Since the onset of the Oslo Accords, Israel has steadily privatized its security apparatus. Rather than deny this process, the government has boasted of it, pointing to the accuracy of its intelligence services, the precision of its weapons, and the … Continue reading Book Review – The Privatization of Israeli Security
Alaa Tartir discusses his new edited anthology: Palestine and Rule of Power: Local Dissent vs. International Governance. A new look into how international aid and also the Palestinian security reform are mechanisms which are used to crush Palestinian resistance to … Continue reading Palestine and Rule of Power
The panacea for a real change arises through engaging in contentious collective actions that aim to challenge the existing actors and institutions and their claims of political representation. Fundamentally, this necessitates creating new effective, legitimate and representative institutional bodies that … Continue reading What comes after Abbas and Netanyahu?
This is not a postcard from the future or a letter written by an astrologer from a different galaxy. It is simply a call to abandon the fake parties—the “peace process,” pursuit of statehood or quasi-sovereignty under occupation, one- or … Continue reading How to End the 1967 Israeli Colonial Occupation
Alaa Tartir of the Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network explains that the Palestinian Economy is unable to grow or develop because the Israeli occupation controls all aspects of the economy. Continue reading Economic Dimensions Militarized Palestine
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) just released a significant and substantial report on Israeli apartheid that aims to “promote compliance with international human rights law, uphold and strengthen international criminal law, and ensure that the … Continue reading How to Hold Israel Accountable for the Crime of Apartheid
Last week, The Middle East Quartet published a report urging the Palestinian and Israeli political leaderships to take measures to preserve the path for the two-state solution. A critical reading of that report demonstrates why efforts to achieve a two-state … Continue reading The Middle East Quartet: A Dishonest Broker in Denial of the Facts
Cette contribution axée sur le peuple interroge les hypothèses fondamentales concernant la persistance du conflit palestino-israélien et discute des préalables à des stratégies alternatives. Elle démontre que, si on ne s’intéresse pas aux sensibilités et aux croyances de la population, … Continue reading Palestine-Israël : La Décolonisation Maintenant, Ensuite la Paix
Médecins Sans Frontières est arrivée dans les territoires occupés à la fin des années 80. les équipes de font face à une série de dilemmes : comment atténuer les conséquences de l’occupation sur les Palestiniens sans avoir le sentiment de … Continue reading Débat Avec Médecins Sans Frontières – Les Humanitaires, Complices De L’occupation ?
This Forum is not about predicting the future. Rather, it is about critically analysing the present, and assessing the future options and possibilities for a lasting peace and justice. Whilst in the short term the future is bleak, it can … Continue reading Forum Introduction: Prospects for Palestinian‒Israeli Relations: What Lies Ahead
This people-focused contribution questions fundamental assumptions about the persistence of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and discusses prerequisites for alternative strategies. It argues that without addressing people’s perceptions and beliefs, peace will remain elusive. It also argues that moving beyond the cycles … Continue reading Palestine‒Israel: Decolonization Now, Peace Later
Despite a recent Kerry visit, the US has washed its hands of Israel/Palestine talks. After Paris, that’s bad news. Co-authored with Nadia Hijab, Published at Salon, 7 December 2015. Click Here To Read The Article Continue reading Israel’s Cynical New Strategy
The Wanted 18 illustrates three areas that Israel, as a colonial and occupying power, hates to see. These areas are: Palestinian sovereignty; resistance and mobilization, and self-reliance. Published at The Huffington Post, 2 December 2015. Click Here To Read The … Continue reading The Wanted 18 Cows, Economic Resistance, and Israel
The recent spate of terror attacks around the world have given Israel an opportunity to showcase its military and intelligence capabilities—and to further crack down on Palestinians. Published at Open Democracy, 24 November 2015. Click Here To Read The Article Continue reading Israel, ISIS and the Paris Attacks
Pendant que le monde entier pleurait les victimes des attentats terroristes de Paris, de Beyrouth, du désert du Sinaï en Egypte et d’ailleurs, Israël était préoccupé par une autre question : comment tirer le meilleur parti de ces attentats aux niveaux … Continue reading Israël, l’Etat islamique et les attentats de Paris
The handbook is another scholarly production that attempts to understand, contextualize and theorize the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It aims to provide solutions and bridge the polarized discussion and the sort of dialogue of the deaf. While the handbook provides a certain … Continue reading Book Review – Routledge Handbook on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Is it good news for the OECD itself to accept the membership of a country that violates the fundamental values of the OECD? Is it good news for the peace process in the Middle East where the international community may … Continue reading Will Turkey Veto Israel’s OECD Membership?