The Jordanian monarch fears being accused of treason and collaboration with the "Zionist enemy."
Hamas faces two options: initiate new confrontation with Israel, or to confront the Egyptian Aramy in the Sinai.
"The Egyptians are strangling the Gaza Strip." — Fawzi Barhoum, spokesman for Hamas.
How to win the support of the Israeli public for peace.
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 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.
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.
Signs of the impending trouble awaiting King Abdullah emerged in the past few days.
The downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in Egypt is a severe blow to Hamas
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...
On the political arena, the appointment of Hamdallah will have no impact whatsoever.
They have begun threatening businessmen who want to work with Israeli counterparts.
Kerry's plan to boost the Palestinian economy has hardly impressed the Palestinian Authority leadership.
Palestinians claim that the mere presence of Jewish visitors is a 'desecration' of the holy site.
Praising Abbas for instructing his security forces to stop torturing Palestinian detainees is like welcoming a convicted armed robber's promise to retire.
Palestinian youths from Hebron, though, who met with Israelis near Bethlehem to share their problems and insights have been forced to issue a statement distancing themselves from the meeting.
Al-Qaradawi's visit and statements also serve as a reminder that the Israeli-Arab conflict is centered, more than ever, around religion.
Palestinians in Lebanon are subjected to apartheid laws that deny them work, social and health benefits, and freedom of movement.
The Arab League is an incompetent and ineffectual body that has long been ridiculed by most Arabs.
Israel has never stopped Palestinians from holding free elections or implementing administrative and financial reforms.
PA officials and journalists later explained that the ban does not apply to some journalists working for the Israeli daily Ha'aretz and who report on 'Palestinian suffering.'
As prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Fayyad was never involved in any of the peace talks with Israel.
Even if Mashaal himself changes, Hamas will always remain the same Hamas.
Fayyad has no grassroots support or political power bases among Palestinians.
A fatwa allows the jihadis to have sexual intercourse with women who fall captive during war.