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Ramallah Reset

Two developments currently taking place in the Palestinian arena deserve our attention and are interlinked: the proposed new government in Ramallah and the situation at the Al-Aqsa plaza on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Has the “Arab Spring” reached Gaza?

The demonstrations are led by an independent youth movement called “We Want to Live!” [Bidna naish, in Arabic], which receives widespread public support and backing from PLO factions.

Deconstruction Zone: Gaza’s self-inflicted health crisis 

Hamas won’t divert any of the hundreds of millions of dollars a year it spends on its own military to ease Gazans’ humanitarian plight.

Behind the News – March 2019

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, together with the PA Cabinet’s other ministers, collectively resigned. The resignations came two days after the Fatah Central Committee recommended the formation of a government made up of representatives of factions in the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and independent personalities, leaving out Hamas

Editorial: The PA’s Priorities

Ori’s murder is a tragic reminder of the way in which terrorist “martyrdom” is incited and encouraged by the Palestinian Authority (PA) – and then rewarded with generous lifetime salaries.

What’s behind the PA cabinet’s resignation? / The Lebanese government and...

Update from AIJAC Update 02/19 #01 This Update deals with two important political developments in the Middle East this week - the resignation of the Palestinian...

Fighting over a Peace Plan that doesn’t exist

While Palestinian hatred for Trump and his administration does not come as a surprise, what is strange is that the two Palestinian factions – Fatah in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip – are now using President Trump’s awaited plan to throw mud at one another.

Truce negotiations and the Fatah-Hamas conflict

The importance of the Cairo discussions can be found elsewhere: the shift of the PLO and affiliated organisations towards Hamas.

Palestinians’ desperate, undiplomatic response to Bishop

The official Palestinian response to the Australian Government’s decision to redirect $10 million in foreign aid to the Palestinians has been undiplomatic, to say the least.

Will international pressure end “pay for slay?”

A new trend of legislation against the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) “Pay for Slay” – the PA Government’s “martyr funding” program - is under way.

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