Articles tagged with: Israel

The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
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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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 2 Apr, 2014

Abbas seeks wider UN role as peace talks stumble

London and Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The future of the US-sponsored Israel–Palestine peace process was thrown into doubt on Tuesday after the escalation of a dispute over an agreement to release a group of Palestinian prisoners. Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, citing Israeli delays in releasing 26 long-term Palestinian prisoners as part of an existing deal, signed several applications for membership of UN bodies on behalf of the “State of Palestine” in a live TV broadcast, in...

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James Spencer
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on : Friday, 28 Mar, 2014

Working Smart, Not Working Hard

To read various articles on US foreign policy in the Middle East, one would imagine that the US was in a state of full-scale retreat from the region, just as the UK withdrew from ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 26 Mar, 2014

Arab summit rejects “Jewish identity” of Israel

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Arab leaders support Palestine’s refusal to recognize the “Jewish identity” of the Israeli state, the final statement issued against the backdro...

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Robert E. Hunter
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on : Wednesday, 26 Mar, 2014

Reassurance, A Two-Way Street

This week, US President Barack Obama is visiting three European states and Saudi Arabia. What was originally planned as a more or less routine trip has taken on new urgency with th...

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Hussain Abdul-Hussain
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on : Monday, 3 Mar, 2014

Hezbollah’s Adapted Resistance

“Our intervention in Syria has confused Israel and caused it a strategic setback, because they were betting on the toppling of the regime in Syria and the weakening of the resist...

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Robert E. Hunter
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on : Wednesday, 26 Feb, 2014

Grasping the Nettle

US Secretary of State John Kerry has devoted more time and effort to trying to negotiate peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority than to any other foreign policy problem...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Wednesday, 12 Feb, 2014

John Kerry’s peace plan to recognize Israel as “Jewish state”

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—According to a leaked report published in an Israeli newspaper on Tuesday, an outline Israeli–Palestinian peace agreement being drawn up by US Secre...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 6 Feb, 2014

Israeli authorities approve East Jerusalem settlement expansion

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Israeli authorities approved the construction of over 500 new apartments in East Jerusalem on Wednesday, in a move Palestinian leaders said threatened...

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Ataollah Mohajerani
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on : Sunday, 8 Dec, 2013

Iranian, Israeli and American radicals have similar goals

Let me begin by quoting the Masnavi, the brilliant epic poem by Jalal Al-Din Muhammad Rumi which was turned into a series of six books. In the second book, he narrates a strange st...

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