Difficult to be optimistic

Feb 15,2016 – JORDAN TIMES EDITORIAL It is too early to rejoice over the “breakthrough” represented by the “cessation of hostilities” in Syria, agreed upon at the end of the meeting of the 17-member International Syria Support Group in Munich, which both US Secretary of State John Kerry and his […]

Palestinian joy as Israel agrees Gaza truce – Hamas and Israel agree long-term deal which will ease Israeli blockade of enclave after talks brokered by Egypt.

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said on Tuesday from the occupied West Bank that a formula had been accepted by all parties and that a ceasefire had gone into effect at 1600 GMT. He hailed the agreement as a chance to “build a new nation and end the occupation”, before […]