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An “Israeli-Arab-Muslim-Palestinian”

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Khaled Abu Toameh
Hamas supporters burn a mock coffin with pictures of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a protest organized by Hamas in Gaza.
 

Radical Palestinians Vastly Outnumber Moderates

Posted on: December 13th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

When Abbas says that a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 lines would lead to a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East, he is ignoring the fact that a large number of Palestinians think otherwise.

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Palestinians in Ramallah last week celebrated not only the UN General Assembly's upgrading of their status, but their next victory, too.
 

With UN Support, Hamas, Fatah, Can Win the Next War

Posted on: December 5th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

As one Hamas official put it, "In the next war with Israel, Israelis will be forced to flee not only their homes, but the whole country."

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Hamas Sees Abbas’s Statehood Bid as Step to Islamist Rule

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

They did not celebrate out of support for the two-state solution peace with Israel.

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas (L) and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R)
 

Is Abbas About to Join Hamas?

Posted on: November 29th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Abbas was one of the first Arab leaders to congratulate Hamas on its "victory" over Israel during the recent eight-day confrontation.

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Hamas Is Fooling Everyone, Everywhere (Video)

Posted on: November 28th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Is Hamas really on its way to moderation and pragmatism, as some Western political analysts and diplomats have come to believe?

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President Obama hosting Jordan's King Abdullah.
 

Has Obama Decided to Get Rid of Jordan’s King Abdullah?

Posted on: November 22nd, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Unless the U.S. clarifies its position regarding King Abdullah and reiterates its full backing for his regime, the Muslim fundamentalists are likely to step up their efforts to create anarchy and lawlessness in the kingdom.

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An Arab View…

Posted on: November 20th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Scenes of jubilation over the rocket attacks on Israel were also reported in several Palestinian cities in the West Bank, including Ramallah, the center of Palestinian "pragmatism and moderation."

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No Room for Moderate Palestinians

Posted on: November 18th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Obviously, the Palestinians have been radicalized to a point where they are not ready to hear about any concessions to Israel or tolerate the presence of an Israeli businessman in a Palestinian city.

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Jordan’s King Abdullah ‘Playing With Fire’

Posted on: November 7th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Muslim thugs in Jordan last weekend attacked a large group of young men and women who had gathered at a coffee shop in Amman to celebrate Halloween. The thugs were members of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and the Salafi group. They claimed that the party was being held by "worshippers of the devil" and said Halloween was in violation of the teachings of Islam.

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What the West is Funding: Palestinian Suppression of Free Speech

Posted on: November 4th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The Palestinian Authority leadership in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria -ed.] has come up with a new method to silence its Palestinian critics. From now on, any Palestinian writer or journalist who dares to criticize Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his policies or demand an end to corruption will be accused of "belittling the dignity of the state." Since the beginning of this year, at least 10 Palestinian journalists, bloggers and political opponents have been detained by various Palestinian Authority security services for writing about corruption and criticizing the Palestinian leadership.

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Palestinian Authority president and head of the Fatah movement Mahmud Abbas attends a "Revolutionary Council" meeting in Ramallah along with top Fatah officials.
 

Which Fatah Won the Palestinian Local Elections?

Posted on: October 29th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Fatah leaders were quick to declare victory in the October 20 local elections in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria -Ed.]. But the results of the vote for 93 municipal and village councils show that the vote was anything but a victory. True, in some cities and villages, Fatah did win a majority of seats. But this is not the same Fatah that Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and the old guard leadership of the faction had backed.

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Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani in Gaza.
 

Qatar Strengthening Hamas in Gaza

Posted on: October 25th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The U.S. Administration has sought to downplay the significance of this week's visit to the Gaza Strip by the Emir of Qatar, Hamad al-Thani. "We have seen the reports that Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa visits Gaza today on a humanitarian mission," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said. "We share Qatar's deep concern for the welfare of the Palestinian people, including those residing in Gaza." Many Palestinians, especially the Palestinian Authority leadership in the West Bank, do not share the U.S. Administration's position regarding the emir's visit.

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Why Palestinians Want Israeli Citizenship

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The Palestinian Authority says it is worried because of the rise in the number of Palestinians from Jerusalem who are seeking Israeli citizenship. Hatem Abdel Kader, who is in charge of the "Jerusalem Portfolio" in the ruling Fatah faction in the West Bank, revealed that more than 10,000 Palestinians from Jerusalem have been granted Israeli citizenship.

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Israel an Exception to the Suffering of Arab Women in the Middle East

Posted on: October 17th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Female Muslims are being abducted, raped, shot, tortured and forced into unwanted marriages in a number of Arab and Islamic countries. In Israel, however, Muslim women are not only allowed to drive and run for elections, but can also reach high positions. Not all Arab Israelis are an "enemy from within"; Muslim women in the Jewish state enjoy more rights and opportunities than their colleagues in Arab and Islamic countries.

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Jordan's King Abdullah
 

Jordan: Is King Abdullah Losing Support of the Tribes?

Posted on: October 16th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Walid Obeidat, Jordan's new ambassador to Israel, a member of one of Jordan's largest and most influential tribes, deserves an award for being one of the most courageous diplomats not only in his country, but in the entire Arab world. His tribe has now "disowned" him because he agreed to serve as ambassador to Israel, which has a peace treaty with Jordan.

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas
 

Abbas’s Plan to Steal Local Elections

Posted on: October 11th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

After repeated delays, Palestinians in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] are scheduled to hold local elections on October 20 for 245 village councils and 98 municipalities. Since the first free and democratic Palestinian local elections were held in 1976 under the Israeli military government, the Palestinians have had only one local election -- in 2005.

Deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council Hassan Khraishah says the PA is trying to take over the judiciary system.
 

Canadians, UN, Judges: Palestinian Authority Is Rigging the Courts

Posted on: October 5th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

In an unprecedented move, Palestinian judges this week went on strike in protest against the Palestinian Authority's repeated attempts to meddle in the internal affairs of the judiciary system. A judges' protest shows that the Palestinian Authority is making a mockery of the Palestinian court system. The judges' protest shows that the Palestinian Authority is making a mockery of the courts in the West Bank. Moreover, it shows that the Palestinian Authority leadership wants the judges to issue verdicts that do not embarrass or harm senior Palestinian officials.

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Christian protesters in the Sinai.
 

Ethnic Cleansing of Christians in the Sinai

Posted on: October 4th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

In events being ignored not only by the Egyptian authorities, but also by the mainstream media and human rights organizations in the West, Muslim terrorists have in recent weeks attacked Christian families and forced them out of their homes and businesses in the Sinai town of Rafah. The terrorists have threatened to pursue their jihad against Christians until all of them leave the Sinai.

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After Abbas: The End of the PLO’s Old-Guard Monopoly

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas apparently believes that the Palestinians would not be able to survive for one day without him. This must be why whenever he faces criticism from Palestinians, Abbas resorts to his old-new threat to resign. Abbas is convinced that if he steps down -- as his critics and a growing number of Palestinians are demanding -- the Palestinian Authority will collapse and his people will face a new "nakba" [catastrophe]. But the truth is that the Palestinians would be better off in the post-Abbas era.

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Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas meets with Palestinian Hamas leader Khaleed Meshaal in Cairo in February.
 

The Palestinian Authority’s Policy of Duplicity

Posted on: September 30th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKhaled Abu Toameh

The Palestinian Authority's duplicity -- which has become an integral part of the Palestinian Authority's strategy in dealing with both its people and Israel -- reached new heights last week when its leaders called for a "day of solidarity" with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

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