Thawing the frozen Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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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.

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Marriage Of Convenience

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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 Eastern and South Asian terrorist groups.

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Reflections on my visit to Egypt as a journalist

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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 almost become a ghost town. The few people that passed by looked as if they were walking in a dream, or rather a nightmare, and not a reality they have once lived through.

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Hamas is fighting the legitimate struggle for Palestinian self-determination

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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 power in that year, winning a majority of seats in the Palestinian parliament, amidst recognition of the failure of the traditional secular nationalist Palestinian parties, in particular the Fatah party which had dominated the Palestinian leadership for decades.

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Palestinians: 68 Years and Counting

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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 in 1947-48.

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

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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.

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Time To Decide

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Israel, USA, EU and the World: You have less than three months to decide

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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).

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