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Palestinian Politics

Obama Handing Over Peace Process Portfolio to Europe?

18th May 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Obama Handing Over Peace Process Portfolio to Europe?

Grant Rumley

Journalist Amir Tibon filed a story Sunday in Israel's Walla! News citing sources who claim the U.S. has abandoned the peace process in order to focus on the negotiations with Iran. more...

Analysis & Commentary

21st May 2015 – The National Review

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ Was a Zionist

Benjamin Weinthal

This week, May 19 to be exact, marks the 80th anniversary of the death of T. E. Lawrence — generally known as Lawrence of Arabia — who played a crucial role as a British officer in defeating the Ottoman Empire in the heartland of the Islamic world. While widely recognized as a champion of Arab nationalism, Lawrence also embraced political Zionism. more...

19th May 2015 – The Jerusalem Post

The Next Gaza War That Nobody Wants

Jonathan Schanzer, Grant Rumley

Israel and Hamas would probably rather not go to war again this summer, but rogue Hamas factions may push the two into conflict again. more...

18th May 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Obama Handing Over Peace Process Portfolio to Europe?

Grant Rumley

Journalist Amir Tibon filed a story Sunday in Israel's Walla! News citing sources who claim the U.S. has abandoned the peace process in order to focus on the negotiations with Iran. more...

11th May 2015 – Quoted by Diaa Hadid - The New York Times

In Sign of Palestinians’ Mood, Hamas Wins Vote at a West Bank University

Grant Rumley

Lina Halsa certainly made a splash at the student rally for the Islamist Hamas movement here at Birzeit University last month. Wearing a sleeveless top, tight jeans, and with her hair in a ponytail, Ms. Halsa’s attire was revealing even by the standards of this liberal, secular campus. But it was downright scandalous according to Hamas norms. more...

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