I wish I could say that the legislative and presidential elections announcement is due to home-grown, local, people-driven reasons, but in reality, it is far from that. I wish I could say it is due to popular demand and public … Continue reading Will Upcoming Elections Bring Any Change to the Palestinian People?
This online seminar explores the regional outlook of Israel, Palestine and the broader Middle East. The experts provide their analysis through an update on the politics of the Middle East (Dr Alaa Tartir), political trends and life in the Occupied … Continue reading Israel and Palestine: Future Directions in the Middle East
Regardless of the PLO’s current semidormant status, it is still the body closest to Palestinian communities at home and in the diaspora. The only way out of the current political dead end is for Palestinians to revive and build their … Continue reading Why Palestinians Need to Reclaim the PLO
How can the PLO maintain accountability as both a national liberation movement and governing body? How might Hamas and Islamic Jihad be integrated after decades of exclusion? What models of Palestinian youth leadership can be further developed? Al-Shabaka analysts address … Continue reading Reclaiming The PLO, Re-Engaging Youth
Rather, Netanyahu’s framework maintains the status of the Palestinian inhabitants of the territories as second-class citizens: living within an overarching Jewish state which refuses to provide them with citizenship or political rights, in other words, apartheid. In fact, the only … Continue reading How Palestinians Should Respond to Trump’s ‘One State’
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?
This book adds a significant and distinctive contribution to the scholarly work on Palestine and indeed it is a must-read not only for all of those interested in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but also for scholars researching conflict-affected areas, processes of … Continue reading Book Review – The Politics of the Palestinian Authority: From Oslo to Al-Aqsa
Ghassan Khatib was a part of the Palestinian leadership and was present during peace negotiations on the Israeli-Palestinian issue in Madrid and Washington DC. His book gives original insight and accounts from the 1990s peace process including those of the Washington … Continue reading Book Review – Palestinian Politics and the Middle East Peace Process: Consensus and Competition in the Palestinian Negotiating Team