Arabic as a language for artistic expression has recently been enjoying a resurgence of interest as a result of the social and political uprisings that have been occurring across the Arab world. Interestingly, however, this resurgence is not only limited …Read More »
Trump’s Middle East plan: Starting point or dead end?
A long-awaited “deal” gives Israel’s right wing what it wants. Of the many proposals for an Israeli-Palestinian peace rolled out over the decades, circumstances made the one President Trump announced on Tuesday the hardest to take seriously. While Mr. Trump …Read More »
Survey: deep-seated mistrust of the Palestinian President
RAMALLAH, West Bank / Palestinian Territories: More than half of Palestinians no longer support a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, a survey released on Monday showed, rejecting the goal that has underpinned four decades of international diplomacy. The …Read More »
The Israeli elections: lessons for the Palestinian leadership
This article was translated from the Arabic original by ForMENA It had been thought that the Palestinian political elites had reached a level of political maturity that would enable them to stop gambling on American and Israeli elections. The need …Read More »
Netanyahu Mark-IV: a Predictable Victory
The Israeli elections on March 17 should not have had a surprise result. Surveys and experts had been predicting the downfall of Netanyahu for several days. The outcome of the vote was, in fact, according to the latest polls and …Read More »
Israel’s Uncertain Election
The Israeli elections are fast approaching. The provocative speeches and shocking actions of major candidates reveal and further stoke the flames of the battle for control of a country riven by internal discord and beset by external pressures. With final …Read More »
Israeli Elections Dominated by Defence and Security
The Israeli elections next March are filled with uncertainty, regarding both the turnout and the outcome. Current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can take nothing for granted as he runs against Yitzhak Herzog, the son of former President Chaim Herzog and …Read More »
Hope for Peace? Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian Cooperation Over Water and the Dead Sea.
In the Middle East in particular, over recent years water has become an additional factor of destabilisation and tension, as thirsty countries try through every means to monopolise control of springs. As Jan Selby, Professor of International Relations at the …Read More »