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May 15, 2014 16:55
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Sheikha Naima Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Sheikha Naima Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (left), president of the Kuwait Women’s Sports Federation, and Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (second left), president of Qatar’s Football Association, attend the opening ceremony of the Soccerex Asian Forum conference at the King Hussein Convention Center. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Why would Israel sign an agreement?
Al-Quds, Jerusalem, May 13

Whoever believed that US Secretary of State John Kerry was intending to establish a new Palestinian state is either naïve or ignorant as to what is happening in the Middle East. The whole goal of the past nine months was to claim in front of the Arab states that Washington is working to solve the problem of the 5 million Palestinian refugees scattered throughout the Arab countries for seven decades. The truth is that Israel was never ready to sign a deal with the Palestinians. Why would it? Israel holds all the cards in the game, and controls the most important military and natural resources in the area; it enjoys the control it has over American foreign policy. Add to that the mentality of the ruling Likud Party, which wants to prevent the existence of a Palestinian state. Palestinians pose a little annoyance to Israel, but not more than that.


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