Articles tagged with: Israel

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014

Gaza children return to school after war

Gaza City, AP—Some half a million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday, after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet said the opening is for 230,000 1st to 12th graders attending public schools, 200,000 going to United Nations-run schools, and tens of thousands enrolled in private institutions. The opening was delayed for two weeks because o...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Sunday, 14 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Negotiating with Israel is not unholy

After years of wars and destruction, bloodshed and devastation, not to mention missed opportunities and accusations of treason in the Arab–Israeli conflict, Hamas politburo member Musa Abu-Marzuq has come out to tell us that “there is nothing wrong” with direct negotiating with Israel. Abu-Marzuq did not make this statement in a newspaper interview to be able to deny it and its consequences later; rather he said this during a television interview with Al-Quds TV, which has close ti...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Friday, 12 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Face up to ISIS but Don’t Ignore Iran

It would be naive to think that the priorities of the current US administration are congruent with the worries of the people of the Middle East. However, realism dictates that regi...

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Nadia Al-Turki
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on : Thursday, 11 Sep, 2014

UN Gaza investigator says will not resign despite Israeli pressure

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The head of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) probe into Israel's war on Gaza has told Asharq Al-Awsat he will not resign from his post despite ...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 10 Sep, 2014

Opinion: No Winners in Gaza

It seems that Arabs’ habit of claiming disasters as victories is still alive and kicking. This habit has brought many tragedies upon the region and its people, who continue to pa...

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Mohammed Rouda
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on : Saturday, 6 Sep, 2014

Suha Arraf: Israeli film directors are benefiting from the tax we pay

Venice, Asharq Al-Awsat—Before film director and scriptwriter Suha Arraf approached the New Israel Fund (NIF) to produce Villa Touma (2014)—her first fictional film as ...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 5 Sep, 2014

Opinion: Hamas and the Delusion of Victory

While victory has a thousand fathers, defeat is always an orphan. The Latin proverb came to my mind the other day as I watched Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh boasting on live televisi...

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Mahmoud Abu Awad
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on : Sunday, 31 Aug, 2014

Movement across Gaza crossings remain slow: official

Gaza, Asharq Al-Awsat—Movement across Gaza’s main border crossings with Egypt and Israel remain slow despite indications of possible changes being enforced following th...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Saturday, 30 Aug, 2014

Abbas devises plan for independent Palestinian state: official

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has prepared a "three-stage contingency" plan to secure the establishment of an independent Palestinian stat...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Thursday, 28 Aug, 2014

From the Spotlight to the Shadows

Ramallah,Asharq Al-Awsat—After five failed attempts on his life, the military commander of Hamas’s Al-Qassam Brigades, Mohammed Deif—known as “Abu Khaled”—h...

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