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By Daoud Kuttab - Jan 28,2015
The results of the snap elections in Greece, which propelled the leftist Syriza Party to power this week, sent shockwaves to many world capitals. Alexis Tsipras, the new prime minister, has vowed to fulfil his electoral promises, including reversing the harsh austerity plans tha
By Daoud Kuttab - Jan 21,2015
The US response to the efforts by Palestinian president to join international organisations, including the International Criminal Court (ICC), is puzzling. The spokeswoman of the US State Department made an unusual attack in trying to express Washington’s opposition. &ldq
By Daoud Kuttab - Jan 14,2015
Social media activists have filled cyberspace with comments and arguments justifying the presence of this or that leader at the gathering held in Paris in support of the people of France after the brutal killing, in two separate attacks on journalists, cartoonists, policemen and
By Daoud Kuttab - Dec 31,2014
There is an Arab saying about depriving people of options.
By Daoud Kuttab - Dec 24,2014
I am in principle opposed to the capital punishment.
By Daoud Kuttab - Dec 17,2014
Time is one of the most crucial elements of effective diplomacy. A diplomatic act can have disastrous consequences if executed at the wrong time, but can be successful if the timing is correct. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Malki was quoted Tuesday as saying Palestinian
By Daoud Kuttab - Dec 03,2014
Politicians holding down the floodgates against a public display of support for the state of Palestine were embarrassed in recent weeks. As soon as these political gatekeepers allowed their rank and file to express their positions, tremendous backing came for Palestine and its p
By Daoud Kuttab - Nov 26,2014
In 1977, the UN General Assembly declared November 29 the international day for solidarity with Palestine. Last year, the UN secretary general added to this, declaring 2014 the international year for solidarity with Palestine. As we approach one day and almost the end of the ye
By Daoud Kuttab - Nov 19,2014
It is not clear whether Israeli prime minister’s portrayal of the latest violence as the battle of Jerusalem was a description of what was happening or an electoral wish.
By Daoud Kuttab - Nov 12,2014
In the spring of 1994 I had the privilege of having an exclusive interview with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The chairman of the Plestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) was still in Tunis at the time and the interview was arranged for me by three local West Bank leaders I kn



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