• November 9, 2015 | AlJazeera

    The Palestinian cause and international law

    The Palestinian quest for international recognition took another major step forward when 107 nations voted to admit Palestine as a full member to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). At the meeting, the United States, Canada, Germany, Israel, and 10 other countries opposed the motion, while 52 countries, including Great Britain, abstained…

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  • October 31, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Al-Aqsa Mosque and Israel’s colonial bullying

    The name of Hatem ibn Abdellah ibn Saad at-Taiy is recorded in Arab history as being the most generous of the Arabs, and is often used as a basis of comparisons and associated with many proverbs. The phrase: “More generous than Hatem,” is the most commonly used maxim when a person acts generously. The actual…

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  • October 22, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Intifada or not: Occupation remains intact?

    News outlets are in overdrive, asking the question whether this is the third Intifada we are witnessing in Palestine or something else. Immediately, comparisons with the first or second Intifadas have taken center stage with a heavy focus on fear and the psychological condition of Israeli society, which is again facing “random” acts of Palestinian…

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  • October 12, 2015 | Turkey Agenda

    Palestine’s Wound

    Palestine, a gnawing wound eating away at the exposed soul and flesh of Palestinians living under occupation, is facing, yet, another orchestrated episode of Israeli military and settler’s violence. Where to begin the story in this well-designed Greek tragedy! We have multiple beginnings, detours, reverses, but for sure, no end in sight. Even if, a…

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  • October 5, 2015 | Turkey Agenda

    Palestine, President Abbas and Challenges in Ending Oslo!

    Palestinians are “no longer bound” by the Oslo agreement was President Mahmoud Abbas’ long awaited announcement at the United Nations General Assembly meetings underway in New York. Facing stalled and circular “peace negotiations” based on facts on the ground Israeli philosophy, massive expansion of settlements in the West Bank, mounting “price tag”, thuggish and racist…

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  • September 17, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Wither the Arabs

    Perceptively, Al-Mutanabbi, an Arab poet from the Abbasid era, remarked in a poem, “Wounding a dead body produces no pain” since life itself is already expired and with it all senses are gone.” The first part of the verse spoke of those who conduct themselves disgracefully then accept indignity as a norm, becoming like a…

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  • August 10, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Will AIPAC defeat Obama’s Iran deal?

    The effort to win Congressional approval of Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal took a major hit this week when the third-ranking Senate Democrat, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, informed the White House and publicly announced his opposition to it. Senator Schumer, who is slated to lead Senate Democrats after the impending retirement of Harry Reid…

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  • July 19, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Netanyahu’s Congress and Iran’s nuclear deal

    The Iran-P5+1 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement is a major breakthrough in international diplomacy and points to a hopeful outcome for a region that has become accustomed to disappointment and chaos. After three years of long, intense multiple negotiation sessions, the concluded agreement provides for a pathway to resolve issues related to Iranian…

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  • July 12, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    Gaza: The never-ending war crime

    Palestine’s calendar is pierced by endless lists of traumatic and painful anniversaries. Now there is another important date that has been permanently affixed to it: the third Israeli battering of Gaza. One year has already passed since Israel’s sadistic summer assault on Gaza, which according to the U.N. Independent Commission of Inquiry’s report killed 2,251…

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  • July 6, 2015 | Daily Sabah

    On Burning Churches and Lynching!

    Since the murder of nine African Americans in the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, North Carolina, at least eight different black churches in the south have been torched, with three already confirmed as an arson attack. The last one in this string was the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, only…

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