Palestine

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.

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.