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Direct talks: Five myths

Originally published on the Mosaic Blog Direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis are scheduled to commence in Washington on September 2, a decade after the last real final-status talks, and nearly two years after the last direct talks. Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu will come face to face for dinner and talks in Washington as […]

By Steven Salaita Originally published on the Foreign Policy Journal Israel has been subject to some bad publicity recently. In 2008-09, it launched a brutal military campaign in the Gaza Strip that killed over 400 Palestinian children. In May, 2010, bumbling Israeli commandos murdered nine nonviolence activists on the relief flotilla Mavi Marmara. It only […]

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I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The views expressed below are my own. Our strategy in Afghanistan is pretty bad, but aside from the obvious broken logic of creating peace through war, I wouldn’t say it […]

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By Mohammed Abed The Israeli Navy intercepted in the early morning of May 31st a flotilla of six ships loaded with medicines, building materials, and other forms of humanitarian aid bound for the besieged Gaza Strip.  Israeli naval commandos raided the flotilla while it was roughly 70 miles off shore, more than 50 miles outside […]

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Before dawn of Monday May 31st the Israeli Naval Commandos of the Israel Defense Force (IDF), dropped from a helicopter in the middle of the international waters, stormed the one of the “Free Gaza” six-ship flotilla. The Israeli commandos shot dead nine, injured tens, and arrested hundreds of the 650 peace activists from 45 countries […]

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