Palestine

A wanderers guide to Jerusalem

A wanderers guide to Jerusalem

For many, the ancient city of Jerusalem conjures tense images; a front-line of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, where cultures clash and borderlines appear to blur. Indeed, even after a long forty-eight years of Israeli occupation, the city and its residents remain on edge, awaiting the next sectarian stirrings.

Analysis: Surviving without the Palestinian Authority

Analysis: Surviving without the Palestinian Authority

In the wake of the Israeli elections and the financial crisis of the Palestinian Authority, observers wonder about the dangers of a new Palestinian Intifada and the detrimental consequences for Israeli security and regional stability of dismantling the PA.

Palestinian Women: Building a Palestinian state and society

Palestinian Women: Building a Palestinian state and society

Earlier this month, Palestinians joined people around the world celebrating International Women's Day. Palestinians have much to celebrate on this day.

The Joint List: Palestinians in Israel come in from the cold?

The Joint List: Palestinians in Israel come in from the cold?

This following is a roundtable featuring the perspectives of prominent Palestinian citizens of Israel on the upcoming Israeli elections.

What Will Happen If the Palestinians Really End Security Cooperation?

What Will Happen If the Palestinians Really End Security Cooperation?

The PLO Council voted this week to call for suspending Palestinian Authority security cooperation with Israel. This decision may gut the only thing keeping the PA in power, and will likely lead to increased Palestinian violenceand Palestinian deaths.

THE P.L.O. VERDICT SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE

THE P.L.O. VERDICT SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE

The PA's complicity with terrorist groups is well documented, and this week's verdict gives the international community a chance to demand that Ramallah pursue peace through peaceful means only.

Gaza counts cost of failed reconstruction promises

Gaza counts cost of failed reconstruction promises

Six months after a ceasefire agreement ended Israel's 50-day military offensive on the Gaza Strip, Palestinians in the war-torn territory remain hostage to a UN-brokered reconstruction mechanism which has failed to deliver.

IS 2015 THE YEAR THE PALESTINIANS INTERNATIONALIZE THE CONFLICT WITH ISRAEL?

IS 2015 THE YEAR THE PALESTINIANS INTERNATIONALIZE THE CONFLICT WITH ISRAEL?

Visiting Israel and the West Bank today is like visiting two separate planets. One therefore wonders if the status quo will ultimately lead to a political, if not a physical, collision. One reason for this thinking involves the absence, on either side, of talk about direct negotiations.

GAZA RECONSTRUCTION STALLED BY FATAH-HAMAS DEADLOCK

GAZA RECONSTRUCTION STALLED BY FATAH-HAMAS DEADLOCK

Despite international complaints about inadequate donor funding, Fatah and Hamas have been dragging their feet on the most important prerequisite for rebuilding Gaza: establishing PA governmental control on the ground.

Hamas Inches Toward Return to the Resistance Axis

Hamas Inches Toward Return to the Resistance Axis

Iran and Hamas have almost mended their relationship, even though Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal has yet to visit Tehran. The two sides held long discussions in the last few days, which culminated with the Hamas delegation passing on the requests of their military wing, the al-Qassam Brigades.