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Part 2: Rashid Khalidi Details How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East | Democracy Now!

As DemocracyNow! continues their conversation with Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University, he explains the thesis of his latest book, Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East. Click here to see part one of their interview. For more on this story, visit: Part 2: Rashid Khalidi Details How ...

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Obama says not giving up on stalled Mideast peace talks but settlement activity not helping | The AP via The Washington Post, The Guardian

By The Associated Press RAMALLAH, West Bank — President Barack Obama urged Israelis and Palestinians on Thursday to get back to peace talks but offered no new ideas on how they might do so, essentially abandoning his previous support of the Palestinian demand for Israel to halt settlement activity before negotiations resume. In remarks likely to disappoint, if not infuriate, ...

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NATO, Karzai reach agreement on withdrawal of Special Forces from Wardak Province | Foreign Policy

A spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense said Wednesday that Afghan and NATO officials had come to an agreement on the gradual withdrawal of U.S. Special Forces from Wardak Province, which is strategically located just west of Kabul (AP, Reuters). NATO also said in a statement that U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford agreed to first bring Special Forces out of ...

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An Israeli and a Palestinian make a bold plea to Obama and their leaders by Gadi Kenny and Mahmoud Jabari | Common Ground News Service, Foreign Policy

Vancouver / Burlington, Vermont – This week presents a unique opportunity to advance Arab-Israeli and US-Middle East relations as President Barack Obama makes his first official visit to Israel and Palestine. The two of us writing this article, Mahmoud (21) from Hebron, and Gadi (52) from Tel Aviv, met this year at a conference in early March titled “Struggling with ...

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10 Years of Occupation – Feature on shakomakoNET | Everything Iraqi

shakomakoNET is an independent online magazine about everything Iraqi. By creating a space for critical, relevant, and engaging content, shakomakoNET looks at Iraq through the lenses of: ART: celebrating the creativity and brilliance inspired by the magic of Iraq; CULTURE: looking at how Iraq lives in the everyday lives of Iraqis; POLITICS: providing analysis of Iraq through a critical and ...

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Is This Where the Third Intifada Will Start? | NYTimes.com

If you don’t understand Palestinians, this article is an excellent place to start. It conveys the oppressiveness of the Israeli occupation in the West Bank from the perspective of a Palestinian village. On the evening of Feb. 10, the living room of Bassem Tamimi’s house in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh was filled with friends and relatives smoking ...

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Palestinian hunger striker released, exiled to Gaza | RT News

A Palestinian prisoner has been exiled to Gaza for ten years, after a long-term hunger strike led the Israelis to sign a deal, releasing the inmate from prison, after holding him without charge for months. “Palestinian prisoner Ayman Sharawna, who has been on hunger strike since mid-July, has reached a deal with the Israeli side under which he will be ...

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