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Little Intent, Little Progress: Why Negotiations Are Falling Apart

A Story of Broken Promises

I attended a conference organized by the Henrich Boll Foundation in Ramallah (West Bank) a few weeks ago. One of the speakers explained, with regards to the current negotiations, that “there are three important dates to keep in mind: President Abbas’ meeting with Obama on March 17th, the release of the fourth batch of prisoners on March 29th, and the deadline set by Kerry for the end of the nine month period of negotiations on April 29th. 935 more words


Gaza tunnel closures add to economic crisis

Published on Al Jazeera English 31 March, 2014.


Rafah, Gaza Strip – Two men load boxes onto a solitary motorcycle-pulled trailer in an otherwise deserted pavilion. 1,174 more words


Anonymous Delivers Massive Cyber Attack against Israel

Hundreds of Israel-based websites came under attack by the “hacktivist” group Anonymous that was part of the group’s anti-Israel operation that is more commonly known as #OpIsrael in an effort to bring attention and solidarity with Palestine. 269 more words

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Israel Carries Out New Air Strikes against Gaza Strip

Israel has launched air strikes against the Gaza Strip less than two days after hitting several targets that wounded two Palestinians, including a one-year-old baby. … 139 more words


Anthropology, Reporters and the Middle East

Holland’s enfant terrible of Middle East journalism, Joris Luyendijk, proved the law of unintended consequences back in 2006 when he blitzed the Dutch news-reading public about the shortcomings of his adopted profession. 1,241 more words


Two Palestinians, Including One-Year-Old, Injured In IDF Attack on Gaza Strip

A 30-year-old man and a one-year-old child have been wounded after the Israeli Defense Forces attacked several targets in the Gaza Strip after four rockets were fired from the strip and exploded in southern Israel on Thursday evening. 163 more words


Report on Palestinian Ambassador’s talk: "The Current Situation in Palestine"

Professor Manuel Hassassian, the Palestinian ambassador to the UK, spoke last Wednesday to a public audience at King’s College, London, on the topic of ‘the current situation in Palestine.’ Covering a great deal of ground, including the peace talks, his general tone was one of frustration with the status quo. 353 more words