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The Shalit Deal: mixed hopes for peace after prisoner swap

Is the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange swap proof that the Arab Spring has forced Hamas to review some of its hardline positions? The deal in any case is proof that Hamas can makes deals with Israel, opines Al Quds Al Arabi’s Abdel Bari Atwan.

  • Pierre-François VEIL. French attorney for the Shalit family;
  • Sabri SAIDAM. Political advisor to the Palestinian President; Deputy Secretary General, Fatah Council - from Ramallah;
  • Gil MIHAELY. Columnist, Yedioth Ahronoth;
  • Abdel Bari ATWAN. Managing Editor, Al Quds Al Arabi - from London.
     

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2017-02-20 Mosul

Mosul Offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 1)

After four months of urban warfare, a new chapter opens in the battle to retake Iraq's second city as the government announced an offensive to retake the western part of Mosul....

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2017-02-20 Iraq

Mosul Offensive: New phase in battle for Iraq's second city (part 2)

After four months of urban warfare, a new chapter opens in the battle to retake Iraq's second city as the government announced an offensive to retake the western part of Mosul....

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2017-02-15 NATO

NATO's Next Steps: What future with or without the US? (part 1)

The New US Defence Secretary James Mattis dropped a metaphorical bombshell at a NATO meeting in Brussels: if the rest don't pay more, the US may "moderate its commitment". This...

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2017-02-15 defence

NATO's Next Steps: What future with or without the US? (part 2)

The New US Defence Secretary James Mattis dropped a metaphorical bombshell at a NATO meeting in Brussels: if the rest don't pay more, the US may "moderate its commitment". This...

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2017-02-14 Donald Trump

Trump's Troubles: What Flynn's fall says about the new White House (part 1)

Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's national security advisor, has resigned just 24 days into a key role in the new administration - the price paid for misleading the vice president...

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