Posts Tagged “normalization”

The Abraham Accords undermined much needed peace with Palestinians

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The Abraham Accords undermined much needed peace with Palestinians

The Abraham Accords undermined much needed peace with Palestinians By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz For many decades, I have been advocating for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. (Justice and the Intifada: Palestinians and Israelis Speak about Peace, Friendship Press, 1991; Unified in Hope: Arabs and Jews Talk about Peace, WCC publications, 1987). Regretfully, I have…

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Analysis of the Abraham Accords, UAE, Bahrain and Israel

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Analysis of the Abraham Accords, UAE, Bahrain and Israel

Analysis of the Abraham Accords, UAE, Bahrain and Israel By Ray Hanania In what seemed like a re-enactment of ceremonies that have come before, nearly 1,000 people gathered on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday to watch Arab and Israeli leaders sign landmark normalization accords. In addition to the promise of a…

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Debate on Annexation doesn’t stop violence against Palestinians

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Debate on Annexation doesn’t stop violence against Palestinians

Debate on Annexation doesn’t stop violence against Palestinians The decision by the United Arab Emirates to “normalize” relations with Israel is a one-sided gesture that only pauses but does not stop the larger “annexation” moves by Israel. Worse is the UAE effort also doesn’t stop the violence and the daily forms of annexation that take…

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UAE-Israel normalization is not a breakthrough in peace making

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UAE-Israel normalization is not a breakthrough in peace making

UAE-Israel normalization is not a breakthrough in peace making By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Addressing the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirate and Israel on August 13 as a “Mideast peace breakthrough” is a stark exaggeration. For Palestinians, Western media’s perspective is false and provocative; it feels like the world community denies that…

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Palestinians have the power to change Israel

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Palestinians have the power to change Israel

Palestinians have the power to change Israel By Ray Hanania In this week’s column for the Middle East Monitor I write about the power that Palestinian citizens in Israel have to bring change to Israel’ racist, Apartheid government and participate in forcing the so-called “Jewish State” to respect the rights of Christians and Muslims. Israel’s…

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Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast

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Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast

Israeli writer Larry Derfner on The Arab Street podcast Israeli writer and author Larry Derfner joined Palestinian writer Ray Hanania on TheArabStreet.org Podcast for a discussion about the challenges facing Palestinians and Israelis and the fight for peace. Born and raised in the U.S., Derfner started his career in journalism in Los Angeles and continued…

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Harsh anti-Normalization undermines Palestinian interests

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Harsh anti-Normalization undermines Palestinian interests

Harsh anti-Normalization undermines Palestinian interests Anger and emotion has driven many Palestinians to oppose any contacts with Israelis, calling it “normalization.” That’s a errant policy and a mistake, and it is misleading. Normalization is used by extremists to block any contacts between Palestinians and Israelis regardless of the intended outcome under the misleading belief that…

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Mohammed Dajani, the Holocaust, normalization and peace

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Mohammed Dajani, the Holocaust, normalization and peace

In March 2014 Al-Quds Professor Mohammed Dajani took 27 of his students on an education visit to the Auschwitz Nazi death camp to explore the history of the Holocaust and expand understanding. But Dajani was immediately attacked and forced from his position. Two years later, we talk to him about the rise of extremism and how…

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Nothing Holy about the Holy Land

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Nothing Holy about the Holy Land

There is nothing Holy about the Holy Land. Israel complains a lot about Palestinians, but rarely does a self-evaluation that might expose its own hypocrisies on things like normalization, hate and hypocrisy. If it did, and corrected things, we might have a genuine peace By Ray Hanania Much is criticized by Israelis about how Arabs…

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Peace in Israel, Palestine doesn’t come by building walls

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Peace in Israel, Palestine doesn’t come by building walls

To normalize or not to normalize. How much is too much or too little? There is an in between called compromise.It’s clear that the direction most Israelis and Palestinians are headed is away from peace and actions that might help end the conflict. When the brutality of the Israeli occupation increases, the thought of reaching…

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