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Palestinian Politics

The Death and Life of the Two-State Solution

16th June 2015 – Foreign Affairs - Co-authored by Amir Tibon

The Death and Life of the Two-State Solution

Grant Rumley

On March 17, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection, thanks in part to a desperate last-minute pledge to his right-wing base that the Palestinians would never get a state so long as he was in power. After the election, he tried to walk his comments back, but Palestinian observers weren’t buying it. more...

Analysis & Commentary

27th July 2015 – Quoted by Luke Baker, Ali Sawafta - Reuters

Power Shifts Fuel Talk of Change in Palestinian Politics

Grant Rumley

Rumblings in Ramallah in recent weeks have raised expectations that Palestinian politics is in play, with 80-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas, in power for more than a decade, facing a mounting challenge to his leadership. more...

25th July 2015 – Quoted by Aaron Magid - Al Monitor

Dismissed PLO Leader Denies Dahlan Coup Plot

Grant Rumley

Yasser Abed Rabbo, former secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), launched a scathing critique of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a lengthy interview with Al-Monitor, accusing Abbas of “one-man” rule. more...

7th July 2015 – The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Making Sense of Germany’s Vote Against Israel in the UN Human Rights Council

Benjamin Weinthal

In a year full of celebrations marking 50 years of German-Israel diplomatic relations, diplomatic niceties were absent at last week’s UNHRC Gaza report vote in Geneva, where the Merkel administration condemned Israel for its military methods during Operation Protective Edge. more...

2nd July 2015 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

ISIS is Threatening Hamas in Gaza. That’s Scary News.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

ISIS has been signaling its designs on the Palestinian territory of Gaza. "The rule of sharia will be imposed on Gaza," an ISIS fighter announced in a recent video. more...

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