My comments on the Abbas Gantz meeting in Ramallah

I was a guest on In Focus, Indus News on 31/8/2021 The segment on the Abbas Gantz meeting starts 30 minutes into the programme. https://youtu.be/LBf5R_RLQ5M

Palestinians must ensure that Nizar Banat did not die in vain

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 25/6/2021 A group of Palestinians holding banners gathers to protest against the death of Nizar Banat, on 24 June 2021, in Ramallah, West Bank. [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency] The past few weeks have seen us waking up to news of more Palestinian deaths in Gaza or …

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Palestinians Must Not Waste Opportunity to Pursue Israel at the ICC

First published by Inside Arabia on 17/2/2021 Palestinians and their supporters greeted the ICC Pre-trial Chamber’s recent decision that Palestine is considered a state and that the Court has jurisdiction to investigate alleged Israeli crimes with a mixture of relief and joy. However, past legal wins were wasted by the Palestinian leadership. The question now …

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Palestine’s electoral process threatens to legitimise the status quo

First published by the Middle East Eye on 27/1/2021 By holding parliamentary elections first, the Palestinian leadership aims to protect the PA and the Oslo paradigm. A series of Palestinian elections have been scheduled between May and August (AFP/file photo) A letter from Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh was enough to trigger a long-awaited presidential decree by Palestinian Authority (PA) President …

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l proceso electoral palestino amenaza con legitimar el statu quo

First published by the Middle East Eye on 27/1/2021 Enero 27, 2021 Prensa Comunidad Palestina Una carta del jefe de Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, bastó para que el presidente de la Autoridad Palestina (AP), Mahmoud Abbas, promulgara este mes un esperado decreto presidencial que establece un calendario de elecciones. Tras meses de negociaciones y reuniones entre las …

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Arab Deals with Israel Weaken Prospect of Two-State Solution

First published by Inside Arabia on 10/11/2020 President Trump’s administration has made a two-state solution in Palestine almost unachievable. The more Arab countries that normalize with Israel, the less chance there is that this key pillar of the Palestinian cause will be realized. sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and US Ambassador to Israel David …

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Opinión | Elecciones del Consejo Nacional Palestino tienen que ser antes de la legislativa y presidencial

First published by Inside Arabia on 27/10/2020 Translated by Comunidad Palestina de Chile 29/10/2020 Las instituciones democráticas palestinas necesitan urgentemente una renovación. A pesar del reciente anuncio de celebrar elecciones legislativas, presidenciales y al Consejo Nacional Palestino (CNP) en un plazo de seis meses, tras la reunión de los secretarios generales de la mayoría de …

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Palestinian National Council Should Come Before Legislative and Presidential Elections

First published by Inside Arabia on 27/10/2020 Palestinian institutions are badly in need of renewal through democratic elections. However, before any other elections, the institution that needs this the most is the Palestinian National Council, which is the highest legitimate authority for the Palestinian people. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a leadership meeting at his …

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The deal of the century is unpalatable for both Israel and Palestine

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 17/7/2020 US President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. [Drew Angerer/Getty Images] As US President Donald Trump’s term nears its end, his deal of the century to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has …

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Palestinians welcome Boris Johnson’s article on annexation but it does not go far enough

First published at Palestine Forum on 5/7/2020 Boris Johnson and Mahmoud Abbas The first of July came and went without Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu making any announcement on the start, or extent of his annexation plans. TV stations had lined up panels to discuss the issue when the announcement came. Columnists with pens at …

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