analysis

The PLO must stop buying time

The PLO must stop buying time

Almost every day brings the announcement of a new international initiative by the Palestine Liberation Organization to seek recognition as a "state" or to end Israel's military rule

The Peace Process Hustle

The Peace Process Hustle

An intractable process, one that never seems to resolve itself, is either no process at all or a fraudulent one contrived to hide an ulterior motive. The so-called Israeli-Palestinian (at one time the Israeli-Arab) peace process, now in its sixth decade (counting from 1948) or fourth decade (counting from 1967) is, and probably always has been, just such a fraud

Erasing a peoples history: on Syrias vanishing heritage

Erasing a peoples history: on Syrias vanishing heritage

The U.S. Bureau of International Information Programs published a two-page brief in September 2014 titled: A Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria. At first glance, this might sound comical

UN: A third of the world's stateless are children

UN: A third of the world

Every 10 minutes, a stateless baby is born, says the UN refugee agency

The political orphans of Jerusalem revolt

The political orphans of Jerusalem revolt

For years, governing powers in the Middle East have worked hard at decimating the leadership structure of any opposing group

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