Palestine

Middle East fantasies and failures

May 18,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Rami G. Khouri My last week in the United States following the run-up to US President Donald Trump’s visit later this week to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican has only confirmed that the erratic, impulsive nature of Trump’s domestic policymaking also seems to apply […]

Will Israel reciprocate Hamas’ gesture?

May 04,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – Rami G. Khouri  I was in Doha, Qatar, Monday evening when Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, issued a new policy statement that amended some of the long-standing hardline positions on Israel in its charter. The next day I also took part in a public panel […]

‘Why I dissent’

May 01,2017 – JORDAN TIMES – James J. Zogby This week, nearing the end of four years of service as an Obama presidential appointee to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), I felt compelled to issue a public dissent to USCIRF’s 2017 annual report. While the larger part of […]