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Palestinians as a people

Yes, the Palestinians are a people.
But, as a people, they have only existed since about 1980.
Before then, they were simply the Arabs living in Palestine. 518 more words


On the 35th Anniversary of Sabra and Shatila: The Forgotten Refugees

This September will be the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Sabra-Shatila Massacre in West Beirut. Three thousand unarmed refugees were killed from 15-18 September 1982.

I was then a young orthopedic trainee who had resigned from St. 959 more words


Sixteen Years After 9/11, How Does Terrorism End?

But when extremist groups walk away from negotiations—as happens ten per cent of the time—they often get crushed. Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers pioneered the suicide vest. 60 more words


Palestinians Say Comments by U.S. Ambassador to Israel Are "Unacceptable"


© POOL/AFP | US ambassador to Israel David Friedman (L) speaks while his wife Tammy (2L), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2R) and his wife Sarah sit on stage during a Fourth of July Independence Day celebration… 355 more words

A BBC backgrounder claims 'sketchy' evidence of PA terror rewards

In January 2007 the BBC News website published a backgrounder titled “Analysis: Palestinian suicide attacks“. Over a decade later that item (apparently prompted by a… 429 more words


Reviewing the language used in BBC reports on the Munich Olympics Massacre

This week will mark the 45th anniversary of the Munich Olympics Massacre and the dedication of a new memorial in the city.

This week also marks 45 years of BBC News failure to describe the members of… 1,188 more words


PLO Case Thrown Out

US court tosses Palestinian suit against businessmen supporting IDF, settlements 452 more words