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Karin Laub: Corruption and Quarreling Plague Fatah

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/06/14/international/i122135D67.DTL RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Fatah’s old demons – lack of leadership, petty quarreling, corruption – have contributed to its dismal showing in the fight against Hamas in Gaza. While the disciplined Hamas systematically built and hoarded weapons, Fatah…

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Palestine Threatens to Move from Gang Wars to De-Legitimization

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&article_id=83041&categ_id=17# Editorial The current fighting among Hamas and Fateh gunmen in Gaza has gone beyond the realm of the merely irresponsible and cruel at the Palestinian level, and has entered the realm of an existential loss for all Arabs. There…

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Shmuel Rosner: Is This the End of the Two-State Solution?

http://www.slate.com/id/2168399/ The United Nations has carried out approximately 60 “peace-keeping missions” since World War II. Only 14 of them were established before the end of the 1980s, and almost 50 started after the end of the Cold War. The trend…

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David Schenker : Syria’s Export of Terrorism to Lebanon: Threat and Response

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php?CID=2618 Yesterday’s car bombing in Beirut, which killed Future Party parliamentarian Walid Eido, underscores the Syrian-backed multifront campaign to undermine stability in Lebanon. One front is the Palestinian refugee camps, particularly Nahr al-Bared, where the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) are…

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Boycotting universities: Slamming Israel, Giving Palestinians a Free Pass

http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9340508 ALMOST everybody loves a nice, neat stereotype, and Yair Lapid, an Israeli writer and talk-show host, is no exception. Adding his own voice to the international chorus of indignation over a threatened British boycott of Israeli academia, Mr Lapid…

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Michael Oren: Book Review: Who Started It?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/07/AR2007060701872_pf.html 1967 Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East By Tom SegevMetropolitan. 673 pp. $35 The scenes flashed across the TV screens: tens of thousands of Arab troops massing on Israel’s borders, frenzied demonstrations in every…

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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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Dore Gold: Multinational Forces in Gaza Won’t Help Israel

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3413202,00.html Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is apparently considering to raise next week with President Bush the possibility of deploying an international force in the Philadelphi route, between the Gaza Strip and Egyptian Sinai, which has served as the main weapons…

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Con Coughlin: Fundamentalists Threaten Israel from all Sides

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml;jsessionid=3YN1R0U0TPQRHQFIQMFSFGGAVCBQ0IV0?xml=/opinion/2007/06/15/do1502.xml Welcome to the new Islamic Republic of Hamas-stan, where every Palestinian woman is obliged to wear the veil and all traces of corrupting Western influences, from pop music to internet cafés, are strictly banned. The creation of a mini…

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Yair Lapid: A letter to the British academic

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-3411227,00.html Yair Lapid responds to UK academics’ criticism, reminding them he might pay for the removal of roadblocks and checkpoints with his life It was with great interest I read of the British University and College Union’s call for an…

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