The new Israeli government has made several initial foreign policy shifts to ensure the longest possible lull on the borders with Gaza while it deals with the Iranian nuclear issue. But how does Hamas view these shifts?
Although Egypt’s Sisi regime once perpetuated propaganda against Hamas at home, today its foreign and domestic standing is contingent on a strong relationship with the Gaza-based group.
Internal Palestinian political disputes have resumed following the eleven-day Gaza war.
Hamas is holding elections amid calls for reform to repeal its secret process and to empower youth and women to hold leadership positions.*
President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to postpone the May 22 legislative elections has been denounced by some Palestinians as a “usurpation of power” and a “constitutional crime.”
As acute effects of the pandemic mix with complex political and economic dynamics, Gazan leadership struggles to address an increasingly politicized healthcare crisis.
The ICC’s affirmation of jurisdiction in the occupied Palestinian territory promises a protracted process, at best.
Sada asked experts to analyze potential flash points for the next U.S. administration—ranging from the globalization of Libya’s war to the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Yemen, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and increasing authoritarianism and violations of civil liberties and human rights.
The UAE-Israel deal sends the message that defying international law and consensus can become a useful bargaining tool to obtain strategic political and economic advantages.
Although Israel/Palestine has two peoples with two different deeply rooted rights to the land, there is only one international consensus. Peace begins there.
The coalition agreement between Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz has resulted in several changes to Israel’s quasi-constitution, raising fears about democratic backsliding.
Ahead of Israel’s third national election, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s attempts to discredit the mainly Arab-majority Joint List are galvanizing its base.
Addressing increased gun violence in the Palestinian community in Israel requires policies targeting the structural inequality between Palestinians and Israelis.
The rise of radical anti-Hamas movements has increased the likelihood of a military confrontation in Gaza.
Under the leadership of Josep Borrell, the newly-nominated High Representative of the European Union, the EU will continue its reactionary political approach to the Middle East peace process.
Israel’s decision to withhold part of the revenues it collects on the Palestinians’ behalf has precipitated a financial crisis that is choking the Palestinian economy, which has few options for a way out.
While the Israeli right appears to have emerged victorious in the April 9 elections, right-wing parties may have reached their maximum electoral potential.
“The Great Return march was a historical opportunity to strengthen the voices who believe in nonviolent resistance, and these voices should be supported so that people can believe in their ideas.”
By completing a barrier around Gaza, Israel aims to remove any security-based pressure to reach a two-state solution.
Gulf economic aid has averted Jordan’s debt crisis for now, but further support may require concessions regarding the kingdom’s previously independent foreign policy.