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Israelis could normalize relations with all Arabs with help of Palestinians

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Israelis could normalize relations with all Arabs with help of Palestinians

Israelis could normalize relations with all Arabs with help of Palestinians By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz It is sad that Palestinians have to wait and wait for justice to prevail. At the present, and probably for the next decade, the international community will be preoccupied with Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, and with other troubled Mideast countries….

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United by strategy Palestinians could assume leadership of peace making

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United by strategy Palestinians could assume leadership of peace making

United by strategy Palestinians could assume leadership of peace making By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Injustice towards Palestinians evolves over time. In 1948 Palestinians lost claim to full ownership of British Mandate Palestine; they then lost control of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem in 1967; and in 2018 they saw end of US policy…

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A version of Arab Spring impacts Saudis

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A version of Arab Spring impacts Saudis

A version of Arab Spring impacts Saudis By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz If Saudi Arabia is seeking “serious” political and social reform, it may be an indication that the Arab Spring is still active. For those who may have forgotten about the serial street uprisings, it is fair to say that the 2011 and 2012 events…

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Israel deserves better partners than Trump and the Christian Right

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Israel deserves better partners than Trump and the Christian Right

Israel deserves better partners than Trump and the Christian Right By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The current Israeli government expects unquestioned US support, blind backing of the Christian Right and eternal solidarity of American Jews to last forever. This is a too narrow perspective for long term planning. Let us first examine US support to Israel,…

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Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system

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Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system

Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The sole remarkable “result” of the parliamentary elections in troubled Lebanon is that it did happen- and it was competitive. A country of 4.5 million citizens hosting a million and a half Syrian and Palestinian refugees is nonetheless capable of…

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With Israel and Iran clashing over Syria, no end in sight for the conflict

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With Israel and Iran clashing over Syria, no end in sight for the conflict

With Israel and Iran clashing over Syria, no end in sight for the conflict Conflict in Syria expands beyond Syria including Russia, Iran, Israel, the United States, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and Europe By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz In Syria, the conflict is no longer primarily Syrian. With seven years of political and military escalation, Syria has…

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