The Limits of Securitized Peace: The EU’s Sponsorship of Palestinian Authoritarianism

Since the Oslo Accords came into force in 1993, the European Union (EU) and its individual member-states have invested billions of Euros, with a view to establishing the basis for an independent and sovereign Palestinian state. As Israel’s colonization of … Continue reading The Limits of Securitized Peace: The EU’s Sponsorship of Palestinian Authoritarianism

Mapping of Donor Funding to The Occupied Palestinian Territories 2012 – 2014/15

This report consists of a mapping of donor aid to the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) from 2012-14, and where possible, 2015. The information was compiled making use of multiple databases, reports and published studies, as well as direct letters of … Continue reading Mapping of Donor Funding to The Occupied Palestinian Territories 2012 – 2014/15

Prerequisites for Peace in Palestine/Israel

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

Criminalizing Resistance: The Cases of Balata and Jenin Refugee Camps

Abstract: The Palestinian Authority (PA) adopted donor-driven security sector reform (SSR) as the linchpin to its post-2007 state-building project. As SSR proceeded, the occupied West Bank became a securitized space and the theater for PA security campaigns whose ostensible purpose … Continue reading Criminalizing Resistance: The Cases of Balata and Jenin Refugee Camps

مصالحة موسكو والتشرذم الفلسطيني

وإذا ما استمرت حالة التغييب للشعب الفلسطيني في نظامه السياسي، وفي حال استمر قمع أدوات المحاسبة والمساءلة الشعبية، سيبقى الفلسطينيون يواجهون كابوس الانقسام. الطريق إلى الوحدة الفلسطينية واضحة المعالم، لكنها تتطلب إرادة سياسية وتضحيات، والسؤال الذي يبقى برسم الإجابة: متى … Continue reading مصالحة موسكو والتشرذم الفلسطيني

L’aide américaine à l’Autorité palestinienne a pour but de renforcer l’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

Securitised Peace: Criminalising Resistance and Entrenching Authoritarianism in Palestine

This talk tackles the consequences of the PA’s security campaigns in both camps from the people’s perspective through a bottom-up ethnographic methodological approach based on sixty in-depth interviews. This talk will conclude by arguing that conducting security reform within a context … Continue reading Securitised Peace: Criminalising Resistance and Entrenching Authoritarianism in Palestine