Opinion

What should Palestinians expect from 2017?

While Palestine will be busy with various internal changes, very little is expected to end the occupation.

Daoud Kuttab

by Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab

Opinion

The Palestinian leadership that doesn't represent us

The extension of Mahmoud Abbas' rule following Fatah's latest congress hinders Palestinian democracy.

Diana Buttu

by Diana Buttu

Diana Buttu

Inside Story

What's ahead for the Palestinian Fatah?

First party conference in seven years held in Ramallah and Mahmoud Abbas re-elected president.

What's ahead for the Palestinian Fatah?

Opinion

Fatah will give Abbas an honourable exit

Fatah's seventh congress will throw more light on who will be Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' successor.

Daoud Kuttab

by Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab

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.

Palestinian court excludes Gaza from municipal polls

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.

Abbas to UN: Declare 2017 year to end Israel occupation

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.

Abbas retracts rabbis 'water poisoning' comment

Opinion

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.

Ahmed al-Burai

by Ahmed al-Burai

Ahmed al-Burai

Opinion

'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.

Clayton Swisher

by Clayton Swisher

Clayton Swisher

Opinion

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.

Sharif Nashashibi

by Sharif Nashashibi

Sharif Nashashibi

Opinion

What Palestinian-Israeli security cooperation?

Effective policing and cooperation cannot be provided under the occupation.

Seth Binder

by Seth Binder

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.

Palestinian anti-corruption chief claws back $70m

Opinion

A new Palestinian leader for all?

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

Daoud Kuttab

by Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab

Opinion

The year of Palestinian leadership change has begun

The differences within Fatah are also looming larger and larger.

Daoud Kuttab

by Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab

Opinion

Mahmoud Abbas, your time is running out

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

Lamis Andoni

by Lamis Andoni

Lamis Andoni