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Said Arikat


Arikat is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Jerusalem-based Palestinian newspaper al-Quds.

Comment: As the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement gathers international momentum, attempts by Israel to delegitimise it, are akin to McCarthyism in 1950s America, writes Said Arikat.

06 June, 2015

Comment: The former British prime minister's tenure as a "peace envoy" achieved little, other than bolstering Israel's military occupation and his own bank balance, says Said Arikat.

29 May, 2015

Comment: US politicians get asked if they would have invaded Iraq if they knew what they now know. Well, most knew in 2003 of the lies, says Said Arikat.

21 May, 2015

Comment: Palestinian hopes of a homeland remain unlikely as the US and Arab states focus on other issues, despite the Vatican recognising the state of Palestine, argues Said Arikat.

18 May, 2015

Analysis: At his summit with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders, US President Barack Obama will state Washington's commitment to the Iran nuclear deal.

14 May, 2015

Comment: Iraq's Kurdish enclave faces many problems, but it is doing better than most. That's why the Kurdish president continues to push for independence, says Said Arikat.

07 May, 2015

Comment: The death of another innocent black man and ensuing riots are a tragic symptom of the disparity of opportunity between blacks and whites in US cities, says Said Arikat.

29 April, 2015

Comment: Drones have conditioned United States citizens to be comfortable with reports of "collateral damage". But despite Obama's assurances of reforms, the drone war will continue, says Said Arikat.

27 April, 2015

Comment: The end of the Saudi-led assault on Yemen could mark a new age in the region, as the US seeks friendship with Iran, says Said Arikat.

22 April, 2015

Comment: All the talk about Iran managed to drown out the US disclosure that Israel has nuclear weapons, and has considered their use, says Said Arikat.

17 April, 2015