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By Daoud Kuttab - Jul 16,2015
The Palestinian Israeli conflict might get an unexpected shot in the arm as a result of the recently concluded Iran nuclear agreement.While the P5+1 talks in Vienna focused only on the issue of Iran’s nuclear capability, many are looking at how this agreement will affect regional
By Daoud Kuttab - Jul 09,2015
The political black hole that the Arab Israeli conflict has entered and the ageing Palestinian leader forced again the discussion of what will happen in the post-Abbas era.Two news items recently pointed to the succession crisis in the Palestinian leadership: the sudden removal o
By Daoud Kuttab - Jul 01,2015
Despite the lack of a political horizon in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one area that appears to witness a de-escalation of tensions might be Al Aqsa Mosque.According to a just-released comprehensive report by the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, Jordan and Israel
By Daoud Kuttab - Jun 24,2015
The absence of a political horizon has strengthened Palestinians’ attempts to reach a different form of independence. Failure on the political front made them work on a more doable idea: to empower Gaza and the West Bank economically through improving trade with their natura
By Daoud Kuttab - Jun 10,2015
For the first time in 48 years, Palestinians are playing in a much more level playing field.By strategically moving into the non-violent field, Palestinians are in a much stronger position to make an impact in their decades-long struggle.Whenever Palestinians fought the Israelis
By Daoud Kuttab - Jun 04,2015
To many people, the entire non-violent Palestinian movement came down to a moment last Friday in Zurich.Many would argue that head of the Palestinian Football Federation Jibril Rjoub blinked at that moment.
By Daoud Kuttab - May 27,2015
For the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, the pressure from the EU regarding Israel’s settlements is nothing compared to the pressure of forming a majority coalition.Netanyahu used his shrewdness and clever play on words to charm the visiting European foreign policy chi
By Daoud Kuttab - May 20,2015
A quick survey of the success of Arabs at the Olympic Games shows an important phenomenon. With the exception of the bronze won by the Saudi equestrian jumping team in the 2012 London games, none of the nearly 100 medals won by Arab countries represents a team sport.
By Daoud Kuttab - May 13,2015
Sometimes it is difficult to remember the daily suffering of Palestinians living under occupation. The wars and turmoil all around us tend to divert our attention from genuinely terrible issues that might seem mundane when compared to the wars in Syria or Yemen.
By Daoud Kuttab - May 06,2015
The caller on the phone, a close friend, was frantic. “They are going to destroy us,” she said. After calming her down, my friend who is a senior adviser at a local commercial TV station, said that several of their staff are leaving to work for a new station that th



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