14/10/2009 Article

Will Fatah – as Much as Israel – be the Target of the next Intifada?

A seriously aggravating factor in Fatah’s internal crisis has been the failure of the peace process to deliver even minimum Palestinian rights.

/ Ben White

Tags: Fatah

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For the best part of half a century, Fatah dominated Palestinian politics. Israeli attempts to extinguish the movement failed; rivals were co-opted or sidelined. But

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11/05/2008 Article

“But What if Nobody Takes Notice?”

Olmert’s ‘achievement’, if it comes, will be in terms of pocketing further Palestinian concessions. This is the ‘gift’ that Bush hopes to present to Israel on its 60th birthday.

/ Alastair Crooke

Tags: Fatah, Islamists, Israeli-Palestinian conflict


“But what if nobody takes notice?” is the question posed by Robert Malley and Hussein Agha in an article in the recent New York Review

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03/12/2007 Interview

Bottom-up Peacebuilding in the Occupied Territories

Tags: Dialogue, Fatah, Hamas, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Occupied Territories


Alastair Crooke interviewed by Aisling Byrne, Projects Co-ordinator with Conflicts Forum, Beirut, November, 2007 Alastair Crooke, former special Mid-East adviser to European Union’s Foreign Policy

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11/11/2007 Article

Mish’al’s speech to Arab Intellectuals


Tags: Fatah, Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, PLO


On November 5, Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khalid Mish’al gave a speech to Arab intellectuals gathered at the Palestine Culture Institute in Damascus. The following

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01/11/2007 Publication

The Political Implications of the Hamas Electoral Victory from the Islamist Perspective

/ Azzam Tamimi

Tags: Democracy, Fatah, Hamas, Palestinians, Political Islam

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The Hamas election victory in January of 2006 sent shockwaves through the Arab world — and through Islamists with varying convictions. The debate among Islamists

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15/10/2007 Publication

The Failure of the Palestinian National Unity Government and the Gaza Takeover


Tags: Fatah, Gaza, Hamas, Mecca Agreement, West Bank

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A Conflicts Forum Chronology, October 15, 2007 The Failure of the National Unity Government and the Gaza Takeover: December 2005 to July 2007 is a

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08/10/2007 Article

Closing NGOs Undermine Abu Mazen Government

/ West Bank Correspondent

Tags: Fatah, Gaza, Hamas, Palestinians, West Bank


The Al-Wurud Organization supports 130 poor families by providing food packages during holy days, feasts, and at the beginning of the school year. They hold

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07/10/2007 Article

Secularism and Islamism in the Arab World

/ Sukant Chandan

Tags: Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda in Iraq, Fatah, Hamas, Hezbollah, Intifada, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, Palestinians, Political Islam, Secularism


Secularism in the political leadership in the Arab world has had a very short life-span if put into historical context. It became a dominant political

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08/07/2007 Interview

Hamas Briefing

Tags: Fatah, Hamas, Mecca Agreement, Palestinians


On security in Gaza, Palestinian democracy, the National Unity Government, and the kidnapping of Alan Johnston The following is an edited and annotated transcript of

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