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Rami Khouri

Rami Khouri

Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

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Email: rgkhouri@gmail.com

 

 

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2009 (continued)

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August 19, 2009

"Riding an Old Path to Nowhere"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Hosni Mubarak has sat in the White House for almost three decades stating that progress is being made towards a negotiated peace, and every time we sit through this spectacle it becomes less convincing, even just a little bit more childish.

 

 

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August 17, 2009

"Human Rights Watch Gets It"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Equal treatment is the key to a breakthrough in Arab-Israeli peace-making, whether in assessing conduct in war or crafting a permanent peace agreement that acknowledges the historical traumas of both sides.

 

 

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August 10, 2009

"A Pro-Israel Panic"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Key elements in the pro-Israel lobby in the United States are attacking the internationally respected former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson -- who President Obama will give the Presidential Medal of Honor award for her humanitarian work. That is a pretty strong sign of panic in reaction to the Obama administration.

 

 

August 5, 2009

"Zionist Colonialism, Palestinian 'Trauma'"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

If Israelis really want to coexist with the Arabs, they will have to summon the courage and honesty to admit how Zionism dismembered Arab Palestine in 1947-48, and Jews everywhere must finally break the ugly bond between Zionism and colonialism.

 

 

August 3, 2009

"Revitalizing Palestinian Unity"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

The challenge facing the Palestinian people today -- the total revalidation and revitalization of their national political structures and leadership -- is at least five-fold.

 

 

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July 29, 2009

"Obama's Jaha to Israel"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

The Obama jaha of Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Mideast peace envoy George Mitchell, National Security Adviser James Jones and White House senior adviser Dennis Ross aims simultaneously to impress, comfort, pressure and woo the Israeli government to accept the terms of engagement in the Arab-Israeli peace-making process that the United States has unilaterally put on the table.

 

 

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July 27, 2009

"The Seven Pillars of Arab Vulnerability"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

"The Arab Human Development Report" is most useful for diagnosing the underlying weaknesses that keep most Arab citizens, even in wealthy societies, living in a state of chronic fragility and vulnerability. The 2009 report outlines these conditions.

 

 

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July 20, 2009

"Will She or Won't She?"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

Hillary Clinton has articulated exciting new parameters for American foreign policy, and presumably she understands the full implications of her speech. We will find out soon if her actions follow suit.

 

 

July 15, 2009

"European Hardball"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

An important but now vacant diplomatic space needs to be filled in Middle East mediation. The European Union can fill that space with the right policies and with the right approach. Here are three suggestions.

 

 

Photo by Jeremy Edwards

July 13, 2009

"Human Connections on a Crosstown Bus"

Op-Ed, Agence Global

By Rami Khouri, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative

The conversation and gestures of appreciation and acknowledgment lasted no more than 10 seconds. But packed into that moment was a whole universe of human connectedness and warmth, immense dignity and professionalism.

 

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