While the world looks at Yemen: Palestinian families forced to raze their homes amid spike in Israeli-enforced demolitions

SEPT. 28, 2016 JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Two Palestinian families in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina were forced to demolish their own homes for being built without licenses on Wednesday, in order to avoid the expensive demolition fines imposed by the Jerusalem municipality when its employees carry out […]

Palestine in the headline

Apr 07,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – George S. Hishmeh There is no doubt that the eight-column headline in the sports page of The Washington Post last Sunday was remarkable and unprecedented: “Palestine Marathon sparks a growing push for movement over politics.” Never before have the American media, certainly not the country’s […]

What will 2016 bring Palestinians?

Jan 07,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Daoud Kuttab If the Obama administration’s prediction that 2016 will fail to witness the birth of the Palestinian state proves true, then this year should be dedicated to leadership transition. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, 81, needs to hand in his long-awaited resignation and Palestinians at […]

Bleak findings

Dec 20,2015 – JORDAN TIMES – EDITORIAL According to a recent survey conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research, two-thirds of Palestinians surveyed support the wave of knife stabbings of Israelis and view an armed Intifada as “serving the Palestinian national interests in ways that negotiations would […]