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...nt of the Kingdom of Arabia. France, which received the mandate of Syria, expelled Faisal from his chair in Damascus in the Battle of Methallon in July 1920. These steps led to the general Arab dream ...

2. Abbas' peace project has hit a dead end
(News Room/Op Ed - 2015)
...atar, while Arafat and his comrades garnered support in the refugee camps. Abbas came to Qatar in 1957 from Damascus, to which his family fled from Safed in 1948.   In 1970 Abbas decided to d...

...of Technology in Haifa. The project dealt with planning a transportation terminal near the Old City’s Damascus Gate, under the assumption that the city had been divided.   A year later,...

...aeli newspaper Haaretz.   The past isn’t past here. The warren of the Old City, which rivals Damascus, just 100 miles to the north, in its antiquity, with buildings dating from the Roma...

...in the eyes of the world. Signing the reconciliation agreement is the price paid by the Hamas refugees from Damascus for the trip to Cairo. The decision to open the gates of Rafah, like the pressure o...

6. Madam Secretary’s Middle East
(News Room/Op Ed - 2010)
...s predictable but potentially explosive.   First: The latest Fatah-Hamas reconciliation efforts in Damascus have failed, defeated by differences on security. Fatah itself is beset by sharp di...

...hat.   Turning to his arch rival, the Islamist movement Hamas, Abbas urged its leaders in Gaza and Damascus to end the split in the Palestinian ranks caused after the Hamas military takeover ...

... time in Jerusalem, Foreign Minister Celso Amorim was scheduled to stop in Tripoli, Ramallah, Istanbul, and Damascus.   GI Director-General Gadi Baltiansky with Brazilian Foreign Minister ...

...tchell last week, while Mahmoud Abbas, the chairman of the Palestinian Authority, visited Cairo, Riyadh and Damascus.   Cynics will argue that such movement has often happened to no avail. Un...

...osing ground on the Palestinian street, doesn't declare it publicly, it would have to adopt the call by the Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Meshal to freeze efforts to come to an agreement with Isr...

... Hezbollah or allowing the Hamas leadership to conduct its business against Israel from its headquarters in Damascus. I think peace is as much an Israeli interest as it is a Syrian one. It is a matter...

...vity and guerrilla fighting against Israel. The second major conference was held near the Syrian capital Damascus in 1968 in which the members renewed calls for reviving the revolutionary council i...

13. Obama’s Emerging Middle East Map
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...the complete settlement freeze, which Obama is insisting on. The rapid improvement in U.S. relations with Damascus, including a pledge to lift commercial sanctions, is another pointer to Obama&rsquo...

...ghbors in order to guarantee "stability, security and prosperity" in the region, Mitchell said in Damascus.   ...

...dent Mahmoud Abbas and Israel. Meshal reportedly told Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov in Damascus that if Abbas comes to an agreement on a final settlement of the conflict with Isra...

United Press International (UPI) 24.06.09 DAMASCUS, Syria, June 24 (UPI) -- Damascus stands by the demands for an independent Palestinian state based on a land-for-peace initiative, the Syrian deput

17. US Envoy Pushes Two-State Solution
(News Room/News - 2009)
...fourth visit to the region, Mitchell is also expected to hold meetings in Beirut, the Lebanese capital, and Damascus, the Syrian capital.   ...

... were passed [from Hamas] through a member of Olmert's family. The Observer also said that Hamas leaders in Damascus and Gaza were aware of and approved such contacts. When President Obama appointed...

19. Can Israel Survive Its Assault on Gaza?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2009)
...alks with Israel mediated by Turkey. But Syria has broken off its talks for now, destroying any chance that Damascus, on behalf of Israel, might put pressure on the exiled Hamas leaders residing there...

20. What 'yes' means
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...irst proposed in March 2002. They remained so unsatisfied that this year they convened two conferences in Damascus, both of which were sponsored by Syria and Iran and which excluded moderate Arab st...

...esident Abbas to launch the starting step for a national dialogue "in any Arab capital; whether Cairo, Damascus, Doha or Gaza.” The senior Hamas official said that the Palesti...

...n 2005 in the aftermath of the killing of Lebanese ex-premier Rafiq Hariri, for which it was widely blamed. Damascus denies involvement. While Washington continues to blacklist Syria as a state spon...

...the Golan Heights will be an essential part of a wider regional settlement. It is also possible he is using Damascus as a channel to persuade the Iranians to conform to the International Energy Agency...

...as leadership in the West Bank, as opposed to the more moderate Fatah faction. In reference to talks with Damascus, Olmert said he has made no promises to Syria about a future peace agreement. He to...

25. Approach the Israelis
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...at a time when the Arab League really needs to focus on the Israeli public. The initiative, reaffirmed in Damascus at the meeting of several Arab nations, was aimed at showing the world that Arabs a...

26. Who will take the first step?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...veral years ago and since adopted by the 22-member body as the Arab peace initiative, was reiterated at the Damascus Arab summit last week. But again, it was done so in the vaguest of terms. Both side...

27. Into the Lion's Den
(News Room/Op Ed - 2008)
...has generated misconceptions. Advocates say that as part of a deal in which it recovered the Golan Heights, Damascus would break ties with Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah. Critics counter that because Syri...

By Tariq Alhomayed, Asharq Alawsat, 02.04.08 In its closing statement, the Damascus Summit called for the re-assessment of the peace strategy with Israel, furthermore setting the coming May as the lat

29. Israel, Palestinians Seek Elusive Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...rplanes struck a site in Syria that some believe was a nascent secret nuclear site, an accusation denied by Damascus. But Syria improved ties with the U.S. by attending the Annapolis conference, a t...

30. Thinking Beyond Annapolis
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...be welcomed in from the cold. The White House showed unexpected flexibility, inviting Syria to attend. If Damascus wants to be a player in the region, rather than a satellite of Iran, it needs to co...

31. Peace Now?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...ious trouble through Hamas and Hezbollah when they’re out. So it might be useful tactically to engage Damascus if only to protect the Israeli-Palestinian track. 6) Implementation is another ma...

32. That Long-Awaited Peace Meeting
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...y to push all sides to make the compromises essential for moving toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace. If Damascus chooses not to attend the meeting, it would again confirm its role as one of the re...

33. Cooling The Clash With Iran
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...ria was mobilizing its military. The Israelis put their own forces on heightened alert. They also contacted Damascus through intermediaries to warn against miscalculation. The surprising return mess...

34. Making the Conference Work
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...bas, or Bush would accept a meeting attended by representatives of Hamas, but Syria is another story.  Damascus has already stated its willingness to attend the conference, and its presence would...

35. Two Steps in One Go
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
... courage in Washington, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Cairo and Riyadh will have to trump the zealotry in Tehran and Damascus.     ...

36. No festival needed
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...es, an expression that has already invited much ridicule in Israel because of the dreams of eating humus in Damascus and catching the train to Baghdad. But that is not the issue this time. The true...

37. Could Hamastan be a Step to Peace?
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...ate a quick interim deal with Abbas, and, at the same time, open negotiations with Syria aimed at detaching Damascus from the Iranian axis. "There is a lot of Iranian money in all this. Therefore...

...its support for Hizballah, Hamas, and the other Palestinian terror organizations whose leaders are based in Damascus. With Ehud Barak having been elected leader of the Labor Party, we checked who am...

...ion -- appeals by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for direct talks aimed at returning the Golan Heights to Damascus in return for normalising bilateral ties and presumably ending Syrian support for H...

40. Ten Commandments for Mideast Peace
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...rests without compromising Israel's. If it does so, American Jewish support is certain to follow. 8. Dial Damascus. Although the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is the heart of the Arab-Israeli confl...

... orientation and its positions until it accepts a two-state solution and takes its distance from Tehran and Damascus. There is some evidence in the guidelines of the new Hamas-Fatah government that ...

42. On Israel, America and AIPAC
(News Room/Op Ed - 2007)
...re is little known to outsiders but according to some reports it has a military wing, largely directed from Damascus, which is beholden to its Syrian and Iranian sponsors and a political wing which is...

... and runs the government. Many are unhappy with Hamas' links to Iran, he said. Hamas' leaders, who are in Damascus, are more extreme that the Hamas officials inside the occupied territories since th...

44. Gov't balks at Saudi talks suggestion
(News Room/News - 2007)
... of a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 borders, Fares said. He said that during a recent meeting in Damascus, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal told him he had given Abbas a mandate to negotiate wit...

...onference’s participants.   Fares recently met with Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal in Damascus. According to Fares, Mashaal said he was willing to give Palestinian President Mahm...

46. Sheetrit: Talk with moderates first
(News Room/News - 2007)
...estinian state within the pre-1967 borders, said Fares.   He said that during a recent meeting in Damascus, Hamas leader Khaled Mashal tol dhim that he had given Abbas a mandate to negotiate...

...o attended and who did not attend the meetings. And consider that the meeting was in Mecca -- not Tehran or Damascus. One of the many unintended consequences of Bush’s sloppy Middle East policy ...

... us. What worked in the past with Egypt and Jordan is currently inapplicable vis-?-vis Ramallah, Beirut, or Damascus. There's no choice but to return to the Madrid formula of 1991: The promotion of a ...

...ced, and I'm not agreeing with either side, but even the language recently coming from Hamas, even from the Damascus bureau, is quite interesting. Palestinians are suffering terribly, and I have major...

...y, TPM Cafe.com, 16.01.07 As Secretary Rice continues her swing through the Middle East, pointedly avoiding Damascus, Haaretz journalist Akiva Eldar today revealed that two years of informal meetings ...

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