Sunday, December 9, 2018

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...

The Proposed Palestinian State: A Compendium

On January 14, 1997, at 12:00 noon, as the Israeli cabinet gathered in Jerusalem to begin its deliberations on the approval of the Oslo accords, something else transpired in Ramat Dania, a neighborhood within...

The Making of the Palestinian President 2005

The Palestinian Presidential Elections of January 2005 are an important milestone in Palestinian state-building for several reasons. Palestinian elections are a critical point in the transition between Israeli military rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip...

THE INCITEMENT REPORT VOL. I, ISSUE V: Incitement by UNRWA

This report addresses the misrepresentation and incitement that is routinely found in the words of official representatives of UNRWA. That incitement focuses on a handful of major themes, which are repeated again and again in order to...

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...

Evaluation of the Israeli/Palestinian Schoolbook Research Project

The Israeli-Palestinian schoolbook research project was commissioned by the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land (CRIHL) and financed by the US State Department. It started in 2009 and was headed by Professor...

THE INCITEMENT REPORT VOL. I, ISSUE IV: Incitement by UNRWA

This report addresses the misrepresentation and incitement that is routinely found in the words of official representatives of UNRWA. That incitement focuses on a handful of major themes, which are repeated again and again in order to...

Anti-Israel Incitement in the Palestinian Authority: An analysis of its roots and aspects

Incitement is generally defined as the deliberate provocation of unlawful, violent or criminal behavior. However, I would expand the definition to include inculcating a belief in an extremist ideology, concept or policy that is...