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Amir Taheri: Gaza: Teheran’s Greater Game

http://www.nypost.com/seven/06202007/postopinion/opedcolumnists/gaza__tehrans_greater_game_opedcolumnists_amir_taheri.htm WHO sets Hamas strategy? As the radical Palestinian movement braces itself for what could be a long struggle against its rival Fatah, if not a full-blown civil war, the question merits more than mere academic interest. Just days after…

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Mohammed Daraghmeh: Hamas Lying in Wait in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Hamas leaders in the West Bank have been driven underground by a Fatah campaign of kidnappings and arrests, but the Islamic militants warn they’ll eventually come out of hiding to try to destabilize the rule of…

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Thomas L. Friedman: Behind the Masks

Every war has THE picture that captures its essence, and the Palestinian civil war in Gaza is no exception. My nominee would be the photograph of a Hamas fighter in Gaza, lounging in a senior Fatah official’s office over which…

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Barbara Kay: Academic Freedom under Seige

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/columnists/story.html?id=0e60d776-c9b5-4986-8375-55ab4a454897 In the annals of dubious achievements a “first” by academics in a democratic country: On May 30, British academics representing the Union of Colleges and Universities (UCU) voted in favour (158-99, 17 abstentions) of boycotting their professional (Israeli) peers.…

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Clash of Civilisations

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2007/06/16/dl1602.xml The events this week in Gaza, with what passed for the authority there being overwhelmed by forces supporting an Islamic state, create a new, dangerous situation not merely in the Middle East but also for the world. Israel has…

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Shimon Peres: We Want Peace but Oppose Terrorism

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=82884# Forty years after the June 1967 war, peace between Israelis and Palestinians seems as distant as ever. Israel still refuses to accept the new Palestinian national unity government as a negotiating partner because Hamas is part of that government.…

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Wahied Wahdat-Hagh: Ein Gedenktag der iranischen Frauenbewegung

http://debatte.welt.de/kolumnen/73/periskop/24977/iran+ein+gedenktag+der+frauenbewegungAm 12. Juni 2005 versammelten sich iranische Frauen und Männer vor der Teheraner Universität, um die Einhaltung der Menschenrechte im Iran einzufordern. Diese Versammlung wurde von islamistischen Polizistinnen und Polizisten brutal zerschlagen. Der stille Kampf der Frauen geht jedoch weiter.…

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Thomas Friedman: A Boycott Built on Bias

Two weeks ago I took part in commencement for this year’s doctoral candidates at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The ceremony was held in the amphitheater on Mount Scopus, which faces out onto the Dead Sea and the Mountains of…

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Martin Indyk: A ‘Two-State Solution,’ Palestinian-Style

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/14/AR2007061401738.html?hpid=opinionsbox1 Does Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas know something that we don’t? For five days his presidential security forces in Gaza came under organized attack by Hamas gunmen. His compound in Gaza City was under siege. But he responded to these…

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