Is Trump Palestine’s new hope?

By Daoud Kuttab On his recent visit to Washington, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas surprised many by heaping praise on US President Donald Trump. Speaking through a translator, Abbas called Trump, who had promised to “get done” a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, “courageous” and wise, and lauded Trump’s “great negotiating ability.” More...

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By admin On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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A long way from Comey to Watergate

By Sean Wilentz US President Donald J. Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey is unprecedented, as is much of what Trump has undertaken as president. Despite similarities with President Richard M. Nixon’s More...

By admin On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Hamas must do more to become politically relevant

By Osama Al-Sharif Politics, it has been said, is the art of the possible. But when it comes to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it can also become the art of the absurd. In a prosaic repetition of More...

By admin On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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‘Maybe it’s not as difficult as people have thought’

By Yossi Mekelberg In the make-believe world of US President Donald Trump, bringing about peace between the Israelis and Palestinians is apparently considerably easier than what all of those laboring on it for decades More...

By admin On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Egypt’s media dilemma

By Mohammed Nosseir Watching entertainment programs and news broadcasts on Egyptian television a few decades ago was not only a good option for millions of Arabs, it was the only available one. The Egyptian dialect, More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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France has decided, but it is far from over

By Cornelia Meyer On May 7, France elected 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron as president, the youngest in the country’s modern history. He won with over 66 percent of votes cast. As a former Rothschild banker, presidential More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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It is not just Americans who know so little of the Arab world

By Chris Doyle Should we be shocked that 81 percent of Americans cannot identify the Arab world on the map? This was the headline finding of the Arab News/YouGov poll published last week. After all, the US just More...

By admin On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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Agreement to establish safe zones in Syria comes into effect

By Maria Dubovikova On May 4, Russia, Turkey and Iran signed an agreement in Astana, Kazakhstan, establishing four “tentatively designated de-escalation zones” in Syria, where the three will act as guarantors More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Syria’s safe zones or concentration camps?

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed The plan for “de-escalation zones” in Syria is not bad at all, but the devil is in the detail. Years ago, when the idea of allocating areas for those fleeing the bombing and war was More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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The Brexit Catch-22

By Trisha de Borchgrave So long as the EU will not allow Brexit to be the template for further exits by its remaining 27 members, the success of the negotiations will depend on who blinks first. The tug and pull More...