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?
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
To really bring about peace would involve de-colonizsing and dismantling the Israeli apartheid regime and ending the illegal Israeli military occupation: That is the first step. But neither the US administration, nor Abbas or Netanyahu, are willing to travel this … Continue reading Trump-Abbas Meeting: A Celebration of Egos
Malgré une visite récente de Kerry, les Etats-Unis se mettent en retrait des négociations entre Israël et la Palestine. Après Paris, c’est une mauvaise nouvelle. Co-authored with Nadia Hijab, Published at L’Agence Média Palestine, 15 December 2015. Click Here To … Continue reading La Nouvelle Stratégie Cynique d’Israël
Les Palestiniens savent, que plus que n’importe quoi d’autre, ils peuvent recréer des institutions représentatives qui couvrent la bande de Gaza assiégée et meurtrie et la Cisjordanie, les réfugiés encore échoués à travers le monde arabe, et les exilés qui … Continue reading Et Après le Départ d’Abbas?
The Palestinians know that, more than anything else, they must re-create representative institutions that span besieged and battered Gaza and the West Bank, the refugees still stranded across the Arab world, and the exiles who yearn to go home. Co-authored … Continue reading And When Abbas Goes?
The bottom line is clear: the trappings of sovereignty of what amount to papier-mâché governments under occupation will never liberate a nation. What they have done, and what this government will certainly contribute to further, is transforming a national liberation movement into … Continue reading Why PA’s New Prime Minister Heads a Papier-Mâché Government