Peace Process

The Oslo Accords: A critique

Haidar Eid
References advisor: 

In order to understand the Oslo Accords and the extreme damage they have wreaked upon the Palestinian cause, one needs a historical contextualisation of the so-called "peace process".

A Peek Inside Kerry’s ‘Peace’ Efforts Or Propaganda?

Sam Bahour
References advisor: 

Al-Shabaka policy advisor Sam Bahour translates a recent unverified leak about the peace talks that indicates major, very worrying, Palestinian concessions to Israel and the U.S. Bahour analyses the impact on the Palestinians and the region if the leak has any truth in it.

Four Rules for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Alaa Tartir
References advisor: 

Alaa Tartir, Al-Shabaka Program Director, discusses four rules for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, arguing that “for peace talks to succeed, negotiators must have a popular mandate. It is essential to build up a legitimate national body that represents all Palestinians ... Otherwise, peace will be another form of colonialism wrapped up in modernity.”

Israel-Palestine: real estate factor

Yekaterina Kudashkina
References advisor: 

Program Director Alaa Tartir discusses the current round of peace talks with Gershon Baskin, founder of the Israeli Palestinian Center of Research and Information, and Dr. George Giacaman, Co-Founder and General Director of The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy in Ramallah. Tartir argues that "real estate projects" are a product of the economic peace paradigm and an excellent example for the corrupted marriage between economy and politics.

Peace talks: The missing Palestinians

Samer Abedlnour
References advisor: 

There are many advocates of the renewed US-sponsored peace talks between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation, despite widespread scepticism. One particularly active set of advocates is the group known as The Elders. Three of the Elders - former US President Jimmy Carter, former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, and former Algerian Foreign Minister and freedom fighter Lakhdar Brahimi - recently spent time in Washington and London making the case for the peace talks.

How Sovereign a State?

Al-Shabaka Policy Brief
Camille Mansour

Will re-launched Israeli-Palestinian negotiations lead to a sovereign Palestinian state? In this brief, Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Camille Mansour analyzes Israeli and Palestinian positions relating to key issues of sovereignty (i.e. armaments, alliances, crossings, borders, Israeli military posts). His conclusions – and warnings – are essential reading.

Review – The Politics of the Palestinian Authority

Alaa Tartir
References advisor: 

Al-Shabaka Program Director Alaa Tartir reviewed Nigel Parsons's new book, "The Politics of the Palestinian Authority" -- a historical journey in modern Palestinian political history and a "must-read" -- for e-International Relations.

Can the PA govern occupied Palestine?

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
References advisor: 

"The Palestinian Authority has been undermined; it has [become] a nuisance… The only just solution that some Palestinian activists have started discussing is a secular, democratic state on the historic lands of the state of Palestine, which means the end of the Palestinian Authority and the end of the façade of the peace process doctrine."

"Israel não perde o sono com pressão da Europa", diz analista

Luís Eduardo Gomes
References advisor: 

Após a ONU elevar a Palestina ao status de Estado-observador, Israel decidiu aumentar o assentamento de Maaleh Adumin, o que praticamente dividiria o território palestino na Cisjordânia em dois. Com os Estados Unidos passivos, é provável que a pressão contra o movimento ilegal de Israel venha da Europa, provavelmente via boicote econômico. Apesar disso, o governo Netanyahu não parece se importar muito em manter uma relação melhor com o Velho Continente.

The Future of Jerusalem: Sacred Space or Open City?

Al-Shabaka Policy Brief
Salim Tamari

In this policy brief, Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Salim Tamari examines the different proposals for the future of Jerusalem. Rooted in the sacrilization of the city, Tamari argues that the proposals ignore the colonial subjugation of Jerusalem. He contends that this fact must be addressed in order to achieve an equitable resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Syndicate content