A New World Disorder

By Jamal Kanj Following serious cajoling by the US, the European Union and arm twisting by Arab governments, the Palestinians entered what was to be nine months of negotiations with Israel. The Palestinians, who had […]

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Israel’s Counter-Coalition

By Uri Avnery Something very important happened this week in the most unlikely of places: the Knesset. On the agenda were three laws, one worse than the other. One was about “governance”. Its main provision […]

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Official: Gaza Ceasefire in Effect

A senior Islamic Jihad official said Thursday that Egypt had managed to reactivate a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. Khalid al-Batsh highlighted that his movement would adhere with the ceasefire […]

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Israel Passes Ultra-Orthodox Draft Law

Israel’s parliament has passed a law that drafts ultra-Orthodox Jewish men into the army, ending their 65-year exemption from national service. The Knesset vote on Wednesday, which was boycotted by opposition parties, followed a cabinet […]