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By Daoud Kuttab - Sep 17,2014
The 700-seat Ramallah Cultural Palace, on whose premises is the grave of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, was overcrowded on September 9.
By Daoud Kuttab - Sep 10,2014
“I have had it up to here,” said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the emir of Qatar and the head of Hamas. “I have had it with Hamas, with Arabs with Israel and even with Fateh.” Abbas’ words and the minutes of the meetings of the three on th
By Daoud Kuttab - Sep 03,2014
After 51 horrible days, the people of Gaza, Israel and the world breathed a sigh of relief when a ceasefire agreement was announced by the Palestinian president on August 26. The impressive regional and international coalition that worked on putting a stop to this war went back
By Daoud Kuttab - Aug 27,2014
It was no coincidence that the announcement of the permanent ceasefire agreement would be made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his Ramallah headquarters. While Abbas may have been battered in social media and in activists’ circles, it is clear that, in real terms
By Daoud Kuttab - Aug 20,2014
As the war on Gaza intensified and the images of killed children made the rounds, people all over the world asked a simple question: What can be done to stop this carnage? The answer is: make the occupation costly and strengthen the resilience of the Palestinians. It is clear t
By Daoud Kuttab - Aug 13,2014
This week I became a grandfather. My eldest daughter gave birth to a baby girl in Jerusalem; baby and mother are healthy and fine. This piece of good news did not come so easily emotionally or politically, however. For weeks, we have been hearing, seeing and talking to people
By Daoud Kuttab - Aug 06,2014
The images were different, but two words were repeated in most TV graphics announcing the start of the ceasefire. “Gaza victorious” (Gaza tantaser) were the words superimposed on images of Palestinian fighters, rockets and scenes of destruction in the background. So
By Daoud Kuttab - Jul 24,2014
Before the information revolution, it was a given that a victor writes history. In today’s world, with credible irrefutable information at your fingertips, how come so many people get it wrong?
By Daoud Kuttab - Jul 16,2014
In violent conflicts, parties to the conflict are always under pressure to cease fire.
By Daoud Kuttab - Jul 09,2014
When three Israelis went missing three weeks ago, and before any evidence was made available, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided on his own to pin responsibility on the Islamist movement Hamas.



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