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Month: January 2007

The Answers Have Changed

The Answers Have Changed

Miko Peled It is said of Albert Einstein that he gave a particular exam to a class that had already been given that exam. Alarmed at what he saw and thinking it to be the result of the professor’s absent-mindedness, an assistant warned Einstein of what he was about to do. The Professor just smiled and said: It’s alright the answers have changed. The same thing goes for the Israeli Palestinian conflict, the questions remain the same but now sixty…

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Mockery and deception continue

Mockery and deception continue

Hasan Abu Nimah When Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas flew to Damascus last weekend to meet with Khaled Mishaal, the head of the Hamas politburo, he took with him many expectations. It was hoped that this meeting could put an end to the political infighting that has been going on ever since Abbas’ Fatah movement refused, with Western-backing, to accept the result of the elections one year ago that gave Hamas a sweeping majority of seats and the right to…

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Haaretz: “West Bank heart surgeon faces possible deportation from Israel”

Haaretz: “West Bank heart surgeon faces possible deportation from Israel”

Israel has no heart (pun was intended) when deporting one of the few practicing heart surgeons in the occupied West Bank. What possible reason could there be to deport a heart surgeon? One of the few open-heart surgeons based in the occupied West Bank said on Saturday he had been detained at Israel’s airport and faced possible deportation. After being detained for more than a day at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, Israel granted Dirgham Abu Ramadan, a German cardiologist of…

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Palestine: Testing Dilemmas

Palestine: Testing Dilemmas

Maher Othman The Palestinian scene is flooded with predicaments that seem insoluble any time soon, unless the concerned parties, which are Palestinian, Arab and international, are determined to avoid the eruption of Palestinian infighting and achieve a settlement for the Palestinian-Israeli struggle. On the Palestinian front, there is still a failure from the dialogue to establish a national unity government that can work to lift the international political, economic and financial embargo. This leaves the door wide open to a…

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