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Obama Caught Between Israel and Palestine

By Vitaly BILAN (Ukraine)

27. May 2011

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Obama Caught Between Israel and Palestine

A border dispute In a 45-minute Middle East speech on May 19, Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to say the future Palestinian state should be formed within the borders established before 1967. He specifically said that the border between Israel and the future State of Palestine should “be based on the 1967 lines […]

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Could Obama “Betray” Israel?

By Dmitry SEDOV (Russia)

27. May 2011

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Could Obama “Betray” Israel?

The most striking statement in US President Barack Obama’s speech on “the Arab Spring” was his appeal to Israel to return to the borders of 1967, in other words to abandon control over the occupied Palestinian territories. “The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so […]

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Obama’s Middle East Speech: Same Old Policy in New Gift Paper

By Wayne MADSEN (USA)

24. May 2011

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Obama’s Middle East Speech: Same Old Policy in New Gift Paper

President Obama’s much-heralded speech outlining his administration’s approach to the so-called “Arab Spring” and the Israeli-Palestinian impasse was generally greeted by yawns from the Arab world and outright hostility from the extremist right-wing government of Israel. Obama’s promise to aid reformist governments in Egypt and Tunisia with billions of dollars of U.S. assistance during a […]

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Passionate for Palestinian Independence

By Vitaly BILAN (Ukraine)

26. April 2011

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Passionate for Palestinian Independence

Increased Palestinian activity After the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations process broke down last year, the Palestinian National Authority led by Mahmoud Abbas launched an active campaign to get unilateral recognition for Palestine as an independent state. As a payoff, several countries recognized Palestine within the 1967 borders. Furthermore, a recent report by, Robert Serry, the UN Special […]

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It is Time for Obama to Demonstrate True Courage and Statesmanship

By Iqbal ALIMOHAMED

23. April 2011

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It is Time for Obama to Demonstrate True Courage and Statesmanship

John F. Kennedy said: “There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” For Mr. Obama, it is time for action! When Mr Obama was elected to the US Presidency, he vowed to tackle and resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Today, […]

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Who Has Blown Up Moscow Airport?

By ORIENTAL REVIEW

28. January 2011

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Who Has Blown Up Moscow Airport?

Any terrorist attack immanently pursues a certain political goal. Clear understanding of this goal and an analysis of the whole set of available facts about the horrific explosion in Domodedovo earlier this week may bring us closer to the answer to the key question: who are the perpetrators and who ordered them to commit the […]

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US and Talibs: No Longer Irreconcilable

14. October 2010

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US and Talibs: No Longer Irreconcilable

Elena PUSTOVOITOVA (Russia) The US Administration and Afghanistan’s government chose to get in touch with the Haqqani clan renown as a particularly ominous group in the ranks of the Afghan resistance. No doubt, the step reflects Washington’s awareness of its inability to prevail in the conflict in Afghanistan, and the Talibs’ guerrilla tactic must be […]

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Vitaly Naumkin: “There can be no peace with the occupation . . .”

2. May 2010

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Vitaly Naumkin: “There can be no peace with the occupation . . .”

An interview with the Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Vitaly Naumkin, on the problems of the Middle East and the historical roots of instability in the region. – Is the current situation in the Middle East conducive to a quick end to the Arab-Israeli conflict? I’m saddened by the situation as far as […]

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