Articles by James Bennet



Hamas Builds Political Clout in Gaza

  • 22 August 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Aides to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas invited reporters on Friday to record him at prayer. The imam outside his office in Gaza City celebrated Israel's withdrawal from Gaza and envisioned universities, schools, parks and mosques.

Palestinians Conflicted as Settlers Leave

  • 19 August 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Palestinians forced out of their homes in the Gaza Strip decades ago feel a mix of emotions as their former evictors are now evicted.

Reports: Sharon Will Avoid Bribery Charge

  • 26 May 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Israel's attorney general has decided against indicting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on charges of accepting bribes from a real estate developer, Israeli television stations reported Monday night.

Abbas Quits, Road Map Falters

  • 08 September 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Mahmoud Abbas submitted his resignation as Palestinian prime minister Saturday, and Israel tried to kill the spiritual leader of Hamas with an airstrike in Gaza City, as the U.S. drive for Middle East peace appeared in danger of disintegrating.

Palestinian Groups Motivated by Differing Factors

  • 02 July 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The agreement by the three main Palestinian factions to suspend attacks on Israelis is based on bad faith -- and that may give it a fragile chance of success.

Internal Discord Next Hurdle to Mideast Peace

  • 06 June 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Locked in conflict, fearing for their very existence as nations, Israelis and Palestinians have for generations prized national unity, deferring or papering over internal disputes about the means and ends of their struggles.