The lack of a sovereign Palestinian state and the continuation of the Israeli illegal military occupation according to international law, have profoundly affected the social transformation, institutional development, political economy, and politics of Palestine. This chapter also reflects on the … Continue reading Palestine
Despite Israel’s flagrant violations of international law and the stark failure of the formal Palestinian leadership to address the aspirations of the Palestinian people, the transformative potential of a mobilised, resourceful and resilient people should not be overlooked. Co-written with … Continue reading How local resistance challenges power structures in Palestine
This chapter will initially provide an overview of the Palestinian agricultural sector, which sets out its resources, productivity and contributions. This is then followed by a discussion of the impact of the Israeli occupation, which focuses on the distortion and … Continue reading Farming for Freedom: The Shackled Palestinian Agricultural Sector
A scathing report from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development describes how 50 years of Israeli occupation has prevented economic development in Palestine, and highlights the destructive impact of Israel’s illegal settlements in the West Bank. Continue reading UNCTAD Report: 50 Year Occupation Destroyed Palestinian Economy
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 Prerequisites for Peace in Palestine/Israel
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
La simple vérité est que l’occupation militaire et le pouvoir autoritaire ne pourront jamais amener de sécurité. De meilleures règles d’attribution de l’aide, parallèlement à un investissement dans une paix juste, sont le chemin vers une sécurité réelle et durable. … Continue reading L’aide américaine à l’Autorité palestinienne a pour but de renforcer l’occupation
US military aid to Israel is not the only way in which the US subsidises the Israeli occupation of Palestine. US aid to Palestinians, averaging $400m a year since 2008, split between budget support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) and civilian project-based assistance, … Continue reading How US Security Aid to PA Sustains Israel’s Occupation
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 ?
In the post-Arafat era, dramatic changes took place in the Palestinian polity and system of governance. These transformations have created a new style of governance and state-building in the West Bank which can be called, Fayyadism. This home-grown even though it is externally … Continue reading Failing Aid: Towards a Viable Resistance Economy Model
Advancing few arguments: The occupied state of Palestine is an outcome of the neoliberal Fayyadism paradigm and another regional and international Failure; Due to the neoliberal Fayyadism and its security agenda, there is no revolution in Palestine; Aid dependency; PA … Continue reading Palestine at a Crossroads: Old Occupation, New Middle East- Fayyadism and the Palestinian Spring
Industrial zones are criticized in the Arab region and beyond. The problem is much worse in the occupied Palestinian territory because the zones help Israel “normalize” its occupation, as Al-Shabaka Programme Director Alaa Tartir sets out in this trenchant commentary. … Continue reading PA Industrial Zones: Cementing Statehood or Occupation?
Development is a cumulative, complementary, economic, social and political process that fundamentally seeks to liberate human beings from dependency and humiliation. This process emancipates human beings by freeing them from poverty, inequality, fear and oppression, empowering them to cultivate their … Continue reading Cheap Occupation, Wasted Money, Political Guilt and Wrong Policies
Economic Perspective with Political Flavour: Launch an economic-rights campaign for Palestinian youth; Reject the so-called economic peace, better politics will do it; Help in the sustainability of the small enterprises and the innovative youth initiatives. Paper presented at the World … Continue reading Impact of the Israeli Occupation and Apartheid on the Socio-Economic Conditions of the Palestinian Youth
Aid can contribute to the development in Palestine, but few preconditions and prerequisites need to exist: Understanding the development process as resistance, rights and freedom; Adopt a politicized version of Senian development model; Respect the self-determination and dignity in aid … Continue reading Can Aid Contribute to Development?
Acknowledging the complexity of the Palestinian situation, it is surely time for a new revolt against the occupation, for the sake of human dignity and freedom. Published at Open Democracy, 30 December, 2011. Click Here To Read The Article Continue reading Seven Reasons for Palestinians in the West Bank to Seek Real Change