Netanyahu sinking

While the wise and up-to-date observers declare the two-state solution between Israel and Palestine to be deader than dead, I continue to think that...

Arab rulers risk revolt by betraying Palestine

Arab leaders would like to sacrifice Palestinians to make alliances with Israel, as a Middle East “security” conference showed last week. Officially, countries such...

Israel’s Judaisation of Palestine is failing

Decades of Israeli efforts to demolish, destroy, rename, rewrite and erase everything Palestinian have been in vain. Early Zionists were wrong. Destroying Palestinian villages,...

Trump Has All But Lost Peace in the Middle East

The dramatic changes introduced during Trump’s short tenure are the direct consequence of the shortcomings of the process so famously celebrated by Clinton, Rabin,...

Hamas – a movement in flux

In Israel, Hamas is seen only as a Jihadi terrorist organization. This view informs every discussion of the movement’s actions and positions, yet is...

What Palestinians experience goes beyond the PTSD label

Elderly people in Palestine remember, with a sense of irony, the charitable parcels of clothing they received when they became refugees in 1948, as...

With U.S. aid cuts, Palestinian women pay biggest price

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in U.S. aid went toward Palestinian women’s rights advocacy programs over the past several years. Among the aid recipients...

Israel builds walls for politics, not security

The attempts by US president Donald Trump to use the wall Israel built in the West Bank to defend his southern border wall, are...

A deal to fool or the ‘deal of the century’?

Whenever a new event occurs on the Palestinian scene, observers, writers and analysts link it to the “deal of the century”. Perhaps this is...

Palestinian statehood being stymied by divisions

Palestinian politics has been in a nosedive for decades. The only surprise is that there doesn’t seem to be any bottom to the abyss...

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Israel’s political fault lines keep mounting

Palestine Update 226 Opinion Israel’s political fault lines keep mounting Every single item of news in this edition of Palestine Updates calls out Israel’s inflexible ways. Despite...

Israel depriving Palestinians of clean water – UN expert

Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals "in an apparent act...

UN experts urge Israel to rein in security forces

UN war crimes investigators called on Israel to stop its snipers using lethal force against protesters on the border with Gaza, as the anniversary...