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Fallout from Israeli elections: peace at last?

Change might just be afoot in the Middle East, following Israeli elections and comments by new US Secretary of State John Kerry. Analyst Jack Georgieff asks if peace is on the way — or will it be more of the same.

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Palestine’s Street of Martyrs paved with anger and regret

Politics infuses everyday encounters in the West Bank. Our correspondent continues his tour of the Middle East with a visit to a Palestinian refugee camp where martyrs are honoured and tensions bubble.

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‘What is a Jewish state?’ The view from the Golan Heights

Reuven Shalev asks the big question: what is a Jewish state? The resident of Kfar Haruv at the southern end of the Golan Heights reflects on the dim prospect of peace in his homeland.

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Middle East nuclear stand-off needs regional solution

Nuclear proliferation in the Middle East is still a key element for the hopes of a peaceful settlement, writes Antoun Issa. The view is a solution cannot be imposed from outside.

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Libya attacks a wake-up call for US policy in Middle East

Those who have been following Libya since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011 would not be surprised by what transpired on Tuesday evening, writes Antoun Issa, a Beirut-based Australian journalist at Al-Akhbar English.

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Squeezed Palestinians ignite the West Bank

After a long, hot summer, tensions inside the Palestinian West Bank are reaching boiling point. Protests over rising living costs are fuelling wider discontent, writes Nigel O’Connor.

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Russia goes its own way over Syria

Last week there was some hope that Russia might be coming on board with the need to do something about the steadily increasing bloodshed in Syria.

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Shalit swap a sign of failing peace hopes

This week’s celebrations for prisoner swaps are unable to hide the fact that Middle East peace seems further away than ever.

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The vexed Palestine question facing Rudd and Gillard

Don’t be surprised if the Gillard government also bends in the wind when it comes to Palestine.

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Regime change edges closer in Syria

It’s hard to know where to look first in the Middle East, as the region’s attempt at a transition to democracy continues to be a violent and uncertain affair.

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Does Israel believe that Egypt deserves democracy?

Truly free speech in the Arab world threatens Israel because a wide diversity of views will be more loudly heard and necessarily incorporated into the political mainstream, writes Antony Loewenstein.

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