The Biden Administration cannot deviate from the traditional US policy approaches towards Palestinians of ‘economic peace’ and ‘peace dividends’. Therefore, few should be surprised if the new administration chooses US aid as their entry point to re-engage with the Palestinian … Continue reading Biden’s Impending Billions to Palestine
Certainly, Biden will neither be a saviour for the Palestinians, nor for peace, but likely he will be a saviour for the peace process (with the emphasis on the process). Furthermore, in the economic sphere, the Biden Administration will continue offering … Continue reading Biden Presidency, Palestine-Israel, and the Prospects for Peace
Five Rules of Thumb: The EU has to reform it politics, before it reforms aid; The EU has to be a player NOT a payer in the peace process; The EU intervention has to be reformed regardless of Kerry’s failure … Continue reading The EU As Payer Not Player: Subsidising Occupation?
Since 1993 the international community has invested more than $24 billion into ‘peace and development’ in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). That aid was meant originally to support the Oslo Peace Process through economic development. However, neither peace nor development … Continue reading Unwilling to Change, Determined to Fail:Donor Aid in Occupied Palestine in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings
The Oslo Accords not only left the Palestinian people much worse off politically; they also devastated the economy of those living under Israeli occupation despite the $23 billion-plus that donors have poured into the territory. What’s worse, Wildeman and Tartir … Continue reading Can Oslo’s Failed Aid Model Be Laid to Rest?
Over the past twenty years, the donor community has invested more than $23 billion into ‘peace and development’ in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). However, neither peace nor development has been achieved, is any closer to being achieved, and in … Continue reading Donor Aid in Occupied Palestine in the aftermath of the Arab Uprisings