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Analysis: Israeli restrictions on movement strangle Palestinian life

Analysis: Israeli restrictions on movement strangle Palestinian life

"My homeland is not a suitcase and I am not a traveler," wrote Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish

Analysis: What does British vote to recognize State of Palestine mean?

Analysis: What does British vote to recognize State of Palestine mean?

On October 13th, with five hours of debate, the British parliament voted 274 in favor to 12 in opposition to recognize the state of Palestine

Free speech vs. freedom

Free speech vs. freedom

I am going to use this space once again to talk about the despicable un-hiring of Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois (I wrote about the Salaita case and what I called The Incivility of Palestinians, last month as well)

Analysis: Diplomatic recognitions herald the road to peace

Analysis: Diplomatic recognitions herald the road to peace

On Oct. 12, at a donors' conference in Cairo, participants pledged $5.4 billion toward the reconstruction of Gaza

Facing new oil glut, Saudis avoid 1980s mistakes to halt price slide

Facing new oil glut, Saudis avoid 1980s mistakes to halt price slide

Still haunted by its failed attempt to prevent a steep drop in oil prices by slashing production by almost three quarters in the 1980s, the world's top oil exporter Saudi Arabia is determined not to make the same mistake again

Wont anti-IS strikes put Jordan in firing line of IS and Nusra militants?

Wont anti-IS strikes put Jordan in firing line of IS and Nusra militants?

Already grappling with homegrown Islamists, Jordan has kicked the "hornet's nest" by joining the US-led war on jihadists in neighbouring Iraq and Syria, analysts say

Analysis: The marathon to close the gender gap in Palestine

Analysis: The marathon to close the gender gap in Palestine

Secretary John Kerry said that finding a solution to gender inequality is a marathon and not a sprint. I've only recently arrived in Jerusalem but I've already been impressed by how boldly Palestinians are running this marathon

TOUGH DILEMMA IN SOUTHERN SYRIA

TOUGH DILEMMA IN SOUTHERN SYRIA

Coordinated Israeli, Jordanian, and allied assistance in the south could boost the moderate Syrian rebels there, stave off an extremist takeover, and facilitate the ongoing international campaign against ISIS

Analysis: After Gaza, what price the Palestinian security sector?

Analysis: After Gaza, what price the Palestinian security sector?

Over the past decade the security sector has grown faster than any other part of the Palestinian Authority. More public servants are now employed in the security sector than in any other sector -- 44 percent of a total of 145,000 civil servants

Analysis: On the incivility of Palestinians

Analysis: On the incivility of Palestinians

In the US, and especially within the US Palestine solidarity movement, the biggest Israel-Palestine news since Gaza Genocide 3.0 (which, with Palestinians dying daily, whether from the effects of the siege or horrific wounds leftover from the attack, makes this genocide ongoing), is the unceremonious un-hiring of Professor Steven Salaita from the University of Illinois on the ostensible basis of his impolite presence on social media