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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.
By Daoud Kuttab - Jan 11,2017
The international community has shown some political backbone by supporting the anti-settlement UN Security Council resolution on December 23, but that will not produce peace if it is not followed by effective action.Instead of the world community following up on the matter and p
By Daoud Kuttab - Jan 04,2017
At a time when churches, mosques and hotel restaurants are being bombed by persons claiming to do it in the name of religion, it is hard to continue to trust in anyone mixing religion with patriotism.But while such a mix is being challenged by secularism and the idea of civil sta
By Daoud Kuttab - Dec 28,2016
It has become an annual tradition: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and members of his government spend a few days before and during Christmas Day in Bethlehem. While Abbas’ participation in the midnight mass at the Church of the Nativity is the highlight of the visit, th
By Daoud Kuttab - Dec 21,2016
One of the most important lessons learned from the tragic events in Karak is that the Jordanian public is strongly opposed to violent extremists and fully supports the national security.From the tip to the security about the existence of the cell in the Qatraneh area to the suppo
By Daoud Kuttab - Dec 14,2016
The French government’s attempt to bring peace to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is moving into high gear in the weeks before the end of the year and before the change of leadership in the US.What makes the French plan interesting is that it is committed to dismantle the variou



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