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

Unwilling to Change, Determined to Fail: Donor Aid in Occupied Palestine in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings

Since 1993 the international community has invested more than $24 billion in ‘peace and development’ in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). That aid was meant originally to support the Oslo Peace Process through economic development. However, neither peace nor development … Continue reading Unwilling to Change, Determined to Fail: Donor Aid in Occupied Palestine in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings

Criminalising Resistance, Entrenching Neoliberalism: The Fayyadist Paradigm in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank

This paper-based thesis consists of five interlinked chapters/articles that explore dimensions of both the style of governance and the state-building endeavour in the West Bank in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, primarily between 2007 and 2013. This governance and state-building project … Continue reading Criminalising Resistance, Entrenching Neoliberalism: The Fayyadist Paradigm in the Occupied Palestinian West Bank

Unwilling to Change, Determined to Fail: Donor Aid in Occupied Palestine in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings

Since 1993 the international community has invested more than $24 billion in ‘peace and development’ in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). That aid was meant originally to support the Oslo Peace Process through economic development. However, neither peace nor development … Continue reading Unwilling to Change, Determined to Fail: Donor Aid in Occupied Palestine in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings