Political Economy of Palestine Critical, Interdisciplinary, and Decolonial Perspectives

This book explores the political economy of Palestine through critical, interdisciplinary, and decolonial perspectives, underscoring that an approach to economics that does not consider the political—a de-politicized economics—is inadequate to understanding the situation in occupied Palestine. A critical interdisciplinary approach to political … Continue reading Political Economy of Palestine Critical, Interdisciplinary, and Decolonial Perspectives

Webinar – Palestinians and International Aid: Occupation, Change and Solidarity

In observance of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people UN-ESCWA and the Palestinian Policy Network (Al-Shabaka) are holding a public webinar on Palestinians and International Aid: Occupation, Change and Solidarity, featuring: Alaa Tartir, Program and Policy Advisor … Continue reading Webinar – Palestinians and International Aid: Occupation, Change and Solidarity

Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance

This book explores how the rule of power relates to the case of occupied Palestine, examining features of local dissent and international governance. The project considers expressions of the rule of power in two particular ways: settler colonialism and neoliberalism. … Continue reading Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance

Aid has been used as a tool to cripple the Palestinians – it’s time we took back control

Here are four commonsense actions that the Palestinian political leadership could consider to respond to this recent cut in US aid. First, halt all relations and cooperation with the US Security Coordinator (USSC). Second, shut down USAID projects and operations. … Continue reading Aid has been used as a tool to cripple the Palestinians – it’s time we took back control

Why cutting US aid to the Palestinian Authority is not a bad idea

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

L’aide américaine à l’Autorité palestinienne a pour but de renforcer l’occupation

La simple vérité est que l’occupation militaire et le pouvoir autoritaire ne pourront jamais amener de sécurité. De meilleures règles d’attribution de l’aide, parallèlement à un investissement dans une paix juste, sont le chemin vers une sécurité réelle et durable. … Continue reading L’aide américaine à l’Autorité palestinienne a pour but de renforcer l’occupation