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Hanan Ashrawi at Brown University: Live Stream

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, the noted Palestinian leader, scholar, and activist will be speaking at Brown University this afternoon on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Accords. Dr. Ashrawi is one of the most eloquent and widely respected advocates for Palestinian rights and for a just solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. I highly … Continue reading

Nakba Day Controversies

A debate has emerged in the wake of Sunday’s tragic border killings, turning on the question of whether  the commemoration of Nakba Day (which led to a fence breach in the Golan Heights [check the video out here] and at least ten people killed in Southern Lebanon) was orchestrated by the Assad regime and its … Continue reading

Five Thoughts on Turkey and the Flotilla Crisis

The following commentary was sent to me by a good friend and smart observer of regional politics. He comments occasionally at QN under the moniker “J of Chalcedon”… ** Here are five thoughts on the flotilla debacle, its gifts to Tayyip Erdogan, and Turkey’s ambitions for regional and international influence… 1) It allows him to … Continue reading

Changing Tides

The news out of Gaza is being covered by plenty of other able bloggers and analysts (like Steve Walt, Issandr El Amrani, Gideon Levy, and my buddy Sean over at the Human Province), so I won’t rehash what everyone’s already said except to make this very cynical point: high-visibility non-violent protests pack a disproportionately heavy punch … Continue reading

The Archipelago of Eastern Palestine

Strange Maps has a hi-res version of the brilliant aquatic visual metaphor of West Bank ghettoization. Read the introduction there, as well as Helena Cobban‘s useful commentary. Apparently, the response of pro-Israel pundits to this map is that it is anti-Semitic because it implicitly suggests that the Jews should be driven into the sea. (Yawn…) … Continue reading

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