Topic: Yasser Arafat
Palestinians originally hoped that Marwan Barghouti, compared by some to former South African prisoner-turned-president Nelson Mandela, would be included in a prisoner swap finalized today.
12/18/2011 04:00 pm
Journalist Nicholas Blanford's comprehensive account of the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel is well-paced and gripping.
11/21/2011 06:05 am
Palestinian prisoners released in the Gilad Shalit deal were welcomed home in Ramallah amid an unusual display of support for Hamas.
10/18/2011 04:17 pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was opposed in principle to the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap. But his willingness to make an unsavory deal in the end highlights his pragmatism.
10/12/2011 11:29 am
Mahmoud Abbas's statehood bid at the United Nations earned him jubilant praise from Palestinians in the West Bank, although Hamas opposition to the bid kept Gaza mostly silent.
09/23/2011 07:24 pm
Everyone from Hamas supporters to shopkeepers in Ramallah have backed the Palestinian statehood bid at the UN, but some warn that failure could lead to a third intifada.
09/23/2011 09:42 am
Palestinian leaders need equal footing with Israeli leaders – not to mention popular backing – for any peace process to succeed. Statehood sets the stage not only for productive negotiations, but also for lasting regional peace.
08/09/2011 11:23 am
Will the Speaker of the House be able to take 'yes' for an answer?
07/18/2011 11:30 am
Since last year's flotilla debacle killed nine Turkish activists, Israel has cultivated ties with Greece, offering the debt-ridden country generous military aid.
07/05/2011 10:56 am
The highly anticipated indictments could help bring accountability for former prime minister Rafik Hariri's 2005 assassination. But they could also stir sectarian tensions.
06/30/2011 01:42 pm