Golan Heights

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 1st, 2013
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The presumed Israeli airstrike within Syrian territory on Wednesday has elicited threats of retaliation from both Syria and Iran. Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali, quoted at al-Ahd, a Hezbollah-run news website, contended that his nation could make “a surprise decision to respond to t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 20th, 2012
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By Benedetta Berti,  Published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute While the eyes of the world are focused on the raging military confrontation between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Israel is dealing with broader instability in its immediate surroundings: from mass-scale anti-government demonstratio...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 15th, 2012
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Conceding Israeli control of the 34-mile-wide area known as Judea and Samaria to any of Israel’s actual or even potential enemies means a return to the pre-1967 nine-mile waistline across Israel’s coastal strip and a security border of 223 miles to patrol and defend. Retention of said territories mea...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 23rd, 2012
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BEIRUT — It may be that researchers would want to examine as long ago as the period from the 3rd century BC until the beginning of the 17th century in order to find a regime so frenetically building walls and barriers in a hopeless quest to hold onto stolen lands, as we in Lebanon may […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 1st, 2012
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“The desert is groaning”, declares Cornerstone magazine, the Palestinian Sabeel Theology Center’s publication. “The Israeli army and settlers have polluted the Palestinian areas,” writes Reverend Naim Ateek, who heads the notorious anti-Jewish Christian center. Despite the fact that Israel is the onl...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 20th, 2012
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Elena PUSTOVOITOVA Elementary arithmetic routinely holds keys to much more complex political algebra. At the moment, for example, it appears that fairly simple regards explain the bizarre conduct of the Arab League which, contrary to reasonable expectations, aligned itself with the West in destabiliz...
By benim
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Feb 1st, 2011
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King Abdullah II of Jordan instructs new Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit to ‘correct the mistakes of the past.’ In Syria, the recent popular revolts in the Arab world have spurred calls for anti-government protests. King Abdullah II of Jordan fired his Cabinet on Tuesday and ordered his new ...