Marwan Barghouti, the imprisoned Palestinian leader, is depicted as both a potential peace broker and a murderer, depending on who you talk to.
— The Public Editor of the New York Times took the newspaper to task for failing to identify Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti as a convicted murderer of Israeli Jews. Public Editor Liz Spayd was responding to criticism of the newspaper for publishing on Sunday an Op-Ed by Barghouti titled “Why We Are on Hunger…
Michael Oren, an Israeli parliamentarian and former ambassador to the United States, said that the New York Times had committed a “journalistic terrorist attack” in publishing an op-ed by an imprisoned Palestinian leader.
Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on Monday in response to a call by prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, widely seen as a possible future Palestinian president.
The municipality of a Parisian suburb honored Palestinian Fatah faction leader Marwan Barghouti, who is serving multiple life sentences in Israel for acts of terrorism against civilians.
A watchdog on anti-Semitism vowed legal action against a French municipality that named a street after Marwan Barghouti.
Retired Israeli security insiders have been warning for years about the danger of an explosion of violence. Now that the explosion is here, uniformed brass are also speaking out.
The Palestinian daily Al Quds reported on its website Monday afternoon, quoting a “knowledgeable source,” that the Palestinian leadership had decided to return to the negotiating table for two more months, with the aim of laying out the borders between Israel and a potential Palestinian state, according to Walla! News reporter Amir Tibon.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked Washington to mediate with Israel for the release of Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian leader and possible presidential contender jailed a decade ago over a spate of suicide bombings.
In October, supporters of Marwan Barghouti staged a large protest calling for his release. The venue was Robben’s Island — where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison.