Tagged: Palestinian Politics

Expert Q&A re Latest Palestinian National Unity Efforts Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A re Latest Palestinian National Unity Efforts

Political analyst Diana Buttu weighs in on the national unity talks between the Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas.

on October 9, 2017
The Palestinian Leadership That Doesn’t Represent Us Op-Eds & Analysis
Diana Buttu, Al Jazeera English

The Palestinian Leadership That Doesn’t Represent Us

Last week's Palestinian Fatah conference ended with disappointingly predictable results. Of the 18 members of the Executive Committee, the governing body of Fatah, once again 17 are men, and only one person is in his 40s - he is considered to be part of the "youth" of the movement.

on December 12, 2016
MPs’ vote on Palestine state recognition is part of growing international trend News Roundup
The Guardian

MPs’ vote on Palestine state recognition is part of growing international trend

High-octane debates are nothing new in the tangled history of the Middle East’s oldest conflict. But Monday’s vote by MPs on whether to recognise the state of Palestine comes at an unusually sensitive moment. And whatever its outcome – it is part of a growing international trend.

on October 13, 2014
Expert Q&A: Palestinian National Unity & The Schism Between Fatah and Hamas Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: Palestinian National Unity & The Schism Between Fatah and Hamas

Diana Buttu and Mouin Rabbani offer their insights on the ongoing differences between Palestinian Authority President and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party and Hamas.

on September 11, 2014
Palestine’s unity government: Cause for celebration and scepticism Op-Eds & Analysis
Sharif Nashashibi, Al Jazeera English

Palestine’s unity government: Cause for celebration and scepticism

The first hurdle in the national unity deal has been overcome, but the fact that it was touch and go - even briefly - highlights the monumental challenges that lie ahead.

on June 11, 2014
The New Palestinian Authority Government Fact Sheets
IMEU

The New Palestinian Authority Government

Based on the agreement announced on April 23, the new government is composed of a consensus cabinet consisting of individuals agreed upon by all of the major Palestinian political parties. The cabinet does not include members of the two largest Palestinian parties, Fatah or Hamas. Instead, it’s made up of independent technocrats whose job is to prepare the groundwork for elections for the PA.

on June 4, 2014
Palestinians Unveil New Unity Government News Roundup
Olivia Becker, VICE

Palestinians Unveil New Unity Government

The two rival Palestinian political factions of Hamas and Fatah swore in a new unity government today, marking a major step forward for inter-Palestinian relations after seven years of bitterly divided rule.

on June 2, 2014
Israel’s History of Assassinating Palestinian Leaders Fact Sheets
IMEU

Israel’s History of Assassinating Palestinian Leaders

In November 2012, Arafat's body was exhumed in order for medical examiners to take samples of his remains to test for polonium, part of a murder investigation launched by French authorities at the request of Suha Arafat following the discovery of traces of the highly toxic substance on some of his personal effects. Over the years, he had survived numerous assassination attempts by Israel.

on November 6, 2013
Recognizing Israel as a Jewish State
IMEU

Recognizing Israel as a Jewish State

Many insist that Palestinian bids for autonomy are only possible if Palestinians recognize Israel as a "Jewish state". The IMEU puts this demand in historical context.

on September 28, 2011
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