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By Hasan Abu Nimah - Dec 12,2017
President Trump’s resounding declaration, last Wednesday, to recognise the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital came as a devastating blow to Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims all over the world.
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Dec 06,2017
Successive reports from Washington suggesting that the US is, once again, considering relocating the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, are causing alarm all over the Arab world. Various Palestinian entities, as well as many Arab capitals are calling on Washing
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Nov 28,2017
When the conflicting Palestinian factions decided to put their differences aside in favour of a long-awaited Hamas-Fateh unity, they were hoping that some tangible outcomes would soon follow.So far, this proved to be an unrealistic expectation.Grumblings are being heard in Gaza,
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Nov 21,2017
In better times, the Arab League would meet to resolve inter-Arab conflicts, rather than to endorse rising tensions and condone confrontation.On Sunday, Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Aboul Gheit was right, however, to clarify that the message of the recently concluded Arab
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Nov 14,2017
On Sunday, His Majesty King Abdullah addressed the Jordanian National Assembly marking the inauguration of the second ordinary session of both Senate and House of Representatives. By any standards it was a glorious day for Jordanians witnessing the smooth, peaceful and confi
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Nov 07,2017
Just as hopes were rising that some of the fires raging in many parts of the Arab region were slowly beginning to die down, a new one suddenly erupted where least expected.After years of uncertainty, political stagnation and institutional deadlock, Lebanon managed to reasonably r
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Oct 31,2017
While the Israelis, and perhaps the world Jewry as well, commemorate the 1948 war with the Palestinians as their independence day, the Palestinians, on the other hand, see that era in their history as a sad moment for remembering their “Nakba”(the Arabic word for catastrophe).Cur
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Oct 24,2017
When I first read about US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will not block the publication of the last batch of secret government files on the assassination of president John F.
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Oct 17,2017
The dissolution of the Jordanian National Current Party by its founders has raised questions about the viability of political parties in Jordan.This party, founded in 2009, was one of the largest in the country, with prominent founders and members who had previously occupied impo
By Hasan Abu Nimah - Oct 10,2017
For the last 10 years, the split in the Palestinian leadership structure has been primarily blamed for the extended stagnation of, indeed the retreat in, the Palestinian performance altogether.Unless and until the Palestinian factions drop their differences and unite their effort



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