Posts Tagged “Mahmoud Abbas”

Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder

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Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder

Only for Israel is bad rhetoric worse than murder The mainstream news media rarely covers Palestinian government and community activities, unless they can spin them as a negative and critical news report. When they do, they exaggerate the controversies, add words and phrases that were never there, and use them to underscore why Israelis are…

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Double standards exist even on hate in Israel

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Double standards exist even on hate in Israel

Double standards exist even on hate in Israel By RAY HANANIA Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the founder of the rightwing Israeli religious Party Shas, died this past week. More than 800,000 Israelis, mostly religious, gathered to commemorate his life work in occupied Jerusalem. He was applauded by nearly every major Israeli political leader and organization, secular…

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Land is the issue in Israel-Palestine conflict

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Land is the issue in Israel-Palestine conflict

Land is the issue in Israel-Palestine conflict  By Ray Hanania Stealing someone’s land is the same as stealing someone’s life. Taking their home, their land and forcing them out onto the street, what Israel has been doing systematically based on race since 1948, is a form of terrorism. The Israelis have been doing everything to force…

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Obama, Israel, Palestine and peace

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Obama, Israel, Palestine and peace

Obama, Israel, Palestine and peace Saudi Gazette  Sunday, March 24, 2013 By Ray Hanania ARABS and Jews are emotional people. We live on an emotional roller coaster that one day swings high on anger and on another day swings high on hope. Like many Palestinians, I’m not optimistic about peace and I have been very wary…

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There is a future for Palestinians and Israelis

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There is a future for Palestinians and Israelis By Ray Hanania The surprise rise of Yair Lapid’s “There is a Future” Party in Israel, which galvanized the dormant peace movement to rise to a major political victory in Israel’s elections should remind everyone that “hope” never dies. It merely sleeps. In the past 17 years…

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Unilateral borders and a new Palestinian strategy

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Unilateral borders and a new Palestinian strategy By Ray Hanania (Creators Syndicate) – A top official in Israel’s government has threatened to unilaterally define the borders of a Palestinian state claiming that the deadlock is not in the Jewish State’s best interests. What should Palestinians do? Exactly not what they normally do. The announcement by…

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