Palestinian Politics Archive

Palestinian Family Feuding

Palestinian Family Feuding

Mar 30, 2014 Fatah, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian Politics

RAMALLAH, West Bank — There was a great deal of hype surrounding the March 17 White House meeting between President Obama and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas; many thought it would be a critical juncture in the negotiations sponsored by Secretary of State John Kerry. But Palestinians didn’t seem particularly interested in following it. Perhaps […]

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Abbas and Fayyad Should Follow Egypt’s Mubarak

Abbas and Fayyad Should Follow Egypt’s Mubarak

Jan 09, 2014 Palestinian Politics

After two decades of failed political moves, the Palestinian Authority represented by its top leadership is hoping to avoid the inevitable: paying a heavy price for corruption of all kinds, alienating the Palestinian people, and failing to negotiate an end to Israel’s occupation. Threatened and undermined by Al-Jazeera’s Palestine Papers series, and dismayed by wrongly […]

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Fayyadism is not Authoritarianism

Jan 09, 2014 Palestinian Politics

In Nathan J. Brown’s recent commentary published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Brown accuses Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad of authoritarianism and says his governance has failed to ensure democracy and institution building. Brown argues that, “what Fayyad has managed to do is to maintain many of the institutions built earlier and make […]

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Is Salam Fayyad’s life in danger?

Jan 09, 2014 Palestinian Politics

I have been trying to reach my friend J for several days but with no luck. Today I was finally able to reach him. The first words out of his mouth were: “I am sick of this life, this work. It gets dirtier every day. I have been living in my office for the past […]

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Who will deliver the Palestinian State?

Jan 09, 2014 Palestinian Politics

For the past several years Palestinian Prime minister Salam Fayyad’s name on the streets of the West Bank and Gaza has become synonymous with the words credibility, honesty, and transparency. His hard work on building and reforming Palestinian institutions has paid off: Palestinians see him as a serious leader that can deliver to his people […]

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