Palestine

Palestinian court excludes Gaza from municipal polls

Court allows West Bank to hold polls but says judiciary in Hamas-controlled Gaza has no "guarantees" for elections.

Palestine

Abbas to UN: Declare 2017 year to end Israel occupation

Palestinian leader tells UN Israel's settlement expansion in occupied West Bank destroys hopes of a two-state solution.

War & Conflict

Abbas retracts rabbis 'water poisoning' comment

Palestinian leader admits his claims at the EU were baseless but rejects "blood libel" claim of the Israeli PM.

Interactive

The mistakes of Hamas and the need for recalibration

Nobody dares to claim that Hamas doesn't have the full right to pursue its political agenda.

by Ahmed al-Burai

United Kingdom

'Mabrook' to PA President Abbas' son Tareq

Youngest son of the Palestinian president is a baller, and it appears he wants you to know it.

by Clayton Swisher

Human Rights

The delusion of a two-state solution

The one-state debate for both peoples is moot given that the two-state solution is no longer feasible.

by Sharif Nashashibi

Politics

What Palestinian-Israeli security cooperation?

Effective policing and cooperation cannot be provided under the occupation.

by Seth Binder

Palestine

Palestinian anti-corruption chief hunts missing funds

Anti-corruption chief tells Reuters news agency millions of dollars still missing abroad due to shady business deals.

Politics

A new Palestinian leader for all?

It is important that the successor listens to the suffering of Palestinians.

by Daoud Kuttab

Politics

The year of Palestinian leadership change has begun

The differences within Fatah are also looming larger and larger.

by Daoud Kuttab

Politics

Mahmoud Abbas, your time is running out

When a leadership, elected or not, seeks legitimacy from an occupying power, it automatically loses legitimacy.

by Lamis Andoni

War & Conflict

The twofold war against Palestinians

The Intifada hasn't soared yet due to Israeli tactics as well as the failure of official Palestinian leadership.

by Ramzy Baroud

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

John Kerry warns Israel on danger of PA collapse

Top US diplomat says Israel's security would be in jeopardy if the Palestinian Authority collapses.

War & Conflict

Palestinians yearn for a ray of hope

Young Palestinians look around them and see very little reason for hope.

by Daoud Kuttab

Middle East

Analysis: Netanyahu 'better not disturb the status quo'

The simmering violence in Jerusalem has been close to boiling point for the past year, analysts say.