the US leadership of the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) could create two tangible outcomes in the short term: More securitization of everything; and more of the well-trodden path of economic peace. These are not good news for peace or … Continue reading Trump in the Middle East: Context and Consequences
Instead of viewing the potential collapse or dismantling of the PA and its security forces as factors that put the whole region in chaos, the international community must seize the moment to abandon the “peace process party” and the “state-building … Continue reading Surviving Without the Palestinian Authority
Any decisions taken in the current peace talks will be the realities on the ground tomorrow. Palestinian youth are not willing to relive the painful decades established by the Oslo Accords. Consequently, Palestinian negotiators — who, in fact, no longer formally represent the 11 … Continue reading Four Rules for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
The agro-industrial park in Jericho and all the problems that surround it provide another opportunity for the major actors in the development process in occupied Palestine, including the donor community, the PA, the private sector and civil society to rethink … Continue reading Jericho Agro-Industrial Park: A Corridor for Peace or Perpetuation of Occupation?
Negotiations in their current settings can never bring any good news to Palestinians either inside or outside the occupied territories, simply because those who are negotiating are not free men. If negotiation will lead one day to the end of … Continue reading ‘New’ Direct Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations: Doomed