Palestine

Falling on deaf ears

Jan 30,2016 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon used strong words against Israel’s latest plan to build yet 153 more housing units in the West Bank during a recent UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East. The UN head criticised Israel’s settlement activities, calling them “provocative […]

Still time to act

Jan 27,2016 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL In a recent statement to Israel Radio and Army Radio, the American ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, said that the current state of Israeli-Palestinian relations is characterised by a set of circumstances “that are leading to a bi-national state”. Israel’s continued expansion of settlements […]

Abbas defends policy

Jan 27,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Daoud Kuttab In today’s politically expedient age, it has become rare to see a leader defend one of his own. Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, went on air this week, attempting to deflect the avalanche of angry protests directed at the Palestinian intelligence chief Majid […]

Israel’s narrow options

Jan 26,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Hasan Abu Nimah Earlier this week, a 13-year-old girl was shot dead by an Israeli security guard near the Almon Jewish settlement, in the Jerusalem area, during an alleged stabbing attempt. Ruqayya Eid Abu Eid is not the first child to be killed by Israeli soldiers […]

The Fading Two-State Solution

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JAN. 22, 2016 Given the brittle relations between the Obama administration and Israel, even truth-telling can ignite a firestorm. That happened this week when Daniel Shapiro, Washington’s ambassador in Tel Aviv, delivered a speech that drew unfair rebukes from Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his right-wing […]

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