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An “Israeli-Arab-Muslim-Palestinian”

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Khaled Abu Toameh
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listening to an interpreter in Istanbul during a conference with the local press.
 

Posted on: May 8th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The Arab League is an incompetent and ineffectual body that has long been ridiculed by most Arabs.

The Hawara Israeli military checkpoint near Shchem.
 

Posted on: May 5th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Israel has never stopped Palestinians from holding free elections or implementing administrative and financial reforms.

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Posted on: April 28th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

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.'

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Former Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad
 

Posted on: April 21st, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

As prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Fayyad was never involved in any of the peace talks with Israel.

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Khaled Mashaal
 

Posted on: April 16th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Even if Mashaal himself changes, Hamas will always remain the same Hamas.

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PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (R) and President Mahmoud Abbas
 

Posted on: April 14th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Fayyad has no grassroots support or political power bases among Palestinians.

Lara Logan, a female reporter who was sexually assaulted during protests in Egypt.
 

Posted on: April 7th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

A fatwa allows the jihadis to have sexual intercourse with women who fall captive during war.

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Posted on: April 3rd, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The fatwa purportedly allows the jihadis, who abandoned their wives to fight against Assad's regime, to marry girls for a few hours to satisfy their sexual needs.

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Posted on: March 28th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The Palestinian Authority, which has often displayed a large degree of intolerance toward journalists who refuse to serve as a mouthpiece for its leaders, wants to work only with sympathetic reporters.

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Palestinian demonstrators protest against the visit of US President Barack Obama last year.
 

Posted on: March 24th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Like the rest of the Arab and Islamic countries, Palestinians have been told that the U.S. is the "Great Satan" and the number one enemy of all Arabs and Muslims.

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Mahmoud Abbas, without a straight jacket.
 

Posted on: March 17th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

As Obama visits the region, he would do well to take the following facts into consideration.

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Palestinians surrounding the British Consul General in Jerusalem Vincent Finn's car, as he is forced to leave the Birzeit University campus in Ramallah, March 5, 2013.
 

Posted on: March 10th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

When and if Obama visits, he will be reminded of the fact that many Palestinians continue to regard the U.S. as an enemy, not a friend.

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Gazan Islamic Jihadists.
 

Posted on: March 3rd, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The Gaza Strip is swarming with radical Islamist groups whose goal is to destroy Israel and the U.S. Most emerged after the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005.

Israeli riot police arrest a Palestinian stone thrower during clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound after Friday prayers, October 05, 2012.
 

Posted on: February 26th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

It now remains to be seen whether Obama is aware of this attempt to put pressure on him, or whether he will continue to turn a blind eye.

Palestinians demonstrating in Ramallah in favor of the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah, Feb. 10, 2013.
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Today, it is clearer than ever that neither Hamas nor Fatah is interested in achieving unity -- each for its own reasons.

Abbas dumps on Obama for wanting to strike Assad's regime, In picture: Abbas with his friend President Obama in Ramallah in 2008
 

Posted on: February 17th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

As far as many Western governments and journalists are concerned, physical assaults on Palestinian reporters in the Gaza Strip are fine as long as they are not perpetrated by Israel.

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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (R) meeting with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
 

Posted on: February 10th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The downfall of the Mubarak regime has been a great blessing for Hamas, which has since emerged as a major player in the Palestinian and regional arena.

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Al-Futuwwa
 

Posted on: February 3rd, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

How can anyone talk about the two-state solution when thousands of Palestinian children are being trained to use weapons and explosives to replace Israel with an Islamic state?

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Palestinians in the streets of Gaza.
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The Hamas government in Gaza has been banning Western-style clothing and haircuts, and in some case forcing women to wear Islamic headdress.

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Jibril Rajoub warned that "a vote for Netanyahu is a vote for war and racism."
 

Posted on: January 28th, 2013

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

It does not really matter who is in power in Israel: no Palestinian leader has a mandate to make any concessions to Israel, let alone sign a peace treaty.

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