Articles tagged with: Israel

Bakir Oweida
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on : Friday, 25 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Palestine, From Intifada to Infighting

Why the disagreements among Palestinian politicians and factions, whether before the establishment of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1964 or after it? Is it because of the love of Palestine? The importance of regaining the rights of the Palestinian people? Is it the importance of allowing Palestinians to live a normal life in an independent state, like other people around the world? The answer to all these questions is a resounding no. So what is the argument about?! Quit...

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

Israel suspends peace talks with Palestinians—Israeli official

Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel suspended peace talks with the Palestinians on Thursday in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unity agreement with Hamas Islamists. "The security cabinet decided unanimously this evening that the government of Israel will not hold negotiations with a Palestinian government that is backed by Hamas, a terror organization that calls for Israel's destruction," an official statement said after a six-hour meeting. Asked to clarify whether that meant the talks w...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Sunday, 20 Apr, 2014

PLO leadership to determine fate of Palestinian Authority

Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Central Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) is scheduled to discuss the future of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in a decisiv...

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Bakir Oweida
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on : Friday, 18 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Palestinian “Pessoptimism”

There is nothing new in saying it is the fate of those who hope for the best for all those around them to face the consequences of these dreams and the pains that accompany them. W...

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Michel Abu Najm
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Barghouti’s release a “priority” for Abbas, says prisoner’s wife

Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas remains committed to securing the release of popular Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti, a “priority” for his ...

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Sawsan Abu-Husain
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on : Thursday, 10 Apr, 2014

Abbas says open to negotiation extension in return for East Jerusalem

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Wednesday that he would be open to extending Palestinian–Israeli negotiations on the condition tha...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 7 Apr, 2014

US presses on with Mideast talks rescue attempt

Jerusalem, Reuters—US efforts to save Middle East peace talks from collapse showed little sign of progress on Monday amid threats from Israel to retaliate for what it saw as ...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 7 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Is Israel focusing on the wrong enemy?

The Israeli government should not have shelled Hezbollah posts and is mistaken in defining the group as an enemy. This is the opinion of columnist Guy Bechor, writing in the Is...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 6 Apr, 2014

Netanyahu: Israel wants peace talks but “not at any price”

Jerusalem, Reuters—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, threatening to punish the Palestinians for unilateral moves towards statehood, said on Sunday Israel was willing...

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Kifah Ziboun
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on : Friday, 4 Apr, 2014

Kerry calls for “reality check” in Palestinian–Israeli talks

London and Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that Washington is in the process of evaluating whether to continue its role in the Middle East p...

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