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By Hasan Abu Nimah - Apr 18,2017
During the Arab leaders’ summit that convened in Jordan at the end of last month, several speakers condemned the so-called Arab Spring in their statements at the official session.They blamed it for the raging conflicts and the spreading violence in many parts of the Arab world.Ma
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Apr 11,2017
The chemical attack in Syria last week caused revulsion around the world.The horrific scenes of dozens of innocent people, including children, helplessly fighting for their lives only emphasise the need for the carnage in Syria, in its sixth year, to end.Neither the use of banned
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Apr 04,2017
Terrorists have been using secure technology facilities to communicate and prepare attacks on all of us, anywhere, anytime and regardless of who we are.Governments, therefore, have a stark choice between respecting individual privacy and demanding that all our means of communicat
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Mar 28,2017
I wrote this article two days before the convening of the 28th Arab summit, due to start in Amman today.How do I predict a positive effort well before the outcomes are known? The answer is simple: the meeting in itself is an important, timely, step.
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



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