Articles tagged with: Benjamin Netanyahu

Osman Mirghani
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on : Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Understanding the Gaza War

We may never understand the contexts that preceded the recent round of the war on Gaza, or the real reasons behind the timing of its eruption. The issue of the kidnapping and killing of the three Israeli teenagers in Hebron—arguably the incident that sparked the Israeli attack on Gaza—remains heavily shrouded in mystery with regards to the real perpetrator and beneficiary. Israel was quick to blame Hamas, threatening that the Islamist group would pay the price. Hamas responded by ...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Gaza and the Curse of Half-Finished Wars

It took the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon two weeks to come out with a call for a ceasefire in Gaza. A diplomatic gesture of the lowest order, the Secretary-General’s meek move reflected the unwillingness, not to say inability, of the international community to address the real causes of the bloody conflict. Of all the issues that divide the international community, the so-called Israel–Palestine conflict is the most charged with emotions, and thus least suitable for cl...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

American flights expected back in Tel Aviv in hours

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a US ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hama...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014

Israeli tanks dig in at Gaza frontier as Palestinian toll tops 300

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—Israeli soldiers in tanks and bulldozers dug in across a mile-wide strip of eastern Gaza on Saturday as Palestinian officials said military st...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 18 Jul, 2014

Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels

Gaza City, AP—Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian ...

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Jessica Purkiss
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on : Monday, 14 Jul, 2014

Gaza hospitals struggling to cope under Israeli assault

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—As the Israeli military continued its latest offensive against Gaza for the seventh day on Monday, the territory’s hospitals are struggling to cop...

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Bakir Oweida
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on : Sunday, 13 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Gaza’s Fifth War, and Not its Last

Over the past few days people on the street, in the press, and on satellite TV and radio stations, have been saying that Israel has decided to launch its third war against the Gaza...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Thursday, 10 Jul, 2014

Opinion: When the Fires Threaten the Arsonists

The Arab world currently feels like an arid land that has been set on fire. But it seems the arsonists responsible are yet to realize that the wind is blowing their way, and that a...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 1 Jul, 2014

Israel launches Gaza air strike after bodies of missing teens found

Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking at Hamas after finding the bodies of three missing teenagers whose abduction and k...

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