Articles tagged with: Israel

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 27 Jul, 2015

Dozens injured at Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli police storm compound

Tel Aviv, Asharq Al-Awsat—Israeli police attacked dozens of Palestinian worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, after clashes broke out when police blocked access to the site to escort a group of ultranationalist right-wing Israelis to the compound. Police used rubber-coated bullets and rods to attack worshippers, also spraying them with teargas and pepper spray, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported. Around 30 Palestinians were injured following the clashes, in add...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Sunday, 12 Jul, 2015

A Symphony of Parallel Tragedies

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The subtitle of this new novel by Palestinian writer Rabee Al-Madhoun describes it as “a concerto in four movements.” However, the reader would soon conclude that what Madhoun is offering is more of a symphony woven around the themes of individual and collective destinies, love and hate, and the utter randomness of events that affect our lives while we have little or no control over them. Composed like a prose version of the Russian Matryushka dolls, with...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2015

Opinion: Fear for the Druze—or for Assad?

Lebanese politician Wiam Wahab’s recent warning regarding the possibility of the Druze seeking refuge in Israel to escape the takfirist threat did not provoke the ire of the anti...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 23 Jun, 2015

Israel, Hamas may have committed war crimes in Gaza: UN report

Geneva, Reuters—UN investigators said on Monday that Israel and Hamas, as well as other Palestinian militant groups, committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law ...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Tuesday, 16 Jun, 2015

Hamas close to agreeing five-year ceasefire with Israel: sources

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Hamas and Israel are close to agreeing on a five-year truce plan, after two weeks of continued discussions between both sides, informed sources have...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2015

When Israel vetoed a plot to kill Khomeini in Paris

According to conventional wisdom, Iran and Israel are mortal foes locked in a deadly struggle to the bitter end. However, David, Lord Alliance, whose autobiography A Bazaar Lif...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Tuesday, 5 May, 2015

Opinion: The threat of a well-oiled Iranian lobby

I feel sad that, as a journalist who was born and raised in Lebanon, and whose journalistic career has taken me to almost all the world’s continents, I have only visited one bord...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 4 May, 2015

Ethiopian protests draw attention to racism in Israel

Jerusalem, Reuters—Images of Israeli police firing stun grenades are usually set in the West Bank and involve Palestinian protesters. But on Sunday the situation was quite di...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Wednesday, 15 Apr, 2015

Opinion: The Truth about “America’s Project”

With every day that passes, Operation Decisive Storm proves just how necessary, and hence, justifiable it is. The conspirators inside Yemen have made huge investments over the ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 5 Apr, 2015

Opinion: Iran, the Beast Unchained?

In my Op-ed yesterday about the framework nuclear deal between the West and Iran, I wrote an analysis of this topic’s previous chapter and sought to understand why Iran accepted ...

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