Articles tagged with: palestine

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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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 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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Caryle Murphy
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on : Wednesday, 27 Nov, 2013

Dreams of a Palestinian State

It’s a strange time to have hopes and dreams in the Middle East given the region’s ongoing paroxysms of violence and mayhem. But a tripartite group of fifteen Israelis, Palesti...

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Tam Hussein
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on : Saturday, 26 Oct, 2013

No Time for the Olive Branch

In her words, Palestinian artist and academic Samia Halaby has the defiance of the Palestinian writers Ghassan Kanafani and Mahmud Darwish and the activism of 1970s New York. She i...

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Jacqueline Shoen
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on : Monday, 9 Sep, 2013

A House Divided

For a while, reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas resembled peace talks between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization: a perpetual re-enactment of similar sc...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Tuesday, 13 Aug, 2013

Palestinians to continue talks despite settlement activity

Ramallah and Tel Aviv, Asharq Al-Awsat—Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ended speculation about the possibility of a Palestinian boycott of the forthcoming peace talks, ...

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Amy Assad
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on : Monday, 12 Aug, 2013

Palestine at the Proms

World-renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy is as well known for his eccentric performances, shiny suits and spikey hair as he is for his musical excellence. True to form, Kennedy and h...

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