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Palestinian Politics

The Race to Replace Mahmoud Abbas

3rd September 2015 – FDD Press

The Race to Replace Mahmoud Abbas

Grant Rumley

The Palestinian national project is at a crossroads. Mahmoud Abbas—the aging president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and leader of Fatah—is 10 years into a four-year term as PA president and shows no signs of stepping down. more...

Analysis & Commentary

30th September 2015 – Quoted by Jessica Schulberg - The Huffington Post

Mahmoud Abbas Tells UN He Will No Longer Observe Oslo Accords

Grant Rumley

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday declared that he will no longer be bound by the 1993 Oslo Accords between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, citing Israel's failure to uphold its obligations under the peace agreement. more...

30th September 2015 – Quoted by CAMERA

Analyst: Palestinian Leadership Faces “Dangerous” Generational Crisis

Grant Rumley

Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership faces a “dangerous generational crisis” according to Grant Rumley, a specialist on Palestinian and Jordanian politics at the Washington D.C.-based think tank, Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Writing in Business Insider, Rumley argues there is growing and visible discontent within the PA over the rule of President and Fatah movement head Mahmoud Abbas more...

28th September 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Tablet: Palestinian Authority Should Help Refugees By Returning Embezzled Aid Money

Jonathan Schanzer

If Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announces at the United Nations General Assembly next week that the Oslo Accords are dead, as he is expected to do, then he should relinquish the billions of dollars of aid the PA has misappropriated and use it to help real refugees, Liel Leibovitz argued Thursday in Tablet. more...

28th September 2015 – Business Insider

The Palestinians Are Facing a Serious Generational Crisis

Grant Rumley

Amidst clashes between Palestinians and Israeli policemen on the al-Aqsa compound last week, protests erupted across the West Bank in support of the Haram as-Sharif, or Noble Sanctuary, also known as the Temple Mount. more...