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R.I.P. One-State Solution; Long Live 3-State Solution?

I come to bury the one-state solution, not praise it. Now that Hamas is laying the groundwork to declare Gaza’s independence from Palestine, it’s easier to be dismissive of arguments for the one-state solution, like this op-ed in The Independent. Fatah fecklessness, a non-existent peace process, Muslim Brotherhood power in Egypt, and Hamas’ sheer willpower means

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Canadian Student Wins $2000 Journalism Award

HonestReporting is proud to announce that Aidan Fishman, 20, from Winnipeg, Canada, is the winner of the inaugural Blankfeld Award for Quality Journalism. We received entries from aspiring student writers from around the globe, including the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia and the UK. HonestReporting staff members and HR Board member Max Blankfeld, the sponsor

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IDNS: US Says No Deadlines for Iran

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Re-negotiating Israeli-Palestinian financial accords is a non-starter says Danny Ayalon. The Times of Israel writes: “I don’t support opening the economic treaty to re-negotiation, as it is interconnected with the

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Make Up Your Mind, New York Times!

The New York Times tends to view the situation of Gaza through a very rigid lens – that of an impoverished and overcrowded territory at the mercy of an Israeli blockade and restrictions. Rarely are Hamas held responsible for the plight of Palestinians living in Gaza. So it’s no surprise to see the following caption

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IDNS: Canada Severs All Ties With Iran

Everything you need to know about the weekend coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Palestinians continue protesting across the West Bank. Mahmoud Abbas declares himself with the Palestinian Spring movement. Abbas is probably eyeing to oust Salaam Fayyad, but as the Times of Israel

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Breaking News: Canada “Outsourcing” Foreign Policy to Israel

You don’t have to agree with Canada’s decision to sever ties with Iran and shut down the Islamic Republic’s embassy in Ottawa. But come on, Tony Burman — don’t use your Toronto Star soapbox to peddle this lowly rhetoric: Although his swearing-in at Rideau Hall must have happened in the dead of night, Canada appears

Hamas’ Diplomatic Wing Taking Flight

Hamas is training its own diplomatic corps. As Reuters points out, this would end the PLO’s monopoly on representing the Palestinians in global forums. It deepens Palestinian divisions. And it damages an otherwise sure-thing statehood bid in the UN General Assembly. So if you support the idea that Israel and the West should engage Hamas,

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IDNS: Hamas Training Its Own Diplomatic Corps

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1.Hamas is training its own diplomatic corps. Till now, the PLO was the sole representative body of the Palestinian people. Reuters says the move will deepen the Hamas/Fatah divide: Hamas officials

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