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?
وإذا ما استمرت حالة التغييب للشعب الفلسطيني في نظامه السياسي، وفي حال استمر قمع أدوات المحاسبة والمساءلة الشعبية، سيبقى الفلسطينيون يواجهون كابوس الانقسام. الطريق إلى الوحدة الفلسطينية واضحة المعالم، لكنها تتطلب إرادة سياسية وتضحيات، والسؤال الذي يبقى برسم الإجابة: متى … Continue reading مصالحة موسكو والتشرذم الفلسطيني
Without paradigm shifts and coordinated actions on the ground, however, including the (forced) realization on the part of Fatah and Hamas leaders that the phantom authority for which they have fought so dearly has been a key obstacle, none of … Continue reading Intra-Palestinian Reconciliation: Time for Accountability
This book adds a significant and distinctive contribution to the scholarly work on Palestine and indeed it is a must-read not only for all of those interested in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but also for scholars researching conflict-affected areas, processes of … Continue reading Book Review – The Politics of the Palestinian Authority: From Oslo to Al-Aqsa
At the end of the day the message is short and clear: until the Palestinians themselves, and only themselves, revolt against the Fatah-Hamas enterprise, the status quo will remain dominant and hence the colonial occupation will continue with its ground-plan … Continue reading Fatah and Hamas: An Elusive Reconciliation