The Palestinian Authority is paying more than $40m each month to keep its 33,550 security employees in Gaza on a leave of absence. Absentees in the security sector have added some $4.8bn to the PA’s wage bill over the past … Continue reading Infographic: The Palestinian Security Sector in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
This event is the culmination of two years of research funded by the British Academy and carried out by the Council for British Research in the Levant’s East Jerusalem research centre, the Kenyon Institute. This project analysed the impact of … Continue reading From the River to the Sea: Taking the Pulse of Palestine-Israel 20 years after Oslo
If donors want to finally contribute to a just and lasting peace, then they need to take a more balanced approach that includes inviting Hamas into the political process and holding Israel accountable for its actions. Co-authored with Jeremy Wildeman, Published at … Continue reading Reconstructing Gaza Means Reinventing Aid
Was bedeutet ausländische militärische Besatzung und Siedlerkolonialismus für eine Wirtschaft? Wie kann die wirtschaftliche Überlegenheit der Kolonialmacht über die Kolonisierten veranschaulicht werden? Ist es unter der Bedingung krasser territorialer und politischer Zersplitterung möglich, die getrennten Wirtschaften von „Bantustans“ zu einer … Continue reading Almosen anstatt Selbstbestimmung
Oui, le Hamas, tout comme le Fatah, a été corrompu et a commis des violations desdroitsdel’homme; il est égalementresponsable, avecle Fatah, dela division intrapalestinienne. Les deux doivent rendre des comptes publics.Maisla reconstruction de Gaza doit être traitée séparément. Compte tenu … Continue reading Le Mouvement Islamique a Fondamentalement Changé
There are four strong reasons to include Hamas in the reconstruction process. Published at The Huffington Post, 8 August, 2014. Click Here To Read The Article Continue reading Time to ‘Do Business’ With Hamas
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
Dependency theorists have often used the words distorted or disarticulated or deformed to describe dependent economies. Today it is hard to find a more distorted or disarticulated economy than that of the Gaza Strip under the draconian blockade imposed by … Continue reading The Intertwined Relation between Gaza’s Tunnels and the Israeli Siege
Despite Judge Goldstone’s personal conviction that ‘it was not any army policy to target civilians in Gaza’, it is the responsibility of the UN and the international community now, as before, to endorse recommendations made by more than one individual, … Continue reading Why Reconsider Your Report Judge Goldstone?
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict remains the heart of the persistent crisis in the Middle East. But within the persistent revolutionary wave, new questions on the issue have been raised. Most importantly, where are the Palestinian people? Why they are ‘relatively’ silent, … Continue reading Will the Palestinians Keep Silent?