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
By Daoud Kuttab - Nov 30,2016
The leading speech by Palestinian president at the seventh Fateh congress was planned for 6pm on Tuesday. Before he was to take the podium, a number of visitors wanted to say a few words.
By Daoud Kuttab - Nov 23,2016
Despite the fact that Jordan was the first country to have legislated an access to information law, in 2007, and was the first Arab country to join the Open Government Partnership, most ministries are not very transparent.Allowing the free flow of information is still the excepti
By Daoud Kuttab - Nov 16,2016
A totally different fate awaits two separate sets of homes built without licence in occupied Palestinian territories.Palestinians, especially in East Jerusalem where a city planning zone has not been approved in 49 years, face demolitions every time they dare build a dwellin
By Daoud Kuttab - Nov 09,2016
At about 2:40am Wednesday, Donald J.