A meaningful unity requires a serious engagement in restructuring and reinventing the Palestinian political system.Read More
Stating that Israel must be a 'Jewish state' in which the 1.7m Palestinian citizens of Israel 'live as equal citizens' is not grounded in reality: there are already over 50 laws that discriminate against them, and Kerry’s principles do nothing to address these.
If the international community cannot come to recognize the State of Palestine before Trump takes office, the State of Palestine may ultimately be reconstituted from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River.Read More
I hesitated before weighing in on the flurry of activity taking place around Israel and Palestine after the U.S. seems to have finally decided to act. I felt that all that needs to be said has been written and rewritten ad infinitum, including by me. That now at the eleventh hour the U.S. seems to be waking up to the reality Israel has created on the ground with unfettered U.S. support over seven decades, struck me at first as anticlimactic. But on deeper reflection and seeing the continuous flow of commentary, I notice that no one has yet mentioned one important and potentially game-changing way of framing this latest development.
What chance does the Palestinian quest for rights and an independent state have under a Trump administration?Read More
During the presidential campaign, President-elect Trump said he would move the United States embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if he won. Al-Shabaka analyst Mouin Rabbani explains why such a move would be problematic in terms of international law and prospects for a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians.Read More
US 'security' aid to the Palestinian Authority is keeping Palestinians occupied.Read More