Lara Friedman, president of FMEP, in conversation with Inès Abdel Razek, the Advocacy Director of the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy, Zayne Abudaka, an economist and private sector development specialist, and Dr. Alaa Tartir, Researcher and Academic Coordinator at the … Continue reading Webinar – Is it Time to Reform International Aid to Palestine?
In this way, the closure of USAID in Palestine could be seen as a step in a positive new direction towards peace-building based on human rights and international law, while finally leaving the long moribund Oslo model to rest. It … Continue reading Why cutting US aid will help Palestinians – and peace
US aid to the PA largely aims to solidify the role of the PA as a subcontractor to Israel’s occupation and has made the Israeli occupation cheaper and longer, which has benefitedIsrael’s economy, entrenched Palestinian fragmentation, and denied the potential for Palestinian democracy. For all these reasons, cutting … Continue reading Why cutting US aid to the Palestinian Authority is not a bad idea
Regardless of the quantitative dimensions of aid flows, facts on the ground and the socio-economic indicators point to an obvious conclusion: it is time to lay the Oslo’s failed aid model to rest. A quarter of a century is sufficient to … Continue reading International Aid to Palestine: Time to Change Course
Over $30 billion has been spent since 1993 by international donors as aid for Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip (OECD 2016). This “investment” in peace and development has made Palestinians one of the highest per … Continue reading International Aid to Palestinians: A Cursed Gift
In the post-Arafat era, dramatic changes took place in the Palestinian polity and system of governance. These transformations have created a new style of governance and state-building in the West Bank, Fayyadism. This home-grown even though externally sponsored style of … Continue reading Neo-Liberalism for Development and Weberian State-Building in Palestine: Fayyadism, Aid Dependency and Disarmament
In post-Arafat era, the Palestinian polity, governance systems, and the socio-economic conditions witnessed dramatic changes. ‘Fayyadism’ and ‘state-building program’ became the two ‘magical’ paradigms and the only game in town. They acquired unprecedented levels of international aid and western ‘political’ … Continue reading Neo-liberalism for Development and Statehood in Palestine:Fayyadism, Aid Dependency and State Building
In the post-Arafat era, dramatic changes took place in the Palestinian polity and system of governance. Fayyadism became the magical paradigm. It acquired unprecedented levels of international aid as an investment in building a Palestinian state. This paper aims to … Continue reading Neo-liberalism for Development and Statehood in Palestine:Fayyadism, Aid Dependency and State Building