Operation Protective Edge: The spreading conflagration in the Middle East
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In - July 15, 2014 - 11:00pm

Event Summary On Tuesday, as Palestinian militants launched rockets and Israel resumed airstrikes, Egypt's proposal for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas collapsed. On Wednesday morning, AEI's Danielle Pletka hosted Elliott Abrams of the Council on Foreign Relations and Ghaith al Omari of the American Task Force on Palestine for a conversation on the recent escalation of conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip. 


Gaza conflict sidelines Abbas, but U.S. still betting on Palestinian leader
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) - July 14, 2014 - 11:00pm

Gaza conflict sidelines Abbas, but U.S.


Palestinians die in the most cynical of all military games
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The National - July 12, 2014 - 11:00pm

Palestinians die in the most cynical of all military games


Is the Mideast peace process dead?
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In PBS - April 23, 2014 - 11:00pm

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Palestinian unity hopes dim as Egyptian crisis grows
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
by Dalia Hatuqa - (Opinion) March 11, 2013 - 11:00pm


The streets of Cairo have been seeing much action of late, as Egyptians rally against the government of President Mohammed Morsi. But even as that country's political landscape teeters, Palestinians have tried - fruitlessly it turns out - to make use of Egypt's reinvigorated role as a broker to reconcile Fatah and Hamas. Meetings in Cairo last month would have been hailed as a feat were it not for the fact that Palestinians have been witnessing the sad dance carried out for years between the two feuding factions: kiss and make up before exchanging blame.


The (Very) Quiet Peace Talks Between Israel and Hamas
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New Republic
by Efraim Halevy - (Opinion) March 6, 2013 - 12:00am


The recent news out of the Middle East has been grim. But, if there's an atmosphere of pessimism in the international press, that's because the real story hasn't been earning any attention—intentionally so. We can all read about Hamas's daily maligning of Israel, and its promises to put an end to Jewish sovereignty in the Holy Land, just as we can read about Israeli officials continuing to demand that Hamas recognize the right of Israel (including Jerusalem) to exist, knowing full well that no devout Muslim has ever done so, or can ever do so.


Israel blames Hamas for keeping shut Gaza crossing
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
March 4, 2013 - 12:00am


An Israeli military spokesman says the militant Islamic group Hamas has pressured a Palestinian contractor into keeping closed the Gaza side of the only cargo crossing with Israel. Maj. Guy Inbar says the crossing was set to open on Monday but the Palestinian operator of the crossing said he wouldn't come to work. Inbar says Hamas wants control of the crossing, operated by its rival, the secular Palestinian Authority that governs the West Bank. There was no comment from Hamas.


Hamas to address Arafat foundation
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
February 28, 2013 - 12:00am


Hamas is attending the board meeting of the Yasser Arafat Foundation for the first time at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Thursday. Hamas deputy politburo chief Moussa Abu Marzouq will address the foundation's board of trustees for its sixth meeting, attended by league secretary-general Nabil al-Arabi, the head of the foundation Nasser al-Qidra told Ma'an. Abu Marzouq will brief the foundation about reconciliation, al-Qidra said.


Exclusive: Hamas Official Predicts Third Intifada
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Abeer Ayyoub - February 28, 2013 - 12:00am


The Palestinian Authority is “dragging its feet” on reconciliation due to US President Barack Obama’s scheduled visit in March, senior Hamas leader and Gaza parliamentarian Salah Bardawil told Al-Monitor in an exclusive interview. Bardawil touched on this along with the latest disputes between Hamas and Fatah and said that little progress is expected until after the Obama trip. 


Fatah irate at reported indirect Israel-Hamas talks
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Khaled Abu Toameh - February 21, 2013 - 12:00am


Fatah officials expressed outrage on Wednesday over reports that Hamas and Israel are conducting indirect talks in Cairo. According to the reports, Israeli and Hamas officials who arrived in Cairo recently have been holding indirect talks about consolidating the current cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, which has been in effect since Operation Pillar of Defense ended in November.



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