Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad: 'An Independent Palestine Is in Israel's Interest'

"On August 26 there will be a Palestinian state, and it will be open to all," says Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in exclusive Metro interview. "It will be a state founded on universal values like respect of others, non-discrimination and religious, gender and ethnic equality." Full Story »

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by Marsha Iverson - Mar. 23, 2011

Fascinating interview of Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority. Braw's questions, and Salam Fayyad's thoughtful answers present an unswerving optimism in his positive, nonviolent approach to creating a Palestinian state this August through recognition by the United Nations General Assembly...not coincidentally, the precise way Israel was created in 1948.

This refreshing interview presents an accurate, insightful perspective on the essential aspirations of Palestinians for their own state. This piece is a vital antidote to the popular media portrayal of Palestinians in U.S. media and political rhetoric. American audiences need to understand the on-the-ground realities of life in the Occupied Territories, and of the compassionate, responsible perspective of most Palestinians. The vast majority of Americans are NOT bomb-throwing ... More »

Fayyad has already transformed Ramallah, the Palestinians’ provisional capital, into a stable, bustling city that features branches of international banks and even ... More »

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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Mar. 23, 2011

...a positive outlook from Palestinian Prime minister Fayyad suggesting that an independent Palestinian state is in Israel;s interest.

...I find it significant that even a militant group like Hamas has not condoned Al Qaeda's terrorist goals or exploited the events in the Middle East to advance their agenda. The Palestinian authority offers Israel an opportunity for a lasting peace if only the Israelis renounce the zealotry of the current hard liners that would sooner lead the country to Armageddon than make a few reasonable concessions.

For too long, the Palestinian reaction to the occupation has been submissiveness on one end of the spectrum and belligerence on the other end. But we’ll never reach ... More »

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Warrior Wheatman
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by Warrior Wheatman - Mar. 23, 2011

Refreshing realism from a top-notch statesman. With such strong idealism, there is hope for Palistinian statehood.

May this be a new beginning. With open-minded realism, all obstacles can be made moot.

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Adrian Potter
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by Adrian Potter - Mar. 23, 2011

I feel like this article is only one sitted. There is only one person being interviewed and he is the only one talking. Yes, someone is asking him questions, but it's just him answering. If the journalist asked these questions to someone else, there could be a completyl different story.

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