By Daoud Kuttab - Mar 22,2017
For centuries, historic Christian churches have been unable to agree on a way to refurbish and restore the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
By Daoud Kuttab - Mar 15,2017
Three years ago, in April 2014, US president Barack Obama nominated Alice G.
By Daoud Kuttab - Mar 08,2017
The surprise announcement, Saturday morning, of the implementation of the capital punishment against 15 Jordanians caught many off guard.Everyone knows that there are many (over 100) people on the death row; many were hoping that Jordan would continue abstaining from carrying out
By Daoud Kuttab - Mar 01,2017
For the second time in four seasons a Palestinian won the most popular pan-Arab television musical contest.Yacoub Shaheen, from Bethlehem, emerged victorious in what organisers said was the most watched show in the history of the Middle East Broadcasting (MBC) programme.He better
By Daoud Kuttab - Feb 22,2017
It is not entirely clear what the purpose of the casual comment on the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem made by US President Donald Trump during his press conference with Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu was.When commenting about the form that any “ultimate deal” wou
By Daoud Kuttab - Feb 15,2017
February 13 was declared World Radio Day and this year’s theme, “Radio is you”, attempted to show the importance of radio to local communities.UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said in a statement on the occasion that “at a time of turbulence, radio provides an enduring platfo
By Daoud Kuttab - Feb 08,2017
Regardless of whether the Israeli high court will allow or strike down the latest Israeli law on settlements, the idea of the two-state solution has been legislatively rejected.For years, anyone looking at the map of the 200 plus exclusively Jewish settlements filling out the Pal
By Daoud Kuttab - Feb 01,2017
A good system anywhere is best tested when things do not go right.The over 200-year-old US democracy is facing a real test and the early signs are that the system is self correcting.Like any democracy, the US system of governance provides checks and balances, but does not pr
By Daoud Kuttab - Jan 25,2017
It appears, from various sources, that the Trump administration will not make any rash decisions regarding the promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.White House spokesman Sean Spicer was asked three times about the issue in the first White House briefing, and
By Daoud Kuttab - Jan 18,2017
The January 15 Paris peace conference has come and gone with a little more than a blimp appearing on the world’s political radar.Sure, the conference witnessed 70 countries supporting the two-state solution and opposing settlements.