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By Daoud Kuttab - Mar 05,2014
Palestinians expect their leader to have the fight of his life as he goes to Washington for a tough summit with US President Barack Obama. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to be facing pressure from the US to accept the framework agreement being drawn up by US Sec
By Daoud Kuttab - Feb 26,2014
Community media received a major boost in Jordan this week with the launch of the third Aswatona conference at the Dead Sea. More than 100 community radio activists gathered at the lowest spot on Earth to talk about the challenges of producing, broadcasting and sustaining commun
By Daoud Kuttab - Feb 19,2014
Jordan succeeded this week to force the Israeli Knesset to cancel a discussion planned for Tuesday regarding Al Aqsa Mosque. The public debate was initiated by the deputy speaker of the Israeli legislature, Moshe Feiglen, and was intended to focus on the issue of sovereignty o
By Daoud Kuttab - Feb 12,2014
The seriousness of the US-initiated framework for a possible solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem appears to have shaken dormant relations in the region, including in Jordan. The Palestinian-Jordanian relationship, which is experiencing its highest degree of cooperation
By Daoud Kuttab - Feb 05,2014
I was part of a delegation of the International Press Institute that visited the Egyptian capital last week to try and plead the case of some 20 Egyptian and foreign journalists who are being held behind bars. The new powers in Egypt seem to have very little tolerance for an
By Daoud Kuttab - Jan 29,2014
Settlements are illegal.
By Daoud Kuttab - Jan 22,2014
An interesting development is taking places in Jordan: Forty years after the Rabat Summit, which declared the PLO as the “sole legitimate representative” of the Palestinian people, one aspect of representation is being challenged. Jordanian officials, including the p
By Daoud Kuttab - Jan 15,2014
How similar is today to yesteryear? When US president Bill Clinton failed to move Palestine Liberation Organisation chairman Yasser Arafat on the issue of Jerusalem at the 2000 Camp David talks, he decided to turn to America’s Arab allies. He tried and failed. US Secreta
By Daoud Kuttab - Jan 08,2014
The fast-approaching deadline to the 9-month face-to-face Palestinian-Israeli talks highlights the sense of urgency and fear that the April deadline might arrive without any breakthrough. Palestinians, who were burned in 1993 with a five-year interim agreement that translate



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