All posts by Al-Shabaka

08 Jul

The EU Must Fight the US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

This piece was originally published by Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network,” an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. By¬†Yara Hawari¬†on¬†July 8, 2018:¬† When the US moved its embassy from Tel […]

17 Jun

Palestine Sets Precedent with Legal Complaint

by¬†Zaha Hassan¬†on¬†June 17, 2018 Attention has been focused on the state of Palestine‚Äôs¬†recent submission¬†of a ‚Äúreferral‚ÄĚ to the International Criminal Court (ICC), alleging that Israeli officials committed war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinian people. However, another complaint recently submitted by the state of Palestine has received much […]

09 Jun

Upending the Palestinian Leadership: The Role of Youth

by¬†Fadi Quran, Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network This analysis is part of the Al-Shabaka Policy Circle on Leadership and Accountability and is published alongside the contributions made by Dana El-Kurd, Marwa Fatafta,¬†In√®s Abdel Razek, Tareq Baconi, and Ali Abdel Wahab ‚Äď to read their contributions¬†see here. ¬† Instead of bringing […]

01 Jun

The UN Database on Business in Israeli Settlements: Pitfalls and Opportunities

by¬†Valentina Azarova As Israel¬†ramps up construction of settlements¬†in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) with added cover from the Trump administration, we should recall that not only does the establishment and maintenance of the settlements constitute violations of international law, but so do¬†all private transactions and business dealings in or related […]

15 May

70 Years of Nakba: Where Can Palestinians Go from Here?

by¬†Amal Ahmad,¬†Irene Calis,¬†Haidar Eid,¬†Razi Nabulse¬† May 15, 2018 The Palestinian people have perhaps never been more in need of a forward-looking vision to shape their struggle. In facing the 70thanniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe and the creation of Israel, on May 15, they also face a myriad of circumstances […]

11 Apr

Israel’s Relentless Land Grabs: How Palestinians Resist

by¬†Yara Hawari Overview It has been 42 years since the Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they protested the expropriation of thousands of dunums of Palestinian land by the government. The protests were a result of mass collective action across the part of Mandate Palestine […]

30 Mar

Israel’s Annexation Crusade in Jerusalem: The Role of Ma’ale Adumim and the E1 Corridor

by¬†Zena Agha Overview In recent months, Israel has made a series of relentless attempts to annex settlements bordering Jerusalem. The most ambitious: The¬†Greater Jerusalem bill, which sought to annex Ma‚Äôale Adumim, Givat Zeev, Beitar Illit, and the Etzion bloc ‚Äď a settlement cluster between Jerusalem and Hebron ‚Äďand which was […]

18 Mar

Abbas’s Craven Response to the US UNRWA Cuts

by¬†Randa Farah In the wake of President Donald Trump‚Äôs decision to freeze a significant portion of the US‚Äôs contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency¬†for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), many leaders and public figures opposed to the move have not decried it for the humanitarian […]

11 Mar

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by¬†Amjad Iraqi¬†on¬†March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‚Äôs¬†corruption scandals¬†finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel‚Äôs political scene […]

03 Mar

Long Overdue: Alternatives to the Paris Protocol

by¬†Nur Arafeh¬† Overview If Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is serious about distancing himself from reliance on US mediation and from collaboration with Israel he should look seriously at alternatives to the Paris Economic Protocol ‚Äď the parameters for the economic relationship between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory […]