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February 26, 2016

The SAIS Foreign Policy Institute presents a discussion on:

Palestinian Succession Plans: Who Will Replace President Mahmoud Abbas?

with:

* Ilan Goldenberg, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security - Discussant

* Grant Rumley, Research Analyst at the Foundation of Democracies - Discussant

* Fadi Elsalameen, Non-Resident Fellow at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute - Moderator

In the tiny Lebanese village of Bar Elias, about two dozen Syrian women with solemn, worry-lined faces, some with infants in their laps, sat on floor mats in a dimly lit tent set up by the UNHCR. They had gathered for the “Women’s Group” meeting – an opportunity to share concerns and get advice on how to care for their families and cope with the overwhelming challenges of life as refugees.

But on this day, the conversation was not about the usual family issues. Every last woman who spoke expresse...

This is a re-post of an article in "On Faith."

Israel is less popular on the left of the political spectrum than on the right. A new Pew survey finds that Democrats are far less likely to support Israel than are Republicans and that liberal Democrats are less so than their moderate or conservative confreres. Internationally, socialist parties are less sympathetic to the Jewish state than conservative ones; the further to the left, the fiercer the antipathy. In the church world, several mainline d...

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