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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
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Nov 29,2016
A week ago I was invited to a dinner in honour of a prominent former prime minister. The small guest list included a few members of the new parliament, academics, former senior officials, representatives of the media and few others.Most of the evening’s discussion focus
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Nov 22,2016
While US President-elect Donald Trump is busy forming his new administration, many observers around the world, and indeed many states, are also busy watching on tenterhooks in their eager search for clues that may allay some of the rising concerns regarding future US foreign poli
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Nov 15,2016
Donald Trump has won the US presidential election despite popular and media consensus that he would not.
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Nov 08,2016
Among the many issues tackled in His Majesty King Abdullah’s sixth Discussion Paper is the concept of the civil state. The King clearly defined what he meant by “civil state” and clarified any previous misunderstandings of this crucial issue.



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