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Palestinian Politics

Déjà Vu in the West Bank and Gaza

29th September 2014 – Foreign Policy

Déjà Vu in the West Bank and Gaza

Grant Rumley

Six months ago, the Palestinians' warring factions, Hamas and Fatah, surprised the world by announcing a new unity government after years of trying to overcome their difference more...

Analysis & Commentary

26th November 2014 – The Washington Times

Slaughter in the Synagogue

Clifford D. May

Executioners for the Islamic State use knives to cut the throats of Christians, Yazidis and “apostate” Muslims. Palestinian executioners last week used knives and a meat cleaver to slaughter Jewish worshippers in a synagogue in west Jerusalem. more...

26th November 2014 – Quoted by Luke Baker - Reuters

Israel’s lurch to the right dims two-state peace prospects

Grant Rumley

A cartoon in Israel's left-leaning Haaretz newspaper showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu studying a poster made by his publicity team of Mahmoud Abbas, the mild-mannered, soft-featured Palestinian president. more...

24th November 2014 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - JTA

Despite ‘Incitement,’ Abbas Seen by Washington as Bulwark

Jonathan Schanzer

The Mahmoud Abbas whom Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused of incitement has said the Jewish state practices genocide and called the temporary closure of the Temple Mount after a terrorist attack a “declaration of war.” more...

19th November 2014 – CNN

Is Abbas the Answer?

Jonathan Schanzer, Grant Rumley

Early on Tuesday morning, two Palestinian men from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber entered a synagogue in the sleepy West Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof and went on a killing spree. more...

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