Tag Archives: Fatah

Is the Palestinian national movement dying?

There is a strong case for saying that the Fatah-led Palestinian national movement, as we have known it from the late 60s onward, is fading from the scene. But while in practical terms the Palestinian national movement is an increasing … Continue reading

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Re-Packaging Illusion

28/03/2010 The Obama administration’s approach to the Middle East is characterized by an apparent desire to revive the sunny illusions of the 1990s peace process – in an era that is far more uncertain and dangerous. This is particularly noticeable … Continue reading

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Imagined Partners

Gloria Center- 25/03/2008 The Middle East is currently divided between an alliance of radical Islamist and associated states and organizations, which take support and inspiration from Iran, on the one hand, and a coalition of pro-Western states, on the other. … Continue reading

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Hamas Fans Flames of Islamic Anger Following “Day of Rage”

Gloria Center- 19/03/2010 Hamas leaders are seeking to escalate Palestinian unrest over the supposed Israeli threat to Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem. In addition to reflecting the movement’s ideological goals, this effort makes good political sense. Hamas seeks to supplant … Continue reading

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Analysis: Obama: An Innocent Abroad

Jerusalem Post- 21/05/2009 The London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Quds al-Arabi has published what it claims are key details of the new Middle East peace plan to be presented by President Obama in his speech in Cairo on June 4. Details of … Continue reading

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Analysis: Arab States ‘just say no’ to Normalization

Jerusalem Post- 05/08/2009 The idea of gestures of ‘normalization’ from Arab states to Israel is a central component in the US administration’s plan for reviving the Mideast peace process. The notion represents a variant of the Oslo-style approach whereby a … Continue reading

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Forward to The Past

Global Politician- 01/09/2008 In recent weeks, a number of prominent Fatah figures have suggested that their movement might abandon its commitment to a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and return to the pre-1988 demand for Israel’s replacement by a … Continue reading

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