Bibi's own "tree limb"
In Print by Hussein Ibish - NOW Lebanon (Opinion) - August 27, 2012 - 11:00pm

Over the past few years it was frequently alleged, not least by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, that the Palestinian leadership had climbed out onto various political “tree limbs.” The implication was that on issues such as the settlement freeze, Palestinian leaders adopted rhetorical positions that were not in keeping with their real strategic options and hadn't allowed themselves sufficient room to climb down. As a consequence, it was suggested, they were stuck with unworkable policies. 


Paul Ryan, Meet Dr. Lewis and Mr. Bernard
In Print by Hussein Ibish - The Daily Beast (Opinion) - August 15, 2012 - 11:00pm

Mitt Romney's vice presidential nominee pick, Congressman Paul Ryan, doesn't have a lot of foreign policy experience. But neither does Romney himself, nor did President Barack Obama when he was nominated by the Democratic Party four years ago. Romney's selection confirms the conventional wisdom that, barring unforeseen developments, this will be an election almost entirely fought over domestic policy issues, particularly the economy.


What Edward Really Said
In Print by Hussein Ibish - NOW Lebanon (Opinion) - August 14, 2012 - 11:00pm

Few contemporary thinkers have been more revered and reviled than the late Palestinian-American professor Edward Said. But even his most ardent critics can hardly deny that Said was one of the most significant public intellectuals of our time. And while he is probably best remembered for his political activism, it was as a major literary theorist that he produced his most important work. 


Another Look at Palestinian Culture
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Huffington Post (Opinion) - August 8, 2012 - 11:00pm

Given the current conversation about issue of Palestinian culture and its relationship to politics and economics, I feel it's appropriate for me to add my own Palestinian-American perspective.


Palestinian culture is not about failure
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Daily Star (Opinion) - August 13, 2012 - 11:00pm

Given the current conversation about issue of Palestinian culture and its relationship to politics and economics, I feel it is appropriate for me to add my own Palestinian-American perspective.


“Dear President Perez”
In Print by Hussein Ibish - NOW Lebanon (Opinion) - August 6, 2012 - 11:00pm

A major controversy erupted last week when Israel announced that Egyptian President Mohammad Morsy had sent a letter in reply to Ramadan greetings he had received from Israeli President Shimon Peres. Spokespersons for Morsy's office, his Freedom and Justice Party, and the Muslim Brotherhood issued angry denials, calling the reports “fabrications” and “lies” spread by the Israeli media in order to embarrass Egypt’s new Islamist president.


Romney Versus the World Bank
In Print by Hussein Ibish - The Daily Beast (Opinion) - July 29, 2012 - 11:00pm

Republican candidate Mitt Romney's visit to Israel was marked by a series of largely boilerplate comments about the special relationship between the United States and Israel. And, like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he almost entirely avoided the question of peace and the two-state solution, preferring to focus on the threat posed by Iran's nuclear weapons. In his speech in Jerusalem, the word “Palestinian” did not once cross his lips.


In Israel, Romney wows crowds but puzzles with grasp of Palestinian relationship
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The Washington Post - July 30, 2012 - 11:00pm

Touring U.S. allies this week in his first foreign trip as the likely Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney often appeared to be visiting just another set of swing states, pleasing audiences with parochial promises, puzzling others with off-the-cuff remarks, and raising loads and loads of money. Only the trip was designed to be more than that for a campaign playing catch-up — a chance to show that a former governor light on foreign policy qualifications could represent the United States abroad. On that, the verdict is still out.


Report From the Two-State Frontlines
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Jewish Daily Forward - July 19, 2012 - 11:00pm

UPDATE, 12:38 PM The session ended with summaries by the three panelists of where they see things heading.


Was Yasser Arafat Poisoned?
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In Voice of America - July 17, 2012 - 11:00pm

Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died in 2004 of a sudden illness, which led to a fury of conspiracy theories that have never died down.  The rumors surrounding his death were revitalized recently after a the Lucerne-based Swiss Institute of Radiophysics found traces of the deadly radioactive agent polonium  on Arafat’s clothing and personal effects.  So what has prompted this investigation into Arafat’s death - and could an autopsy of his remains finally put a rest to this enduring mystery?



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