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December 6, 2015

Israel
Israel’s "Partner" for Peace

Last week a Palestinian terrorist named Mazen Aribah shot two Israelis, just north of Jerusalem. What made this incident especially noteworthy was that Aribah was also a Palestinian Authority police …

November 12, 2015

Israel
Israel, "Racism," and "Apartheid"

One of the most common Palestinian attacks on Israel is that it is building a racist and "apartheid" society. Here is a minor but standard example from Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian official who is a…

October 28, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Liberty and the Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Authority officials have given thousands of speeches  over the years about removing the Israeli occupation, freeing Palestinians, self-government, and the like. But today --as in the days…

October 7, 2014

A Word from Mr. Erekat

The top Palestinian negotiator with Israel, Saeb Erekat, spoke about the recent war in Gaza this week. He made two claims: that 12,000 Palestinians had been killed, and that 96% of them had been civi…

March 20, 2014

United States
This Week: U.S.-Palestinian Summit, Piracy in Libya, Negotiations with Iran

Significant Developments Israeli-Palestinian Peace.  President Barack Obama met with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Monday. The two leaders discussed the April 29 deadline…

U.S. president Barack Obama meets with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas at the White House in Washington March 17, 2014 (Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

January 30, 2014

United States
This Week: Syria’s Negotiations, Egypt’s Entrenchment, and Iran’s Inspections

Significant Developments Syria. The first ever talks between the Syrian opposition and the Assad regime continue in Switzerland, with the Syrian government hinting yesterday it may be willing to acc…

U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi addresses a news conference at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva January 27, 2014 (Balibouse/Courtesy Reuters).

September 19, 2013

United States
This Week: Syria, Iran, and Israeli-Palestinian Diplomacy; Violence in Egypt

Syria. Diplomats in New York appeared stymied in their efforts to craft a new United Nations Security resolution calling for the removal of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal. The Security Council bega…

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks next to U.N. Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi (C) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after a meeting discussing the ongoing problems in Syria at the United Nations offices in Geneva September 13, 2013 (Downing/Courtesy Reuters).

August 29, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Retaliatory Talk Against Syria, Egypt’s Crackdown Intensifies

Significant Developments Syria. White House officials plan to brief members of Congress this evening on the situation in Syria after more than one hundred U.S. representatives signed a letter yester…

U.S. president Barack Obama (Downing/Courtesy Reuters).

August 15, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Egypt’s Brutal Crackdown, Syrian-Related Diplomacy, and Israelis and Palestinians Negotiate

Significant Developments Egypt. President Barack Obama today strongly condemned the Egyptian military’s use of force and announced the cancellation of next month’s joint U.S.-Egyptian "Bright Star" …

Supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi carry a man who was wounded by rubber bullets and affected by tear gas during clashes with riot police on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in central Cairo July 15, 2013 (Dalsh/Courtesy Reuters).

July 25, 2013

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Syria at the UN, Egypt’s Demonstrations, and Israeli-Palestinian Talks

Significant Developments Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry met Ahmed al-Jarba, the Syrian National Coalition’s (SNC) newly elected leader, late this afternoon at the United Nations to discuss “po…

A member of the Free Syrian Army plays darts on a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Bab al-Nasr neighborhood of Aleppo June 28, 2013 (Khatib/Courtesy Reuters).