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Posts Tagged ‘Hamas’

Thawing the frozen Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Cynthia M. Lardner The frozen Israeli-Palestinian conflict has raged on almost since the day Israel achieved independence in 1948, further degrading the most destabilized region in the world.

Marriage Of Convenience

Mohammed Jalil/EPA   By Ricardo Swire The Western Hemisphere is part of the globe that includes North and South America, accompanying islands and surrounding waters. The US State Department’s 2015 report stated South America and the Caribbean serve as areas of financial and ideological support for the Islamic State (IS), in addition to other Middle […]

Reflections on my visit to Egypt as a journalist

AP photo   By Maha Elbanna As the bus took us through the sandy and rocky roads of the Egyptian town of Sheikh Zayed, I started to realize the huge destruction that has hit this part of Sinai. Demolished buildings, destroyed electricity poles and wires hanging on the road were an indication that this has […]

Hamas is fighting the legitimate struggle for Palestinian self-determination

SAID KHATIB – AFP By Rupen Savoulian   We today reproduce an important article from September 2014 which can be read in line with the events of today The Islamic Resistance Movement – ‘Hamas‘ the abbreviation from the Arabic – has constituted the democratically elected government of the Palestinian territories since January 2006. It swept to […]

Palestinians: 68 Years and Counting

By Sami Jamil Jadallah Every year at this time, Palestinians around the world and under occupation “celebrate” or let us say “mourn” what is referred to as “Nakba” or “Catastrophe” and it seems every day is a Nakba for Palestinians under Israeli Occupation and those who lost their homes and position to the Israeli state […]

The Middle East: Was the Turkish Model replaced by an Iranian Role?

By Fadi Elhusseini Since 2003, Turkey has appeared as a valuable asset for global powers to invest in and as a leading actor in a region long described as sluggish towards democratic transformations.

Time To Decide

Israel, USA, EU and the World: You have less than three months to decide By Fadi Elhusseini On August 27th, the headlines around the world were that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and nine other top officials resigned from the ruling Executive Committee (ExCo) of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

Hamas’ Diplomatic Activism: Modified Strategies and New Alliances

  By Fadi Elhusseini Many observers saw in Tony Blair’s meeting with head of Hamas’ political bureau Khaled Meshal a breakthrough that may take Hamas out of the bottleneck and may lead to a long-term truce between the movement and Israel.

Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy – Part One

  By Brian Frydenborg The cocks who crow “failure” every time the sun rises about the Obama Administration’s overall Middle East strategy—and we will be hearing their mindless crowing at its highest decibels since the competition within the Republican Party for the Party’s presidential nomination is now officially underway—have no sense of strategy themselves and dangerously substitute tactical-here-and-nows and […]

The Arab Spring and the Rise of Non-State Actors

  By Fadi Elhusseini In the past four years, Arabs have been living in an endless Sisyphean ordeal, an unexpected nightmare after rising for what they called “The Arab Spring”.

Addressing the Palestinian Right of Return

  By Anant Mishra “You seem to be surprised to hear that there are still problems of 1948 to be solved, the most important component of which is the right to return of Palestinian refugees.”

Islamophobia in biographies: Commercial agendas and marketing of stereotypical narratives of cultures

  By Tala Halawa The trend of using Islam in the titles and content of novels and biographies is spreading worldwide. Since the “War on Terror” has emerged as a global issue and been promoted as such; reflections on cultural productions have been noticed.

A DEAD PALESTINIAN

  By Qosai Amamh   The Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus has seen some of the most desperate fighting and sieges of the Syrian war. Under siege themselves by the Syrian regime and watching the latest round of violence in the Gaza Strip, Syrian-Palestinians are caught up in two simultaneous conflicts.

STORIES FROM UNDER THE RUBBLE

  By Maha Elbanna From Beit Hanoun in the north of Gaza all the way to Rafah in the south, the scene repeats itself. Everywhere you look, all you can see are piles of dusty, colorless and lifeless rubble. Walls, bricks and columns of cement are piled on top of each other as if to […]

FOUR WEEKS OF ISRAELI OFFENSIVES AGAINST GAZA: PALESTINIANS DEMAND LIFE AFTER DEATH

  By Maha Elbanna   Twenty seven days of ongoing Israeli offensives on Gaza have passed. The magnitude of death and destruction left is huge, the humanitarian conditions  no longer bearable. Entire families have been wiped out, their homes demolished while those who survived are left with an immeasurable pain and agony to deal with […]

ISRAEL’S ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’: WHY NOW?

    By Fadi Elhusseini   Another Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip; it’s not the first and won’t be the last if the political equation in the region does not change. With the previous offensives launched by Israel on Gaza, several military goals were declared. This time, “Operation Protective Edge” comes within a […]