Arab Digest · Jonathan Kuttab: Beyond the Two-State Solution
Few outside Afghanistan know the Taliban as well as Prince Turki Al Faisal and at his recent book launch he called for both caution in dealing with them and compassion for the Afghan people they once again rule over.
The 1948 bombing of a hotel in an Arab neighbourhood of Jerusalem killed 24 civilians and drove the community out; a descendent of one of those forced to flee investigates a largely forgotten act of ethnic cleansing.
Benjamin Netanyahu wants to present it as otherwise but Israel lost the latest round in the Gaza wars and in the Arab Street and beyond Hamas is proclaimed the victor.
MP Crispin Blunt says he is “done with false hope” and is launching a new organisation that will seek to use the rule of law to hold Israel accountable for the injustices inflicted on the Palestinian people.
Amidst continuing security concerns, conflict zones in MENA have assured that the region remains the globe’s top armaments importer.
Arab Digest · Putin powers ahead in the Middle East
Arab Digest has long supported the rights of Palestinians to self-determination. We are, therefore, pleased to publish the final statement of the Balfour Project’s 25 & 26 May conference Israel/Palestine: in search of the rule of law. The statement was released at the conclusion of the conference.
The swing away from outright support for Israel in the Democratic Party poses a real threat to Joe Biden’s pivot to Asia.
Summary: On 20 May 2021 Arab Digest interviewed EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation Christian Berger about relations with Egypt and issues that included arms sales and human rights