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WAR & PEACE
“The Answer” to the Middle East PDF Print E-mail

by Elias Aoun
Exclusive for Al Waref

The quest for Middle East peace has deluded many who sought it.  Different experts project different viewpoints, but the pursuit of “the answer” continues – although “the answer” does exist, but there is a letdown in its promotion and implementation.

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict: an electoral cycle of violence? Print E-mail
Emmanuel Martin

by Emanuel Martin & Tom G. Palmer 
Exclusive for Al Waref
Translation Editor: Jennifer Young

The bombing and other military actions on the Gaza Strip brings a question to the table: Why cannot Palestinians and Israelis resolve their conflict? Who is at fault? Is it only that Hamas has refused to renew its ceasefire after six months of inactivity and military policy? Is it that Israel did not initiate steps for negotiation during these six months? Or are there also deeper causes?

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On Campus: The Pro-Palestinian's Real Agenda PDF Print E-mail
 


by Khaled Abu Toameh*
Courtesy of Hudson Institute NY

During a recent visit to several university campuses in the U.S., Idiscovered that there is more sympathy for Hamas there than there is in Ramallah.

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A Proposed Peace Strategy for the Arab-Israeli Conflict PDF Print E-mail


by Dr. Ahmed Saad
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Since the 1948 establishment of the Israeli state in Palestine, both peaceful and military approaches were pursued to address the Arab-Israeli conflict.  However, time has proven that the current peace strategy has architectural defects and a proposed modification is presented herein to correct it.

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Will Hamas seize the opportunity? PDF Print E-mail

by Yasser Khalil*
Courtesy CGNews
 
There is no doubt that the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict represents one of the most significant factors negatively affecting the image and security of the United States and its allies. Among the challenges facing the Obama administration is improving this image, along with US relations with the Muslim world.

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Here We Go Again, an Arab Israeli War ! Print E-mail

by Dr. Ahmed Saad*
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As an Arab who lived during the 1956, 1967, 1973 wars and all Intifadas, I experience the very deep pain, anger and frustration that most Arabs feel. I strongly believe that most of Palestine within the 1948 borders not just 1967 borders belong rightly to the Palestinian people. Unfortunately  our strong feelings of pain and resentment have not returned a single meter of land to their rightful owner. That is the reason for the following article.

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Political Puppeteers: A Show of Bloodshed PDF Print E-mail


by Jennifer Young
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Why do we call it political violence when apolitical civilians are the ones who suffer most? It seems to be because political factors, the concerns from the leaders in power or those individuals seeking power, are driving the violence.

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Gaza Protest in Washington D.C. Print E-mail
By Helen Fenimore
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 On a cold, January afternoon long into the evening, more than 500 people came to meet in front of the Israeli embassy voicing their frustration at the governments of Israel, the United States, Egypt, and others for their tacit approval of strikes against Hamas,
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Is Hamas Committed to the Ceasefire? PDF Print E-mail

By Yoram Kohen

 Despite this breach of the tahdiya, or ceasefire, both Hamas and Israeli leaders have stressed their desire to deescalate the situation. But considering Hamas's history of violence against Israel, the organization's commitment to the tahdiya is open to serious question.

 

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