Articles tagged with: Israel

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 27 Sep, 2014

Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

United Nations, AP—Facing pressure at home to come up with a new strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the UN Security Council to dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel, including setting a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian lands. In a speech to world leaders at the UN General Assembly, the Palestinian leader also accused Israel of conducting a "war of genocide" in Gaza, but stopped short of saying he would...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Friday, 26 Sep, 2014

Hamas, Fatah clinch breakthrough Gaza deal

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Rival Palestinian groups, Fatah and Hamas, reached an agreement on Thursday to hand over the administration of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian national unity government, representatives of both factions have announced. After two days of talks under the auspices of Cairo, the two sides reached a breakthrough deal to give the Palestinian national unity government, led by Mahmoud Abbas, full control of the Gaza Strip. The agreement covers aspects of “political...

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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...

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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 m...

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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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