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Palestine’s state of mind

By Daoud Kuttab RAMALLAH: The idea of Palestine becoming a permanent member of the United Nations originated, say Palestinians, with none other than US President Barack Obama. Speaking at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010, Obama said that he hoped that “when we come back here next year, we can have an agreement that …


America’s Arab comeback

By Daoud Kuttab AMMAN: Without much fanfare, the past few months have seen no anti-American demonstrations and no burning of American flags across the Arab world. Arabs seem increasingly willing to accept — and even applaud — the Obama administration’s policy toward the region. Of course, Arabs are still unhappy with the United States’ continued bias …


Peace, not process

By Daoud Kuttab RAMALLAH: The United States should stop pushing for the resumption of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Doing so might be the best way to achieve peace — a paradox that reflects the huge gap between a peace process and achieving genuine peace. Make no mistake: this is not a call to arms or an …


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