Saturday, December 9, 2017

Fatah Conference: August 2009: A Major Opportunity Denied

Many well-informed persons are unaware of this Fatah constitution. And many of those who are familiar with it believe it is an anachronism: That is, as Fatah itself has changed, post-Oslo, its original constitution, which...

On-going Evidence of Fatah Immoderation

The Center for Near East Policy Research has done a series of reports monitoring the failure of Fatah, the controlling party of the Palestinian Authority, and PA president Mahmoud Abbas to demonstrate genuine moderation. This issue has...

Fatah as “Moderate” A Hard Look Post-Annapolis

This comes four months after the release of the primary report: “Fatah as ‘Moderate’” - seen at http://israelbehindthenews.com/pdf/ModerateFatah.pdf. The fully documented update that follows this summary examines a marked pattern of incidents – statements and actions by...

Bracing for Collapse: Abbas Loses Control in PA Areas

The Palestinian Authority is quietly bracing for the prospect of collapse amid the unprecedented violence by members of the ruling Fatah movement. PA leaders have acknowledged that they cannot stem the chaos in Palestinian areas or...

March 2007 Addendum to Myth of a “Moderate” Fatah

On February 8, 2007, Fatah and Hamas leaders, meeting in Mecca under the sponsorship of Saudi Arabia, reached agreement on the formation of a PA unity government. The Accord they produced, roughly based upon the Prisoners...

Inside Fatah: A “Moderate” Entity?

There is a prevailing notion in Western diplomatic circles today that Hamas – and only Hamas – is the stumbling block to a successful negotiation of peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. According to this...

Inside the Palestinian Authority

Inside the Palestinian Authority - Issue 15 April 3rd, 2006 Inside the Palestinian Authority - Issue 14 March 27th, 2006 Inside the Palestinian Authority - Issue 13 March 20th, 2006 Inside the Palestinian Authority - Issue 12...

On the Eve of the Summit and Ramadan— the Palestinian Broadcast Media: A Survey...

On the eve of PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas’s planned visit to Washington, the broadcast media of the Palestinian Authority (PA) maintained a generally tough anti-Israeli and sometimes even anti-American posture, regarding talks with Israel and American...

Exit PA, Enter Egypt

Al Ayyam, Oct. 9, 2005 Seeking shelter from Palestinian gun battles. Executive Summary: Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to a virtual Egyptian takeover of the Gaza Strip and has invited other Arab regimes to plant...