Over the past weeks, France has been trying to gain support for its new initiative to renew peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. Observers both inside and outside Palestine have been following events closely as the French efforts sig..
Last Sunday marked the 68th anniversary of the ‘Nakba’. Palestinians in Israel, the occupied territories and those living in exile commemorate the Nakba with marches and festivals. On 15 May, to demonstrate national unity, most of the acti..
Last Monday, the Israeli occupation authorities returned the confined body of Mohammad Nimer, a 37 year-old father of three children from the village of Essawieyh, Jerusalem. Nimer was killed on November 10, 2015 after he was shot by Israeli s..
On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day which was celebrated internationally last Tuesday, a closer look into the freedom of press in a place like Palestine, where national freedom remains a demand, is essential. Palestinian journalists..
For some, the warmth of the air in April sets the general expectation on how hot or dry the upcoming summer may be. Similarly, some see that the Student Council elections which are held in April at Birzeit University as an interesting insight ..
On 19 April, the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), which was set up in 1994 as a policy coordination mechanism for development assistance to the Palestinian people, met in Brussels to discuss the current political and economic situation in the ..
The ‘Panama papers’ sent shockwaves around the world, but it was of little surprise to Palestinians that the son of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been benefiting from an offshore business in the British Virgin Islands. The Panama..
On 3 April 2016, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a surprise presidential decree to establish a constitutional court in the occupied Palestinian territories. While the idea of a constitutional court is welcomed in principal, the opaq..
The narrow prospects of a political horizon to bring about peace and justice, coupled with Israel’s perpetual occupation have given rise to Palestinian creativity and determination to end their forty-nine years of military occupation by empl..
In its Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions on the Middle East Peace Process, the EU announced on 18 January that it will continue to differentiate its policy towards Israel, excluding the occupied territories and territory annexed by Israel in..