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Israel scraps Palestinian peace meet after unity deal — PM’s aide

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM/GAZA CITY — Israel cancelled a peace meeting with the Palestinians it said was scheduled for Wednesday after the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Hamas pledged to form a…

Should Abbas jump on Indyk’s galloping horse?

RAMZY BAROUD Published — Tuesday 22 April 2014 To understand how thoughtless the US latest “peace process” drive has been, one only needs to consider some of the characters involved…

Jordan to take necessary steps to safeguard Al-Aqsa, protect Muslim worshipers

AMMONNEWS – Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Mohammed Al-Momani on Monday said that Jordan, in coordination with the State of Palestine, will adopt the necessary measures to…

Jordan: Deputies call for denouncing US congressmen’s breaking into Al Aqsa

AMMAN — Fifteen deputies on Monday requested that Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and the parliaments of Arab and Muslim countries denounce two US congressmen’s participation in breaking into Al Aqsa…

Why the Israeli-Palestinian talks fail

BY RAMI G. KHOURI Patient, serious diplomacy appears to be bearing fruit in many places simultaneously this week, except in the Israel-Palestine talks that have gone on for two decades since…

Good Friday 2014 marked in Jerusalem, around world

April 18, 2014 (JERUSALEM) – Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem’s Old City. Good Friday 2014 in…

Palestinian Teacher Strip-Searched Before Flying with her Jewish Students

   Published on Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:31 EZIES ELIAS SHEHADEH PNN She stood in the middle of Eilat Airport’s small departures hall, and her eyes said it all. An…

Palestinian Christians: Israeli Police Spoiling Easter Celebrations in Jerusalem

 Published on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 13:10 Jerusalem/PNN Palestinian Christians in Jerusalem expressed concerns over Israeli Police measurements and security restrictions in the city during the Easter celebrations, which prevent…

Palestine’s false friends

April 05, 2014 12:09 AM The Daily Star U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens during a news conference with Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar following a bilateral strategic dialogue…

Two-state solution in doldrums

  Osama Al Sharif   ARABNEWS Published — Wednesday 9 April 2014   It has been more than a year since US Secretary of State John Kerry launched his Middle East…

Rice leads call to scale down U.S. role in Mideast Administration frustrated with stance of both Israel and Palestinians, but privately mostly blames Israel.

  Kerry: US Reconsiders Role in Mideast Peace Talks   CASABLANCA, Morocco April 4, 2014 (AP) By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer   The Obama administration will reevaluate its role…

Never-ending talks and Palestinian frustration

RASHEED ABOU-ALSAMH    ARABNEWS.COM Published — Sunday 6 April 2014   The interruption of the peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians this week happened when Palestinian President Mahmoud…

Daniel Kurtzer offers a valuable plan

By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star   Those who have followed the last eight months of American-mediated Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have anticipated the unveiling of the United States’ own “framework” for…

Global Religious Diversity

Half of the Most Religiously Diverse Countries are in Asia-Pacific Region Several years ago, the Pew Research Center produced estimates of the religious makeup of more than 200 countries and…

Poland partially revokes its ban on ritual animal slaughter

The Polish parliament has given in to worldwide pressure from Jewish and Muslim groups and revised its ban on ritual slaughter of animals without pre-stunning. The Sejm (Polish parliament) made…

Israel is facing a backlash in America

STORY SUMMARY Similar situations are taking place routinely across many American universities, or in professional and academic societies, mainstream churches and other groups that are no longer remaining silent in…

Diplomatic process in crisis: Staying away is Kerry’s best move

By Noam Sheizaf |Published April 2, 2014 Diplomatic process in crisis: Staying away is Kerry’s best move Kerry’s team has been so sensitive to Netanyahu’s political needs that it kept…

Science and religion need each other

Haaretz: Over the past few weeks, I have been captivated by Neil deGrasse Tyson’s remake of the documentary television series “Cosmos.” Utilizing gorgeous computer-generated images, stunning camerawork and accessible terminology,…

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