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October 19, 2018

Visit from Berlin

An insight into our work and much more

All the way from the KAS headquarter in Berlin we welcomed two special guests, Dr. Edmund Ratka and Mr. Frank Ehlers. Dr. Ratka is the desk officer of Palestine, Jordan, Israel and Gulf States offices. He has been meeting with our partners in East Jerusalem and Ramallah and getting to know more about the incredible work they do. more…

September 24, 2018

Background Talk

What is the current relationship between PLO and Washington looking like?

Together with the Birzeit School of Government, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung held a background talk on the relationship between the US and the Palestinian leadership. Spokesman was Dr. Husam Zomlot, most recently head of PLO representation in Washington. more…

September 7, 2018

Dialogue Program

Scholarship Holders from KAS and ELES visit Ramallah

KAS Ramallah was pleased to host a group of young German students. Meetings with representatives from the political and economic sector contributed to a better understanding of the current situation in the Palestinian Territories. more…

August 30, 2018

Media Appearances

The future of UNRWA

The decision to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, together with the announcement of withholding bilateral assistance to the Palestinians, suggest that the US-administration intends to shrink the amount of sensitive final status issues, while Palestinians are loosing hope in the two-state solution. Op-Ed by Marc Frings more…

August 27, 2018

Made in Palestine – video series

The four-part video series presents Palestinian products, from soap and stone to beer and ceramics. The idea of the series is not only to give an insight into the production of traditional Palestinian goods, but to draw attention to the economic challenges in the Palestinian Territories. more…

July 23, 2018

WOCMES 2018

Regional Power Dynamics and Public Perceptions in Jordan, Palestine, and Israel

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung participated at the fifth World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) that took place in Seville, Spain. Representatives of our local expert network discussed the changing regional political order and its implications for Palestine and Jordan. more…

May 29, 2018
Dr. Rother, Dr. Brakel and Marc Frings with Deputy Prime Minister of PA Ziad Abu Amr

Meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister

Last week, our KAS-colleagues Dr. Alexander Brakel and Dr. Joachim Rother visited us in order to learn more about the current situation in the Palestinian Territories. The highlight of their visit was a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of the PA, Mr. Ziad Abu Amr, who spoke to us about the situation in Gaza, among other topics.

April 24, 2018
Delegation der CDU-Fraktion des Sächsischen Landtags

Visit from the CDU Saxony

Recently, we hosted a delegation of the CDU faction of the Saxon Parliament in our office. Our Director, Marc Frings, together with Ms. Scheller from the Representative Office of Germany in Ramallah, briefed the parliamentarians on the current situation in the Palestinian Territories.

December 2, 2017
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Study and Dialogue Program

A Water-Energy Nexus for the Middle East

We went with a delegation consisting of Jordanians, Palestinians and Israelis to Brussels and Berlin to present our concept of a regional Water-Energy Nexus - and found that not only Elmar Brok is a strong supporter of the idea. more…

October 20, 2017

International Reports

A Breakthrough at Long Last? On the Revival of the Israeli–Palestinian Joint Water Committee

In the latest issue of the KAS Journal "International Reports", Marc Frings and Johannes Lutz take a closer look at the recent resurgence of the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Water Committee more…