Entries from Daoud Kuttab at PostGlobal tagged with 'Palestine'
Before dealing directly with Iran, I believe that the U.S. must put more attention to reaching a comprehensive solution for Iraq.
Israel's Palestinian citizens didn't come to Israel - Israel came to them.
Mr. President, please don't make the mistake of protecting the Israelis from their own arrogance.
The international community, obsessed with Iraq and Afghanistan, allowed this conflict to fester into helplessness.
Carry out his own public promise to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians before the end of his term.
The state of Israel as it is now will not exist in 100 years. But if it changes, it will happily celebrate its 100th birthday.
If the U.S. wants to be a referee between Israel and Palestine, it needs to step up its game.
Lifting Turkey’s headscarf ban is an issue of personal rights, not secularism.
Only the Arab world hasn’t seen major change in its leadership for over thirty years.
Valentine’s Day has no religious basis, so everyone in the Middle East can – and does – celebrate it.
Palestinians can’t afford not to attend, but worry they’ll be blamed again for failure if they do.
The U.S. is finally realizing that a Palestinian state is good for America. If it weren’t for the Israel lobby, America might have realized that a long time ago - and avoided much Middle East misery.
Last spring, the Palestinian prime minister's spokesman wrote a courageous article criticizing a phenomenon he felt was prevailing among his people: trying to resolve every conflict by violence. The crisis in Pakistan this week shows further how individuals, movements and governments have lost patience with the time it takes to resolve conflicts, and are looking for shortcuts by using force.
I think the first thing that Blair as envoy should do is to travel throughout the occupied Palestinian territories and meet with ordinary people. He should visit the only crossing point out of the West Bank and realize the enormity of restrictions imposed on the movement of people and goods. He'll need to know this if he wants to succeed.
Alan Johnston's situation has nothing to do with his neutrality but with the lawlessness in Gaza. When I visited Ramallah on a delegation from the International Press Institute, Hamas ministers and President Abbas all told us they were against his abduction and praised his work. But there is no enforceable law that protects him.
Richard Gere came to visit the Middle East a few years ago and attracted more attention than most politicians. He was also careful to say that he was coming to listen, rather than to make statements. Mr. Gere listened to everyone, from Hamas supporters to Jewish settlers, and in turn all sides flocked to see him.
While the world press has widely reported the controversy surrounding South Africa's invitation to the Palestinian prime minister, it has failed to publish in full what the South African intelligence minister said defending the decision. I am reprinting it below. The idea that this is a reward to terrorism avoids dealing with the underlying issue.
The Western countries have a direct responsibility to remove the causes of political and financial instability in many of the countries that are exporting immigrants.
Amman, Jordan/Ramallah, Palestine - My unexpected prediction for 2007 is simply that one will be able to drive from Amman to Jerusalem and on to Gaza....
Ramallah, Palestine - For the second time since taking office, Mahmoud Abbas has taken a strong position. He has finally laid down the gauntlet for the opposition. Now Hamas must either create a national unity government that can end the...