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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
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 10,2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s instant reaction to the Palestinian attack last Sunday on Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem was to attribute the attack to a Daesh terrorist, much like what had happened earlier in Nice and Berlin.While the judgment was indeed hasty and mad
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Jan 03,2017
The new year will soon bring a new US president, and possibly a drastically different American approach to Palestine, and the region more generally, hopefully one that heeds the lessons and the failings of a troubling past.First, let us consider the outgoing administration of Pre
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Dec 27,2016
On December 23, the United Nations Security Council passed an astounding resolution against Israel’s illegal measures in the occupied Palestinian and Arab territories, with particular focus on the settlements.To everyone’s amazement, Resolution 2334 was adopted almost unanimously
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Dec 13,2016
His Majesty King Abdullah has always stepped in promptly to deal with any negative domestic trends that could pose a threat to social order.Recently, the Monarch addressed the very dangerous practice of festive firing after the authorities failed to deal with the matter effective
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Dec 06,2016
A recent article in The Economist (December 1, 2016) highlighted a number of reasons why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after 11 years in office, is currently ahead of his game and enjoying a “commanding position” with Israel’s foreign policy also basking in “Sun



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