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By Hasan Abu Nimah - Apr 29,2014
Just three days before the critical deadline of April 29, marking the end of the 9-month-long period for negotiating a Palestinian-Israeli peace, PA President Mahmoud Abbas reaffirmed his terms for extending the talks for some additional time. Addressing the Palestinian Central
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Apr 22,2014
The kidnapping of our ambassador  to Libya, Fawaz Al Aitan puts the country suddenly before a painful human tragedy as well as a grave political crisis. Imagine the impact of the shock on the ambassador’s immediate  family, his wife and his kids with him in Tripo
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Apr 15,2014
Former Tunisian president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali has just been sentenced to life in absentia by a Tunisian military court, for the fourth time in the last two years, mostly for complicity in the murder of protesters in the 2011 revolution that led to his quick ouster. Ben Ali h
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Apr 08,2014
As originally expected, the Palestinian-Israeli talks that were resumed in July last year ended in total failure. There is no doubt that US Secretary of State John Kerry did his utmost to have the sides agree on something, even on a vision on how any future peace settlement woul
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Apr 01,2014
It was no surprise to those concerned in the Arab world that the latest Arab summit, held in Kuwait recently, ended up without any noticeable accomplishment. Neither, indeed, were the expectations of the Arab masses, heavily burdened by the impact of failed Arab states’ in
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Mar 25,2014
Reports from Israel citing Western sources claim that the Obama administration is concerned that the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks could soon collapse.
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Mar 18,2014
One of the standard excuses Israeli officials use when asked to end their occupation of Arab territories occupied in 1967 is that their previous withdrawals, from Lebanon and Gaza for example, ended up exposing Israel to renewed dangers. “Hardly anybody in Israel thinks th
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Mar 11,2014
Much of the public debate has recently been focused on education in our country, with people wondering what went wrong. Questions such as the rising phenomenon of illiteracy in elementary schools, poor quality at all education levels in general and campus violence have been caus
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Mar 04,2014
Just a day before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due in Washington to meet US President Barack Obama at the White House, Monday, every concerned observer was stunned by the content of the president’s interview with Geoffrey Goldberg of the Bloomberg View. Th
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Feb 25,2014
I was shocked a few days ago to come across a press report from Amman describing Jordanians as a society haunted by fear, mainly from the possible consequences of the failure of the recent Geneva II conference on Syria. Other reports have also been reflecting a prevailing s



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