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 …

Continue reading Arab Deals with Israel Weaken Prospect of Two-State Solution

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 …

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

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 …

Continue reading Palestinian National Council Should Come Before Legislative and Presidential Elections

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 …

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

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 …

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

Why we need elections to the Palestinian National Council

First published by the Middle East Eye on 23/6/2020 Frustrated by the failure of their leadership to push back against Israeli apartheid, Palestinians are signing a petition to give themselves a stronger voice The Palestinian flag is waved during a protest in Tel Aviv over Israeli annexation on 6 June (AFP) As possible annexation of …

Continue reading Why we need elections to the Palestinian National Council

Why Palestinians deserve a new leadership

First published by the Middle East Eye on 2/3/2020 The Palestinian Authority's response to Trump's 'deal of the century' has been woefully inadequate, and Hamas is no better Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks to the UN Security Council in New York on 11 February (AFP) A month since US President Donald Trump announced his “deal …

Continue reading Why Palestinians deserve a new leadership

With Israeli talk of annexing the Jordan valley, does anyone worry about peace?

First published by the Arab weekly on 26/1/2020 Netanyahu has indicated that he would use the gathering of world leaders in Jerusalem to urge that they impose sanctions on the ICC. Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on January 19. (AFP) Last September, Israeli Prime Minister …

Continue reading With Israeli talk of annexing the Jordan valley, does anyone worry about peace?

US peace deal’s outcome foreshadowed by talk of West Bank annexation

First published by the Arab Weekly on15/6/2019 Despite their apparent weakness, the Palestinians hold the trump card, that of their needed signature to any deal, economic or political. Heavy bias. A 2018 file picture shows White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (R) speaking with US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman upon Kushner’s arrival at the …

Continue reading US peace deal’s outcome foreshadowed by talk of West Bank annexation

Three Mecca summits show support for Palestine but no action

First published by TRT World on 2/6/2019 Solidarity will not bring justice for the Palestinians at a time when they have been abandoned by their neighbours. General view of Arab leaders during the14th Islamic summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia June 1, 2019. ( Reuters ) Islam’s holiest city …

Continue reading Three Mecca summits show support for Palestine but no action