieving peace between Israel and Palestine, it has come to symbolize emptiness as the peace process collapsed under the weight of Israel’s opposition. ...
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Palestinians’ suffering empowering Iran’s extremist regime

  • Palestinians run for cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, east of Jabalia on May 14, 2018. (AFP) The failure to push Israel’s government to accept a just peace and end its occupation of Palestine and oppre...
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Palestinians can use Trump’s peace plan as a launchpad

  • A photo taken on April 12, 2019 shows a partial view of the Israeli settlement of Efrat situated on the southern outskirts of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. (AFP) Sometime after Ramadan, US President Donald Trump will unveil his “deal of the century” plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace...
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Palestinians should refocus attention on illegal West Bank wall

  • Israel’s 700-kilometer West Bank wall, which separates Palestinians from much of their land, has many names. Often called “the fence” by supporters to water down its impact and “the apartheid wall” by critics to emphasize its racist intended goals, the wall demonstrates the powerful point that ...
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US support for Israel goes beyond party lines

  • After coming under a barrage of personal attacks from four freshmen Democratic congresswomen, President Donald Trump responded by telling them to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.” Trump was referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of N...
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It’s easy to criticize Abbas for Palestinian failures but the true blame lies with the extremists

  • Since the death of Yasser Arafat and the collapse of the peace process, many Palestinian activists and groups have blamed his successor, Mahmoud Abbas, for Palestinian failures. Abbas is the “president” of Palestine, a title that symbolized something during the former peace process but now, u...
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Palestinian and Israeli youth see a future without strife

  • Winter has not yet arrived in Israel and Palestine, and people are enjoying the unseasonal bright and warm sunshine. But politically there is hardly any ray of hope of a change in either society, and most definitely not in the relations between them. The prime reason for my visit here was not...
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Egypt sends suspect to US to face charges of defrauding Kuwaiti Embassy

  • CHICAGO: The US District Court for the District of Columbia unsealed the indictment of a suspect who was returned from Egypt to the US on Dec. 14 to face fraud and money laundering charges involving the Kuwaiti Embassy in Washington, D.C. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite Jr. of th...
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