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Palestinian Politics

Thirteen Years into the Abbas Presidency, Corruption and Autocracy Dominate the West Bank

9th January 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Thirteen Years into the Abbas Presidency, Corruption and Autocracy Dominate the West Bank

Grant Rumley

On this day in 2005, Mahmoud Abbas was elected president of the Palestinian Authority (PA). In his inaugural address, Abbas hailed the “peaceful transfer of authority” and pledged to “start the process of reform…so as to establish the foundations of the Palestinian state to which we aspire.” After a decade of Yasser Arafat’s iron-handed PA rule – with his later years characterized by an armed Palestinian uprising – Abbas seemed a breath of fresh air. more...

Analysis & Commentary

9th January 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Thirteen Years into the Abbas Presidency, Corruption and Autocracy Dominate the West Bank

Grant Rumley

On this day in 2005, Mahmoud Abbas was elected president of the Palestinian Authority (PA). In his inaugural address, Abbas hailed the “peaceful transfer of authority” and pledged to “start the process of reform…so as to establish the foundations of the Palestinian state to which we aspire.” After a decade of Yasser Arafat’s iron-handed PA rule – with his later years characterized by an armed Palestinian uprising – Abbas seemed a breath of fresh air. more...

5th January 2018 – Quoted by Shiri Moshe - The Algemeiner

Legal Battle Heats Up Over Fordham University Decision to Ban ‘Students for Justice in Palestine’

Jonathan Schanzer

Fordham University in New York on Wednesday called on a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over its refusal to recognize a chapter of the anti-Zionist group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). more...

4th January 2018 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Why Trump’s Middle East negotiator is beating expectations

Jonathan Schanzer

Jason Greenblatt of Teaneck, President Donald Trump’s chief Israeli-Palestinian negotiator, has an office just around the corner from the White House. more...

31st December 2017 – Quoted by Ron Kampeas - The Times of Israel

One Year On, Trump’s Middle East Negotiator Is Beating Expectations

Jonathan Schanzer

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s chief Israeli-Palestinian negotiator, has an office just around the corner from the White House. more...