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Khaled Abu Toameh
"We want the Americans to be involved in the peace process, but the U.S. should focus its pressure on the Israelis and not on us," insist senior Palestinian officials, warning that should they be required to make concessions, they'd launch an Intifada.

Posted on: November 10th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The last time the Americans tried to extract concessions from the Palestinians, within a few weeks the Palestinians launched the Second Intifada against Israel; Abbas has already threatened as much.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and ousted Fatah operative Mohamed Dahlan.

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

A weak and divided Fatah could further boost Hamas's popularity among Palestinians.

together again

Posted on: October 27th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's gestures toward President Bashar Assad will only bring him closer to Iran, Hizbollah and radical Palestinian groups that oppose any peace with Israel.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chairs a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

There's no shortage of candidates for PA deputy president -- including Marwan Barghouti, jailed for five life sentences for his role in terror attacks.


Posted on: October 18th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The overwhelming majority of Jerusalem's Arabs are still afraid of the radicals.

Masked members of the Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam militia, the military wing of Hamas marching in Gaza City.

Posted on: September 30th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

If Hamas believes Egypt wants to topple their regime, they would never dare initiate war against the Egyptian army, but firing rockets at Israel is cheap and easy.

A view of the Jordan valley, along the border between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom. The Jordanian king is nervous about replacing the Israeli border guards with Palestinians.

Posted on: September 23rd, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The Jordanian monarch fears being accused of treason and collaboration with the "Zionist enemy."

Egyptian soldiers on the border between Egypt and Gaza. The Egyptians are now in the process of creating a buffer zone between the Gaza Strip and Egypt after having razed several homes and leveled land along the border.

Posted on: September 16th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Hamas faces two options: initiate new confrontation with Israel, or to confront the Egyptian Aramy in the Sinai.

Palestinian Hamas security stand guard near an Egyptian watch tower on the border with Egypt in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

Posted on: September 8th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

"The Egyptians are strangling the Gaza Strip." — Fawzi Barhoum, spokesman for Hamas.

Why should any Israeli believe the Palestinian Authority when most Palestinians appear to be opposed to the resumption of the peace talks?

Posted on: August 30th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

How to win the support of the Israeli public for peace.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, and Palestinian Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat address reporters at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 30, 2013.

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Palestinian leaders have legitimized Israel to the point where it has become a "crime" for any Palestinian to be seen talking to, much less negotiating with any Israeli.

The Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza, seen here when civilians were permitted to move to and from the two territories, January 2009. Today, the Egyptians—not Israel—have turned the Gaza Strip into a "big prison" – but don't expect any show of solidarity from abroad.

Posted on: August 11th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The activists do not care about the Palestinians' suffering as much as they are interested in advancing their anti-Israel agenda. They rarely have anything good to offer the Palestinians.

A demonstration demanding the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prison.

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

They regard the prisoner release as something Israel was supposed to have done years ago. Many will continue to see it as part of an Israeli-American scheme to extract concessions.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Jordan protest, June 2013.

Posted on: July 17th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Signs of the impending trouble awaiting King Abdullah emerged in the past few days.

Hamas security stand guard near an Egyptian watch tower on the border with Egypt in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

Posted on: July 10th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt is a severe blow to Hamas

Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) masked gunmen.

Posted on: July 8th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute. The consequences in the long-term are disastrous: they embolden the radicals and help raise new generations of Arabs and Muslims on hatred and anti-Western sentiments. Last week, Hussam Khader, a prominent Fatah activist, woke up to the sounds of gunfire outside his home in the Balata refugee camp in […]

PA PM Rami Hamdallah

Posted on: June 5th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

On the political arena, the appointment of Hamdallah will have no impact whatsoever.

Young Arabs in a shopping mall in the center of Ramallah. Some Arab businessmen who dared to meet with Israeli colleagues are facing threats.

Posted on: June 2nd, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

They have begun threatening businessmen who want to work with Israeli counterparts.

U.S. secretary of state John Kerry and Salam Fayyad outgoing PA prime minister

Posted on: May 31st, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Kerry's plan to boost the Palestinian economy has hardly impressed the Palestinian Authority leadership.

Arabs on Temple Mount.

Posted on: May 28th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Palestinians claim that the mere presence of Jewish visitors is a 'desecration' of the holy site.

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