31/03/2011 Article

Post-Oslo State-Building Strategies and Their Limitations

The most immediate question is what is the bargaining power of the mainstream Palestinian leadership as it negotiates with Israel about sovereignty?

/ Professor Mushtaq Khan

Tags: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Palestinians

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The Yusif A Sayigh Development Lecture 2010 December 2010, MAS, Ramallah “The most immediate question in Palestine is what is the bargaining power of the

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08/03/2011 Article

Permanent Temporariness

A two-state solution does not solve the problem of how to maintain Zionism, it compounds it.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Diplomacy, Hamas, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Palestinians

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Article posted on London Review of Books It was in 2003 that I realised something fundamental had changed. The door to the room in which

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31/01/2011 Article

What Prospect for Reconciliation?

Enmity towards Hamas has been so systemized that it would require dismantling everything built by Abbas and the US.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Democracy, Hamas, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinians

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Article posted on english.aljazeera.net Enmity towards Hamas has been so systemized that it would require dismantling everything built by Abbas and the US. Many may

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25/01/2011 Article

Misunderstanding Israeli Motives

Once Israel’s purpose is understood to be Zionist, the advantages and disadvantages of a Palestinian state coming into existence take on a very different balance.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Democracy, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Media, Palestinians

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Article posted on english.aljazeera.net Al Jazeera’s release of The Palestine Papers helps to make clear why there is no Palestinian state. It illuminates a key

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19/01/2011 Article

Building a Police State in Palestine

A police state is what is being assiduously constructed in Palestine, disguised as state-building and good governance.

/ Aisling Byrne

Tags: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Palestinians

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Article posted on www.foreignpolicy.com “If we are building a police state – what are we actually doing here?” So asked a European diplomat responding to

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13/01/2011 Article

Why the Demise of the Middle East ‘Peace Process’ may be a Good Thing

Recognizing that a two-state solution is no longer on the cards opens the way for other paths that don’t depend on Western mediation.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Diplomacy, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mediation, Middle East, Palestinians

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Article posted on The Christian Science Monitor Recognizing that a two-state solution is no longer in the cards opens the way for other paths that

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