By: Ian Davis The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is commonly regarded as one of the world’s most difficult. Decades of violence, hatred, and unsuccessful diplomacy have failed to bring any tangible steps towards an enduring peace. Last Friday, the Palestinian Authority’s Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned from his post, introducing a myriad of complications amid renewed peace initiatives in the region. A [...]
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By: Park MacDougald Supporters of a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine were for the most part relieved following the January 22nd elections. Although Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beitenu alliance won a plurality of 31 seats out of 120, the right-wing electoral sweep predicted by many failed to materialize, and Netanyahu left the election significantly weakened. The surprise winner of [...]
By: Ian Davis Many cite the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East as the result of a “clash of civilizations,” with Islam fiercely pitted against the West. The increasing polarization of the region, coupled with a multitude of ignorant beliefs regarding each side’s perception of the other, allows the bitter stalemate to endure. Faced with the unknown, both sides have [...]
By: Virginia McNally Mahmoud Abbas’ recently submitted proposal for Palestinian statehood at the UN was very diplomatic, very symbolic, and very tense. It reignited the debate once more over Palestinian statehood and Israeli settlement action. But, I find looking at the situation through only political eyes to be a little dry, about as dry as Israel. Let’s get real, shall [...]