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Palestinian Politics

In Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas VS Mohammad Dahlan

2nd January 2015 – National Interest

In Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas VS Mohammad Dahlan

Grant Rumley

Thousands marched in the streets of Gaza last Thursday in support of Mohammad Dahlan, a longtime rival of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas who has lived in the UAE ever since Abbas forced him into exile in 2011. Protesters blasted Abbas, whom they accused of corruption, tyranny and even treason, while at the same time cheering the exiled former leader. more...

Analysis & Commentary

23rd January 2015 – Business Insider

Inside The Slow-Burning Internal Crisis That’s Gripping The Palestinian Leadership

Grant Rumley

"Palestine cannot be run by bullying, dictatorship and the falsification of facts which Mahmoud Abbas and his gang use on daily basis.” So said Mohammad Dahlan, a chief rival of Abbas and the instigator of a massive rally in Gaza last month that featured posters of the Palestinian Authority leader hanged in the street. more...

22nd January 2015 – Quoted by Zack Beauchamp - Vox

It’s Over: Why the Palestinians Are Finally Giving Up on Obama and the US Peace Process

Grant Rumley

"If you want," PLO executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi offered, "I can call him right now." The "him" in question was Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. This was mid-November 2014; I was with a group of journalists in Ashrawi's Ramallah office, and we were all asking her about the dramatic flameout of John Kerry's effort to produce an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement in late April. more...

6th January 2015 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

The ICC Red Line

Jonathan Schanzer

The dilemma arises from the utter dysfunction of the Palestinian Authority’s leadership: How should Israel and the United States respond to the PA’s move to subvert the “peace process” — that requires face to face negotiations — by instead going to the U.N. Security Council and then to the International Criminal Court (claiming the only democracy in the Middle East, which takes extraordinary measures to avoid civilian casualties, not Hamas, is guilty of war crimes)? more...

5th January 2015 – Cited by the Tower

Dennis Ross: Palestinians Must be Held Accountable for Failure to Make Peace

Jonathan Schanzer

Former American peace negotiator Dennis Ross argued in a New York Times op-ed today that it is time to hold the Palestinians accountable for their failure to make peace. At the beginning of his op-ed, Ross recalled a recent conversation he had with a European official sympathetic to the Palestinians. more...

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