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Why Israel’s prime minister spoke of a Palestinian state

  • Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid threw a wrench into the works last month, when he declared from the UN General Assembly podium: “An agreement with the Palestinians, based on two states for two peoples, is the right thing for Israel’s security, for Israel’s economy and for the future of our ch...
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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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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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Palestinian leadership needs to rethink its grave mistakes

  • To judge US President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Israel and Palestine as a ‘failure’ in terms of activating the dormant ‘peace process’ is simply a misnomer. For this statement to be accurate, Washington would have had to indicate even a nominal desire to push for negotiations between the Isra...
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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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Palestinian sporting achievements are political acts

  • The Palestine national football team has, once more, achieved the seemingly impossible by qualifying for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. By any standards, this is a great achievement, especially as the Palestinians did it in style with victories over Mongolia, Yemen and the Philippines this month witho...
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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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