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The peaceful popular resistance is an integrated struggling strategy, which one of its requirements is to stop the security coordination, boycott the Israeli economy and internationalize the national cause and rights.

The costs of Israeli- Palestinian conflict pdf

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Benjamin Netanyahu often repeated before the leadership of his party that the Likud was on its way to decay and perhaps fade away, if he did not take over his leadership in the 2009 Knesset elections, and he transferred it from a small party to the second rank at Knesset, just one seat away from Kadima, which was headed by Tzipi Livni.

The 66 anniversary of Nakba


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Jordan imprisons women in name of family honour

  • 2017-08-17
  • Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Reading : 25

An estimated 65 per cent of more than 1,700 female inmates in Jordans prisons are held under the 60-year-old law that allows the authorities to indefinitely incarcerate women considered to be at risk of being attacked or killed in the name of family honour.

Saudi Arabias forgotten war strikes back

  • 2017-08-08
  • By Mahan Abedin
  • Reading : 74

The full implications of Saudi Arabias three-months old siege of the Qatif town of Awamiyah are only just beginning to emerge. Pictures depicting wholesale destruction and civil war-like conditions in the Shia-majority town speak to the intensity of the fighting. But more importantly, they provide a hint as to the nature of the threat facing the Saudi authorities.


  • 2017-07-31
  • by Lori Plotkin Boghardt
  • Reading : 61

The Kuwaiti emir helping to mediate the conflict is regarded as one of the region's wise, experienced figures, but the country must demonstrate sensitivity to both sides as it seeks a resolution.


  • 2017-07-15
  • By Ben Fishman
  • Reading : 66

Secretary Tillerson should bear in mind that his diplomatic efforts over Qatar's role in the Middle East will have significant implications for the balance of power in Libya, not just the Gulf.


  • 2017-07-06
  • by Eric Trager
  • Reading : 42

The Saudi-led bloc has made thirteen demands of Doha, but they're mostly about resolving one issueand time is almost up.

Remembering Algerias Independence Day

  • 2017-07-06
  • Yasmina Allouche
  • Reading : 27

Algerias war of independence against colonial France, which had occupied the country for 132 years, began on 1 November 1954 and was led by the National Liberation Front (FLN). The guerrilla warfare adopted by the Algerians to end Frances torturous presence lasted nearly eight years and shook the foundation of the unstable Fourth French Republic which would be replaced by a fifth republic in 1958 lead by President Charles de Gaulle.

The Palestinians can learn from the blockade of Qatar

  • 2017-07-05
  • Yvonne Ridley
  • Reading : 39

There are many lessons that the Palestinians can take from the crisis in the Gulf which has seen four Arab states impose an air, land and sea blockade on the tiny state of Qatar.

As Iraqi forces continue to mop up the last remnants of Daesh from west Mosul, it is worth remembering that the jihadist group continues to maintain a significant presence in five other Iraqi provinces. The retaking of Mosul may inflict a symbolic blow to Daeshs bogus caliphate but it falls far short of eradicating the group on Iraqi soil.

Remembering Egypts bloody military coup

  • 2017-07-03
  • Amelia Smith
  • Reading : 41

Four years ago today the Egyptian army overthrew the countrys first democratically elected leader, Mohammed Morsi. In the aftermath of the coup Egypts armed forces suspended the constitution and appointed the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, as interim head of state. Morsi and his presidential team were detained in an unknown location and later stood trial.


  • 2017-07-01
  • by Haisam Hassanein
  • Reading : 37

Egyptian-Israeli relations have been steadily improving in the past few years, with the two countries facing the same threat from ISIS on the Sinai border. Coupled with Egypt's current economic hardships, increased cooperation between the two sides beyond security matters might become a possibility. Moreover, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and his top officials have been very keen on meeting key American Jewish organizations in order to stress the importance of Israeli-Egyptian relations in such a critical time. This was seen during Sisi's visit to Washington in April, where he met with some American Jewish groups and bragged about his relationship with the Jewish state.