Archive for June, 2004

Jun 20 2004

Time for Palestinians to take the initiative

Published by under Articles,Palestinian politics

The determined decision by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to go through with his plans to withdraw from the Gaza Strip mandates a second look at the concept of “unilateral.”

Unilateralism has properly been painted in a negative light. Negotiations between enemies should lead the way out of conflict. However, if either  party refuses to negotiate, as the position of Israel has been, other options must be explored. Continue Reading »

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Jun 18 2004

Needed: Palestinian Unilateralism

Published by under Articles,Palestinian politics

The persistent decision by the Israeli leader Ariel Sharon to go through with his plans to withdraw from the Gaza Strip dictates that a second look at the concept of unilateralism.

Unilateralism has properly been painted negatively. Negotiations even between enemies have been and should be the way out of conflict. Nevertheless, if either of the parties refuses to negotiate, as the position of Israel has been, other options must be found. Continue Reading »

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Jun 04 2004

Summer blues on the Jordan crossing points

Published by under Articles,Travel Blues

As a regular traveler across the Jordan River crossings, I feel bound to inform the rest of the world which rarely makes this dreadful journey of what happens to thousands of Palestinians who have no choice except to make this short but difficult trip.

The King Hussein Bridge, which constitutes the shortest distance between Amman and Jerusalem, is quickly becoming the all-day difficult affair it used to be in the 1970s and 80s. Continue Reading »

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