Are potential successors to Mahmoud Abbas making their bid?

First published by the Arab Weekly on 28/5/2017 Who will replace Abbas? Protesters carry pictures of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on May 3. (AP) Mahmoud Abbas holds all four of the top political positions in the Palestinian leadership. He is the president of the state of Palestine, president …

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Israel knows that it only has to bide its time to get everything it wants

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 22/5/2017 US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on 3 May, 2017 in Washington, DC. [Thaer Ganaim/Apaimages] Recent commemorations of the 69th anniversary of the Nakba followed the long-awaited meeting at the …

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برنامج وراء الحدث: إضراب الأسرى الفلسطينيين يدخل شهره الثاني

يبدأ نقاش موضوع الأسرى في الدقيقة ٢٥ من البرنامج على قناة الغد. بثت الحلقة بتاريخ ١٧/٥/٢٠١٧اليوم ٣١ من إضراب الأسرى https://youtu.be/NI6Bu_DNC9A

Abbas-Trump meeting brings little hope for Palestinians

First published in the Arab Weekly on Sunday 14/5/2017 London - Palestinian Authority Presi­dent Mahmoud Abbas fi­nally had his day at the Trump White House. The US president, stand­ing in front of the Palestinian flag at their news conference on May 3, lauded Abbas for his role as signa­tory to the 1993 Oslo peace accords …

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No, it is not unfair to criticise Israel 

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 13/5/2017 Israeli security forces break up Palestinian protests organised to show solidarity with Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, in Ramallah, West Bank on April 23, 2017 [Issam Rimawi / Anadolu Agency] As Palestinians mark a number of key, painful anniversaries in 2017, Israel is busy with not …

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Silencing critics will only reinforce image of Israel as a bully

First published by the Arab Weekly on 7/5/2017 In recent years Israel has been developing approaches to combat the criticism it receives, both for the lack of progress towards peace with the Palestinians and increasingly for policies it develops and implements. This can be traced to a signifi­cant 2010 report, produced by the Reut Institute, …

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