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Palestinian parties must abandon Israel’s democracy charade

  • Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s Israeli elections, the Palestinian parties will not reap meaningful political benefits, even if they collectively achieve their highest ever representation. The reason for this is not down to the parties themselves, but Israel's skewed political syste...
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Nablus riots put focus on the future of the PA

  • The arrest of two Palestinian activists, including the prominent figure Musab Shtayyeh, by Palestinian Authority police last week was not the first time the notorious Preventive Security Service had arrested a Palestinian wanted by Israel. This group is largely linked to the routine arrest an...
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The Palestinian march for freedom is relentless

  • Former Palestinian prisoner Jalal Lutfi Saqr once told me: “As soon as I left prison, I went to (my brother) Nael’s grave. It is adorned with the colors of the Palestinian flag and verses from the Holy Qur’an. I told my little brother how much I loved and appreciated him and that, one day, we w...
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Israel’s ‘tactical victory’ in Gaza will be short-lived

  • For years, Palestinians and Israelis have labored to redraw the battle lines of their conflict. The three-day Israeli war on Gaza, starting on Aug. 5, was a clear manifestation of this reality. Throughout its military operation, Israel repeatedly underscored the point that it was only targetin...
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Palestinians hold political cards despite Israel’s refusal to engage

  • Until recently, Israeli politics did not matter to Palestinians. Though the Palestinian people maintained their political agency under the most demoralizing conditions, their collective action rarely influenced outcomes in Israel, partly due to the massive discrepancy in power between the two s...
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Latest government collapse shows depth of Israel’s political crisis

  • The collapse of the short-lived Israeli government of Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid validates the argument that the political crisis in Israel was not entirely instigated and sustained by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Bennett’s coalition government consisted of eight parties, weld...
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Palestinians need to be purveyors of consciousness, not victimhood

  • Years before the US invaded Iraq in 2003, the American media introduced many new characters, promoting them as “experts.” They helped to ratchet up the propaganda and ultimately allowed the US government to secure enough popular support for the war. Though enthusiasm for the Iraq war dwindled ...
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Why Palestinians’ new resistance might just work

  • What took place between May 2021 and May 2022 was nothing less than a paradigm shift in Palestinian resistance. Thanks to the popular and inclusive nature of Palestinian mobilization against the Israeli occupation, resistance in Palestine is no longer an ideological, political or regional prefe...
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Bennett on the brink as Israeli political instability grows

  • Israel’s coalition government, led by right-wing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, is on the verge of collapse, which is hardly surprising. Israeli politics is, after all, among the most fractious in the world and this particular coalition was born out of the obsessive desire to dethrone Benjamin...
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Israel mistakes Palestinian unity for a Sinwar problem

  • Like the typical analyses offered by Western intelligence services when trying to assess risks or understand major political phenomena in the Middle East, Israeli intelligence is short-sighted. It insists on analyzing the attitudes and body language of individuals instead of focusing on the beh...
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