Aid will never buy peace
"…As someone who spent the last few years of his life in Europe pursuing postgraduate studies, I must say … the EU, its countries and institutions, deny their very own democratic principles and normative values … where they are not applied to Israel-Palestine. To do all of this, two prerequisites must exist: the political will, and the ability to challenge the dishonest broker in the peace process, the United States … These suggestions are not coming from a dreamer, but rather from a Palestinian who has lived three decades of his life under Israeli military occupation." --AlShabaka Program Director Alaa Tartir in an interview that draws upon Al-Shabaka's extensive economic policy analysis including Tartir's latest brief, "Can Oslo’s Failed Aid Model Be Laid to Rest?", co-authored with Jeremy Wildeman.