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Is Lebanon at Risk in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Is Lebanon at Risk in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

Media attention has focused on the loss of life and property in the bombardment of Gaza, the domestic skirmishes between Jewish and Arab Israelis, and Hamas’ rocket attacks on Israel. Yet there are unique implications for Palestinian communities in Lebanon, too. In Lebanon, more than 470,000...

Biden Washes His Hands of the Israel-Palestine Affair

Biden Washes His Hands of the Israel-Palestine Affair

Faced with a serious clash in Jerusalem between two communities divided on the subject of religion, the Roman Empire’s man of the hour, its colonial governor Pontius Pilate made the bold decision to suppress his own opinion and not to intervene in the debate. As a patriotic polytheist, he had no...

The Future of Jerusalem Matters to Us All

The Future of Jerusalem Matters to Us All

No city in the world has seized the imagination or captivated the soul in the way that Jerusalem has. Revered by more than half the world's population, Jerusalem is the beating heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is a city widely held to have been inhabited by the Jebusites, long before...

The ICC Has Stepped on a Political Minefield in Palestine

The ICC Has Stepped on a Political Minefield in Palestine

The rapidly-evolving geopolitical equation in the Middle East just got another layer of complexity added to it. Earlier this month, Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced the launch of an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the...

Will Israel’s Next Annexation Be the Big One?

Will Israel’s Next Annexation Be the Big One?

When assessing the geopolitical damage done by US President Donald Trump’s during his initial term in office, Palestine and the fate of the Palestinian people must be given a prominent place. In recent decades, US governments have not only declared their uncompromising fealty to Israel but, to a...

Trump’s Farcical “Vision for Peace” in the Middle East

Trump’s Farcical “Vision for Peace” in the Middle East

The long-awaited “deal of the century” crafted by Jared Kushner and presented by his father-in-law, US President Donald Trump, finally saw the light of day on January 28. Playing the role of the most brazenly dishonest of “honest brokers,” Trump, accompanied by legally (and morally)...

Israel Will Not Be Free Until Palestine Is Free

Israel Will Not Be Free Until Palestine Is Free

Dear Ambassador Friedman, We, both Israelis and Palestinians, are members of the editorial board of the Palestine-Israel Journal, a joint quarterly issued in East Jerusalem for the past three decades. Our aim is to promote dialogue based upon equality, mutual recognition and respect and...

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