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  • January 25, 2014

    No one won by a knockout in Egypt's referendum

    No one knows how the Egyptian opposition makes decisions or exactly what its leaders want. They apparently decided to remain on the streets while participating in the referendum at...

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  • January 25, 2014

    Fayyad calls for emergency Arab summit to rescue PA from financial crisis

    The Palestinian Prime Minister, Salam Fayyad, yesterday called for an emergency Arab summit to rescue the Palestinian Authority from financial distress which he said had left it...

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  • January 25, 2014

    New Israeli Herods and Christians

    I’m writing from Finland this week, where the omnipresence of snow and festive Christmas lights heralds another celebration of the birth of Jesus. In parallel, the descendants of the...

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  • January 25, 2014

    Financial and political deadlock

    The crisis did not begin when Israel decided to transfer the tax revenue owed to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to the Israeli Electricity Company instead, to pay for its...

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  • January 25, 2014

    Why was the UGTT general strike in Tunis called off?

    There is a long history of struggle, domination by leftist Marxists, as well as recent disputes between the old guard and the outcomes of the revolution in Tunisia. The...

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  • January 25, 2014

    Obama and the Israel Lobby

    The Israel Lobby is flexing its muscles against Barack Obama’s expected nominee to be the next Secretary of Defence. Frontrunner Chuck Hagel is co-chairman of the President’s Foreign Intelligence...

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  • January 25, 2014

    Internationalising the issue of Palestinian prisoners

    The plight of Palestinian detainees being held by Israel has an important place in the general framework of the Palestinian national cause because it has affected a huge number...

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  • January 25, 2014

    Syria: A Modern Humanitarian Failure

    The Syrian crisis marks not only one of the bloodiest modern revolutions, but also one of the most blatant humanitarian failures for the international community.  The Syrian Observatory for...

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  • January 25, 2014

    Key Strategic Trends for the Middle East in 2013

    It is difficult for the observer to forecast the course of events in our region. The ongoing changes in the Arab region and the Middle East are many. The...

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  • January 25, 2014

    Egypt's challenges post-constitution referendum

    The Egyptian people have decided on the constitution, stability and giving the elected president the opportunity to establish a democratic system that can fulfil the goals of the revolution....

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