Daoud Kuttab, Los Angeles Times

Daoud Kuttab

Los Angeles Times

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Past articles by Daoud:

Opinion: When an Israeli minister denies Palestinians are a people, there is little hope for peace

In a speech in France, Israeli Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich called Palestinians an invention, adding fuel to recent violence. → Read More

Turkiye, Syria earthquakes: Helping the Syrian people more important than politics

In times of crisis, such as when a humanitarian disaster takes place, the importance of saving lives and helping fellow human beings must rise above politics. The recent earthquakes that hit Turkiye and Syria have caused death, destruction and homelessness affecting thousands of our fellow human beings. But while aid has poured in from all over the world to Turkiye, only a → Read More

The disaster in Jenin was sadly predictable. Where do we go from here?

Hopelessness and despair are spurring younger Palestinians to take matters into their own hands. → Read More

Jordan unveils $100 million plan for anniversary of Jesus’ baptism

The country hopes to attract 1 million Christian pilgrims for celebrations in 2030. → Read More

Abbas to demand recognition of Palestinian state at UNGA

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly meeting with details of a new initiative defending the two-state solution. → Read More

For Biden, Palestinian struggle has an Irish Catholic cast

(RNS) — The comparison to the Irish reflects a new and important value to Palestinians who aspire to live in a free and independent state of their own. → Read More

A humanitarian is wrongly convicted of helping besieged Palestinians in Gaza

(RNS) — The case against El Halabi has dealt a blow to the Israeli justice system. → Read More

Op-Ed: When will Israel recognize Palestinian nationalism?

Right-wing Israeli leaders refuse to meet with Palestinians. But there will be no solution unless Israel recognizes Palestinians' national rights. → Read More

Yet another Palestinian journalist dies on the job

The killing of Shireen Abu Akleh raises fresh question about Israel's treatment of Palestinian reporters. → Read More

'Storming' is exactly what Israel is doing at al-Aqsa

In attacking and expelling Palestinians from al-Aqsa during Ramadan, Israeli forces and settlers have violated the status quo at the holy site and disrespected the sanctity of the mosque, writes Daoud Kuttab. → Read More

The wisdom of millenniums gave us the Status Quo Agreement in Jerusalem

(RNS) — Peace in Israel lies in the thousands of years of managing the holy places in a holy city. → Read More

The tinder box of Jerusalem and the tyranny of the religious calendar

(RNS) — The holiday crunch doesn't bode well for a population already strained by repression and attacks. → Read More

Something Is Rotten in Jerusalem by Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab warns that Israeli policies in Palestinian neighborhoods are fueling tensions that could soon boil over. → Read More

Israel isn't divided by apartheid. It's divided between democracy and tribalism.

(RNS) — For decades, Israel has operated under two different ecosystems. → Read More

Popular Palestinian protest succeeds in stopping settler march

AMMAN: Protests by Palestinians in several villages north of Nablus appear to have succeeded in stopping a planned Jewish settler march, after the settlers demanded the return of land in the area as revenge for the killing of one of their own near Ramallah. The demonstrations took place in the villages of Burqa, Sabastia, Silt Al-Thahriah and Bazaria. The Israel Defense Force → Read More

Palestinian local elections might give a small boost to Fatah

AMMAN: Saturday’s Palestinian local council elections produced a much higher turnout than they did in 2017, according to the head of the Elections Commission Hanna Naser. Naser told the media on Sunday that 66 percent of eligible voters (405,687) cast their vote in elections for local councils in C areas. Local elections for the major cities in A and B areas are scheduled to → Read More

Patriarch of Jerusalem's edict puts unity on Holy Land's Christmas in doubt

Patriarch of Jerusalem’s edict puts unity on Holy Land’s Christmas in doubt → Read More

Israel's Overreach Exposes Its Corrupt Security System

Modern democratic systems work very hard on separating […] → Read More

Israeli police clash with protesters to clear Al-Aqsa complex for Tisha b'av worshippers

(RNS) — The Israeli action violates the 1994 peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, the Jordanian foreign ministry said. → Read More

Jordan debating whether to open up to Shiite pilgrims

AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) — Jordanians are discussing the possibility of opening the Sunni Islam-majority country to Shiite pilgrims long discouraged from visiting the tombs of the relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. → Read More