The Obsolete Palestinian Authority

Mahmoud Abbas ( a katz via Shutterstock)

by Paul R. Pillar The unique entity known as the Palestinian Authority (PA), created 25 years ago as a supposedly transitional structure, is well past its sell-by date. The anniversary earlier this year of the Oslo Accords, which established the… Continue Reading  

ICC Prosecutor: Demolishing Khan al-Ahmar a War Crime

Fatou Bensouda (Heinrich-Boll-Stiftung via Flickr)

by Edo Konrad Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda issued a stern warning to Israel officials on Wednesday, saying she will not “hesitate to take any appropriate action” should they demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and… Continue Reading  

Demolition of Khan al-Ahmar: More Than Just a War Crime

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by Edo Konrad The residents of Khan al-Ahmar have spent the past several weeks waiting for Israeli bulldozers to arrive to demolish their entire village and forcibly displace all 170 people who live there, a move that human rights organizations and some… Continue Reading  

The Myth of the Gaza “Border”

Israeli Defense Forces operate near border with Gaza (Wikimedia Commons)

by Amjad Iraqi Palestinian activists have long criticized the use of the word “border” to describe the 1949 armistice line that divides Gaza and Israel, and which protestors in the Great March of Return have been trying to cross at great risk… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Jerusalem Policy and Israeli-Palestinian Peace

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by Lara Friedman With the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem looming large, speculation continues to mount regarding President Trump’s long-promised plan to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace. Does it exist? Will it ever be released? Will Secretary of State Mike… Continue Reading