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Understanding bin Laden’s appeal

It goes without saying that the end of the terrorist mass murderer Osama bin Laden does not mean the end of the terrorist threat against the United States. Osama bin Laden’s appeal, though cynical, was rooted in real grievances against longstanding U.S. support for undemocratic regimes.... Read more»

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah announce unity deal

Rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, announced Wednesday in a surprise move that they have reached an agreement to reunite their governments after years of fighting, arrests and vicious attacks. The factions said they will create an interim unity government and hold elections within a year.... Read more»

Opinion: Israel must end the Gaza blockade

It’s time for Israel to end its three-year blockade of Gaza and for the international community to abandon its failed policy of trying to isolate Hamas.... Read more»


The war Israelis and Palestinians are really planning

The nonsensical sequence of recent events in the Middle East has started to fall into a comprehensible pattern. It's not a pleasant pattern, because it leads to war.... Read more»