Articles tagged with: palestine

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. While reminding ourselves of this maxim may not bring any benefit, it does us no harm to repeat it. Palestinian–Israeli peace is an expensive dream. If the doors of pessimism were thrown open and all windows of optimism nailed shut, I would say that realizing this dream is an impossibility. This is why I imme...

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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 government, according to Barghouti’s wife. In an exclusive interview with Asharq Al-Awsat in Paris during an international tour to raise awareness of her husband’s continued imprisonment, Fadwa Barghouti said: “I have confirmation from the Palestinian leadership that they have called for his release in Washing...

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Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 15 Apr, 2014

Opinion: Arab unity comes before a UN seat

Since the beginning of the new century, Arabs have demanded a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. The demand came in response to the UN’s promises of reform. The UN, as it...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 11 Apr, 2014

Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions

Geneva, AP—Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations...

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Bakir Oweida
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on : Friday, 11 Apr, 2014

Opinion: A Salute to Palestinian Women

I listened to part of a discussion between a radio presenter and his audience on the BBC last Sunday night. It dealt with the suggestion by a senior army officer that women in the ...

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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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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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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 31 Mar, 2014

Kerry returns to Middle East to push flailing peace talks

Paris, Reuters—US Secretary of State John Kerry broke from his travel schedule for the second time in a week to rush back to the Middle East on Monday to try to salvage Israeli-P...

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