Palestinian Political Factions Object to Paris Peace Conference

In spite of the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority’s endorsement of a peace conference being held in Paris on Sunday, other Palestinian factions were opposed to the premise of the international summit, and said they were not expecting any diplomatic breakthroughs. Kayid al-Ghoul, a senior leader in the Gaza Strip for the left-wing Popular Front for the […]

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Peace Conference Begins in Paris to Reaffirm ‘Two-state Solution’

An international peace conference involving more than 40 foreign ministers and senior diplomats from 75 countries began in Paris on Sunday morning, aimed at renewing efforts to resolve the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the two-state solution. The Paris conference has been welcomed by the Palestinian Authority, while the Israeli government has boycotted the summit for […]

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Exposing ‘The Lobby’ – Episodes 1-4 (VIDEOS)

The Lobby episode 1: The battle for Britain’s youth In the first of a four-part series, Al Jazeera goes undercover inside the Israel Lobby in Britain. They expose a campaign to infiltrate and influence youth groups, including the National Union of Students, whose president faces a smear campaign coordinated by her own deputy and supported […]

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The Destiny Line: A Fictional Work Dealing with Facts of Life under Occupation

By Denis A. Conroy “My interests (as an old man) are directed towards keeping truth, based on facts (of course) from disappearing beneath the dust that accumulates on ‘reports (relevant to situations as they now stands)’ that may be consigned to the bottom drawer, or worse, the vault. “The International Federation for Human Rights (fidh […]

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From Vietnam to Palestine: Reconciling the Present and the Past

By Hatim Kanaaneh MD, MPH. It is getting a bit disorienting on this trip to Vietnam, I admit. In the hotel at Hoi An I look at the sign above our table: ‘Abu-Hurair,’ it says. Who is this Abu-Hurair? Could I be in Jerusalem or Nablus and not in a foreign country? But in Palestine […]

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Why a Prisoner Swap between Hamas and Israel is a Sensitive Issue?

By Adnan Abu Amer The issue of Israeli soldiers captured by Hamas in Gaza still has momentum in Israel, with various predictions of whether the two sides will get into agreement for a prisoner exchange or if they will postpone it, especially after the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades — the Hamas military wing — broadcast a […]

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