Palestine

Donor funding shortfall exacerbates Gaza crisis

Donor funding shortfall exacerbates Gaza crisis

A massive shortfall in the $5.4 billion pledged for Gaza's reconstruction by the international community last October is exacerbating an already dire humanitarian crisis for Palestinians displaced by Israel's summer offensive.

After police killings, anger simmers in Negev Bedouin villages

After police killings, anger simmers in Negev Bedouin villages

The killing of two Bedouin youths in southern Israel by police over the last week has shocked the nation's Palestinian community and has brought storms of protest across the country.

Group calls for Orthodox church reform over alleged Israel land sales

Group calls for Orthodox church reform over alleged Israel land sales

Christmas is a time for holiday cheer in Bethlehem, as thousands from across Palestine and around the world converge to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ in the hilltop West Bank city.

THE PALESTINIANS GO TO THE ICC: POLICY IMPLICATIONS

THE PALESTINIANS GO TO THE ICC: POLICY IMPLICATIONS

Although the prospect of the ICC actually prosecuting Israeli officials is uncertain at best, the PA has torpedoed any chances for near-term diplomacy merely by opening that door, and perhaps invited U.S. financial countermeasures as well.

STOP GIVING PALESTINIANS A PASS

STOP GIVING PALESTINIANS A PASS

Palestinians must be asked to respond to proposals that address Israeli needs and not just their own.

US must stop blaming Abbas for joining ICC

US must stop blaming Abbas for joining ICC

Criticism against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority is mounting after his United Nations Security Council Resolution and bid to join the International Criminal Court.

GAZA'S EXPLOSION WAITING TO HAPPEN

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Conversations with Palestinian, Israeli, and international officials indicate that the simmering stalemate between Hamas and Fatah will not end well.

Is a coup being plotted against PA President Abbas?

Is a coup being plotted against PA President Abbas?

While the Palestinian Authority (PA) fights a battle at the Security Council, there is fire in Ramallah burning under the embers. PA President Mahmoud Abbas faces a test of leadership within the Mukataa, the presidents headquarters, amid overlapping political and personal issues. This suggests Abbas may be on the cusp of implementing a number of decisions to sack figures who are no longer toeing his political line, especially since his phobias about conspiracies targeting him have shifted from his known opponents to figures who were once close to Abbas.

The Palestinian left straddled between Fatahs paradise and Hamas fire

The Palestinian left straddled between Fatahs paradise and Hamas fire

The Palestinian left is hostage to the bipolar political division in Palestine. The left has been unable to become a sizeable force compared to other factions, or develop an independent identity in the political equation post-Oslo.

The forbidden fruit of reconciliation between Hamas and Dahlan

The forbidden fruit of reconciliation between Hamas and Dahlan

Reconciliation with Mohammed Dahlan (Abu Fadi) is not the first taboo to be dropped by Hamas. Recently, there were suggestions Hamas would hold direct talks with Israel, to negotiate strongly in order to restore rights.