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Feb.02.2010
Crime writer J. Sydney Jones has set up an interesting new blog called Scene of the Crime. He aims to interview authors about the impact on their writing of the location and also about the sense of place in their novels -- usually from far-flung countries. This week he features me on my Palestinian...
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Jan.06.2010
Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit Minister of Foreign Affairs Egypt 6 January 2009 Your Excellency, Since the first Intifada of 1989, when I first visited the occupied Palestinian territories, I have been working at some level or another for the relief of the Palestinian people living under brutal...
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Dec.20.2009
My latest dispatch on Global Post -- a week or so after it posted, because I've been in Italy and, well, the Middle East wasn't on my mind...I didn't miss the taste of humus too much either, not with all that saltimboca and gelato... Palestinians are divided; Israelis too. Not a good basis for...
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Nov.04.2009
For the first time in my life, this past week I felt pity. It may sound strange as the word is so commonplace and yet it was profound experience. As a writer, I am fascinated by the near impossible challenge of capturing human experience in words. It is the ultimate paradox: to attempt to capture...
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Oct.29.2009
Yet another report accuses Israel of human rights abuses, this time for denying Palestinians water. By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost JERUSALEM — Human-rights reports condemning Israel’s dealings with the Palestinians have become so frequent of late they’re like the dripping of Chinese water torture...
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Oct.15.2009
The planned agreement goes some way toward validating Hamas control of the Gaza Strip. By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost RAMALLAH, West Bank — Warring Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have drafted an agreement to end their two-year civil war. But U.S. diplomats oppose the deal. Here’s why. The...
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Oct.09.2009
A brouhaha over who can pray at the Temple Mount recalls a similar disagreement ... that became known as the second intifada. by Matt Beynon Rees on GlobalPost JERUSALEM — I just returned to Jerusalem after a month away. Or at least I thought I did. I suspect I entered a cosmic wormhole that popped...
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Sep.11.2009
UN AGENCY CALLS ON ISRAEL TO LIFT BOOK BLOCKADE OF GAZA SCHOOLS New York, Sep 10 2009 3:10PM The main United Nations agency caring for Palestinian refugees today called on Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza to allow in educational materials for schools, stressing that these can serve as a major...
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Sep.04.2009
Palestinians and Israelis take an eternal debate into the classroom, leaving the UN stuck in the middle. By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost JERUSALEM — In the Book of Lamentations, the people of Jerusalem cry out against the destruction of the city: “Is any suffering like my suffering?” The answer,...
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Aug.27.2009
Tax breaks, smaller government, a rationalized legal system? No, this is a long way from New Jersey. By Matt Beynon Rees, Global Post RAMALLAH — More than two decades after declaring an independent state, the Palestinians now say they may be able to run one. Palestine Liberation Organization...