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Israel and Gaza: Determination vs. Desperation

Thus far, both parties are interested in war rather than peace The Israel–Hamas conflict threatens to escalate into a new war that could surpass anything seen during the previous operations in the Gaza Strip in terms of the amount of bloodshed. Tensions have been mounting for the last three months. The new spiral of the conflict ...


Peace in the Middle East: Russia’s Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

... recognizes Canada as a state and vice versa. What each state does internally is its own business. Under Netanyahu’s leadership, he has always suggested that the Palestinians are divided and when they did unite he suggested that they are aligning with Hamas—a “terrorist” organization—and, thus, Israel cannot negotiate with the Palestinians. In reality, Hamas conducted terrorist activities in the past, but today they are very popular with Gazans, East Jerusalemites, and West Bankers. If elections ...


Second Qatar Crisis: Causes and Possible Solutions

... of the Islamic world. The Qatari government continued to search for any niches where they could pursue policies and interests independent of Riyadh. For instance, Qatar continued to invest heavily in the Gaza Strip, strengthening its ties with the Hamas movement controlling the region. Although this Palestinian group could be seen as a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, at that point even Riyadh sought actively to co-operate with it, singling it out amongst the other arms of the organization. That ...


Political Extremist Groups and Islamic Movements in the Middle East and North Africa

Main Groups and Leaders Brief Overview The crisis developments in Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Syria are destabilizing countries in the Middle East. The growing turbulence and unpredictability threaten the very model of the nation state, which is struggling to react to the challenges posed by non-state actors in international relations – primarily by extremist groups. The inability of the state to counter the terrorist threat leads to an increase in the activities of radical elements, whose actions take...


Dangerous Escalation in Jerusalem: Who Could Win?

... current situation and open a door to new conflicts rather than solving the old ones. Tellingly, Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, has voiced his strong opposition to the controversial new law. These developments may represent a golden opportunity for Hamas to expand its influence in the West Bank and Jerusalem. In fact, the situation may turn into a win – win scenario for Hamas and other Islamic groups. On the one hand, if the Palestinian Authority accepted to hold presidential and legislative ...


Russia focuses on eliminating Middle East terrorist threat

... "any voice in support of Palestine has a hard time finding its way in the Russian media." Analysts in Moscow have drawn attention to reports of serious tensions arising between Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas and the leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, in spite of the agreement on the establishment of a coalition — or, more precisely, a technocratic — government. According to the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, during his visit to Qatar in August this year, Abbas accused ...


Palestine-Israel Talks: Temporary Deadlock or Total Failure?

... Palestinian issue and strengthening of Islamists in many countries is worsening Mr. Abbas's ratings. The biggest damage to the Fattah came after the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005. With the rise of radical Islamist organizations, primarily the Hamas, the Fattah won the Palestinian parliamentary elections in January 2006, after which confrontation between the two built up, with the Hamas effectively grabbing the rule of Gaza. The split lasted till May 2011, when the Hamas and the Fattah signed ...


Prospects for Hamas movement in Palestine and the arab spring

The growing Islamist trends in the Arab Spring countries are consolidating the positions of radical Hamas movement. What will this result in? Hamas is getting stronger in Palestine along with the consolidation of the Islamists’ positions in the Arab Spring countries. The differences in Hamas’ and Fatah’s approaches towards Israel and their rivalry ...


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