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
In the second episode of our new Al-Shabaka podcast series, Rethinking Palestine, Alaa Tartir and host Yara Hawari discuss what Joe Biden’s win in last month’s US elections means for the Palestinian people. Whilst many have breathed a sigh of … Continue reading Podcast – Biden in the White House: Alaa Tartir on Implications for Palestine
TRT World Forum 2020’s Expert Roundtable Session ”The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Israel’s Engagement with Arab States. 1 December 2020. Alaa Tartir’s intervention between minutes 1.21 and 1.25 Continue reading TRT World Forum 2020-The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict & Israel’s Engagement with Arab States
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
EU policy makers must be puzzled by the conventional wisdom of the aid-development industry and state-building venture that has created and entrenched the following pattern: “the US decides, the World Bank leads, the EU pays, the UN feeds, and Israel … Continue reading Re-Inventing European Aid to Palestine
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?