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Deputy PNC Chairman Denies Draft of Charter

Deputy PNC Chairman Salim Za'noun denied a report attributed to him which was distributed by the Palestine Ministry of Information that there is a...

PNC Vote Does Not Fulfill PLO Obligation to Amend Covenant: PNC Has Until May...

The decision made by the Palestinian National Council (PNC) last night regarding the PLO Covenant does not satisfy the obligation laid down in the...

The Voting Session of the Palestinian National Council on the Palestinian Charter Gaza April...

Saleem At-Za'anoon, PNC chairman, explaining the proposal before the members: I want to tell you before the voting begins that the judicial committee, when I...

Beyond Words

The first revelations were reported on the evening of April 10, 1997. The partially decomposed body of Staff Sgt. Sharon Edri was unearthed in...

“Kill & Run” Precedent of the Oslo Accord?

The March 21, 1997 explosion at a Tel Aviv cafe once again brought the issue of terrorism to the forefront of the peace process. In...

This Song Must be Stopped

It is estimated that the market for pirate recordings in Israel has reached NIS 250 million while the legal market is NIS500 million. Israeli,...

The Man Who Swallowed Gaza

The cement monopoly, The Al-Bahr Company, belongs to Muhammad Rashid, Arafat's chef de bureau and economic advisor. Palestinian Authority chief Yasser Arafat maintains what people...

“Why is this night different …”

If he has a son, the son asks. In contrast to Hanukah and Purim where we are commanded to "publicize the miracle" (and include everyone),...

Common Myths of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Zichron Yaakov, IsraelThe Middle East conflict is unique in that every journalist, foreign newspaper columnist, rabbi, politician, political scientist, and Church leader is an...

A Secular Israeli Asks: Should Civil Rights of Observant Jews be Protected?

A major political issue facing Israel now is the question of whether in Israeli democracy someone has the right NOT to desecrate the Sabbath. Yes,...