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What Northern Ireland can teach us about Israeli, Palestinian peace

Just to make sure, Mina Zemach – the pollster I work with in Israel – ran the 2009 two-state solution (TSS) question for me again in May 2024. The findings are published here for the first time. The result among Israeli respondents was 43% “unacceptable”. It was not as good as the 2009 result – but still better than the result for Northern Ireland where peace was achieved.

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Spotlight: Thousands tour DC embassies during open house

D.C. residents and tourists visit more than 50 embassies, learn about the culture of distant countries, sample the food and view products that are representative of different cultures, all in one day and within a few blocks in the U.S. capital.

UK ambassador inaugurates bright, bold mural trumpeting inclusivity

Commissioned by the British Embassy in D.C., and painted by Lisa Marie Thalhammer, the mural is part of the GREAT Love international campaign, which celebrates the world’s diverse and flourishing LGBTQ+ communities. The bright, bold art on the walls of D.C.’s Little Gay Pub is intended to make “everyone feel at home,” the U.K. Ambassador to Washington, Dame Karen Pierce, says.

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What Northern Ireland can teach us about Israeli, Palestinian peace

Just to make sure, Mina Zemach – the pollster I work with in Israel – ran the 2009 two-state solution (TSS) question for me again in May 2024. The findings are published here for the first time. The result among Israeli respondents was 43% “unacceptable”. It was not as good as the 2009 result – but still better than the result for Northern Ireland where peace was achieved.

Somaliland’s ‘ambassador’ seeks to resolve a Horn of Africa dilemma

He meets with US officials in coffee houses or at his office – not embassy – just outside Washington, D.C., but since Bashir Goth has been in the United States as the diplomatic representative for Somaliland, he’s moved the needle on getting his de facto country in the Horn of Africa recognized.

Tunisia holds valuable lessons for us all as democracy stumbles

With democracy under threat around the world, Americans need to set an example by showing up to vote, restoring order to U.S. politics—and backing countries like Tunisia, which is struggling to restore democratic gains made 13 years ago during the Arab Spring.

US partnership helps UAE achieve soaring success in space

The United Arab Emirates’ space program has come a long way in a relatively short time, and last month, Emirati and U.S. officials celebrated the partnership and cooperation that have helped the UAE to accomplish all it has in space.

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