Following what appears to have been the politically driven assassination of Palestinian activist and critic of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Nizar Banat, on Thursday, international actors hurried to issue statements of condemnation. It was an ultimate exercise in hypocrisy and insincerity, as … Continue reading Nizar Banat killing: The world must stop enabling PA crimes
What can we take away from the international response to the escalation, especially in relation to the US, UN, and EU? They all did what they do best: The US continued its unconditional support to Israel, the UN issued statements … Continue reading Palestine-Israel: Understanding the Lessons From Recent Escalations
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
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
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