Al-Shabaka Commentary
Nadia Hijab
Diana Buttu

PLO/Palestine: Time to Stop Buying Time

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Al-Shabaka Policy Brief Nora Lester Murad

Donor Complicity in Israel's Violations of Palestinian Rights

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Al-Shabaka Policy Brief
Sabrien Amrov
Alaa Tartir

After Gaza, What Price Palestine’s Security Sector?

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Al-Shabaka Commentary Randa Farah

What Forces Shape the Palestinians of Gaza?

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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

23 October 2014
Analysis by Victor Kattan

In Victor Kattan's analysis, it's premature for Palestinians to approach the International Criminal Court (ICC), in order to end Israel's occupation. Instead, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should be asked by the UN General Assembly for an advisory opinion on the legal responsibilities of states to do it. This would circumvent a United States veto as well as the U.S. Congress's retaliation.

16 October 2014
Opinion by Nadia Hijab

"Britain’s House of Commons and the prime minister of Sweden recognized a Palestinian state in order to support Palestinian rights … European recognition of a Palestinian state could well pressure Israel to behave in accordance with international law. But whatever the ultimate outcome, one state or two, you can’t go wrong with rights."