The terrible situation in Gaza focuses today on whether the parties can agree on a humanitarian ceasefire that will also trigger negotiations on deeper contested issues to try and resolve the underlying conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
Rami G Khouri
As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1, we can better understand the conditions then by following closely events in Palestine this week.
The past two weeks of attacks by Israelis and Palestinians and street clashes in Jerusalem have raised questions about whether Palestinians will launch a third intifada to shake off Israeli occupation.
Is there no limit to the assault on the basic rights and fundamental humanity of Arab citizens?
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The ANC stalwart, Pallo Jordan, did the right thing. Upon being found to have pimped his qualifications by the Sunday Times, he resigned as an MP.