Last week, the interim Egyptian government decided to permanently open the Rafah crossing at the border between Egypt and Gaza.
Last week Fatah and Hamas reached an agreement, mediated by Egypt. According to various news reports, it marks the beginning of efforts to create a technocratic unity government and lays the ground for new elections.
Twice this month, members of extreme Palestinian factions murdered pro-Palestinian activists in Gaza. The tragedy has once again put the spotlight on the fractiousness of the Palestinian political system as well as the increased challenges faced by the Hamas government in the Strip.
Following the widespread protests in the Middle East, Palestinian youth took to the streets last week calling for a unity government.
In May 2005, I paid a visit to Iran, where I talked about the "War on Terror" as well as the U.S.-led interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq in several settings — including a seminar with a group of clerical scholars in Qom (which is usually referred to as a "holy city" but struck me as being more
The frenzied media coverage of the evacuation of Jewish settlers from Gaza did not present many perspectives from the Palestinian side. When I visited Gaza in July, it was somewhat difficult to feel sympathy with the young protesters who had taken over Palestinian homes and a vacant hotel.
In the prologue of Talking to Terrorists, Mark Perry promises to tell two different stories with the same meaning: "how U.S.