In the post-Arafat era, dramatic changes took place in the Palestinian polity and systems of governance, and in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict dynamics. Alternative routes were pursued as a result of various multilevel interactions between inward and outward international, regional and … Continue reading Understanding The Fayyadism Paradigm: The ‘New’ West Bank After 2006
Advancing few arguments: The occupied state of Palestine is an outcome of the neoliberal Fayyadism paradigm and another regional and international Failure; Due to the neoliberal Fayyadism and its security agenda, there is no revolution in Palestine; Aid dependency; PA … Continue reading Palestine at a Crossroads: Old Occupation, New Middle East- Fayyadism and the Palestinian Spring
Development is a cumulative, complementary, economic, social and political process that fundamentally seeks to liberate human beings from dependency and humiliation. This process emancipates human beings by freeing them from poverty, inequality, fear and oppression, empowering them to cultivate their … Continue reading Cheap Occupation, Wasted Money, Political Guilt and Wrong Policies
Push for alternative development and aid paradigm: rights-based approach; Coalitions towards reforming the international financial institutions as the World Bank and IMF; Shift from supporting the trapped peace process, to support the steadfastness and resistance economy; and BDS can be … Continue reading The Impact of the International Aid and Policy Prescriptions on the Palestinian Steadfastness and Development
Economic Perspective with Political Flavour: Launch an economic-rights campaign for Palestinian youth; Reject the so-called economic peace, better politics will do it; Help in the sustainability of the small enterprises and the innovative youth initiatives. Paper presented at the World … Continue reading Impact of the Israeli Occupation and Apartheid on the Socio-Economic Conditions of the Palestinian Youth
An alternative aid model would focus donors on ways to counter dispossession, keep Palestinians on their land, and challenge Israel’s occupation policies and practices without forfeiting the ability to function in the OPTs. Here are three things donors can consider: … Continue reading A New Approach to Palestinian Aid
Despite for many years receiving one of the highest per capita aid worldwide, the economies of the West Bank and Gaza Strip have failed to achieve any lasting developmental outcomes and suffer from major weaknesses which undermine their very survival. This book … Continue reading Book review – Why Is Aid Not Effective in the Palestinian Case And How This Can be Changed?
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
Aid can contribute to the development in Palestine, but few preconditions and prerequisites need to exist: Understanding the development process as resistance, rights and freedom; Adopt a politicized version of Senian development model; Respect the self-determination and dignity in aid … Continue reading Can Aid Contribute to Development?
“Receiving aid is not just like receiving an elephant but like making love to an elephant; there is no pleasure in it, you run the risk of being crushed and it takes years before you see the results. Aid is … Continue reading Aid and Development in Palestine: Anything, but Linear Relationship. Can aid contribute to development?
In an important recent piece – Economic Hallucination – Ramallah-based Al-Shabaka policy advisor Sam Bahour exposed the charade played by both Western donors and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to cover up the occupied territory’s inexorable economic meltdown after decades of Israeli military occupation. Arguing … Continue reading Defeating Dependency, Creating a Resistance Economy
This book studies the role of aid in the Palestinian development and its impact on economic development. The qualitative and quantitative analysis shows that the overall impact of aid has been limited in promoting economic growth, improving people’s living standards, … Continue reading The Role of International Aid in Development: The Case of Palestine 1994-2008
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
This paper aims to address the special case of human security in the absence of sovereign state, while citizens persist under prolonged occupation, and where the international community has an active role. In such case, the human security paradigm is … Continue reading Investing in Human Security for a Future Palestinian State: In Larger Freedom and Participatory State Building