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By Hasan Abu Nimah - Mar 21,2017
The resignation last Friday of the Executive Secretary of the Economic Social Commission for Western Asia  (ESCWA) Rima Khalaf is not going to pass without leaving a bitter legacy at the UN body.It will also cast much doubt on the credibility of the newly installed UN Secret
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Mar 14,2017
US President Donald Trump’s phone call to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is in itself a gratifying gesture.
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Mar 07,2017
Earlier this week, I listened to two leading figures who had just returned from Istanbul where they participated in a conference on Palestine, held at the end of February.I knew about the meeting from the little the media had already published, but I learned much more, indeed muc
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Feb 28,2017
Amman will host the annual Arab leaders’ summit on March 29, 2017.On the agenda will be myriad of very difficult issues, probably topped by the Arab-Israeli conflict.Since the Arab League was created seven decades ago, this issue has been a regular item on every Arab League meeti
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Feb 21,2017
There was loud overreaction recently to the Knesset legislation sanctioning the Israeli theft of Palestinian land for building Jewish settlement. The pattern repeated itself last week, with US President Donald Trump’s remark with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nex
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Feb 14,2017
The Israeli parliament’s adoption of a new settlement law that effectively legalises the theft of Palestinian land for building additional Jewish settlements has, as usual, angered the Palestinians, the Arabs, the Europeans and others.The new law was promulgated with retroactive
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Feb 07,2017
His Majesty King Abdullah spent the past three weeks on a working tour during which he visited three influential capitals, Moscow, London and Washington DC, as part of his relentless campaign to help bring order to a region, which has been condemned to instability and chaos for l
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 31,2017
US President Donald Trump’s order banning the entry to the US of all refugees, most travellers and even US permanent residents from seven Muslim-majority countries, took many world leaders by surprise.In fact, the measure took his own Cabinet officials by surprise.According to Th
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 24,2017
I still believe it is too early to judge US policies under President Donald Trump. For sure, Israel thought that his first day in office would be its liberation from any pressure, that he would announce immediately the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem.But that did no
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 17,2017
The Middle East Paris peace conference aimed at solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, convened in Paris this week, has been condemned by Israel as a hostile move orchestrated by the Palestinians and the French.Although this is entirely untrue, it is customary for Israel to op



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