Gaza war offers boost to Hamas leader Meshaal

Tom Perry & Nidal al-Mughrabi | Cairo / Gaza | November 22

Reuters – Khaled Meshaal narrowly survived an assassination attempt ordered by Benjamin Netanyahu in 1997 the first time he was Israeli prime minister. Fifteen years on, the Hamas leader claims to have defeated Netanyahu once again.

The eight-day war between Israel and Palestinians […]

Talkin’ Gaza on Up With Chris Hayes

Via HuffPo:

For Americans following the Israel-Gaza conflict through mainstream television news, Sunday marked a welcome departure from the frequent unbalanced analysis that has long prevented any meaningful understanding of the situation. MSNBC’s Up With Chris devoted a lengthy segment to the conflict with a guest lineup that actually lent itself to an informative and […]

Khaled Meshal and Hamas Go Their Separate Ways

by Ali Younes

(Originally posted by Foreign Policy in Focus, republished under a Creative Commons license)

The news that Hamas leader Khaled Meshal is resigning his leadership post is an ominous sign that Hamas is heading toward more confrontation with its Palestinian rival Fatah and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the near future. Meshal is […]