Shlomi Eldar

Arab Israelis clash with Israeli riot policemen in Umm al-Hiran, a Bedouin village in Israel's southern Negev Desert, Jan. 18, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

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Israeli Bedouin stigmatized by terrorist narrative

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

Israeli Bedouin are concerned about being stereotyped as terrorists after Israeli officials made "irresponsible" statements following the death of a police officer.

Food vs. guns: Will Hamas chose Egypt or Iran?

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

The military wing of Hamas in Gaza pressures the new boss Yahya Sinwar to mend ties with Iran, while the residents of the Gaza Strip need the assistance of Egypt against the misery of the long closure.

The real story behind secret Aqaba summit on Mideast peace

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

According to reports, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated a year ago in a secret meeting in Aqaba with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Jordanian King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Who benefits from the appointment of Abbas’ deputy?

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

Following the choice of Mahmoud al-Aloul as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' deputy, a disappointed Jibril Rajoub might reunite forces with Abbas’ rival Mohammed Dahlan.

Palestinians work for Abbas-Trump meeting next

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | Shlomi Eldar, Columnist

After positive meetings with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the Palestinian leadership believes it is in the interest of President Donald Trump to also hear the Palestinian side of the story.

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Shlomi Eldar is a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Israel Pulse. For the past two decades, he has covered the Palestinian Authority and especially the Gaza Strip for Israel’s Channels 1 and 10, reporting on the emergence of Hamas. In 2007, he was awarded the Sokolov Prize, Israel’s most important media award, for this work. On Twitter: @shlomieldar

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