Advertisement
HomeCollectionsPalestine
IN THE NEWS

Palestine

NEWS
July 19, 2011
The article "Social networks as a grass-roots approach to Mideast peace" ( July 18 ) misses the point when it lists the Israeli-Palestinian conflict's core issues as "...mutual recognition and respect, ideology and dignity. " In fact, there are four key issues involved: borders, settlements, refugees and Jerusalem. Unfortunately, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to even discuss, much less negotiate, any of these issues. Instead, what Israel wants is to continue stealing more Palestinian land and water in occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem while maintaining its strangulation blockade on the civilian population ofGaza.
Advertisement
NEWS
June 16, 2011
The United Nations needs to be restrained and warned that a declaration of a Palestinian state must not come about. President Obama needs to assume some leadership role and responsibility for the first time. A declaration and the establishment of a Palestinian state would cause great harm to the stability and peace in the Middle East. Should the United Nations go in that direction and try to establish a Palestinian state, then the United States should withdraw all funding, which is now about 22 percent of the UN budget.
NEWS
By Michael Lerner | May 24, 2011
President Barack Obama is reported to have said to his advisors last week that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would never make the concessions necessary for a peace accord. Well, we in the peace movement say, "duhhh. " If the president really understands this, it is time for him to go over the heads of the leadership in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza and directly to the Israeli and Palestinian people, with a full-blown peace accord that would show what the U.S. could enthusiastically support.
NEWS
June 16, 2009
Progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict tends to be painfully incremental. But marginal progress is better than none at all, which is why Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's announcement Sunday that he is willing to accept a Palestinian state is a welcome development - even if it doesn't go nearly far enough. With Mr. Netanyahu's speech, a milestone has been reached. From this day forward, there can no longer be any serious debate about whether a Palestinian state will (or should)
NEWS
April 28, 2008
Yossi Harel, 90 Ship commander Yossi Harel, the ship commander whose attempt to bring Holocaust survivors to Palestine aboard the Exodus 1947 built support for Israel's founding, has died. Mr. Harel's daughter Sharon said he died Saturday of cardiac arrest at his home in Tel Aviv. Mr. Harel commanded four expeditions that brought thousands of refugees to the shores of Palestine, his daughter said. But the best known was that of the Exodus 1947, a ship that left France in July 1947 carrying more than 4,500 people -- mostly Holocaust survivors and other displaced Jews -- in a secret effort to reach Palestine.
NEWS
By Uri Dromi | July 30, 2007
When I heard that former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was coming to promote peace in the Middle East, I was reminded of that American senator who, in his frustration, exclaimed: "Why can't those Arabs and Jews just sit down and like good Christians settle their differences?" In the case of Mr. Blair, however, this might not be a joke, because the popular, outgoing prime minister recently fathered a historic peace between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland. If he managed to bring hard-headed Irish to the table and have them agree to a difficult compromise, couldn't he accomplish something of the sort between Arabs and Jews?
FEATURES
By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun Reporter | March 26, 2007
In the shade of Baltimore's World Trade Center, a prominent plaque overlooks the Inner Harbor. Near this spot, the Baltimore steamer President Warfield began her epic voyage into history. If none of that immediately strikes a chord, the inscription soon solves the mystery by revealing that the Warfield, a converted Chesapeake Bay steamship, made that journey under another name: Exodus 1947. The Jewish Museum of Maryland will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Exodus' journey with presentations and discussions from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 25 at the Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Road.
NEWS
By JOHN MURPHY and JOHN MURPHY,SUN FOREIGN REPORTER | October 11, 2005
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Gaza's director of tourism, Moain Sadeq, still recalls the last tourists to visit the Gaza Strip. It was September 2000, and a group of 30 Israeli scholars had come to see Gaza's archaeological sites, including the remains of an early Bronze Age walled city near Gaza's commercial center. Sadeq, an archaeologist by profession, guided the curious, somewhat nervous visitors through the excavations of mud brick walls, giving him hope that someday the site would be added to the list of must-sees for travelers to the Holy Land.
NEWS
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Julie Hirschfeld Davis,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 27, 2005
WASHINGTON - President Bush, seeking to bolster Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, pledged yesterday to work with him to establish a "free and democratic Palestine" and offered $50 million in direct U.S. aid to begin the job. Bush underlined his support for the Palestinian president in their first White House meeting since Abbas' election in January, praising him for condemning violence and calling him "a man of courage." It was part of a fresh burst of activity by Bush and his administration to nudge both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict toward serious peace talks, a goal that ranks among his highest foreign policy priorities.
NEWS
By Steven Simon and C. Ross Anthony | May 22, 2005
WASHINGTON - Governments in the Palestinian territories, Israel and around the world agree that the long-sought goal of an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement will require the creation of an independent Palestinian state. Yet nation-building, as witnessed in Iraq, is a complex task that is made harder without detailed planning. A Palestinian state faces many obstacles: a doubling of population over the next 10 years; a government legacy of corruption and failure to provide basic services; a collapsed economy; 60 percent unemployment; and the presence of armed groups opposed to peaceful coexistence with Israel.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.