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  • The Palestinian Catch-22

    Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinians face a Catch-22. As the Sun's editorial, "Mr. Abbas' mission" (Feb. 13) points out, a unity government between Mr. Abbas' Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza is a necessary precondition to...
  • Hamas will never accede to peace with Israel

    The Sun editorial "Mr. Abbas' mission" (Feb. 13) is a triumph of wishful thinking over analysis. Its self-contradictions and omissions include: •Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas "would have to exercise the kind of statesmanship that has...
  • Don't blame Israel for the failure of talks with the Palestinians

    Regarding Andrew C. Mills' letter on Israel and Iran, he is correct thatIsrael's long-term security can be achieved only with a comprehensive settlement with the Palestinians ("Israel's future hinges on compromise, not attacks," Feb. 11). An attack on...
  • Frederick Co. welcomes G-8 summit move to Camp David

    Frederick County officials welcomed news Tuesday that President Barack Obama will host this year's G-8 summit at Camp David. They also acknowledged the potential for protests of the sort that have accompanied past gatherings of the leaders of the Group...
  • Said Musa Maragha dies at 86; Arafat ally became an enemy

    Said Musa Maragha, a Palestinian military commander who rose through the ranks of the Palestine Liberation Organization to become a trusted lieutenant of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, then broke away to lead Syrian-backed Palestinian rebels who besieged...
  • PALESTINIAN TERRITORY: Q&A on a new currency

     
    As part of a statehood bid they plan to bring before the U.N. this September, Palestinians are pushing for the creation of a new Palestine Central Bank and the introduction of new currency. But Jihad Al-Wazir, 48, governor of the......
  • PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Legal opinion muddies U.N. statehood bid

     
    As the Palestinian Authority is getting ready to ask the United Nations to accept the West Bank and Gaza Strip within the 1967 borders as a member state, a legal opinion by an Oxford University international-law professor has provoked second thoughts...
  • WEST BANK: 18 years after Oslo, Palestinians try a new tack

     
    On Sept. 13, 1993, current Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and current Israeli President Shimon Peres signed at the While House the so-called Oslo Accords, ushering in a new era and hopes of peace in the decades-old Palestinian-Israeli...
  • The danger of politicizing textbooks

     
    Last week we wrote on the editorial page about California’s decision to require teachers and textbooks to include some sort of positive message about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in their lessons. We opposed that decision -- not...
  • Palestinian Authority president to meet Hamas leader next week

     
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that he plans to meet Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal next week, a move bound to upset Israel and the U.S. The meeting will include discussion of the reconciliation agreement that rival...
  • Israel's Shimon Peres reflects on Hollywood's global influence

     
    Israeli President Shimon Peres told a movie and television industry audience at the Dreamworks Animation studio lot in Glendale Friday that Hollywood often wields more influence across the globe than world leaders do....