Poll: Two thirds of Palestinians think two-state solution is doomed, Abbas should resign

DEC. 13, 2016 (AFP/Ivan Sekretarev, File) BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Two thirds of Palestinians believe the two-state solution is no longer viable and want Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to step down, a Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) poll revealed on Wednesday, as the public perception of the Palestinian situation remained […]

Political battles overshadow Arab Spring gains

by Islah Bakhat, The Arab Spring represents a tectonic shift in the region’s political landscape. Yet two years on, divisions between secularists and Islamists risk stalling the revolutions. Simmering angers over poverty remain and women’s rights progress is sketchy. “Every time society feels its hard-won gains are in danger, […]