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One of the most common myths is that all Palestinians are Muslims. However, Christians have a long history in Palestine, and they have been oppressed along with their Muslim neighbors. Recently, Keren Batiyov and I had the opportunity to interview Naim Ateek, founder of Sabeel in East Jerusalem, which seeks to unite all religions in seeking peace and justice. Take a look:…Continue
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Monday, November 7, 2011
By James M. Dorsey
Proposed legislation by extreme nationalist Israeli parliamentarian Michael Ben-Ari that would require members of Israeli national sport teams to sing the national anthem and recognise Israel as a Jewish state threatens to weaken the country’s…Continue
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Check out the TEDx Talk on moving beyond the dialogue of words and engage people in Advocacy and Activisim, dialogue of…Continue
Military force shouldn’t be ruled out as a response to an Iranian assassination plot on U.S. soil, the top House Republican on intelligence issues said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“I don’t think you should take it off the table,” said Representative Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Rogers said other options would include rallying the international community against Iran or taking action against Iranian operatives in Iraq. Noticeably…
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Reflections of Fidel
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Sunday, September 1, 2011
By James M. Dorsey
Amid the diplomatic tsunami hitting Israel with its embassy in Cairo stormed by protesters, its relations with Turkey at an all-time low, the United Nations set to recognize Palestinian statehood and the influence of the United…Continue
Added by James M Dorsey on September 10, 2011 at 11:32pm — No Comments
In the lull after the media frenzy around Irene, it is a good time to reflect on the Israeli-Palestinian situation. In a few weeks, the Palestinians will submit a resolution to the UN General Assembly that asks that Palestine be declared a new nation-state. Regardless of where you might stand on this issue, there are a lot of practical problems with the resolution. Besides the fact that the US will veto it in the Security Council, it is politically meaningless as long as Hamas and Fatah…Continue
Added by Doug Noll on August 28, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments
By Ibrahim Sharqieh / August 9, 2011
Palestinian leaders need equal footing with Israeli leaders –…Continue
USA and Iran: Pride and prejudice.
The most frequent question to me during my three visits to Iran was: How can we convince the West that our country is not going to produce nuclear weapons? The question I hear in Europe and USA is: When will Iran have nuclear weapons? There seems to be a need for a dialogue. No one wants a war. It might still happen and may escalate into a nuclear genocide.
Iran's nuclear program -…Continue
My latest is an out-of-the-box piece co-written with Andrea Bartoli (Director of the S-CAR at GMU) which asks:
"Imagine back in 2010 if instead of masked men with guns, trained for intense warfare at sea, boarding a ship in the dead of night, the IDF had dispatched an elite unit of conflict resolution specialists. Could the tragedy at sea been averted?" …
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By Andrew Gavin Marshall
As the purported assassination of Osama bin Laden has placed the focus on Pakistan, it is vital to assess the changing role of Pakistan in broad geostrategic terms, and in particular, of the changing American strategy toward Pakistan. The recently reported assassination was a propaganda ploy aimed at targeting Pakistan. To understand this, it is necessary to…Continue
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Netanyahu’s address to Congress is a recipe for disaster, not peace
By Ibrahim Sharqieh - 05/25/11 01:40 PM ET
Taking advantage of his New York accent while addressing Congress on…Continue
Denial: A River in Egypt...
By: Firouzeh Afsharnia
“Israel would never pull back to its 1967 borders.” There you have it -- straight from the horse’s mouth. After decades of two step tango around multi version road maps drafted by peace players of all walks – quartets, duets, dissonant coalitions and tone deaf power brokers -- what has always been evident to the rest of us is now out in the open in the official chambers of power. Israel has no intention of giving…Continue
Added by Firouzeh Afsharnia on May 22, 2011 at 8:37pm — No Comments
The Profound Hypocrisy of President Obama’s Speech on the Middle East
by Brian Becker and Mara Verheyden-Hilliard
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“Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet”.
In his wildest dreams, Fareed never imagined that these lines from Juliet’s lips in the final scenes of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet would perfectly describe his situation.
As protecting my source`s rights, I would only be referring to him by his first name, Fareed, 35, and thousands of Egyptian men, had never imagined that an act as normal as…Continue
Risk is a central feature and factor of life of all communities and its management has been one of the most challenging preoccupations of humankind. This is particularly true during times of violent conflict, when risks of physical harm and the disruption of livelihoods are particularly high.
However, since most of the academic and policy knowledge on risk management is drawn from contexts of natural disasters, economic or health-related crises, the standard framework to…Continue
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