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What should we take away from the ‘Palestine Papers’?

In order to revive the peace process, observers say, both sides must do more to educate the public about the concessions needed to achieve a two-state solution.

Palestinians insist leaked memos from peace process reveal nothing new

WikiLeaks cable reveals new details of Gaza embargo

In newly leaked memo, Israeli officials said they planned to keep the economy “on the brink of collapse.”


As peace talks founder, Palestine’s central banker helps build a state

With peace talks on the brink of collapse, many Palestinians say they will have no choice but to establish a state on their own. And Jihad Al-Wazir may be the key to that effort.


Thursday morning roundup

Mideast peace talks commence, unemployment claims drop and insomniacs are warned.


Israel releases new video of flotilla raid, but Turkey remains defiant

Israelis were largely indifferent to a military probe of a deadly raid that killed nine activists. As one observer put it: “Here, more people are focused on the World Cup results.”


With Gaza blockade under fire, should the U.S. talk to Hamas?

As international criticism of the Gaza blockade grows, some are calling for a dialogue with the government there, Hamas. Others say a dialogue would condone Hamas’s violence.

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