Before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas postponed the Palestinian legislative elections, some observers thought that there would be fierce electoral competition that could lead to political change. Others argued that elections are the only way to achieve national unity and end … Continue reading A New Approach to Elections in Palestine
I wish I could say that the legislative and presidential elections announcement is due to home-grown, local, people-driven reasons, but in reality, it is far from that. I wish I could say it is due to popular demand and public … Continue reading Will Upcoming Elections Bring Any Change to the Palestinian People?
Ensuring a meaningful unity requires a serious engagement in restructuring and reinventing the Palestinian political system, structures, and institutions. It also means an agreement on the political programme, tools and objectives that are inclusive and participatory in nature. Unless there … Continue reading Palestinians Sceptical About Moscow Reconciliation Deal
With the election of Donald Trump, Israel believes it is free to do what it likes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, making a difficult Palestinian leadership transition much harder. Al-Shabaka policy analysts examine different scenarios and propose alternatives ranging from … Continue reading Palestine After Abbas: Potential Scenarios and Coping Strategies