Palestinians Fight Prison Sentences for Mocking Their President on Facebook
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The New York Times - March 28, 2013 - 12:00am

A Palestinian court on Thursday upheld a one-year jail sentence for a journalist convicted of insulting President Mahmoud Abbas with a pastiche image posted on Facebook. Another Palestinian was given the same sentence last month for posting a humorous caption beneath an image of Mr. Abbas kicking a soccer ball on the social network.


Obama Trip Renews Debate over Israeli-Palestinian Solution
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In Voice of America - March 26, 2013 - 12:00am

U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have re-ignited the prospect of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, after meeting with officials on both sides in the region. 


Why Obama Picked Philip Gordon For NSC Post
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Daily Beast - March 25, 2013 - 12:00am

 


How American Diplomats Became Israel’s Lawyers
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In - March 22, 2013 - 12:00am

  Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East


Crowdsourcing Peace
In Print by Hussein Ibish - Foreign Policy - March 21, 2013 - 12:00am

 


As Hamas rises, peace prospects sink, observers say
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In USA Today - March 19, 2013 - 12:00am

  President Obama visits Israel and the West Bank capital of Ramallah this week in a Middle East that has changed so dramatically that the two-state solution he has championed seems more than ever a mirage.


Obama’s Israel Itinerary Includes Some Standard Stops, but Not Others
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The New York Times - March 13, 2013 - 12:00am

President Obama plans to visit the Church of the Nativity, but not the Western Wall, when he travels to Israel next week. He will speak at Jerusalem’s convention center, but not before the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament.


Kerry's Impromptu Meeting With Abbas
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The Daily Beast - March 11, 2013 - 12:00am

John Kerry’s unscheduled meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday during his first official trip abroad was anything but a rogue moment for the new secretary of State.


This Is What the Challenges for Israel and Palestine Look Like
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Atlantic (Opinion) - March 5, 2013 - 1:00am

As President Obama prepares to visit Israel and Palestine later this month, he's facing a set of political and diplomatic impasses that seem virtually insurmountable. Israel and the Palestinians have never been further apart on final-status issues since formal negotiations began more than 20 years ago.



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