Al-Shabaka Commentary Randa Farah

What Forces Shape the Palestinians of Gaza?

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Al-Shabaka Policy Brief Muna Dajani

Drying Palestine: Israel’s Systemic Water War

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Al-Shabaka Commentary
Aimee Shalan
Samer Abdelnour

Another Casualty of Israel’s Wars: Palestinians’ Right to Education

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Al-Shabaka Commentary Mayssun Succarie

Bartering Palestine for Research

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Israel’s third war on Gaza has been the worst. A greater death toll, the compounded effects of a seven-year-long siege, plus unaddressed damage from previous wars will make it far more difficult to reconstruct. Ahead of the international donors conference planned for September, Policy Advisor Omar Shaban sets out the short- and medium-term needs and argues that an end to the siege of Gaza and the participation of Gaza-based stakeholders is crucial if the reconstruction process is to succeed.

Media & Outreach

26 September 2014
Interview by Thalif Deen

Al-Shabaka Director Nadia Hijab tells Inter Press Service that much of what U.S. President Barack Obama said in his address to the U.N. General Assembly on 24 September, about the "brutality" of the Assad regime in Syria and his criticism of "a world in which one nation's borders can be redrawn by another," applies directly to Israel. Addressing Obama directly, Hijab said: "The world would be a lot more just, if the U.S. just stopped footing the bill for Israel's gross violations of human rights and international law."

26 September 2014
Analysis by Middle East Eye

Mahmoud Abbas's speech to the UN General Assembly was "politically confusing," says Al-Shabaka advisor Sam Bahour. "He confirmed what the youngest Palestinian already knows, that bilateral negotiations is a failed model for progress … Then he spoke of a resolution to be submitted to the Security Council that will evoke bilateral negotiations as a way to end this tragedy. George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four was the first image that came to mind … I'll wait to read the text of the proposed Security Council resolution, but I'm not holding my breath," Bahour said.