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“Palestinian Peace Politics” New York Times Editorial, June 10, 2006

Most Palestinians are believed to favor a two-state solution that would acknowledge Israel’s pre-1967 borders and thus, explicitly or implicitly, Israel’s right to exist. But the Hamas-led government that Palestinians elected this year refuses any such gesture. The Palestinian president,…

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Blaming The Rest of the World by Irshad Manji, Yale University Fellow

(Irshad Manji is author of The Trouble with Islam Today, available at SPMEMart www.spme.net/spmemart.html at discounted prices. ) Three years ago, as writer-in-residence at the University of Toronto, I was putting the final touches on my book, The Trouble with…

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Israel’s Image-Why the All-Time Low?

Conventional wisdom holds that Israel’s international standing is directly related to its willingness to move toward peace with the Palestinians. Yet in recent years, despite previously unimaginable concessions, its international standing, far from improving, has hit an all-time low. Consider…

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Next Steps in Arab-Israeli Peacemaking

No. 543 5 Sivan 5766 / 1 June 2006 The U.S. military victory in Iraq did at first create a more congenial atmosphere among Palestinians for peace with Israel. However, the present situation in Iraq, as well as Iran and…

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Academic arrogance

A British higher-education teachers’ union passed a resolution on Israel at its annual conference recently that was stunning for its rejection of academic values and simple bigotry. The resolution calls Israel’s policies toward Palestinians “apartheid policies” and urges the union’s…

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British anti-Semitism

An anti-Israel and anti-Semitic wave is consuming England. Several groups are waging an aggressive war against Israel, and the battle has reached new heights of late. A group of British university lecturers with 67,000 members recently decided to support the…

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The Great Divide

The blustery beach front at Blackpool on a chilly bank holiday Monday seems a very long way – geographically and politically – from the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. But the final seaside gathering of the lecturers’ union Natfhe, before…

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How to boost Middle East democracy

COMMENTARY BY www.washingtoninstitute.org If there is one thing that the Bush administration and its critics agree on, it is that we can not win the war on terror only through military means. So long as the greater Middle East is…

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